A lot of us are guilty of spending a ton of money on beauty products. A $60 foundation? Duh! A $30 lipstick? Absolutely! But life is all about balance. You don't have to shell out big bucks just for something that will literally go drown the drain (I'm looking at you, face cleansers). Yes, some products might be worth every penny, but others, not so much. Here's a list of things you can scrimp on:
1. Makeup Remover
This is a no-brainer. Do you really need makeup remover that came with fancy packaging? Just because you spent a ton on makeup doesn't mean you have to splurge on products to remove them. You'll get by with makeup removing wipes.
Yes, it is imperative that you have full, voluminous lashes. But news flash: there isn't much difference between high-end and low-end mascaras. And besides, mascaras are meant to be thrown out every three months (bacteria grow on them quite easily) so it doesn't make sense to spend your hard-earned cash on expensive ones.
3. Face Moisturizer
If you have fairly normal skin, there is no need to invest in pricey moisturizers. The only thing you have to strongly consider when buying one is its SPF content. But if your skin's already sun-damaged, then you're an exception to this rule.
4. Lip Gloss
It's perfectly understandable to splurge on lipsticks, but it's the total opposite when it comes to these little tubes. Trust me, there's no point in spending big bucks just to get a bit of tint and shine.
5. Shampoo & Conditioner
Using expensive shampoo and conditioner is synonymous to watching your money go down the drain. Just pick ones that does the job well and save your dough for fabulous haircuts and hair treatments at the salon.
6. Face Cleanser
The perfect face cleanser is one that has the least number of ingredients on it. You don't need all those fancy ingredients because they'll be wiped off your face in two seconds anyway. Pick one that has a gentle formula and you're good to go!