On my journey to learn about the perfect make up application, I went through several “cheap” stages.
The first one is buying make up brushes from Hong Kong through ebay, a set of 24 cost me EUR10. I always thought that make up tools are overpriced and I also thought that there was no difference in the bristles. I was sooo wrong…Next phase buying make up like they were snack packs! Again in the school years budget is low so the cheapest options where my first choice. I was soooo wrong… Saving for few key items would have been more viable.
So basically the pattern till I was around 21 was cheap cheap everything is good enough! I was sooooo WRONG!!! Arghhh
Then thankfully the voice of reason came a long and told me, save and buy a high end item for your foundation and concealer which will give you a good launching pad to the rest of your face. Not to mention my holy grail of a quality cleanser and moisturizer. Although there was a significant improvement, my brushes where still frazzled, stiff as a horse tail!
For the past couple of years I have found my platform, my confidence and my comfort in makeup. So in order to avoid spending your cash on useless items, Invest in a quality make up brush set, this will boost most of the drugstore brands and give you the same results as high end brands.
It’s not a necessity to have all your make up costing an arm and a leg, but having good tools and refined techniques will give you the results of a flawless look!
So if you are in your school years, SAVE and get yourself 6 brushes that will last you till you get your first pay check. Buy a medium range foundation, concealer, face powder, one clear base eye shadow, mascara, clear gloss, black pencil eyeliner and then start building with key items that you would need along the way.
For the ladies that can spare some extra funds, I can’t stress how important a good high end primer, foundation and concealer are! If nothing else these 3 base items need to be good quality! If you are a makeup geek like me, you will up it up on high end all the way BUT doesn’t mean I don’t venture for drugstore items there are some amazing products out there!
So whatever your budget, Invest in great Brushes and a good knowledge of techniques and you can be creative and flawless every time!
You tube have amazing tutorials, so look through and enjoy learning from other people like you and me. My favorite all time You Tuber for flawless DIY make up is https://www.youtube.com/user/nguerriero19 , she is not only talented & gorgeous, she is down to earth, unpretentious an all-round lovely lady. You will love her tutorials and tips!
My suggestion for brushes that I hugelyyyyyyy recommend are the Real Techniques Sam’s Picks Collection, I just purchased these a month ago and I they are absolutely fantastic! I got them from feelunique.com (as per usual). The brushes are soft and shaped so well to achieve the technique you need…I don’t know how I lived without them!