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
Shadow & Blush Palette
Discount: Was $38.
Tip: Keep an eye out for neutral color palettes. They transcend seasons and trends.
Lip Gloss Set
Discount: Was $42.
Tip: Value sets offer bang for your buck, especially when they're on sale.
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.
Discount: Was $60.
Tip: Buy last season's launches. They're even prettier when you're saving money.
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.
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.
Discount: Was $48.
Tip: Keep collaborations on your radar. If they don't sell out, they end up on clearance.
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.
Travel Face Kit
Discount: Was $49.
Tip: Opt for a travel case with a variety of items instead of buying everything separately.