as a makeup artist, I buy A LOT of makeup. over the years, I've learned some pretty cool tips and tricks for saving money on cosmetics, and I want to share them with you!
join store reward programs
reward programs are typically free and easy to sign up for. signing up gives you deals and coupons that are only available through the program. I love Ulta's reward program, since you get points for every purchase you make. the more you spend, the more points you get, and the more money you can redeem as a discount :)
download store apps
did you know stores often offer secret coupons through their app? turn on post notifications for flash sales and offers! for example Ulta offers "beauty break deals" where you can score free gifts with your order, this typically occurs between 10am-2pm.
plan out store events
Ulta and Sephora offer designated days and weeks of sales. for example Ulta has 21 Days of Beauty (each day a popular product's price drops) check their calendar and make your list ahead of the sales. shop early in the day since the products may go out of stock fast.
buy from the company rather than a store
buying from a brand directly can be cheaper than buying from a store that offers several brands, especially during the holiday season.
follow brands and stores on instagram
similar to stores having secret coupons on their app, a lot of companies also post secret discounts on their social media sites ;)
chances are that at some point during the year, there will be a discount. if you want the best deal on your favorite product, unfortunately you may have to wait awhile for a sale or coupon.
once you have found the best deal on your product, stock up! this way you never have to buy your favorite products full priced :)
thanks for reading,