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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: April 13, 2013

The average woman will spend $4,000 in her lifetime on mascara

I read this insanely interesting article over on’s blog about how much women spend on cosmetics. I consider myself to be pretty low-maintenance. A swipe of mascara, a little blush, concealer should a pimple pop up. But if you’re a major make-up junkie, you’ll probably spend $15,000 on make-up in your lifetime. Before you faint, here are some ways to save.

First weight splurge versus save. For foundation and blush, they recommend you splurge. After all, this is the basis of your make-up routine and they will also have longer shelf life if you purchase a high-end brand. But for the rest of it? Mascaras, lipsticks and eye shadows are aplenty at your local drugstore. And there are much more affordable. I am a Revlon lipstick devotee.

They also suggest reading reviews before you buy anything (I do this religiously!), ask for free samples of higher-end products and  to join rewards clubs at your local Sephora or beauty store.

Do you have any tips for saving money on make-up or beauty products? Read through the rest of the statistics on MintLife.

(Statistics found on MintLife Blog)

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