Thursday, July 29, 2010

When it comes to beauty where do you indulge?

I often have a hard time indulging in any beauty product over $20... I just don't always believe more expensive= better product...

There are a few things however that in my opinion are worth it for me. Items such as makeup brushes. Not only are good quality brushes tres important in my career as a makeup artist but they really do make a world of difference. Some of my fav's are Mac Cosmetics 217 blending brush ($27.00) and 239 eye shading brush ($29.50) both which I have multiples of.

That being said I'm not opposed to less expensive brushes, in fact I have several brushes in my collection that I use on almost every client such as this Black Taklon Angle Liner that I get from CoastalScents.com for $1.85.



Another place where I choose to splurge a little is eye cream. I discovered Vasanti Cosmetics Eye Wonder eye cream and have never looked back. Its a miracle in a jar! At $42.00 it isn't cheap however I justify it because not only does it work but the jar is a lot bigger than most eye creams and it lasts a long time.

Perfumes another area where you cant help but splurge. Most name brand perfumes cost anywhere from $50-$120 and so while I do tend to purchase my favs once or twice a year I have found ways around this. I have found some awesome scents at The Body Shop such as Neroli Jasmin and a classic fav of mine White Musk EDT, they retail for anywhere from $17.00 - $28.00 depending on the size and fragrance you choose. These scents smell amazing, last a long time and won't break the bank!



These are just some of the areas I choose to spend a bit more on beauty.
Where do you indulge when it comes to beauty products?



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5 comments:

EveryDay Makeup (becky) on July 29, 2010 at 11:22 AM said...

when it comes to beauty stuff, i don't mind spending a lot of a really good primer or moisturizer :) I'm currently suing The Body Shop's Vitamin E intense moisture and its sooo worth the money.

NancyPower on July 29, 2010 at 11:31 AM said...

hmmm primers and foundations are things I don't mind spending money on. Skin care for sure because my skin is complicated so if it works I don't care if it's expensive.

Lisamarie and Christelle on July 29, 2010 at 12:41 PM said...

Well geez, what don't I spend money on! ;-) But if I had to pick something (or then skincare) worth spending the extra money on - base coat - use a good base and it doesn't matter how cheap the nail polish is, it will last longer!

Best, Lisamarie

Amanpreet on July 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM said...

I spend a lot on skin care products - so toner, moisturizer with SPF, and eye cream. I really love Shisheido's skin care line, but I am curious to try out Vasanti's eye cream b/c I've heard so much about it.

Make-up Junkie on August 1, 2010 at 2:22 PM said...

Great post! I definitely splurge on brushes although I also have found some cheapie ones that are good to work with like from ecoTools and Quo. I do splurge on skincare and foundations. The only thing I don't splurge on is probably mascara. I need to check out the Vasanti Eye Wonder - thanks for the rec!

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