Summer Cosmetics: Spend or splurge

June 21, 2013 10:24:22 AM PDT
When it comes to makeup for the summer cosmetics, what should you spend or splurge on? Jill Glaser from Makeup First School of Makeup Artistry has some advice.

Questions to ask yourself:

1. What is the product's shelf life before it will begin to breed bacteria/fungus? If short, then save money

2. How important is the product in terms of enhancing your beauty? If important, then splurge.

Mascara (Depends)

Since mascara has a short shelf life, try to find a drugstore brand that you are more likely to throw out within the recommended 6 weeks to avoid bacterial/fungal infection. If you absolutely love the expensive mascara simply because of its applicator wand, you can always either use that wand (sanitized) or buy disposable wands that match that applicator shape and then use the disposable wands with the drugstore brand. finally, if you have to have that expensive mascara, use it as the final layer over the less expensive brand to get the most out of that expensive mascara.

Foundations/concealers: SPLURGE

Your face is your canvas. If you find a product that works well and you have to splurge, go for it. With the more expensive proucts, you will get better results with less.

Set powder: SAVE

If your foundation is color correct, all you need is one translucent set powder and they are all similar!

Multitaskers: DEPENDS

Try to find a product that multi-tasks-lip stain/cheek stain-then you can splurge or save, if you find something you love, at least it's doing two jobs.

Powders: SPLURGE

On highly pigmented powders for eye shadow, stick with mostly neutrals that you will always need. Try the drugstore if you want to experiment with a crazy color. If you like the color, then splurge on a more pigmented powder

Eye liner pencils/lip pencils: SAVE

Many inexpensive ones are equally as good as the more expensive pencils.

Gloss: SAVE

You can even just use Vaseline or rosebud salve either alone or over your favorite lip color and get a great result and you won't need expensive gloss.

Lipstick: DEPENDS

It has a short shelf life, but you have to love it, it's your choice to splurge or save. Either way, it has a short shelf life, so it you are flexible with brands, go to the drugstore.

BOLD COLOR EYE SHADOW

    Maybelline Color Tattoo
    $5.29 SAVE!
    Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream
    23.00

NEUTRAL MATTE EYESHADOWS

    VISEART PRO PALETTE-12 SHADES
    80.00 SPLURGE!
    URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTE
    50.00 (TOO MANY SHIMMERS AND TOO SIMILAR)

FOUNDATION

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD

    42.00
    FACE ATELIER SPLURGE! 32.00 (SMALLER BOTTLE)

Lip Gloss

    Rosebud Salve
    8.00 SAVE!
    Make Up For Ever
    20.00

False Lashes

    Ardell SAVE!
    3.49
    MAC
    16.00

MAKEUP REMOVER ? OIL FREE AND SOOTHING

    EMBRYOLISSE SOOTHING & CLEANSING M/UP REMOVER
    32.00 FOR 8 OZ. (3.76 PER OZ) SPLURGE!
    SEPHORA
    3.00 FOR 1.69 OZ (1.78 PER OZ)

Mascara

    Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion
    7.49 SAVE!
    Dior Waterproof Mascara
    13.00

Lipstick

    Maybelline Lipstick SAVE!
    8.49
    MAC Matte Lipstick
    15.00

MULTI-PURPOSE PRODUCTS ? SPLURGE!

    TARTE CHEEK STAIN (LIPS AND CHEEKS)
    30.00
    NARS-THE MULTIPLE (EYES, LIPS AND CHEEKS)
    50.00

Eyeliner Pencils

    Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Pencil SAVE!
    5.00
    Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes
    18.00

Lipliner Pencils

    Maybelline Colorsensational SAVE!
    4.29
    MAC Lipliner
    15.00

Make Up First website: www.makeupfirst.com


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