Saving Money on Makeup – EP 360

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Found yourself buying all the different shades of lipstick but not one of them looks good on you? We will help you make up your mind on your next makeup and beauty shopping trip. In this episode, Jen and Jill give tangible tips on saving money for makeup and product recommendations!

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Makeup on a budget: How to get a flawless look without breaking the bank

This article by BuyMeBeauty shares ways to buy makeup when you’re on a budget.

What Jen + Jill have to say:

Doing your research, such as browsing through articles and knowing your best colors that fit you before buying, is a must. But Jill recognizes the frustration of the trial-and-error process of finding what works for you, so spend time reading reviews and comparing similar products from different brands. Scale down your makeup products, whether or not they’re versatile; at least they’re simplified. For instance, your concealer can be used as a highlighter or the blush as an eyeshadow.

If you are someone who enjoys and loves makeup, then use these tips in other places so you can have money to buy makeup. Jen advises you to decide what you want and let that be enough. Do not forget to check the expiration dates of your makeup, and do not allow yourself to be tempted and fall for any of the marketing tactics.

Best drugstore makeup products

This article is listed by Reviewed Hosts drugstore make-up product recommendations.

What Jen + Jill have to say:

Jen mentions checking out Byrdie and Reviewed, as they do in-house testing for makeup and beauty products. Also, consider checking Temptalia, which has all of the name brands and drugstore shades of make-up, and it will tell you what the color of the product is.

Although Jill would swear by foundation and lipstick as her only makeup, Jen compiled an Amazon list for both of their makeup recommendations at

Current holy grail makeup

Jill goes for a lipstick that works on her skin tone and polishes her eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil. Jen is all praise for her tinted moisturizer, SmashBox’s Halo Healthy Glow, and Revlon ColorStay Suede Ink in the shade, Hot Girl.

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Thanks so Much for Listening!

Thanks so much for listening. We love love love reading your kind reviews and we especially loved this one from:

Being Cheap is Not the Same as Frugal

I love Jen and Jill! They are queens of frugality! I'm happy they are here to help us cut through the BS and the overwhelm of finance advice by dissecting what works and what's fluff. There's no investing or fancy math talk here. It's all practical, everyday advice that makes you feel good about your money choices. Best quote so far: "the best way to not spend money is to spend time making it" Keep up the good work ladies!

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