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5 Shopping Tips That’ll Help You Save Your Hard-Earned Cash While Buying Beauty Products

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Sep 24, 2021
5 Shopping Tips That’ll Help You Save Your Hard-Earned Cash While Buying Beauty Products

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If you’re in search of ways to achieve all your short- and long-term goals, saving money might be a big one. That said, when it comes to beauty, there are endless ways to curb overspending. Imagine picking the wrong concealer shade, or grabbing a serum formula that irritates your skin. What if you want to test out a lipstick shade, but can’t see through the cap? Well, the first rule of beauty shopping is not to get overwhelmed.

Whether you shop your own stash, buy your favourite products in bulk, you’re more than capable of saving some money – and still looking glam in the process. So, to help you keep things simple, streamlined, and get the most bang for your bucks, we’ve rounded up five shopping tips. Keep reading for a few budgeting tips for the ultimate beauty-lover.

5 Tips To Help You Make The Most Of Your Beauty Shopping Spree

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Invest In Multi-Use Products

We, beauty mavens, love double-duty products. Good for us, 2021 is the year of doubling up our beauty game as 2-in-1 makeup products are making their way into the beauty spotlight. The best part is that these beauty products save space in your makeup bag, they save time, and of course, they save your money. For example, a highlighter palette can double up as a great eyeshadow palette or your favourite rust lipstick can be used as a cream blush.

Do Your Research Beforehand

If you are a beauty fanatic, you probably know that beauty bloggers do drugstore hauls all the time, putting in the time and energy to swatch and test products so you can get an idea of how the product works IRL. Look out for a blogger whose skin tone and general style aesthetic matches that of yours and save their reviews to keep as a reference while you’re shopping in case you need a tiebreaker between two mascaras or couture palettes.

Plan Your Budget And Stick To It

Yeah, we know it can be tricky but here’s a pro-tip: Use your GPay or Paytm account instead of card or cash – the touch-free experience isn’t only quick and easy way to check out but it can also help you keep a track of how much you are spending on your beauty products. Plus, you get a lot of cash backs, which means you can go ahead and grab that extra lipstick, after all. 

Take Notes

As the market is flooded with skin ingredients with a new ingredient joining the already crowded space every day, it’s important to keep track of the ones that suit your skin type. If you have sensitive skin or you’re allergic to certain ingredients, write them all down beforehand so you don’t end up with the wrong products. Keep a list of ingredients that are major no’s for you on your phone and you won’t have to frantically google when you’re in a hurry to grab an eyeshadow or serum. 

Shop With Your Fave Products

Ever since the pandemic has started, testing in-store has become a thing of the past. That said, it’s best to take your go-to concealer or foundation shade with you. It’ll help compare the product shade and you can also check the ingredient list, undertone and other details on the packaging to be sure you’re not too far off base. 

It’s time to save your hard-earned cash!

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