GOING MAKEUP SHOPPING? GO ARMED WITH THESE TIPS TO BUY RIGHT!
The makeup aisle in supermarkets or the beauty section in online websites is flooded with products starting from A to Z. Almost every day a new product is launched. Every new product seems to be genuine and better than the ones which are already available.
So many of us buy makeup and skincare products on a whim. The result: a graveyard of hardly used cosmetics. Instead of adding to your oft-ignored purchases, read on to find out which buying blunders are the most common and how to find items you’ll actually want to use again and again.
So how to select the best makeup for yourself when the aisles and sections of products seem never-ending? Simple! Make a note of these points before you go makeup shopping.
- RESEARCH AND SPEND LESS
If you have a product in mind, search about it online and read reviews posted by previous buyers. Look for alternative products. This would help you to decide which product you should invest in. Always buy makeup products from a good company.
Also, save money. Look for websites that offer products at lower prices.
- LONG-LASTING AND EASILY APPLICABLE
You definitely want your makeup to last all day long. While shopping, look for products that are long-lasting. This saves you time.
Go for products which are easy to carry and use. If you’re not good with liquid eyeliner, simply choose a pencil eyeliner which gives the same definition to your eyes.
- CHECK INGREDIENTS AND CHOOSE SPF
Before purchasing any beauty-product, checking its contents is a must. Look for the chemicals, natural elements present in it. Don’t just go by the name!
Select products which have SPF in them. If not sure, consult your dermatologist for the best advice.
- COMPLEMENTARY COLOURS
If your eye makeup is drastically different from the lip color you’ve used, your face would seem like a color palette. So, while choosing makeup stuff, find products that complement each other.
Make smart choices by selecting packages containing all the products you need starting from foundation to lip colors.
- TESTERS TO DETERMINE
If you’re buying from a cosmetic shop, it is always advisable to check if you’re allergic to any product or not. Try out the testers present in the counters or ask for free samples to be sure before you spend on a cream foundation that you’re allergic to.
- YOUR SKIN
Who knows your skin better than you? Depending on whether you’ve dry, oily or combination skin, choose your beauty essentials.
Buy a foundation that goes with your skin tone and select colors accordingly, to avoid making your face look like a mask.
- SMELLING PERFUME FOR JUST A FEW SECONDS
The first whiff of fragrance isn’t always the most accurate because it’s not representative of how it’d smell on your body later. When you’re searching for the perfect scent, let the perfume air out for a few minutes to get a sense of the entire range of notes as they evaporate. Let the scent linger; then, re-smell before you purchase.
- TESTING FOUNDATION AND POWER IN ARTIFICIAL LIGHT
Rather than depending on store lighting, which isn’t as bright as daylight, be sure to “see your skin in natural light before you take the plunge,” urges Annie Ford Danielson, a brand spokesperson for Benefit Cosmetics. It gives you a better idea of how well the shade matches your skin. If you don’t test it out in natural light, you may bring home a color that doesn’t work with your tone and undertones.
- TESTING MAKEUP ON YOUR HANDS
Swiping a foundation, eyeshadow or lipstick on your hand can give you a glimpse of the color and texture, but it’s not an accurate way to size up how it will look on your face. Wrists and arms are never the same shade as your face. To find a fitting lipstick, for instance, use your natural lip color as a guide. The most flattering shade either matches or is slightly darker than your lips.
Take suggestions from your friend or the sales executive at the store. They can give you a better idea as to what suits you and what your skin needs, besides, looking glammed up.
AND LASTLY, CURB THE SPLURGING HABIT
If there’s a Sale, it doesn’t mean you need to stock up on products as much as you can. Buy according to your requirement and in small quantities.
Don’t let confusion brood over your head. Use these tips and make makeup shopping easier!