When you love beauty products as much as we do, saving a few bucks on your trip down the hair and makeup aisles feels like a true hallelujah moment. But one cash-conserving place you’re probably overlooking is the clearance section of your favorite retailers. To help you stay on track with your finances this month (without skimping on your hair and makeup), we’re sharing our best tips for thrifty buying. Who says looking like a million dollars has to cost your entire paycheck?
Save A Few Bucks
Energy Noir Clay Palette
Shadow & Blush Palette
Discount: Was $38.
Tip: Keep an eye out for neutral color palettes. They transcend seasons and trends.
Lip Butter Gloss Trio
Lip Gloss Set
Discount: Was $42.
Tip: Value sets offer bang for your buck, especially when they're on sale.
Silicone Egg Cleaning Glove
Makeup-Brush Cleaning Tool
Discount: Was $7.
Tip: Know when to splurge and when to save. It's okay to shell out for quality makeup brushes, but the silicone tool you use to clean them is the same no matter the cost.
Vice4 Eyeshadow Palette
Discount: Was $60.
Tip: Buy last season's launches. They're even prettier when you're saving money.
Essential Kit Make Me Crazy
Makeup Brush Set
Discount: Was $179.
Tip: Buy makeup brushes as a set. It might feel like you're spending more, but you'll actually be saving cash per brush.
Double Exposure Eyeshadow Palette
Eye-Shadow Palette & Mascara
Discount: Was $52.
Tip: Bonus! Gifts with purchase let you sample new items without spending.
Discount: Was $236.
Tip: Gift sets are the perfect way to get a good value—even if you're just gifting yourself.
Karen Walker Amber Craft: Mirror Compact
Discount: Was $48.
Tip: Keep collaborations on your radar. If they don't sell out, they end up on clearance.
Birds of Paradise Hairstyler in Sunset
Discount: Was $225.
Tip: Expensive hot tools in seasonal colorways are a foolproof option for major savings. They rarely sell out, so check the clearance rack.
Ready To Go Complexion Perfection Kit
Travel Face Kit
Discount: Was $49.
Tip: Opt for a travel case with a variety of items instead of buying everything separately.