15 Money Saving Beauty Hacks You Need To Know

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When it comes to beauty, emptying your bank account seems to be inevitable, buying multiple products that have the same use, buying high end products rather than high street and stocking up with lipsticks in every possible colour, beauty products can set you back a fair amount. But this doesn’t need to be the case anymore. We’ve put together these 15 money saving beauty hacks that will make an empty bank account a thing of the past.

1.Cut open tubes and bottles to get every last drop of product out. Use clingfilm over the opening to keep product fresh.

2.Look at online beauty blogs to find high street dupes for high end products such as this Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Lipstick dupe for the YSL Vernis A Levres Vinyl Lip Cream.

[Read more: High End Vs. High Street Edit: The Lip Lacquer Edit]

3.When shopping online, leave your products in the basket overnight. Come retailers will send a reminder email to your inbox offering a discount for the product you were already planning on buying.

4.Get your haircut done by trainees or at a hairdressing college for a cheap or free haircut. They’re usually being assessed so have more at stake if they get it wrong and will take more instruction from you as to what exactly you want.

5.If you’re unsure about a product, buy it in travel size before you splurge on the full size product.

6.DIY makeup remover using an inexpensive pot of raw coconut oil to melt away stubborn eye makeup. It’s natural, non-drying, lasts a LOT longer and is a fraction of the cost of repeat purchases of your usual makeup remover.

7.Look at the quantity of product you are purchasing. For the same price, or less, you could pick up double the volume.

8.Always keep an eye out for sales and deals. On My Beauty Matches, we offer the ability to ‘Get Sale Alerts’ for your favourite and most coveted products, save product to favourites to keep an eye on the price and even offer price comparisons on all your favourite products from thousands of different retailers so you can be sure to find the cheapest price.

9.Always watch YouTube video review before buying a product so you get to see the texture, coverage and hear honest reviews from trustworthy influencers. It’s like trying before buying without leaving your home.

10.Rather than spending a fortune in the salon, use at-home hair dye kits to darken or lighten your hair. You can buy permanent, semi permanent, temporary, and even henna hair dye which have different grades of permanence. Henna is a not as damaging to hair, so for anyone that’s allergic or irritable to hair dye chemicals like ammonia, could benefit from the deeply follicle penetrating Henne Colour Henna Hair Colour.

11.Mix your foundation with a little moisturiser to make it last longer, but make sure not to use it past it’s expiry date as it can cause irritation or acne.

[Read more: 8 Shocking Facts About Beauty Expiry Dates]

12.Paint your own nails at home and save heaps of money. For the cost of a manicure, you’d be able to buy two or three bottle of nail polish, change up your colour more often and get countless applications throughout the year, it’s a no brainer.

13.Take our beauty quiz to make sure the product is right for you. We’ll give you personalised product recommendations based on your skin type and skin concerns so you’ll never waste money buying the wrong product again.

14.Buy multipurpose items that can save you time and money, for example eyeliner can also be used as an eyebrow pencil and there’s plenty of 2-in-1 cleansers and moisturisers available so you can buy one product that has a multitude of uses.

[Read more: De-Clutter Your Makeup Bag With These Dual-Purpose Beauty Buys]

15.Always shop after major holidays for sale events and discounts to ensure you always get the cheapest prices. Keep a list of must-haves so you can keep an eye on their price.

With these 15 beauty hacks, you’ll be able to save for that holiday of your dreams in no time.