5 ways to save money on beauty products
By Carla Snuggs
Beauty might cost a lot. But there are some ways how a prudent lady just like you can get all the stuff necessary to look good and don't spend tons of that! But how?
Bellow you will find five suggestions what you can do to save money on the most needed beauty products. Some might sound a bit unconventional at first, but give it a try anyway - savings are guaranteed!
Buy miscellaneous items at dollar stores
Such little, but still essential everyday items like makeup remover pads, cotton balls, various applicators, small hair accessories and so on, can be found and purchased at any dollar store. In fact, buying these kinds of small items in dollar stores can save you an average of up to 40%, compared with department or specialized beauty products stores. So why overpay for stuff that you will through away after one use? Visit your local dollar store and save money instantly!
Shop with coupons
On the other hand, if you want to shop at department stores, you can do that and still save money. Coupons are here to help you out and to reduce any price tag. Kohls.com, Target.com or other bigger name stores have pretty nice and high-quality lines of beauty products and you can always shop there less expensively with some discount codes. There are also such brands like BirchBox that offer coupons too.
Learn about the sale cycles
Another tip for you to use, it to take a better look when and what kind of sales are going on around you. Usually, many stores tend to host sales approximately and the same time of the year every season. So you can go shopping for beauty products cheaper just by looking at a calendar! Nearly all beauty merchants hold one or two big sales each year. Your job here is to mark the specific dates when those sales are on and shop only around that time.
Don’t always shop for big brands
Sometimes you just have to get that famous brand name product. However, small brands tend to sell their products at much lower prices and most of the time the quality of these products are as good as famous brands’ items, or even better. This is because no matter the manufacturer of a product, ingredients for the same type of beauty products are mostly similar. So your expensive moisturizing cream is actually made from the same ingredients as cheaper dollar store one. Read the labels! All the marketing and advertising are that makes big brands productions cost more. Look for products with less known names and try it – you might be very surprised.
Pay attention to packaging too
Finally, if you want to save on beauty products even more don't forget to look at packaging before buying. Ingredients of a beauty product, as mentioned, might be similar to each other, but a packaging is what makes a big difference. Firstly, it makes the influence of the product's effectiveness. In this case, tubes are better than glass containers to keep a product insulated. It is much easier for you to use that product, and you won’t overpay for packaging. For a manufacturer, making glass jars is way more expensive than making plastic tubes. And so retailers tend to raise the price tag to get some benefits of it. So look for plastic packaging, and you will see – price difference is enormous.