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Just like I shared my favorite clothes purchases of 2020 (Read about that HERE), I wanted to round up and review some of my beauty purchases of the year. I know that many people might think that 2020 wasn’t the best year to be buying many beauty products since most of us spent the year at home, but for me, 2020 was all about beauty products, especially makeup. Doing my makeup helped me get through the year. It made me feel good about myself and helped give me some normalcy in my life during all the chaos of 2020.
Over the years my makeup collection has changed. I went from buying inexpensive drug store products often, to buying more quality beauty products less often. As I age, I look for different qualities in makeup beyond the price tag. I do still care about price and that’s why you won’t see me splurging on a $60 bottle of foundation. When I look for higher-end quality beauty brands, I look for brands without an outrageous price tag that often go on sale.
This year I have learned a lot about how to buy beauty products at an affordable price. First of all, I find that the best sales are on the direct websites of the brands. It’s not impossible to find a good deal at stores like Sephora or Ulta, but I found that buying directly from the brand’s website is the best way to get a deal. In my personal experience this year I noticed that the sales were better and more frequent throughout the year on the brand’s websites. The second tip to save money on beauty products is to join their rewards programs. You will earn points when you make a purchase and also get free gifts and email updates on the sales.