Save or splurge? When i was new to building a makeup collection , i saw all those youtubers with tonnes of mac and urban decay , i would want to buy all that expensive makeup , but then i came to learn that there are lots of things you can , and you should save on and i did feel a alot comfortable with that cuz then i could grow my makeup collection.
Eyeshadow: spend spend and spend away , eyeshadow is the most important part of makeup , investing in it would definitely bring back favourable returns and trust me , cheaper eyeshadows , can be powdery and can have bad color payoff etc , people have to dig up the pan to pack on the color so ultimately your cheaper eyeshadows get used up ten times faster , spending on eyeshadows will give you long lasting results.
Eyeshadow primer/base: Spend!I dont know if its just me but all the inexpensive eyeshadow bases I bought crease horribly
Mascara: this is one item where you can always save up , Maybellline has awesome mascaras and its cheaper than most high end mascaras which are kind of crappier than the maybelline ones.
Eyeliner: Save up , you have alot of variety of eyeliners to choose from , look up for dupes for the expensive one , Milani , Karaja and NYX has some amazing quality eyeliners,
Foundation: Spend, do not risk your skin with crappy , cheap products , they have weird ingriedients such as silicone and parabens and oils , which can cause breakouts. Invest in your foundation , and it will give you a flawless finish.
face Powder: With face powders , you can go both ways, because you already have foundations and other things on your face , and your skin does not absorb powders that fast so i would like to save on face powders
Blush : Save , with blushes too you have alot you can choose from , alot of drugstore brands offer great quality.
Highlighter: Spend , believe me , you need the most perfect formula with highlighters or it can end up to be a disaster.
Bronzer: Spend! I dont know why but i like high end bronzers , just because they look attractive :P , but also they are better quality and more natural looking.
Lipliner: spend! lips need good care or they can become blue due to all those chemicals.
Lipstick: Please please please , try to save on lipsticks , buy NYX and etude , they are great , dont go spending on lipsticks , i do not find high end lipsticks better over cheaper ones. I see alot of women spending most on lipsticks.
Tools /brushes: Spend on these, cheaper brushes shed , leaving bristles on face and makeup , highend ones are soft and definitely better quality , if you do not want to spend on it buy ECOTOOLS , best inexpensive brushes ever...
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