Can’t seem to rub two cents together but #beautyislife? I feel you!
Whether you’re still a student or just terrible at making your budget last til the next pay day, today we’re talking my Broke Beauty Guide.
We’ll tackle the skincare and K-Beauty essentials to use in your routine without going broke in the process.
On today’s episode of the Korean Beauty Show podcast we are talking “beauty on a budget”. Times are tough and not everyone has the money up their sleeves for bougee beauty buys. Which is why today I’m running through my top tricks for identifying what you need, how to stop wasting products and which products to scrimp and save on.
Broke Beauty Guide – My Top Tips
1 Identify Your Must-have Products
Before you go out and purchase all the products, take stock of what it is you really need. Then, allocate your budget there.
If you are suffering from specific skin issues, treat those first
2 Use Up Your Old Products Before You Buy New Ones
Firstly, make sure that you’re only buying products you actually need – ideally, by replacing new for old.
Secondly, remember that most skincare products have a shelf life of between 6 – 12 months once they are opened. If you’ve got multiple types of the same product on-the-go at once, this can quickly lead to wastage.
3 Condense Your Routine Where You Can
One of the easiest ways to do this is to opt for products that contain two (or more!) products in one.
7 skins toners are great for this, eliminating the need for multiple products. TryPyunkang Yul Essence Toner
4. What Skincare To Splurge On
Serumsbecause they are made with the smallest molecules, helping them to enter the skin on a deeper level. Cheaper serums are usually made with lots of filler ingredients so it makes sense to splurge a little on a good one
5 Grab A Beauty Bargain
Firstly, it's hard to go past Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact
- Subi Perfect Pimple Patch
- Innisfree’s Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
- COSRX Low pH Gel Cleanser
Cheap and Cheerful Beauty Brands –Innisfree,Benton,Beauty of Joseon,BanilaandCOSRX (although their newer products are significantly more expensive than their earlier releases).
One brand that I love isJJ Young by Caolion Lab because they make great products for the pores. They are made by the same company as makes the significantly more expensive Caolion brand. So a veritable steal for high quality pore refining products the likes of which are regularly stocked in Sephora.
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