Many people have a hard time searching for make-up that both suites their wallets and works well. Most popular cosmetic brands can be overpriced. Though they may be the best products at the moment, they may not be the products many women can get their hands on. It’s actually not difficult to find great cosmetics at a good price.
Many women fall victim to commercials showing off great, overpriced cosmetics when perfectly good, cheaper make-up is sitting on the dusty shelf of your favorite department store. You just have to look for them. This article will explain just where you should look for make-up, what brands are good, and what to use to apply them.
Finding the Right Foundation
When looking for foundation, keep in mind your specific skin type. If your skin is oily, try loose or pressed powder. This will cover up unwanted shine and keep your skin balanced. If your skin is dry, try looking for moisturizing foundations, such as lotions. This will quench your skin’s dryness and help your face feel hydrated and smooth throughout the day.
Combination skin can be a bit more tricky. Try looking for a smooth, oil-free mousse foundation for all over coverage or use powder on oily spots and liquid/lotion for the dryer parts. Remember to always cleanse your face before application for better skin balance.
When looking for the right shade, be very careful. A lot of foundations may look like your skin tone but when applied appears differently. If you want a light glow, get a lighter shade. If you are looking for a sun-kissed glow, get a darker shade. For a close or exact match, try a shade slightly darker. Once it is applied, it should match your skin tone.
A good choice for foundation is True Match by L’Oreal. True Match comes in a wide variety of shades and foundation types. The price range is $7.00 – $11.00, depending on the store where purchased.
Powder foundations are best applied with a facial sponge (usually included). Liquid, cream, and mousse foundations should be applied using facial cotton rounds or small facial sponges.
Finding Alluring Eyeshadow
The secret to good eyeshadow is pigmentation. The best eyeshadow contains high pigmentation whereas low-quality eyeshadow contains fillers for cheaper manufacturing.
Pressed eyeshadow should be applied with a traditional sponge eyeshadow applicator. The color will go on better and appear closer to the palette color. loose powder works best when applied with a small eyeshadow brush. The brush picks up and blends the color better. Cream eyeshadow can be applied with your fingers, a Q-Tip, or a sponge applicator. Liquid eyeshadow can be applied with your fingers or a brush.
Sally Girl by Sally Beauty stores has a variety of highly-pigmented pressed powder shades for only $00.99 each. A little goes a long way and goes on smoothly and brightly. They are available in all Sally Beauty stores . Another great brand is H.I.P. (High Intensity Pigments) by L’Oreal. The price range is $7.00 – $10.00, depending on where purchased.
Finding Gorgeous Lipstick
Good lipstick is hard to come by. Though the color may apply nicely, it may feather or fade throughout the day. Good lipstick brands include L’Oreal Endless Lip color, Revlon’s Colorstay lipstick, and Cover Girls’s Outlast lipstick. These brands have a great colour selection and great quality lipstick that lasts for hours. The prices vary from store to store but are available in most department stores. The price range is about $8.00- $12.00.
These are a few tips that will help you better decide what to buy, where to buy, and what to use. Hopefully this will make your search a little less difficult.