Cosmetics can get really expensive. Even if you are devoted to a brand, like CoverGirl or MAC, these makeup tips can help you save money without sacrificing a beautiful finish!
One of the easiest ways to save money is to stock up on samples from department store deals to beef up your makeup collection. Brands like Clinique and Lancome often offer promotions with makeup bags full of free samples, which are actually a pretty good size. Score these deals when buying staples, like foundation or perfumes, and use them to stretch out your makeup supply.
Also, watch for the makeup samples in magazine ads or ones given to you at makeup parties (Mary Kay anyone?). Not only can they save you when you run out of something, but they are also a great way to try out new colors.