Where To Save + Invest In Your Makeup Collection

I'm sure we can all agree that makeup can be really expensive. Especially when you're like me and get drawn into the black hole also known as Sephora and end up spending wayyyy too much (usually on things I don't need). A few weeks ago I wrote a post about starting a makeup collection and today I wanted to follow up on that and share some places where I think it's best to invest or save!

  • Foundation - If something is going to go all over your face, you should 100% be investing in a quality product. If you struggle with sensitive skin, investing in a solid foundation is even more of a must.  I LOVE the Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation, it buildable and it's actually not as expensive as some other high end foundations. 
  • Concelear - Concealer always makes me feel much more confidant and put together. I rarely leave the house without it, and even though it can add up, I always opt for high(er) end ones. I like the texture and coverage that higher concealers give, that drug store options just don't have. 
  • Brushes - A quality face brush and blending brush are essential for every makeup collection. Higher end brushes keep up a little better against wear and tear from travelling and cleaning, and the higher end brushes tend not to shed all over your face. 

  • Powder - I find that I don't use powder all that much, and when I do use it, I never use very much. Drugstore powders work just as well as regular powders, and because I don't use them very often, it doesn't make sense to spend a ton of money or powders. 
  • Blush - It seems like almost every high-end blush has a drugstore dupe. Again, because there are so many different low-cost options, it just doesn't make sense to purchase high end ones. 
  • Eyeshadow - This one is a little controversial, but if you're really looking to save some money, save on eyeshadow. Yes, there are some amazing high-end shadows, but there are also really amazing low-cost dupes.  
  • Sponges - If you change out your sponges often enough (which you should totally be doing), opting for cheaper sponges or blenders is totally fine. They all work the same, and the cheaper ones will save you a ton of money (think $4 from Target instead of $20 from Sephora). 

Toss Up: 
  • Eyeliner - I go back and forth with eyeliners. Because it goes so close to your eye, it's important to make sure that you're using quality products. However, drugstore options are usually really good and work just as well as high end ones. 
  • Lipstick - Lipsticks can vary so much from brand to brand and shade to shade. There are usually amazing drugstore dupes and options, however if there's a formula that you love or a color you can't find anywhere else, don't be afraid to splurge! 
So this is my guide for where to invest and where to save. This is by no means an "end all be all", but it's a great guide if you're looking for a few ways to cut back on makeup spending. As always, let me know any thought down below, I'd love to hear them! 



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