The makeup and beauty industry is worth $445 billion, making it a huge industry with quite a bit of pull and force. For the everyday woman who is just trying to keep up with the latest trends, it can be a costly endeavour, especially with the luxury make-up brands that seem to be increasing their prices more and more each day.

Top Budget-Friendly Spring 2018 Beauty Trends

Nowadays Americans are living in more debt than ever before. Take a look at the story on apexbeats.com which discusses how student loans are one of the main contributors in household debt. Not only do people have to worry about their regular household costs, but they’ve also got a student loan payment on top of it. So how can you look fashionable this spring with the latest makeup and beauty trends without ending up in debt? Here’s a look at the top budget-friendly tips and products to pick up.

Focus on Skincare

Rather than spending a fortune on all the latest makeup, colors, trends and looks, it’s a good idea to invest in proper skincare. Without a healthy, radiant and glowing base, your makeup isn’t going to sit right anyway, no matter how much you’ve spent on it. One of the biggest skincare trends at the moment is masks. You will find masks that address just about every skin issue and type out there. What’s great is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on them either.

Whenever possible, opt for trial sizes and one-time use products so you can learn which ones you like and not waste money in the process.

A Good Brow Product

It seems as though 2017 was really the year of brows, and 2018 looks to be no different. Whether you enjoy a fuller more natural brow or something more sculpted, the key is making the brow noticeable and stay put. There are tons of brow products on the market meant to give you that Instagram-ready brow. Choose from powders, pomades, gels, waxes and pencils, or use a combination. The brows help to shape your face and really act as a prominent feature.

Choose a Signature Lip Color

Each season tends to have a number of different colors that are considered “trendy”. Instead of purchasing a lipstick in each shade, pick one that can act as your signature color. If you find a shade that flatters your skin tone and that you feel comfortable in, there’s really no need to switch it up daily.

If you’re the type that doesn’t want to have to touch up throughout the day, opt for a liquid lip that dries down, has lasting power, and doesn’t transfer.

Check Out the Water Weight Foundations

One of the hottest trends for 2018 is to go for that ‘your skin but better’ look, keeping things natural and lightweight. What this means is skip the full-coverage foundations and opt for BB creams or lightweight water foundations. The drugstore is starting to catch on to the trend and is now offering a number of great options that won’t break the bank.

The Hottest Trends Done Your Way

Trends are meant to be suggestions and ideas that you can incorporate into your look. There is absolutely no reason you need to be following them to the tee and spending a fortune to do so.