As much fuss is being made on recession, walk into any major mall or beauty store, most make up items are still very expensive. If one isn’t careful, one can spend our life savings on beauty products and fashion items. Even though we all want to look good, we must be careful not to break the bank. So here are some expert approved tips on where to and where not to spend extra money on.
Here are beauty products to spend on:
Cheaper perfumes always start off with a very strong scent but they fade quicker than their pricier counterparts due to the fact that the latter contains high quality oils. One very useful trick here is to add a dab of vaseline on your pulse areas before spritzing to extend the wear of the fragrance so you’ll end up using less of it throughout the day.
In this case, you get what you pay for. If you spend money in good quality make up brushes, it can last you forever.(be careful not to buy counterfeit). However, you have to clean the brush regularly. Less expensive brushes tend to shed faster that the expensive ones. Also, you’re more prone to skin irritation if cheaper brushes are used.
Foundation and Concealer
Finding the right shade and formula of these items could be tough. Using the right one can be the difference between having a flawless face and looking like a drag queen. Head over to a beauty store and consult a beauty specialist to lead you to the right direction. Using a cheap concealer and foundation might settle your creases and fine lines like pancake.
Application of any sort of hair creams, relaxers, serums, gels and other hair products could be damaging overtime, especially relaxers. Hair stylists would advise women to use relaxer kits like Dark and Lovely, Profective, and the likes. Although they cost over #1200 but they’re more effective than those relaxers that cost #2000.
Beauty products to save on
Facial Wipes and Makeup removers
This is a very easy one. Instead of buying pricey facial wipes, baby wipes can do the job. They can even do the job of a facial cleanser. Most Dermatologists and Skin therapist recommend a creamy and gentle formula. These baby wipes can also double as makeup removers. You don’t have to waste your money and buy expensive facial cleansers.
Eye-liners and Brow Pencils
The only difference between a branded eyeliner and brow pencil is the softness of the pencil. To get more for less, simply buy eye-liners in plastic containers instead of the wooden ones that need sharpening. The wooden ones tend to dry out faster and drag your eyelids. In the case of brow pencils, the brown eye shadow you wear everyday can double as a brow filler. Apply very little on a small make up brush and apply it in short strokes.
As ladies, we all love variety and most likely, you’ll buy plenty of different colours and shades. So why break the bank because of your lips? Just buy in bulk and apply white powder on your lips before applying the lipstick. This makes the lipstick last longer and it’ll be less likely to crack.