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Beauty Savings: 4 Ways to Save Money on Your Beauty Products

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Beauty Savings: 4 Ways to Save Money on Your Beauty Products

Beauty Editor’s Note:

My mom and I were having a conversation about how high the food prices have gone up. We’ve all been affected by this ugly thing called inflation worldwide. I’ve always been a savvy shopper because I was taught by my mom, the best.

I am fortunate enough to still hold a beauty license which gives me privileges to wholesale beauty stores. That’s one way that I am able to save on products. I am also a consumer who loves beauty and I like to get the most bang for my buck. So I thought for this month’s post I would share some of my secrets on how I save money on products. You might be doing some of these already or you might not have given it any thought.

When shopping for beauty products I go by the Four S’s. Regardless of the economy I’ve used these strategies. Read more for my breakdown. Dana

Supersize It

Bottle of generic CC cream laying on a natural tone surface.
Generic CC Cream

Supersizing does not work for fries alone. On the beauty items I purchase such as Josie Maran Beekman 1802 or any other beauty products that I love and use on a regular rotation, I always look for the best value economy size. It might cost you more upfront but it really doesn’t when you break the price down. You are actually saving more than if you buy it in the regular size. I supersize whenever I can instead of buying the product every 30 days or a couple of months and it may last me 6 to 12 months. Now that’s a bargain.

Set It Off

Luxury premium skincare gift sets. Golden package with lotion tube, jar of cream and bottle of serum.
Premium Skincare Gift Set

I mentioned the benefits of sets as a gift-giving idea last year and it is also beneficial for yourself. It is another opportunity to save money and maybe try some products that you may not have thought about trying or wanted to. For example I buy Burt’s Bees lip balms in sets and lipsticks as well. Some places you can buy mascara and sets that could last you 6 months to a year. And usually you’ll get a better price if it’s in a set.

Sale Away

Generic beauty products in assorted blue containers and text that reads Summer Sale.
Summer Sale

Every month beauty retailers such as Sally’s and Ulta run good sales on products. Check in on them weekly because there might be some specials that you may be able to take advantage of.

I love the fact that Ulta Beauty will put products on sale that you may not see go on sale in other beauty boutiques. If you sign up with Ulta you can get email alerts on what’s new on sale and even 20% off purchases. Ulta Beauty is one of my favorite places to shop and I love that they have both high-end products and drugstore items as well.

Certain retailers such as Target have certain days of the week that they mark down beauty products. Check your local store. I wouldn’t be surprised if other retailers did that as well. Check them out.

Subscription Permissions

Beauty box subscription package with skincare, spa, and makeup products on a pink background.
Beauty Box Subscription Package

There are two options to this tip.

  • One, you can subscribe to beauty companies that have subscription boxes that you might want to try. This would be good if you like to try different products.
  • Two, you can get your favorite products or the ones you use the most on auto delivery. I use this on Amazon for an oil that I use on a regular basis. You also save a little money if you choose this option.

I also get my products that I use the most in a super size and sometimes they have auto delivery plans for those as well. A lot of times you can adjust these plans to fit into your schedule and opt out when you want.

However, some of the super size products that I get may be on a limited auto delivery. That includes special deals that may be for a limited time. You can figure out what options are best for you.

Quick Review

The next time you’re on a beauty product run why not try out my Four S’s savings strategy:

  • Supersize It
  • Set It Off
  • Sale Away
  • Subscription Permission

Or share some of your savings tips with the Bold Blind Beauty community in our Facebook group. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

By Dana Hinnant, Beauty Editor

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Connecting With Dana Hinnant

  • dhinnant@bolddblindbeauty.com 

Connecting With Bold Blind Beauty

Author Bio:

A headshot of Dana wearing a black scoop neck top under a black jacket. She has glowng caramel colored skin and short dark hair.
Dana Hinnant

Dana Hinnant, a Washingtonian native, whose journey into the beauty industry began 20 years ago after receiving her B.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland in 2000. She received her aesthetics training at Von Lee International School of Esthetics in Baltimore, MD.

Dana started as a local makeup artist and events coordinator with Alluring Looks, Inc. in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Her articles were featured in local publications such as Pose Magazine and Yndigo newsletter. In the mid-2000s, she was a volunteer instructor with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better program, which landed her an esthetician position at an area day spa. 

Over the past several years, Dana has worked with various non-profit organizations and small businesses. During her tenure as the President of the Health and Wellness division of the National Federation of the Blind DC affiliate, she utilized the platform to provide salon safety tips and skincare advice throughout the community. She was a consultant with the Ecumenical Health Council in Port Towns, MD doing beauty and wellness presentations at area churches and events.

In 2019, Dana received the Maryland Association of Community Service Award for Volunteer of the Year due to her community engagement work for The Arc of Prince George’s County. In addition, she also received the Volunteer of the Year award for 2020 from The Arc of Maryland. She is a member and an ambassador with the Professional Beauty Association. Dana is one of the co-owners of Capitol Collective Consulting LLC which launched in April 2021.

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  • Pink piggy bank wearing wire framed eyeglasses on a white background.
  • Bottle of generic CC cream laying on a natural tone surface.
  • Luxury premium skincare gift sets. Golden package with lotion tube, jar of cream and bottle of serum.
  • Generic beauty products in assorted blue containers and text that reads Summer Sale.
  • Beauty box subscription package with skincare, spa, and makeup products on a pink background.
  • Author bio photo is a headshot of Dana wearing a black scoop neck top under a black jacket. She has glowing caramel colored skin and short dark hair.
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