January 3, 2019

Musings: How To Avoid Spending Money On New Beauty Launches This Year 

Don’t buy any. 

Contrary to my post on ‘How To Save Money at Christmas’, this post will be a little more than three words long. I’m mainly writing this post for myself as last January I went on a make up ban and come February I had utterly failed. 

I always boil it down to that lovely feeling of wanting something ‘new’ and trying new products but in actuality most beauty launches aren’t innovative. They’re recycled, repackaged and rebranded. You might have read the last sentence and wanted to leave my blog but there is definitely truth in it right? 

There are SO many beauty and skincare brands out there releasing the same products albeit slightly different. If you do your research you’ll find most of them have the same ingredients, same supplier or same umbrella company. All that is different is the branding (or the brand duh). 

As I type this, I’m drooling over the new Fenty concealers and powders due to be released on January 11th and I’m not going to give into temptation. So here are a few ways to avoid spending money on new beauty launches in 2019…

Decide if you actually need it? Most likely no. 

Do you have something similar? Most likely yes.

Can you find a cheaper version? 100% yes. I always think, it’s not what you use, its how you use it. No one watches you doing your make up everyday (unless you do it on your commute) and no one is forcing you to have the *latest* product. In a way the realm of beauty has been made *better* and worse when it comes to the amount of PR there is surrounding new launches. However, it’s a multibillion dollar industry and its aim is to SELL. What needs to be emphasised is diversity and inclusivity. You might wanna read this post where I discuss this in detail.

Would you rather spend the money on an experience? Some foundations cost £35 and more. I’ve spent less on flights – remember when I went to Milan for £25 return? Or Toulouse for £30 returnWould you rather a new face or new memories?

Will it make you happy? If the answer is yes, is it temporary happiness? If the answer is no, don’t buy it. 

Would you find my more joy in using products you already have in different ways? If the answer is yes, don’t buy it.

For me personally, the only brands I am REALLY drawn to when it comes to new products is Fenty Beauty and Anastasia Beverly Hills. I bought myself my last eyeshadow palette for a while over Christmas and I’m excited to see how my *wear my stash 2019* goes. 

Ironically I want to set up my own beauty brand in the next few years, so I’m most likely going to regret ever writing this post. 

Will you be cutting back on beauty in 2019 or spending more? 

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 Char xo

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8 responses to “Musings: How To Avoid Spending Money On New Beauty Launches This Year ”

  1. Michelle says:

    I’m slowly cutting down on spending in makeup lately it has been not so amusing nor surprising basically what you mentioned in this post. So I hope I save enough money instead of spending on makeup.

    Michelle| brokebutflawless.com

  2. Jam Nesreen says:

    Just thinking about cutting back my makeup expenses makes me cry already but I know i’m just hoarding and letting all those sit in my stash until they expire so I need to be strong!! Here’s to spending wisely!

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