Thrifty Makeup: When To Splurge And When To Save

Thrifty makeup tips are necessary these days, because there are so many expensive options on the market.  You need to know what to splurge on and what to skip. The most common misconception is that expensive makeup is better than their cheaper counterparts, this isn’t always the case.

When to Splurge

1. Foundation

 

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Why splurge on foundation? First it is the basis of your look, then the foundation should have a better quality because it will exactly matches your skintone. Branded foundation is more favored than drugstore bought foundations because branded has a better finish and is tested to last all day – making it more economical as you wouldn’t have to reapply the foundation whole throughout the day. One of the best foundations to try out is Dior DiorSkin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 as it provides that hydrating finish and with the right amount of coverage it creates a naturally flawless, bare-skin effect.

2. Eyeshadow

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As we all know that brand names are far better than drugstore ones. It is preferred because branded eyeshadows  are made with higher quality ingredients thus giving away better pigment when applied. Also what’s best with it is that you didn’t actually splurge as you don’t have to keep on buying or replacing your eyeshadows – with branded eyeshadows you’ll only need 2 years to change it. Personally I really like the Urban Decay Naked Palettes (ALL VERSIONS) because of its variety of colours and that lasting effect it creates after application.

3. Powder, Bronzer or Blush

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Just the same as with eyeshadows when these makeup must haves are tightly compact it is with best interest to spend more on department store products as according to Beau Nelson, a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist,“Department store powders are more finely milled, so the texture is smoother than typical mass brands,” Plus high-quality makeup products crumble and break less easily. For bronzer, I like to use Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact – Bronze not only is it a highly top rated bronzer but this Bobbi Brown product creates that deep, bronzy glow.

 

4. Tools

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If your main focus is to save money then choosing to use a Professional-grade makeup brushes proves to be the best option! Some may not agree to this but PRO-Grade brushes are made of fine materials therefore giving you that even-well distributed product making you not use more product over time. I personally use MAC Brush Collection – I also love that post cleaning the brushes still look the same as before.

When to Save

1. Mascara

 

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I find no need for a $20 to $40 mascara when you can get the same look with a $5 one. When looking for a great mascara whole throughout the WorldWideWeb Maybelline New York Great Lash automatically is on most sites that recommends your mascara must haves.

 

2. Lipstick

 

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With drugstore lipsticks you can buy 5 to 10 kinds for less than $20. Isn’t it fantastic that you have a whole lot of colors without spending more – if you think about the lipstick not lasting the entire day then check out this great technique to on How To Make Your Lipstick Last All Day and with regards to lipsticks that you can try, check out CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick as it sticks to the lips well without the worries for transferring its color to the food or glass beverage that you’re using.

3. Eyeliner

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Just like mascaras where you need replacement every 3 months. Your eyeliner is the least makeup must have that you need to spend on. Drugstore and branded eyeliners just give the same result (whether pencil or liquid). With liquid check out which one has that gives even application. And just imagine Jordana Cosmetics INCOLOR Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner is less than $6 but a lot of good reviews are on it.

So there you have it ladies! Little lesson will make a BIG DIFFERENCE!

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