Women love makeup. Personally speaking, I refuse to go out without applying my favourite lipstick. I know women who would not want to be caught dead without makeup. But makeup is not cheap. Depending on the brand you use, a simple lipstick can cost anywhere between $10-$52. Add to that figure all the expenses you incur for lip gloss, eyeliner, mascara, primer, foundation, bronzer, eye-shadow, etc, and you have a jaw-dropping, colossal amount that goes solely towards managing and maintaining your beauty regimen.
However, some wise souls will advise you that there are ways to make massive savings on makeup and makeup accessories - as they say, seek and you shall find. Similarly, seek and you will bag some excellent savings on makeup. Follow the following tips and your wallet will thank you profusely.
There's nothing like freebies - even better if they are makeup freebies! Often companies give out samples of new products to gain acceptance from the general public. You can score freebies from both renowned and obscure brands by making yourself a frequent visitor to various freebies sites like Ozbargain and FreeSamplesAustralia. Often the process involves registering for the freebies online and then just waiting for your desired item to be delivered to your doorstep.
Paying a visit to various festivals like the Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival or 30 Days of Fashion & Beauty can sometimes result in you leaving, beaming, with a shiny bag of free makeup samples. And do not be misled by the use of the word 'sample'. You will be surprised at how often companies give out full size samples.
Competitions and giveaways are a great way to get your hands on some free makeup. Of course, it is often a matter of luck and requires persistent effort, but people do win attractive makeup freebies through competitions. I recently won an Estee Lauder makeup kit worth $100. The trick is to participate in competitions regularly and remember that competitions that require an entry of 25 words or 50 words have a higher probability of success, given that not everyone partakes in these competitions.
3. Beauty panels
Occasionally, various beauty brands invite the public to join beauty panels to evaluate their newly released products. For example, Estee Lauder sometimes invites consumers to join their beauty panel to test the latest additions to their beauty brand. Top class makeup at your disposal, absolutely free of charge.