Makeup is fun! So let’s keep it that way!
Picking your battles and understanding where the majority of your money should be spent in this area is key. It can definitely be overwhelming when you walk into a department store with a plethora of brands staring you in the face. Most of us just want our makeup to last, match our skin perfectly, and of course, look fabulous, without having to dish out hundreds of dollars.
Trust me! I know how easy it is to get struck by the makeup fairy and want to BUY IT ALL! And who can escape the countless cosmetic ads featuring models with the perfect application, perfect color selections, and not to mention, flawless “airbrushed” skin!?! “I want to look like that”, is what rings through a girls mind.
Not every woman has the luxury of a full time makeup artist at their disposal or hours to accomplish a 20-step makeup application. That’s what it takes to look that way along with some high tech computer graphics ;). That doesn’t mean, however, that a beautiful and fabulous makeup application can’t be achieved by the average woman and still look amazing!
Where to dish it.
Spend the bigger dollars on Foundations, Powders, and Concealers. Why? Because these are the products that have the most contact with your skin (face) and can potentially cause breakouts or other skin conditions. Treat them as if they were a moisturizer or cleanser. Top quality!
When it comes to eyeshadow, lipstick, gloss, liners and mascara, you can keep more to a budget on these items. Try a cream shadow that you can use on your lips and cheeks too and kill 3 birds with one stone! 🙂
Brushes can be a bit pricey, but totally worth the investment! If you splurge in this area and take good care of them, they can last you a long time. Having the right tools (brushes) can help you achieve just about any look and allow you to fully enjoy the splendor of the many colors and textures make up has to offer.
Remember… Before you put a stitch of makeup on, you are already beautiful! Its simply a tool to enhance it and bring it to the next level.