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This Hack Will Save You So Much Money On Your Makeup

Mar. 07, 2024
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1. Revive old makeup

With a few simple tricks, you can get your beloved beauty products to last longer so you won't have to break the bank as often!

  • Drying out and clumpy mascara - When using mascaras wands – avoid pumping it as this traps air in tubes causing them dry faster; instead try twisting back-and forth gently. Adding saline drops onto dried gluey mascara will also make that mascara last longer.
  • Emptying makeup bottles – Don't let a single drop of makeup go to waste! If you can't get every bit out with your brush, try submerging the bottle in warm water (don't get water into the bottle) to loosen up the product and then pour it into something smaller. Alternatively, use some scissors to cut the bottle in hald before scooping up all that remaining product like treasure from buried ruins. 
  • Broken eyeshadow – If your makeup is a mess, you don't need to throw it away! Mix some rubbing alcohol with your broken eyeshadow and try pushing it back together, or mix with some clear nail polish for a one-of-a kind custom color! You won't believe what can be done when creativity meets cosmetics.

2. Try to return makeup

If you have some unused and unopened makeup, and you can return it within 60 days of purchase, for a full refund.

If you buy makeup and feel it isn't up to scratch, just contact us and we will do our best to solve your issue.

We aim to stock the best products at the best prices, but sometimes products are faulty or you just change your mind. So get in touch and we can help you out.

3. Use beauty loyalty points

When you sign up for an account on, you'll earn one point for every £1 you spend, but there are a number of special deals to help you rack up points quicker.

Every 100 points you earn will give you £1 to spend in-store and you can use them for part-payments.

4. Volunteer as a product tester

With everyone vying for the limited spots on product testing panels, why not make sure you are one of those few lucky ones who get to have a say in the development of cosmetics and beauty products? Makeup fanatics could be rewarded with free samples from Boots Volunteer Panel or even selected as an 'insider' at their Evaluation Centre.

Don't miss out - find your perfect fit with this guide to some incredible product testing websites today!

5. Stop buying expensive makeup brushes

Close-up of crushed mineral shimmer powder golden color with makeup brush on white background with Cosmetic foundation cream

Makeup brushes are super expensive, so you can save loads of money by buying different types of brushes instead.

Don't fall into the trap of buying the matching pink set in a cute case! Standard paintbrushes are a pretty good alternative and can be bought much cheaper. You can also shop our range of cheap makeup brushes and brush sets, starting at just £2.99.

Another clever hack is to reuse expensive mascara brushes in cheaper mascara tubes. You can really notice the difference with good-quality mascara wands, so make high-end ones last. Give them a quick clean and pop them into your new (low-cost) tubs.

6. Use influencer discount codes

Picture-perfect beauty bloggers and Instagram influencers can be a tad annoying, but they're a great source of discounts and offer codes.

Make sure to follow some of the big names on Instagram and Twitter, and keep an eye out for any discount codes they offer their followers.

Also check out the description of YouTube videos, like makeup tutorials and reviews, for special discounts.

And, you could even make money from social media yourself by setting up as a beauty blogger or influencer.

7. Use hacks to save money when online shopping

Here at we have a range of offers to save you money.

10% off your order when you sign up to our mailing list.

Get 1 Beauty point for every pound you spend, use the beauty points to pay for your order.

Free UK standard delivery when you spend over £35.

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest special offers, discounts and more.

8. Don't forget your student discount

If you're busy focusing on loyalty cards and special discounts, it's easy to forget to use your trusty old student card in the process. But in some cases, it can save you some serious cash.

At you can stack your beauty points on top of other offers for bumper savings

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