But it doesn't have to be that way.
One of the easiest ways to cut down on spending on beauty is to buy shop own brands. They'll work pretty much as well as high end brands, and be far, far cheaper. One example is Boots makeup brand No.7, or superdrug's own brand. Or you could go to superstores (I happen to know that Asda does good nail polishes at £1-2). A few cheap brands of make up are: Miss Sporty and MUA. MUA is great for most products, but the nail polish brushes aren't the best quality.
There are also some great deals online, for example on amazon, so don't forget to look there if you're after something specific. As well as this, it's worth looking at your local market. The other day I got a magnetic nail polish by w7 on a market stall for £1. Impressive.
As always, using the internet is one of the best ways of saving money. And shopping around. There are some wonderful health and beauty tips on Pinterest, and in blogs and websites all over the Internet. Mostly, it's cheaper to make things yourself.
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Here's a few homemade how-to's to get you started:
1. Channel 4 Homemade Beauty recipes.2. All Natural Beauty recipes
3. Beauty on a Budget.
It would also be worth having a quick gander around these websites, I'm sure they have all sorts of useful tips!
Here are some more awesome websites for your perusal:
1. Pinterest - Beauty Budget boards
2. My Health and Beauty board on pinterest
3. 4Beauty - generally a great place for tips on health, beauty and your wardrobe.
Hopefully you'll be more thrifty in your beauty buys from now on. :)
Thank you for reading!
(I apologise for the link-heavyness, and I'm afraid all my specials may be pretty link-heavy)