Save Makeup Save Money: Tips for Making Your Beauty Products Last - Lara Ramos

I believe that beauty products can make the world go round with the amount of time and money you spend looking for the "perfect" look/product. A shopaholic like me usually have a hard time saving money or better yet, saving my makeup altogether. Recently I was contacted by an HSN representative to check out a blog post called "Save Makeup Save Money: Tips for Making Your Beauty Products Last" by the one and only Lara Ramos. 

What a relief! I honestly didn't know some of this information and luckily I was able to come across it. These are definitely some tips worth knowing so I decided to share her post with you guys. I hope this helps any beauty crazed shopaholics out there who's interested in saving money and makeup. :)

In Lara Ramos's words: 

1. Build a Better Makeup Bag

At times, I look through my stash and find no fewer than a dozen variations of the exact same lip shade. None of these products get used consistently and they mostly end up expiring before I can even scratch the surface. I've learned that by better editing my purchase decisions, I can make sure that I have a variety of products that I use more frequently – and I’m more likely to use them to the very last drop.

HSN Makeup Brushes and Tools2. Clean your Brushes

Not only are makeup brushes expensive, but they also touch all of your makeup. By keeping them clean, not only are you extending their life, but also the life of your products. Keeping powders and blushes free and clear of oils and bacteria that tend to break them down will help them live a longer life.

3. Keep it Pretty

You will never find my hard earned makeup knocking around in a vanity drawer or at the bottom of my purse. Oh, the horror! I’m careful to keep my beauty treasures tucked inside of pouches when I’m on the go or on a tray sitting on my vanity at home. This way, there’s far less chance that they will crack or explode, wasting precious product.

HSN Lip Gloss and Plumpers4. Scrape the Bottom

I recently discovered these little spatulas that you can use to actually scrape the bottom of your makeup bottles to get to the very end of them. I’ve also been known to use them after cutting open tubes of concealer and lip gloss to collect one final application. Brilliant!

5. Portion Control

It may go without saying, but using only what you need can really make your makeup last. I found that I was always left with unneeded foundation or extra moisturizer after applying, so I downsized my dose and I’m wasting less. Making other small changes like not spraying my fragrance into the air and walking through it has also helped!

What do you think? How do you normally save your makeup?