If you’re a make-up junkie like I am, you probably don’t want to add up the amount you spend each year on beauty products. No one has money to splurge anymore and you really don’t have to spend a lot to look beautiful.

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Shop online

Shopping online is your best bet to save money on cosmetics and other beauty products. Comparison shop and use retailers such as and

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Go generic

Gasp! As horrible as it may sound, it’s really not that bad. I don’t mean that you have to give up your favorite lipstick or body scrub. But the generic version of many staple products will suffice, such as soap, body wash, body lotion and even eye cream.

Buy products that do double duty

Your body lotion can double as a sunscreen. Your tinted moisturizer can be your anti-aging cream. Products like baby lotion and astringent are great because they have multiple uses. Mineral makeup is another fine choice because a little goes a long way.

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