Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Makeup

Makeup has now become a vastly diverse and widely discussed subject and has spawned a billion dollar industry that does not seem to show any signs of slowing down. As celebrities are also beginning to launch their own makeup brands under their own names and thus creating a whole new line in the process, the options are seemingly endless, and definitely mind-boggling when you want to buy one of them. Even seasoned makeup gurus have to keep up with the development, which is faster than ever. So here is a list of mistakes you should remember to avoid, so you buy your makeup with more ease.

Forgetting About the Seasons

This really depends on which part of the world you live in, but even then, you have to factor in for things like humidity and rainy seasons. Different times of years bring with it different seasons, each with its own traits and characteristics. There is always a perfect season for everyone; in other words, there is a season that like your more than others by nature, and vice versa. You have to buy your makeup accordingly. Winter months can dry out skin, requiring moisture in your products, and summer calls for something that looks fresher.

Buying Foundation Right Away

Foundation is… well, the foundation of the makeup itself, which is why it does not make sense to skimp out on this. Unless you have been using the same foundation for a few years and swear by it no matter what, if you are in the market for a foundation, make sure you never buy it the same day. Try out a few samples, and swatch it on your skin. Later in the day, see how the colour has developed, whether the formula has smudged, and whether it matches your skin tone. It is so hard to tell under those fluorescent lights at the store, which are good for when you want to examine a lipstick organiser, but not so much for when you are buying foundation.

Buying Bulk

Unless you are a retailer yourself or are in the trade in some way, buying makeup in bulk is never a good idea. Aside from the fact that they expire after a while and we tend to forget about this after a few months have passed, when it comes to things like eye shadows, you always tend to go for new colours and options that come out. Which in effect, leaves your old eye shadow kit gathering dust in a corner. Hardly ideal is it? Buy small palettes, not just because it is better for this sort of thing, but also because you can transport it super easily.

Not Researching

Just like you would read up everything you can about that phone you wanted to buy, you should also read up about the different types of makeup brands, and which seem right for you. There are thousands of reviews for you to browse through online, and so many threads discussing different products. All you need to do is hop online and start looking for them. You can even ask some questions of your own if you wish.

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Author Monet Eisenhart