Makeup products can be expensive when if you don’t know how to pick the right products. It is not necessary that you must spend an exuberant amount of money on all makeup products. Here is the list of makeup products that you can splurge on and the ones you can save on:
MAKEUP BRUSHES: SPLURGE
When it comes to makeup brushes you can splurge because a good brush can last for years especially if taken care of properly. A good makeup brush should apply smoothly and evenly, survive multiple washes and not leave bristles all over your face. It is only possible for a brush to stay with you for a long time if you wash them regularly and keep them clean.
Foundation is the base for your entire look. The one you choose can mean the difference between glowing, radiant skin or skin that is too yellow, too pink, too dark or too light. The last thing you need is a tale line between your neck and jaw line. That is why this one is a splurge. Foundations can be expensive, but it is worth the investment. The foundation right foundation shade can be found with a few methods.
The same goes for bronzer. Buying a cheap bronzer can mean a muddy, streaky complexion. Choosing the right bronzer will give you smooth blending and a natural look. Designer brands have more finely milled powder, meaning it will apply smoothly and be easier to build and blend. An added perk of going with a designer brand is the option of forgoing shimmer. Most cheap type bronzers do have shimmer and it can just be a little too much
Regardless of price or brand, blushes have similar ingredients to one another. The main difference is that cheaper products are less pigmented, which sounds bad but is actually more than okay. Less pigmentation just means it’s easier to avoid an unpleasing look and gives you more room to play with layering and blending. The one exception to this is if you’re buying a blush tint. There is too much room for error due to the high pigmentation level. So, it is recommended in such case to go for a designer brand.
Highlighter can either be beautiful or disastrous, depending on the brand and application. Splurge on this one and go for a sheer, liquid illuminator that you know will apply smoothly and not ruin your makeup look.
EYESHADOW PALETTE: SPLURGE
This is one of those makeup products where pigmentation matters. When you pick up a designer brand eyeshadow palette, it is more likely to have more of faded, creased colors and vibrant, long-lasting shades. The eyes are usually the first thing people notice when they look at you hence make sure it is top notch and splurge in this category.
Eyeliners are found in every makeup based store and most of them are pretty good. You can get a variety of shades that are long-lasting and smooth to apply, so definitely save your money here.
Everyone has different eyelash needs. Some may want volume, some length. Whatever the need maybe, there is a mascara to fill it, for a cheap rate. Many of them hold up to the quality you’ll find at departmental stores.
Like eyeshadow, lipstick is another makeup product where pigmentation matters. A designer lipstick has more pigmentation, so more vibrant pop of colors. It will also apply on smoother and last longer. An additional point to high-end lipstick is that they tend to include moisturizing ingredients like Shea butter to help hydrate your smile.
LIP GLOSS: SAVE
Unlike lipstick, lip gloss doesn’t rely on pigmentation as much. They are good for a little tint and some shine, which makes this a perfect place to save your money. You can get a perfectly good lip gloss for a third of the price of a high-end gloss and it will work just as good as the designer ones
Makeup products aren’t always expensive when you start purchasing them according to their use and level of pigmentation. Whether you splurge or save your money, makeup products will give you the best results if chosen for quality over quantity and price.