You have unopened products just laying around, receipts overflowing out of your purse and the UPS man knows you by name. It’s time to admit it and say you have a problem. So what are you going to do about it? So before you end up a beautiful bum on the street, I’m going to give you a few tips on how to control addiction.
Don’t freak out if u missed out– I know that seeing that SOLD OUTsign hurt your heart but don’t go paying Ebay prices just yet. Call other stores to see if they have it in stock , you might have to pay high shipping prices but at least you’ll have it. Also search for dupes and check upcoming collections for similar items.
Backups– Don’t be one of those people buying 3 of one item just because it’s pretty. Only back up when you know you’ll wear it frequently and/or you want to be buried with it.
Storage– Please don’t pay $40 plus on a storage container that only holds 20 items…. It’s not worth it. Shop at Amazon, Walmart, Ikea, Office Depot, and Dollar stores for cheap storage.
Buy with friends or trade– Save some money by splitting the cost of makeup and buy items like pigments with friends. You can also take items you do want anymore and make trades with other addicts.
Pro cards– If you are a makeup artist or would like to be one then try to get Pro cards. Most cosmetic companies have artist discounts and will provide you with 20%-50% off.
Make a spreadsheet– Keep track of your purchases with a spreadsheet. Note if you’ll buy it again and if it’s running low. Checking the spreadsheet is quicker and easier than checking your stash. It’s best to start this before your collection gets too big.
Only buy unique items– Now do you really need 5 different blue based pink lipsticks??? Once your collection gets to a certain size start buying unique items that don’t look like anything you have.
Pigment samples– I LOVE PIGMENTS but I don’t think I’ll ever finish a bottle. So instead of spending $15 or more on pigments buy samples for $4 from authentic sites like TheBeautySampler.com.
Invest in brushes– Stop buying those $5 brushes that break every month. Some brushes can be expensive but good quality brushes can last for years if you take care of them. I’ve met artists that have had brushes for over 10 years. Talk about a return on an investment!