103 lipsticks & not even 1 by MAC , not ashamed to say this. I am super happy with my collection. Would definitely purchase a MAC or Anastasia Beverly Hills in the near future, but that doesn’t mean my love for drugstore products will decline. Same is true for every aspect of makeup, from creams to foundations, eye makeup to make up removers.
The eternal question, debated on the Facebook group ‘Middle east beauty bloggers ‘ got me writing this piece. So is it wise to be thrifty n buy only drugstore makeup & dupes of high end ?. Or should the price tag on a product guarantee how safe it is for our skin?
Drugstore brands are on one hand fabulous and affordable & on the other good quality n pigmented. With the cosmetics market booming , drugstore companies are ensuring their products are made of quality n skin friendly ingredients , have improved formulas & textures. There is a whole world of undiscovered dupes n fabulous original products in the drugstore line that is worth exploring. Tried and tested trustworthy drugstore brands are Nyx, Bourjois, L’Oreal, Max factor, Maybelline, colorpop, L.a.girl , BH cosmetics, Morphe, Sleek , Lakme, Revlon, Gosh, Milani, Wet n wild, Essence, Prestige , Rimmel, highlighters n blushes from H&M, blush & eyeshadow from Newlook .
Highend brands do come out with good quality products , cute packaging and are heavily endorsed. ut not everything is always worth paying the huge price tag . I feel they are just cashing in on brand value. Doesn’t mean i dont buy high end stuff , but it means i invest my money carefully, only if it’s worth it.
My humble opinion is follow your heart and not what is endorsed by a celebrity or an Fb friend. Makeup is something YOU should love . If u are happy with drugstore products – be proud about it , if u are a highend fan – go for it . The best of both worlds is a perfect mix.
Products / brands u like the most , that suits you best are the ones most valuable , no matter whatever the price.