[dropcap]I[/dropcap]‘ve spent a huge amount of money lately on makeup and beauty. Like, a huge amount. I have basically bought a whole new face between the beginning of June and now. I’m not even exaggerating. So much makeup, so much skincare, so much money.
Annoyingly, all of my makeup and stuff seemed to run out at the same time. Or at least, that’s what I’ve told myself. I also upgraded a few things, like highstreet orange BB creams to something a bit nicer, and cakey foundations to something a bit smoother. All came at a price.
I’ve become a very firm believer in the idea that quality is everything when it comes to what you’re putting on your face. That isn’t to say that I don’t love a bargain, or an amazing dupe, but sometimes I think its just necessary to go for something a little pricier that you know will last longer, look better, and make you feel on top of your life. A present for the soul, if you will.
And trust me, sometimes it goes wrong. Sometimes the expensive stuff is absolutely awful, and sometimes you can get a bargain Touche Eclat dupe from L’Oreal and the world is whole again. It all depends on the research you do into the product your buying.
For example, for years I used the Bobbi Brown eyeliner pots. Years and years. Then I switched to highstreet liquid eyeliners, and now, following an exciting trip to a Canadian supermarket, I’m back on eyeliner pots. This time, e.l.f for a whopping C$4 a pop. And y’know what? I think it’s better than anything I’ve ever used before. It’s stronger and deeper than the Bobbi Brown pots, and longer wearing than liquid pens. All in all, I’m going to be using it every day for the rest of my life.
Then again, budget eyeshadows tend to be a bit meh. My Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette hasn’t been used in months. Instead I’ve been using my Naked 2 Basics Palette and occasionally sneaking some of my sisters Tarte stuff. The pigment is just better and longer lasting.
So with all this new makeup, I’ve set myself a little challenge. I’ve bought it all, now I’m going to use it all. No more makeup buying indefinitely. I literally have no reason to buy more, and no need to restock anything. As I say, I have enough for a whole new face. Operation finish everything has begun.
Time to hit pan on bronzers, blushes and highlighters, and scrape the bottom of the foundation bottle.
Lol. Let’s see how long this lasts…
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