How to Save Money on Beauty Expenses


We all love to feel beautiful, stay well-groomed, and take care of ourselves, thanks to great products that help to keep us on top of our self-care. However, anyone who loves beauty products and self-care services knows that they can get quite pricey. How do you save money on beauty expenses? Here are a few tips:

Do it yourself

If you’ve always been someone who goes to a salon to get the basics taken care of but find that you’d like to save money instead, you can always teach yourself some beauty basics to take care of your skin at home.

Whether this looks like learning how to wax your upper lip hair or pluck your brows with precision point tweezers, you could save money by doing your self-care at home. Granted, it sure is nice to have someone do the beauty stuff for us but if for whatever reason, you’re looking to cut back on expenses, this is an easy way to do just that.

Shop for beauty packages

In many spas and salons, you’ll find that if you buy a package, you could get some pretty big discounts. While this does mean committing to numerous sessions, whether that’s waxing or facials, it can be worth it if you’re someone who wants to keep up with their professional beauty care anyway.

Order a beauty subscription

If you like name-brand beauty products but also don’t want to spend exuberant amounts on them every time you want a new product, consider ordering a beauty subscription that provides you with a plethora of beauty supplies on a monthly basis while also providing you with various options.

You can sign up for a few months as you learn about the products and define your favorite ones, so if you want to quit the subscription and get the individual products down the road, you know what works best for you. You get to set up preferences when you sign up, so if you’re hoping to try various types of foundation or eyeshadow, you can do that when you get started with the subscription.

Look for generic alternatives

If you’re looking for a melasma treatment or for acne solutions that are sold by big-name brands, the price tag may be a bit higher than you’d like to spend. Fortunately, there are some lesser-known options that can still provide you with the benefits these other products do. However, be careful.

Read the ingredients and whenever possible, read reviews on products so that you can be sure that you’re investing in a safe and reliable option.

Find drugstore options that offer benefits

Additionally, shopping at the drugstore isn’t as bad as people make it out to be. If you’re looking for basic essentials for your beauty setup, you can consider getting products you know to provide you with what you need. If you’re someone who feels lost in the beauty section at the drug store, look up reviews on the products you’re interested in.

If you’re looking to save money, you could always try a cheap eyeliner that offers nearly the same benefits as a more expensive product that you’d spend a lot more money on. You may need to shop around for a bit to find the ideal drugstore products for your specific needs, but there are plenty of cheap products that can still give you the great results that you’re looking for.

In Conclusion

There’s no doubt that beauty products can be a bit pricey. Services can also cost an arm and a leg. Shop around on Groupon for those beauty services that you feel like you can’t go without and consider more affordable options for the products that you like to use on a regular basis. Expensive things are nice, but if you want to save money, take a look at your beauty expenses.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.