Several of us buy makeup and skincare products on the fly. The results: countertops and closets filled with unused makeup and hardly used cosmetics. Instead of adding more beauty supplies to your often-ignored purchases, read the rest of this to learn about common buying blunders and finding items you’ll want to use several times over.
No Consideration for How the Seasons Effect your Skin
It’s the winter time and you ran out of bronzer and you decide to buy the one you used all during the summer… WHOOPS!!! It’s most likely going to be too dark for your skin now. The truth of the matter is, “you might need a darker or even a lighter shade of foundation/bronzer depending upon the season of the year,” says the manager of the Wanda’s Cosmetics. Wearing the wrong shade can create a difference in complexion from your ears, neck or chest. It’s important not to forget to account for dry winter skin or the oily skin that comes with summer; heavier creams are much better for the wintertime.
2.Taking Just a Few Seconds for Smelling Perfume
Everyone goes up to the perfume stand and just takes a whiff, right? However, this isn’t always the most accurate way to find a fragrance because it’s not always indicative of how it will smell on your body later. The best practice is to let the perfume air out for a bit and get a sense of the range of notes from the perfume as it evaporates. “Perfume scents go through several stages as they dry on the body,” explains our friends at Health and Beauty Supplies Beauty Bazaar. “Allow the scent to linger; then, smell again before you purchase the fragrance.”
3. Using Artificial Light to Test Foundation and Powder
Instead of depending on the lighting in the store, which won’t be as bright as daylight, you can assure you’re making the right decision by going into natural light before you make the decision to purchase. Testing it outside will give you a better perception of how well the shade will match your skin. If you go without testing it natural light, you may bring home a shade that won’t work with your tone of skin.
4. Split Decision Lip Color Choices
You may want to take the way that the lip gloss or stick looks like on your lips before you buy, advises a specialist at The Big Apple Flea Market. After letting the color linger look how well it stays on your lips and if it creases, also verify how it smells and tastes, suggests our specialists. Also take into consideration how easily it applies to your lips, “then walk around The Big Apple Flea Market before you make your decision,” our specialist say.
5. Makeup Testing on Your Hands
Swiping a foundation, lipstick or eyeshadow on your hand can give you an idea of a texture and color, however it’s not a completely accurate way to size up how it’s going to look on your face. Finding a fitting lipstick, for example, use your natural lip color as a point of reference. Usually the most flattering color is the shade of your lips or just a tad bit darker.
6. Should You Purchase the Largest Size, or Kits?
Of course, one big bottle or kit may cost less than a bunch of smaller little tubes, but the big-size products are only good if they’re all used. So, if the item is newer to you, we suggest a smaller size till you know you like it. Unless you know you’re going to like every product in the kit, you’re going to probably run into some products being unused.
7. Not Reading All of The Ingredients…
Of course, the ingredients on the labels can be unceasingly long, it’s going to be worth your time though because some products can harm your health. Some of the things you may want to avoid on an ingredient list are silicones, butylene, petroleum, propylene glycols, artificial dyes as well as fragrances. Reading the back of the bottle or box is very important for skincare products which are absorbed easily, unlike makeup, they’re applied directly to a wider area of skin.
8. Look At Reviews of the Products
When you’re investing in pricey products, it’s always best to check out online reviews. It’s always best practice to seek out people’s opinions and experience with products you’re interested in. This is best practice because you’ll be able to avoid a bad experience that you’ll have to relay to your friends.
9. Are You Taking Stock of What You Already Own?
It’s always best to take a look at your makeup stash to see “products that you really like, ones that you hate and colors you appreciate appearing on your skin. You may want to take note on what brands you purchased and how you liked them. It’s best to see if you have even used them or they just sat there because you didn’t like them.