Everything related to the world of beauty is usually expensive. Cosmetics are no exception. But fortunately, there are tips to save and look beautiful.
Cosmetics are not reduced only to makeup, they are preparations for external use of the skin, nails, mouth, eyes, face and hair, especially for personal hygiene and appearance improvement. Looking good is always a bit expensive, but there are tricks to doing it on a budget. Here we give you some ideas.
Use what you have
When buying you must do it very well, being sure that you like that color and that it is the perfect one for you. The idea is to use what you have at home and not have to buy more.
Take inventory of the things you have, so you know. One day you may arrive shopping, put the bag in the dresser, and forget that you already have compact powder. You go to the market again, you see the powder, you buy it and you already have two identical ones.
Make your cosmetics
To save money on makeup, you can prepare your cosmetics. To make lipstick, for example, you have to use coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, scent essence, and red food coloring, and you have the option of adding cocoa powder, cinnamon, or turmeric.
Start preparing by melting the wax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil in a glass container in a bain-marie. When it is completely melted, remove it from the heat and add the final ingredients: the color and the essence. Use an eyedropper to transfer the mixture to a glass container and store it in a cool, dry place.
How much do you spend on specific skin care products? For example, a dry skin cream is worth more than aloe vera, which is also a moisturizer. To use aloe vera in these cases, apply the gel directly to the skin and cover the area with a cloth or gauze. Do it before going to bed and leave it on all night.
Do you need it?
Before you buy it ask yourself, do you need a shimmery eyeshadow? What place do you apply makeup for? Do you use it to go to school, the office or gala dinners? Do you need those glitters to show off at school?
Look at expiration dates
Do you use that product a lot in your makeup routine? If you use a little mascara, it is better that you do not buy so much because it can expire. These types of products only last three months.
Why apply so much?
You should ask yourself this question for the makeup and creams you use. Do not overdo applying the product. If you use more cream, the problem will not go away faster. Apply only what is necessary for the area with the problem, do not overdo it.
Same with makeup, don’t overdo it. For a normal day, you only need a layer of compact powder, a little blush, and a simple lipstick. Do not use specific products every day, save them for special moments. If you use less, you also save on makeup because you don’t have to buy much more.
In general, to save on cosmetics you just have to think about where it is better to invest your money. Smart spending today helps you tomorrow.