Makeup is kind of my thing. If I could afford to, I’d buy and more and more. IF being the operative word, there. As it is, I can’t afford it.
Despite my budget consciousness, I have improved and refined my collection over the last year or so. When I first started wearing makeup it was whatever was cheapest in Boots.
I didn’t do any research on it, I didn’t test it, I didn’t ask my friends. It was just like oh concealer, I needs that, and only 99p, perfect.
And I would use it until it ran out and then buy the exact same thing again. Which is all fine if it actually works and you know how to use it properly.
I have since realised that, if I want my makeup to look nice, I can’t just use any old thing. I have to actually try and test and research and find out what works on my face.
Despite my years of effort, I do not have perfect skin. It’s dry, yet oily, or it starts off dry but looks like I’ve had a mishap with FryLite by the end of the day. And all the breakouts.
All of this means that I can’t get away with just buying a foundation off the shelf and hoping for the best. Sometimes I have to find specialist products and brands which usually means mo’ money.
I can’t afford to buy everything high end, nor would I want to. But I have found that some things, for me, are worth spending the extra money on, and some things are absolutely not.
You might want to brew up, because I’ve compiled a little guide here on what I think is worth investing in, and what I think I can get away with scrimping on, and it is long! Let’s do expensive first: