Saving money is one of the biggest tasks among consumers, and always has been. Women in particular are quite good at skimping here and there, and scouting out the best deals in order to save a few dollars. If you look in your makeup bag and add up each item's cost, you might be unpleasantly surprised at how much money you actually spend on your beauty routine! Discover if your spending habits on makeup need to be taken down a notch.
Determine What You Are Paying For
Have you ever wondered why department store brands of makeup are so much more expensive than drug-store brands? Is it because drug-store makeup is much poorer in quality? Is there really that much of a difference between the two? The answer could go both ways. The ingredients in both types of makeups are relatively the same, except that drug-store makeup consists of certain products that are somewhat diluted. For example, a $4 eyeshadow at the drugstore has more talc in it, which produces a more chalky effect on the skin. However, many times you are simply paying for the 'name', and might therefore paying a little bit too much just for a slight difference in ingredients.
It's important to determine which type of makeup is definitely worth paying extra for at the department store. You can get away with eyeshadows and eyebrow pencils from the drug-store and pay a great deal less than you would at a department store. However, certain types of makeup, like foundation or concealer should be purchased from a high-end counter at a department store. The reason? Your skin and complexion are very sensitive, and are vulnerable to the types of product you put on them. Using a product that has the right texture, ingredients and consistency is essential to not only giving your skin a beautiful glow, but also to care for your skin too. In addition, department stores offer customers the option to test out products to ensure the shade and texture is appropriate for your skin, whereas that option is not available in a drug-store.
Some of the products you should consider getting from a drug store to save a great deal of cash are mascara, lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliners and eyebrow pencils. These types of products last only a few weeks, so it would be a shame to spend so much money on makeup that will be discarded after two or three short months. Drug stores carry some good quality products that are a fraction of the price of those found at department stores, and provide almost the same degree of quality.
Getting educated in the world of makeup products is essential if you want to save money on what is inside your makeup bag. Taking a makeup class or two in your local area can give you some pointers on not only how to properly apply various types of makeup, but also on how to shop for your products to save a bundle!