Saving Money on Beauty Products

beauty productsYou might think that you have to spend a lot of money to look beautiful, keep away the zits or the wrinkles, get the latest trends in makeup or just looked polished and professional. The truth is that the more you know, the less you have to spend, so you can save a lot on beauty products.

Beauty Specialty Stores

Beauty speciality stores, such as Ulta, Sephora and Bath and Body Works tend to be very generous with samples. Sometimes you’ll find baskets of freebies there on the counter, other times you may have to ask. Either way, a visit to a specialty beauty store is usually very worth the trip. If you are lucky enough to have several of these stores next to each other, such as at a mall, you can clean up with new and free beauty products.

Free Product Coupons

Like a particular brand or want to try a new beauty product? Contact the manufacturer or the store and ask for coupons. Often you will get free product coupons thrown in. Use the coupons to save money on your beauty products, especially if they also happen to be on sale.

Look for additional coupons within product packaging, in Sunday coupon inserts, online at and other coupon websites, and in magazines.

Make Your Own Beauty Products

Pinterest and other web sites offer hundreds of recipes for homemade beauty products, ranging from shampoo to makeup. These homemade recipes usually use inexpensive ingredients, and mixing them yourself means that you can experiment to get the exact formulas that you like.

Dollar Stores

Get all of your basic beauty supplies, such as cotton swabs, nail files and baby oil. Basically you want to look for items that don’t really expire. While many dollar stores have excellent beauty products, you do want to take note of expiration dates and ingredient lists because some products may not be the highest quality. Still, you can save big on the basics and using your savings elsewhere.

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Mary Ann Romans is a freelance writer, online content manager, wife and mother of three children. She lives in Pennsylvania in the middle of the woods but close enough to Target and Home Depot. The author of many magazine, newspaper and online articles, Mary Ann enjoys writing about almost any subject. "Writing gives me the opportunity to both learn interesting information, and to interact with wonderful people." Mary Ann has written more than 5,000 blogs for since she started back in December 2006. Contact her at maromans AT or visit her personal blog