Tighten foundation and save on mascara: Makeup artists reveal which products they spend their hard-earned money on – and why CHEAP eye and lip pencils are best
- Makeup artists revealed where you can cut costs when rebuilding stock on the product
- Lip liners, eyebrow pencils and eye liners are similar as they are made in the same place
- Mascara should be changed every three months – so a cheaper solution is better
Makeup artists have revealed exactly where you can reduce costs when it comes to refilling your cosmetic bag.
The general rule of thumb is that cheap products work well in areas that do not move much, and for products with a short shelf life – such as mascara.
And when it comes to eye, lip and brow pencils, the professional Mamamia told us that there are only a ‘handful of factories, globally’ that manufacture them – so the cheap ones can be identical to the advanced brands.
The mascara pictured on the left costs only $ 21, while the one on the right is $ 104, both of which need to be replaced every 12 weeks
Well-known makeup artist Michael Brown stands by the ‘low movement’ method
TikTok beauty expert Ellen, from AskEllenBeauty, often reminds her fans of used dates
TikTok beauty expert Ellen, from AskEllenBeauty, often reminds her fans of used dates.
She says mascara should be thrown away after 12 weeks and eye pencils every three to six months to limit the risk of eye infections.
She recommends the Maybelline Lash Sensation, which costs only $ 21.95. In Mecca, the most expensive mascara will set beauty lovers back for $ 104.
Many of the makeup supermarket’s options are around $ 50 and $ 60, with the home brand costing between $ 20 and $ 25 per. tube.
While lip pencils seemed to range from $ 7 to $ 47, despite the makeup artist’s beliefs, most of them are very similar because they are made in the same places.
Well-known makeup artist Michael Brown stands by the ‘low movement’ method.
Others suggest that eyeliner pencils, lip pencils and brow pencils are all made at a handful of factories, which means that some cheaper products can be very similar to the more expensive ones.
Where should I save and splurge when it comes to beauty?
‘Shame on products that tend to go in an area that does not move as much so that the product stays in place and does not curl with expressive movements.’
So it makes sense that the experts agreed that things like foundation and concealer, which are worn in more active zones, should be things you spill out with.
Bronzer, highlighter and eye shadow, which also fit into this category, have a longer shelf life and usually last between 12 and 24 months.
Ellen says that in the end, it’s always worth paying a premium for a palette of your favorite colors – and suggests that customers avoid buying more expensive makeup in ‘fashion’ or new tones.
In Australia, the average woman spends $ 300 a month on makeup, with many opting for expensive brands without knowing that there are cheaper equivalents.