Makeup- When to Splurge and When to Save

Buying makeup can get expensive so when I was shopping with my sister and sweet nieces a couple days ago- I decided to go cheap. I have the belief that certain items you can go cheap on. Mainly lips and eyes. I don’t like too many inexpensive face products because my skin is sensitive and many make my skin break out. I stick to Clinique, MAC, Makeupforever, Lancome, etc. and I am okay with spending the money for these good quality products.  I would love to hear of any face product suggestions for sensitive skin that are cheaper?

Clinique Even Better foundation is great for sensitive skin and has great coverage.
Clinique Even Better foundation is great for sensitive skin and has great coverage.
MAC Studio Fix is so worth the money! It stays on forever. It never irritates my skin and goes on so smooth. It also lasts forever. One compact  lasts me months. Love it!
MAC Studio Fix is so worth the money! It stays on forever. It never irritates my skin and goes on so smooth. It also lasts forever. One compact lasts me months. Love it!

For eyeshadow I often buy more expensive brands too because I feel like they stay on longer.  That is true for eyeliner too. I do like to buy some cheap eye shadows and eye liners to try out colors.

I would love this Laura Mercier palette. It is $44 at Sephora- which is a lot, but good quality eye shadow is worth the splurge.
I would love this Laura Mercier palette in Summer in St. Tropez. It is $44 at Sephora- which is a lot, but good quality eye shadow is worth the splurge.

One of my favorite mascaras is Maybelline great lash in blackest black.  Stays on and gives a full lash. Love.

Love this mascara and it most places it is under $5!
Love this mascara and it most places it is under $5!

Lipsticks I buy cheap sometimes. I find that some of the cheaper brands you have to apply more often- but reapplying lipstick doesn’t bother me too much!  So this weekend I spent 25 dollars at Forever 21 and got a whole lot of stuff. Most of it lip items with a few eye liners and brushes.  The lip crayon was great. Stays on for quite a while and the color is so vibrant.

I also got a lip pigment I love it. Great color and it stays on for a long time. Only problem is it is drying for the lips- so I put a moisturizing lipstick in a neutral color on top. I was surprised with the Forever 21 makeup– try it out!  

The bright, vibrant Forever 21 ultra pigmented lip color and pink lipstick crayon.
The bright, vibrant Forever 21 ultra pigmented lip color and pink lipstick crayon.

The next time you just want to play around with different lip and eye colors go cheap! You can get a lot for not that much money- and some of the products will surprise you!

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Pretty Pink Eyeshadows

I have always used lots of purples on my eyes. I thought the purples were great for my hazel/ brown eyes. I still use beautiful purples- but another color I have learned to love on my eyes is pink.

It is an easy look you can pick a pretty pink and use it by itself if you are in a hurry.

My eyes- just with a pink color.
My eyes- just with a pink color.

The Too Faced Bonjour Summer palette has a beautiful pink- Plumeria. It looks more intense but goes on pretty light and it is beautiful. This is one of favorite pinks to use.

The pretty pink- Plumeria comes in the Bonjour Summer palette. If you can't find this palette- the sugar pop eye palette has a color- bubble gum in it which is very similar.
The pretty pink- Plumeria comes in the Bonjour Summer palette. If you can’t find this palette- the Too Faced Sugar Pop eye palette has a color- Bubble Gum in it which is very similar.

You can add to the look by lining with brown and putting a light brown or copper in the crease.

The pink really makes brown/ hazel eyes pop.  I put it all over my lid and then line with a brown on top and black underneath. I also have a copper color in the crease.
The pink is really great for brown/ hazel eyes pop. 

Some pinks I would love to try are-

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Make Up For Ever artist eye shadow in Baby Pink.
Benefit longwear powder shasow in soft matte pink.
Benefit longwear powder shadow in Soft Matte Pink.
Nars duo eyeshadow in Bouthan.
Nars duo eyeshadow in Bouthan.

You can get all of these shadows at one of my favorite places ever- Sephora. I am going there later today with my sister and nieces! A great mother’s day gift- a shopping trip with people I love! And maybe it will include buying more pink eye shadow!