Splurging on top-shelf beauty products every once in a while feels great, but looking your best every day shouldn’t leave your pockets empty. Whether you’re wanting a skin-brightening facial cleanser or the hottest new mascara, with a little know-how, you can score a bargain on the industry’s top products without breaking a sweat. Read on to discover four ways to save.
Look for Deals (Online and In-Store)
Beauty products are sold almost everywhere, and with so many choices on where to shop, finding the best price on your favorite eyeliner can feel overwhelming. The good news is that if you like to shop online, deal aggregators do the homework for you. These websites scour the internet for the best offers on quality products and present them all in one place.
You’ll find sale information, print-at-home coupons or online codes, and in some cases, additional rebates. If you don’t have time to sift through all the deals, sign up for text or email alerts. These alerts will let you know when sales at the stores you love go live.
Today’s advanced beauty products perform better than ever, but no single product is right for everyone. Get to know what’s right for you before buying. Read up on beauty ingredients and their effects and find out what others have to say about them.
Positive online reviews can confirm a purchase decision, but be sure to branch out and read any negative reviews or in-depth reviews of the product as well. Buyers who like a product enough to leave comments are usually forthcoming about how effective products are and if they experienced any problems with them.
Check out Warehouse Clubs
Since most beauty products have an expiration date, it seems counterintuitive to buy them in large quantities. Warehouse clubs may not be the best choice for trying something new, but for the products you use most, they offer surprisingly good deals. In fact, the top warehouse clubs make a point of stocking multipacks of the best selling shampoos, deodorants and Swiss Med Skin Care products at a significant discount, and some even offer coupons to sweeten the deal. If you’re short on space or wanting a lower price without committing to buying larger quantities, consider sharing a bulk purchase with a friend or family member.
Try a Sample Subscription Service
If discovering new beauty products is your passion, try a sample subscription service. For a small monthly fee, you’ll regularly receive a shipment of assorted samples that let you try new products without buying full sizes. It sounds hit or miss, but it really isn’t. You may not love everything you try, but most services handpick items just for you based on the profile information you provide, so you might be introduced to terrific new products that you wouldn’t encounter otherwise.
Here’s a list of our favorite beauty subscription services. We listed them in alphabetical order as we love them all!
- Allure Beauty Box – Get 5+ monthly makeup and skincare picks ($70 values) from the Allure editors for only $15
- BabeBox – Try your first box ($80 value) for FREE! Just pay $6.95 s/h. You can cancel at any time.
- FaceTory – If you like sheet masks, this is for you! You have the choice of receiving monthly or seasonally.
Whether you like to stick to your old favorites or want to dabble in the newest products, you can have it all at a reasonable price without sacrificing quality. With these tips, you won’t have to spend a lot to be red carpet-ready.