Makeup has gradually become an essential part of most women’s daily routine, and something that a lot of us have come to rely on whether it’s for a general ‘pick me up’ or used to hide blemishes and skin imperfections.
Something that is often asked is “Is the quality of certain brands of makeup actually reflected in the cost of the product?” Different people will answer this debate in different ways, whilst some women are happy to stick with the cheap, cheerful and let’s face it, perfectly adequate everyday brands on the market; others like myself believe that as with anything you have to invest that little bit extra to get great quality.
Let’s take liquid foundations as an example. You can buy a bottle of inexpensive liquid foundation in virtually any chemist, shopping centre or even supermarket these days, but if you are buying one of the lower priced brands you may find yourself a little disappointed with the quality of the finish you get. Some foundations can make your face feel dry dry, and when they don’t take to the skin very well can look patchy and unattractive. If however you decided to spend a little more and invest in a bottle of something like ‘Clinique’ liquid foundation, although the initial cost is considerably higher in the first place I have found that it really does last longer than other brands and covers well leaving a silky smooth finish as apposed to the less desirable looks you can be left with from a cheaper alternative. I have found that just one small bottle of Clinique actually lasts me longer than half of the other foundations I have used in the past and it’s now the brand I swear by.
There are other examples of quality and cost when buying makeup of course, it’s not just foundations that women sometimes scrimp on, we have all been guilty of going out and buying a cheap mascara, only to get it home and find that it leaves us with panda eyes and gloopy eyelashes. There are a wide variety of makes and brands to choose from, and not all of them are priced extortionately, just remember that the cheapest is not always the best value. Something priced mid way in the price range can often be worth investing in.
At the end of the day, with all types of makeup, from Eye pencils, to lipsticks and concealer you really do get what you pay for, my top tip would be to invest those couple of extra pounds if you can afford it and you will find that in the long run you really are saving money by buying something that lasts twice as long and looks great.