Money Saving Makeup Tips

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on October 29, 2013

As busy we’re moms we’re always on the lookout for quick and easy ways to make everyday products work for us. If you are anything like me, you have loads of Johnson’s Baby products in your cupboards and drawers… Use them as part of your beauty regimen!

Money Saving Makeup Tips

Enjoy these money saving makeup tips from Johnson’s Baby, celebrity makeup artists, and stylists –

JOHNSON’S® Baby Powder:

  • JOHNSON’S Baby Powder contains cooling properties that help wipe away sweat and leave your body feeling “cooler” and refreshed.  Try using it as a deodorizer.
  • When short on time, use baby powder as a “dry shampoo”. Apply to your scalp and brush it through to help absorb excess oils and hair grease.
  • Real Simple magazine recommends Johnson’s Baby Powder to prevent sweat stains on white shirts. Sprinkle a little powder on the underarms and the collar of a shirt, then iron. The powder forms a barrier that prevents oil and grime from seeping into the threads. Reward: Shirts that stay powder fresh. 

JOHNSON’S® Baby Oil:

  •  “Use Baby Oil in Shea & Cocoa Butter as a shaving cream” – makeupalley.com user
  • Hair looking dull? “Squirt a few drops of baby oil into your conditioner,” suggests Beverly Hills stylist Mike Fowler of Avert Atelier. It’ll leave your hair your hair with a light coat of oil – just enough to make your hair shiny without weighing it down!” – Beverly Hills stylish Mike Fowler of Avert Atelier, Woman’s World
  • Glamour magazine recommends baby oil as a solution to “get every last drop of perfume.” Extend the life of an almost finished bottle by adding a little bit of unscented baby oil.  It makes the fragrance wear longer on your skin.
  • Johnson’s Baby Oil is the perfect go-to eye makeup remover, as it’s gentle and has hypoallergenic properties so that it doesn’t irritate your skin. This is especially great for removing waterproof mascara and eyeliner.  – Celebrity Makeup Artist and JOHNSON’S® Baby Spokesperson, Tia Dantzler 

JOHNSON’S® Baby Oil Gel:

  • Nicole Kidman and Uma Thurman use JOHNSON’S Baby Oil Gel to smooth their lips, hands and elbows and to set their eye shadow. – The Black Book of Hollywood Secrets
  • “The gel version of baby oil can double as shaving cream” – Inexpensively.com contributor
  • “We use Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel on photo shoots to make celebs’ legs look toned,” says Kristen Bell’s makeup artist Mai Quynh

JOHNSON’S® Baby Creamy Oil:

  • “I love using JOHNSON’S® Baby Creamy Oil with Cocoa & Shea Butter because it goes on smoothly, is long lasting and quickly absorbs into the skin” – Celebrity Makeup Artist and JOHNSON’S® Baby Spokesperson, Tia Dantzler
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Creamy Oil with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E is perfect for soothing dry skin. – Celebrity Makeup Artist and JOHNSON’S® Baby Spokesperson, Tia Dantzler 

JOHNSON’S® Baby Oil Body Wash:

  • JOHNSON’S Baby Oil Wash is a great addition to your at-home manicures and pedicures. Add in the silky yet non-greasy wash to the water to help lock in moisture, leaving skin soft and supple.

JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo:

  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo’s NO MORE TEARS® formula makes it gentle and mild enough to wash fine materials, such as cashmere or mom’s make-up brushes.

Would you like to win a beauty gift package from Johnson’s Baby? You can enter to win each of the items mentioned above simply by answering the following question by 9pm (est) on November 19th – What are some of your money saving makeup tips? Please share! You may comment up to once per day during the contest period.

Disclosure: I am a part of Johnson’s Baby Cares Council. This post and giveaway have been sponsored by Johnson’s Baby. All opinions, unless otherwise noted, are my own.

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Stacy D. November 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I put scotch tape under my eyes when applying makeup so the makeup don’t get under my eyes and on my cheeks!

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Robin Wilson November 17, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I put my mascara tube under my leg while putting my makeup on to warm it up. It makes applying it easier and I get more out of the tube making it last longer.

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Deb C November 18, 2013 at 5:51 am

I’ve been using the tip for applying baby powder for a quick clean to hair for years and years. It’s cheaper than the new spray on dry shampoos.

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Stacy D. November 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

I like to donate my makeup to department stores, sometimes they have programs or specials where you give your old makeup to receive new!

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Robin Wilson November 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Use Olive Oil as a great hot oil treatment for your hair!

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Jara Christensen November 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm

This one may be a little terrible, But one day when I was shopping for a new concealer, the woman gave me two samples of shades to try. But the sample was a pretty good amount,and concealer is something you use a tiny bit of! So I got new concealer without having to buy any :)

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Crystal Sell November 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

One way that helps me when I go to the grocery store is stick to a budget and come prepared with a list.
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wendy wallach November 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm

use q tips to apply shadow instead of costly brushes

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Laurie Emerson November 18, 2013 at 10:31 pm

To make my eye shadow go further, I like to put a little vaseline on my eyelids. This way my eye shadows last longer as I do not have to put so much on at one time.

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Storm, the Psychotic Housewife November 18, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I try to purchase creams and lotions where I can try them first, either in store or via a sample set to my home – that way I am sure the product is right for my skin before spending money on it.
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Brittney House November 18, 2013 at 11:27 pm

I opt for off brands or store brands instead of name brands if the end product is the same.

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Kim Winnubst November 19, 2013 at 12:58 am

Using lipstick as blush, too!

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Stacy D. November 19, 2013 at 1:58 am

I like to use a baby toothbrush to exfoliate my lips!

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rose paden November 19, 2013 at 2:37 am

I always use moisturizer for my face but it does get very expensive! When I run out I cut the tube into two pieces and there is enough to last another month! When you think you run out of anything in a tube, there is still more in there!

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Jo Ann F November 19, 2013 at 8:57 am

I use sample sizes of lotion to keep in my purse and suitcase when i travel.
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Em Ma November 19, 2013 at 9:31 am

When my mascara starts to wear out, I add a few eye drops to the tube and I get several more uses. Also, if your compact breaks you can add alcohol to it and then repress it back into the compact. Always use coupons!

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susan smoaks November 19, 2013 at 9:39 am

i like to use cover girl makeup to save money. it’s not expensive and it works great!

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Danielle Jones November 19, 2013 at 9:44 am

I read online reviews for cheaper brand makeup to see what products people really like. The Wet n Wild brand is highly recommended and is one of the cheapest.

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Kimberly November 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

I cut pre moistened make up removing wipes or eye treatment pads in half to double the number of applications in the package. Most are very oversized.

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Amy W. November 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I buy drug store make up with coupons.

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Cheryl F. November 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Vaseline is inexpensive and great for many beauty uses, including as a lip balm.
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Aimee C November 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I use good old vaseline to soften lips and around eyes and nose when I sleep..great moisterizer and super cheap!

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phxbne November 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

drug store products can be great – Lucky and Allure magazines do great reviews of cheapies!

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Georgia Beckman November 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I have been using brown sugar & honey as a body scrub for years. Much cheaper than buying it pre-made.

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Robin Wilson November 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Use baby oil as a waterproof mascara remover. Much cheaper and as effective.

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Claire November 19, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I use lotion as makeup remover.

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Sheree November 19, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I try to only use coupons to purchase any makeup

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wendy b November 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

My tip is to use coupons and clearance sales to stock up on the products that I know I will use.

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laurie November 19, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I use q-tips to appy eyeshadow

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Trisha McKee November 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm

I watch for sales and coupons.

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