As any woman might be able to tell you makeup is one of the more, to put it lightly, expensive pursuits someone can make. That’s why we’ve gotten a lot better at finding deals and bargains to help save a couple of bucks. There’s a lot of things you can do to save on buying cosmetics but being completely straightforward you may have to a compromise or two when trying to save some money on this occasion.
Go the Wholesale route
A lot retailers sell their unused stock to online sellers with heavy discounts. One of those compromises that were mentioned earlier however is that some of these products are going to have some cosmetic issues. Personally speaking a 20-50% discount on a completely functional products with a little packaging damage sounds like a sweet deal. Just look around whatever your personal choice for online sellers is because it’s likely that there’ll be multiple sellers of the same product if it’s one of those online mega stores. This applies mostly to products you’ll find in actual physical stores for the most part since obviously online sellers wouldn’t be discounting too much if their primary sales are from straight warehouse to delivery.
Install the App or Keep a tab open
If your personal favorite online store already has some form of an app then installing it is a great idea and although every instinct might tell you not to subscribe to their newsletter you might want to give it a try just this once. Subscribing to the newsletter for these online shops usually has a couple of discount codes included and although not all of them may coincide with the products you’re interested in you never know which one might come in handy. Having the app on your phone is also a lot easier to keep track of their flash sales which most of these online stores tend to have, keeping a tab has mostly the same effect if for whatever reason you can’t install the app. Flash sales are a great way to save on products that you’re interested in when they come up. This method requires a little patience but online shopping’s pretty fun and you get to see deals on products you never would have thought to check out at physical stores.
This is mostly a barter option for someone who’s unhappy with a particular brand they’re using and are looking to swap with someone else. This is another of those compromises that you’ll have to make because again remember someone else has probably been using the product that you’re trading for. Maybe you’re looking to trade that old make up grundierung for something else. You’ll also need to learn how to negotiate a trade deal but if you’re on-board so far you shouldn’t have any problems talking it out. Personally this is the option that proves just a bit too much for me personally but I thought I’d put it in just so you know your options.