Saturday, April 26, 2014

To Splurge or No To Splurge

                Are you new to makeup? Feel a bit overwhelmed when you're at a a store like Sephora, and wondering about what’s worth splurging on? I’m here to help.  Personally I feel that products used to emphasize certain features don’t necessarily need to be high end. Those would be: lipstick, blush, bronzer, highlighter, eye primer (but if your lids are really oily I’d recommend urban decay primer potion), brow products (unless yours need a lot of help, in which case I’d recommend checking out Anastasia or Benefit), and mascara. Not that high end versions aren't worth indulging in mind you. However, there are quite a few low end versions that are similar, or better than the expensive ones. 

                Now which ones are worth the splurge? Here are some to consider. For a smoother look, and to help your foundation to stay on better, primer is a good one to invest in. Why? It will fill in your pores, and help slow down the oil from breaking down the foundation.  Naturally, next would be foundation. This is one of the trickiest products to buy. Pick the wrong type, and your face could end up looking like a hot mess (and possibly break you out). While the wrong shade can make you look like you're wearing a mask, or make you look ill. Have some redness, spots, or want to brighten up certain areas? Concealer can help with that. I recommend getting two shades; one shade that’s your skin tone to hide spots, and help conceal redness, then a lighter one for highlighting areas you want to emphasize. Last, but not least, setting spray. This is especially helpful for special occasions since you won’t have to worry much about the products staying put.

                Product Rec.s : 
·         smash box or hourglass - primer
·         bare minerals, bobbi brown, or shiseido – foundation
·         it cosmetics, or benefit – concealer
·         urban decay, or model in a bottle – setting spray

I hope these tips are helpful to you, and will help your shopping trip be less stressful.

Thanks for reading!

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