Make A List
Now is the time to stock up on those regular beauty buys that seem to run out in record time. Make a list of the hair, skin and makeup essentials, not forgetting your favourite fragrance. Not only will it save you time, but it will also prevent you from being tempted to buy unnecessary products that you won't end up using and will just gather dust.
Every year we replenish our stash of Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, £16, Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, £78 and Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, £140. These are products we use and purchase throughout the year, so if they're included in the sale it's a bonus (fingers crossed!).
Do Your Research
It can be tempting to get click happy as soon as you see those glorious red words ‘Up To 30% Off’ but keeping a clear head will pay off. Do your research any new brands and products before you add them to your basket. While a high-strength retinol serum might work wonders on a friend’s complexion, it might be too potent for your skin. Likewise, a hydrating hair mask might be too heavy for your locks. When you feel yourself being tempted to sneak something into your basket, revert to your list.
Set Yourself A Budget
At any other time of the year you’d probably have a ballpark figure of how much you would be willing to spend. Set yourself a limit and don’t lose track of it as you browse. If this feels a little too organised and fun-free, you can always include a ‘gift for me’ on your list with a set price.
For us, we’re pretty sure that gift will be Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, £64 and Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, £39. If you haven't tried any Rare Beauty products yet, we highly recommend you browse these and treat yourself.
Stock up on potential birthday and housewarming gifts. If you know what you mum’s go-to mascara is or which lipstick your friend won’t leave the house without, why not buy it now. If you have the storage space and want to be super organised, you could also make a start on your Christmas shopping list for 2023. Laura Mercier Party of Three Hand Cream Set, £19.6 and This Works With Sleep Comes Beauty, £20 are festive favourites and never fail to disappoint.
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