#1 Never skip skincare
We know what you’re thinking, “This doesn’t sound like a money-saving tip at all!”, but hear us out. Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive and the most important part of a skincare regimen is keeping your skin clean and moisturised. If you have an existing skincare regimen, make the effort to commit to it. Great skin doesn’t require much makeup (or none at all), and saves you money in the long run.
#2 Multi-tasking your makeup
A wash of colour always makes one look more put together, and a multi-tasking product like the Clinique Chubby Stick not only moisturises lips but gives your pout a pretty colour. You can even dab the lighter shades on your cheeks to use as a blusher!
#3 Extend the use of your mascara
We know you’re only supposed to use your mascara for only three months before throwing them away, but truth be told, some of them start drying out after just one month. The key is to stop pumping the wand in and out, which dries out the mascara and makes lashes clumpy.
#4 Take the time to match your foundation
Trust us when we say that using the right foundation will make you look like a million bucks, and it doesn’t matter if you spent a fortune or not. Start with brands that offer a great range of shades, and always test the shade on your jawline instead of your hand. Once you find a matching shade, don’t buy it immediately – head out into daylight to ensure that the colour still looks good and give it some time in case it oxidises.
#5 Save on shampoo
It’s impossible not to shower every day in Singapore, but when it comes to washing coloured hair, there’s actually a cool alternative that saves you money and helps you maintain the vibrancy of your hair colour.
Shampoo actually strips your hair colour every time you wash your hair, but the alternative is to just wash it once every other day with shampoo and only use coloured conditioner on the days you don’t shampoo. That way, hair remains fresh and you can extend the time in between salon visits to re-colour your hair.