As the cosmetics industry gets more innovative, mass market products are beginning to rival their more pricier counterparts in both pay off and formula. Now more than ever, premium items are not so different than their less expensive cousins at the drug store. All the more reason to buy makeup on a shoestring, we say. To make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck, keep in mind these four tips as you shop.
Shopping for makeup on a budget is a lot like shopping for clothes in the same way. You can do it without it being noticeable if you apply the rules sparingly and in small doses. Mixing low-end cosmetics in to your repertoire will save you money and help make the expensive stuff last longer. The secret is knowing what items are more forgiving to skimp on. Things you shouldn’t skimp on include cosmetics that cover your whole face (like foundation and bronzer), require a perfect colour match (concealer), or rely on a quality composition to make a statement (perfume). Specifically, look for the following at the drugstore: