Building the ideal makeup collection on a tight budget is no simple feat, but there are steps and tricks that can help you do so successfully. Here are five steps that will get your collection off to a strong start while staying within your budget constraints.
Discovering and selecting products suitable to your skin type, making the most out of what you already own and saving money are all possible with just a little knowledge and patience. By developing your makeup collection accordingly you will create something truly personal yet affordable.
1) Determining Your Makeup Needs
As part of building your makeup collection, the first step should be identifying your needs and requirements. An easy way to do this is to document your daily makeup routine: write down what products you use for face, eyes, lips and skin as well as how and where they’re used – such as concealer to cover up blemishes?
Do you use lip balm to keep your lips hydrated, or mascara for shaping? Once you’ve written down what and when you use makeup products, you should be able to determine whether any additions should be added to your collection. If all the necessities have already been acquired and used regularly, skip this section; but if there are a few gaps that need filling in to complete your daily beauty regime, read on.
2) Understanding Your Skin Type
Once you’ve determined your makeup needs, the next step should be gaining an understanding of your skin type. Aim to identify its main issues such as oiliness or dryness as a way of getting an understanding of this trait – particularly how it varies during winter and summer seasons. By considering all these variables you will gain a more complete picture of what constitutes your specific complexion type.
Once you gain an understanding of your skin type, finding products tailored specifically for it becomes much simpler. Not only will this increase the quality of your makeup collection while using less product overall; dermatologists or skin analyzers are great ways to assess this; otherwise you could simply ask your friends what their skin types are! To discover your skin type visit a local clinic or skin analyzer (you could even ask friends!).
3) Finding Quality Products On A Budget
Building an affordable makeup collection can be difficult, but there are ways to find high quality items at reasonable prices.
First, assess the packaging. No one wants to purchase something that lacks an unbroken seal or doesn’t come in its original package, as that could indicate it has been altered by anyone. Furthermore, ensure it comes in an opaque container suitable for storage.
Keep an eye out for ingredients, listed on the back of each container. If something seems unfamiliar or unfamiliar to you, run a quick Google search – don’t use anything on your face that you don’t understand what it contains!
4) Making The Most Of Your Makeup Products
If your products are close to being empty, make the most of what’s left. For instance, if your foundation is nearly gone, mix it with moisturizer. Additionally, add some moisturizing drops into your mascara tube for longer-lasting effect – these are all ways of stretching them further and making the most out of what you have available. You could also consider purchasing two-in-one products.
There are many products out there with two uses combined in one product, from moisturizer and foundation, eye shadow and eyeliner, or chapstick and vaseline for helping the eyeliner last longer. You could add additional non-beauty items into your beauty regimen like chapstick or Vaseline as part of an effective beauty routine – for instance using Vaseline to keep eyeliner in place longer or use chapstick for help keeping it put longer!
5) Shopping For Discounts
Over time, as you build up your makeup collection, certain products may become almost empty or friends may pass their products along to you that could help save money by shopping discounts – you can do this through RetailMeNot or visiting Amazon or eBay to see if any offers exist there. To save even more money when shopping makeup discounts you could also look out for deals there as well!
Try visiting your local beauty store or drugstore and seeing if there are any deals available, visiting friends to see if any items need disposed of, and checking with local beauty schools if any have makeup to sell off.