If you’re on the hunt for some new makeup products, or you’ve never bought makeup in your life, knowing what to look for is crucial. If you don’t know what to look for, you could very well waste your money. Makeup is expensive, after all! Here are the things you should look for before you splash out money on makeup:
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Telltale Signs That The Makeup Is Authentic
In some cases, you might think that a deal is too good to be true. If you’re not careful, then it will be. You must look for telltale signs that the makeup you’re going to buy is authentic. There are fakes out there, and fake makeup can actually be super dangerous if you don’t know what’s really in it or where it came from. This isn’t the same as looking for a ‘dupe’ which can actually be a really smart way to save money.
The Use By Date
Some makeup has a use by date, or a little sign on it that tells you how many months you have to use it in once opened. Make sure you stick to this timeframe. Not only can your makeup ‘go off’ if you don’t, it can actually cause spots and just not look as good. Before you spend your money on a makeup product, ask yourself if you’re likely to use it in the timeframe specified.
Whether The Product Is Cruelty Free/Vegan
You might not be vegan, but do you really want to use a product that has animal by products in it? Do you want to use makeup that has been tested on poor innocent animals? Some companies still do this, and by buying their makeup, you’re supporting it. By making sure you go for companies that are cruelty free and vegan, you save the animals and do good for the environment. You show that there’s a demand for these products, and more companies start to follow suit!
Ingredients That Won’t Harm Your Skin Type
Knowing your skin type is really important. Once you know it, you can make sure there are no ingredients that will harm your skin type. You don't want to dry out your skin, or give yourself a ton of spots.
Reviews On The Product
How about reading reviews on the product before you buy? Whether you’re after European body art products for a festival or comic con, or a simple eyebrow filler, reviews will help you to ensure you get the perfect shade.
Colors That Suit Your Complexion
Knowing what colors suit your complexion will help you to look beautiful when you apply your makeup. The wrong colors can wash you out. Are you warm toned or cool toned? Find out and then you can select the perfect colors for your makeup bag.
Make sure you look for these things before you buy makeup. You’ll build up a collection of fabulous looks that you just love, as well as make sure your money is being put to good use.