10 ways to spend 50% less on beauty products

Saving money is an absolute must right now, but that doesn’t mean the side effects have to show up on your face…or hair or skin. Here are 10 super-sneaky tips to keep in mind the next time your stock up on the following beauty products:

1. Eye-Makeup Remover

“Johnson’s Baby Shampoo with the No More Tears formula is a great, gentle way to take off your eye makeup. A big bottle costs less and lasts much longer than tiny bottles of actual eye-makeup remover.” —Makeup artist Kimara Ahnert

2. Lipstick

Conserve product by coating only your lower lip. Press your mouth together to transfer color to the top. You’ll get twice as many applications from one tube. —Andrea, RealBeauty.com Editor 

3. Body Scrub

“You don’t have to spend money on pricey store-bought scrubs. Mix brown sugar and honey into a paste to buff your body smooth.” —Makeup artist Kimara Ahnert

4. Foundation

A moisturising mousse formula (like Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse, $10) smooths dry skin and goes on the most evenly so you can apply less overall.  —Andrea, RealBeauty.com Editor

5. Shampoo

“Most women only need to wash their hair every other day. Not only does this save on shampoo, but it also keeps your hair healthier since overwashing can dry it out. Pat baby powder on your roots to absorb any oil in between sessions.” —Bumble and Bumble hairstylist Dennis Lanni

6. Clarifying Shampoo

“An apple-cider vinegar ($1.29 at the grocery store) rinse works like clarifying shampoo and leaves your hair with great shine.” —Celeb hairstylist Kristin Ess of Warren Tricomi Los Angeles

7. French Manicure

“When a French mani chips, you can save money and time by touching up with Wite-Out instead of going back to the salon.” —Farnoosh Torabi, author of You’re So Money: Live Rich Even When You’re Not

8. Acne Treatment

“You probably have Pepto-Bismol in your medicine cabinet, so you might as well get an extra use out of it. Smooth a layer of the liquid on your face like a mask, and rinse off after it dries. It works

9. Body Wash

Buy a larger size (which will end up saving you a few bucks), and get a formula that lathers up easily (I’m obsessed with Dove Go Fresh Burst Body Wash) so you only need a little. —Andrea, RealBeauty.com Editor

10. Mascara

Go for a waterproof formula that won’t rub off or smudge (so you won’t need to redo). Screw on the cap tightly to prevent air from drying it out. —Andrea, RealBeauty.com Editor

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