Save or Splurge on Makeup?

There are so many brands and products available when it comes to makeup that it can be overwhelming. How to decide whether to save or splurge on makeup when you have other priorities in life?

This is a small guide to help you decide just that.


Makeup Brushes & Sponge: Save

This is where you can save as there are good quality brushes available at an affordable price. Real Techniques and PAC are my favorite. Same goes for sponges.

Real Techniques Brush Set and Miracle Complexion Sponge
PAC Mini Beauty Blender
PAC Brushes.


Primer: Save

Who would not want the makeup to look good on the skin as well as last throughout the day. Primer and help achieve it without making a big hole in the pocket.

Nivea Men After Shave Balm complete review is here.


Base: Splurge

To achieve any look it’s important to have perfect base makeup. This includes both foundation and concealer. Definitely splurge on this one as you can find perfect match as per you skin type and tone.

Estee Lauder Double Wear
Makeup For Ever High Definition Foundation
M.A.C Concealer.


Blush, Contour & Highlighter: Save

Save or splurge is completely your choice. I would highly recommend saving as basic colors like peach and coral blushes are easily available.
Essence Blush Up!

You can use any compact which is two shades deeper than you skin tone to give dimension to your face. Contour Palettes

Highlighters are something that you can save on as they are not used regularly.
Sivanna Baked Highlighter


Eyeliner & Mascara: Save

All makeup brands make them and finding a good quality in this category is not that difficult. Also, shelf life of mascara is not more than 3 to 6 months. Definitely save!


Eye Shadow:  Save/Splurge

Eye shadows are my favorite as they help me describe my mood. If you are new to makeup then definitely save till you don’t learn all the tricks to frame you eyes. The more you learn the more you would want to spend here.

Lakme 9 to 5 Eyeshadows
Maybelline Eye Studio
L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24Hr Eye Shadow


Lipstick: Save

It’s all about color and texture when it comes to lipsticks. From matte to gloss and any other finish or color is not difficult to find at drugstore. You can also find a lot of dupes for high end lipsticks. Maybelline and Colorbar cosmetics are my go to brands.

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