How are you all hanging in there ? I know right , this year seems to be speeding along like it’s on a mission to get to the end in no time. It’s been an eventful first quarter and as you would have noticed I have kind of slowed down on my updates but no to worry I am going to show time it’s got nothing on me 🙂 .
I just about realized in my reminiscent mood that I have also slowed down in my makeup acquisition fetish .In the first quarter of this year , I haven’t bought a lot of makeup products like I would have done. I think this is largely due to the exchange rate which has affected the prices of products in the market.
I almost had a heart attack when I found out that my favorite Black Up foundation which used to be N7,000 is now sold for N13,000 …… I couldn’t berieve(sic) it mehn!
Ok, so in this post we would be looking at a question that has been posed to me several times , to save or to splurge? , if only they knew they were talking to a “splurger-by-nature'” ….. 🙂 , never mind me – it’s not that bad yet , I think .
First let’s understand the basics , putting together a makeup kit either for Personal or Pro use isn’t that simple.You must first have a budget in mind and work towards that.There are some must-have makeup items that you can not afford not to have even if they are expensive, that’s why it can be termed as makeup investment.
You need a great makeup Brush set because it enhances your application . Good quality is key it .You can buy Real Technique, I particularly like its stippling brush, also Kuddy Cosmestics , Zaron cosmestic, Hegai and Esther , ELF, Sigma, MAC, Sigma, Bdellium to mention a few
For Makeup Removers, you can use good quality coconut oil and save on getting makeup remover.
Primers and Oil control – Its important we have a primer that helps to make the makeup last longer Sonia Kashuk brightening Primer, BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, Nos 7 Beautifully matte, Ponds Oil control. They help to keep your make up flawless all day especially with our hot weather.
Another item to Splurge on is Foundation. The weather in Nigeria is very hot and when selecting a foundation it’s an important factor to consider . It means you will have to opt for mattifying foundations (BlackUp mattifying foundation, Marykay Matte wear, Maybelline Fit me, Revlon Colour stay, Black Opal Even Tue) to mention a few good foundation .
Powder also should be bought based on skin type and the coverage you want to achieve.It could be in a compact / pressed form or a loose powder.Brands like MAC Mineralise, Maybelline, Fashion Fashion, Covergirl,Tara, Milani,Kuddy Cosmestics, Milani, black Radiance , Ben Nye , Flori roberts, Iman to many a few are readily available here.
Invest in a great gel liner because they can serve multiple purpose ( use it on the eyebrow as eyeliner for lining the waterline and you can dip a clean mascara wand to act as a mascara) Try BLOT eyeliner from Gifty Daughters / Hegai and Esther brow gel/Zaron / Inglot gel liner .
Make sure you buy a good quality Eyeshadow pallete, by great I mean well pigmented and can stay one for hours.
The following items you can SAVE ON
Blush and Bronzers
Concealers ( I currently use L.A Girl and it works fine)
Mascara ( I use Maybelline Rocket Volume Masacra)
Eyeliner ( Pencil, Marker , gel liner)
Lipstick / Makeup setting mist/ Eye shadow primer/Contour kit/Lashes /Lash glue all listed items are based on personal preference.
What makeup item do you invest in and which do you save on .Kindly share below
Hugs and Kisses.