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The Makeup Products You Should Always Invest In

February 24, 2015
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When it comes to makeup, money is always well-spent regardless of what the product is. Come on, we as girls could honestly never own enough of it, but a well-rounded makeup collection starts just like a proper wardrobe, with the foundation pieces. Foundation pieces are those very select investment items you intentionally splurge on because they are what lays the base for any of your overall looks and are timeless, seasonless, all at the same time. Keep reading to find out which products you should always consider as investments and are worth splurging on.

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Foundation
If your foundation ain’t right, the rest of your makeup won’t be either. A quality foundation provides the sole basis for you to work from. Most women tend to fuss over perfecting their smokey eye or liner, while in fact you should always focus on how your foundation looks in the end. The golden rule here is that face makeup is where you want to spend your dollars.

I recommend: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation | Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation | Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation | Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

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Eyeshadow Palette
Not 5 or 10, just 1 good eyeshadow palette is all you truly need. Unless you get bored like me and need to play with other toys in the pen. Drugstore eyeshadow will not suffice as the higher priced ones for two reasons: 1) higher priced shadows have better pigments; 2) What you see in the pan is what you will really get. Choose a palette based on the versatility, weigh matte vs shimmer ratio, neutral options, etc.

I recommend: Urban Decay Naked Palette | Lorac PRO Palette | Smashbox Full Exposure Palette | theBalm Nude’tude® Naughty Eyeshadow Palette

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Brow Products
Eyebrows frame your entire face and can make or break your entire look. Forget having the perfect foundation and just enough smokiness in the smokey eye, bad eyebrows will ruin everybody’s day. 

I recommend: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade | Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel | Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow | MAC Fluidline Brow Gel

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Bronzer
An inexpensive blush won’t pose as much danger as an inexpensive bronzer will. A bronzer needs to be just right in order to not give off that ruddy appearance a less expensive version can bestow upon your face. The higher-priced selection are finely milled which translates to better blendability and a more natural deposit, they are deeper pigmented, it also offers a wider color range. If you’ve ever studied the bronzer selection at the drugstore, you’ll see real quick there is no diversity. The best type of bronzer is one that can function as a contouring option as well as an overall glowy application.

I recommend: Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer | Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna | Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer | Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

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