We're living in times where attractive looks, svelte figures and a good appearance have become one of the most important aspects of human life. Everyone wants to look and feel beautiful. People are even willing to go under the knife to improve their looks and there's no denying to the vital role makeup has and continues to play, when it comes to personal grooming. Makeup not only enhances a person's appearance but also personality in some way. It adds confidence and boosts self esteem.
Thanks to the ever growing industry, makeup has not only changed drastically but also caters to the needs of all kinds of people and budgets.
So those of you who are new to makeup or are a bit confused about what to spend in, here's a little guide by yours truly that might be of help.
Essence: Essence has a wide range of products that are quite colorful. The brand is well known for its nail colors that come in cute little bottles and funky shades.
I have used: Lip liner 11 In the Nude (read review) and Blush Brush (read review)
MUR (Makeup Revolution): I have recently tried some of its products and I am quite impressed. A must check out brand it is.
I have used: Liquid Eye Liner, Water Proof Liquid Eye Liner, Golden Lights Highlighter and Cream Blush in Peach Cream (reviews coming soon)
E.L.F (Eyes Lips Face): E.L.F is a re-known brand in the US and has finally made its way to Pakistan through some Facebook pages. The brand is known for its pocket friendly prices and fine quality, specially, the Studio collection.
I have used: Lip Balm in Brown Bombshell (review coming soon)
W7: You probably haven't heard much about this one but W7 made an official launch in Pakistan recently.
I have used: The Bronzer Matte Compact (read review)
Sleek: Famous for its pigmented eye shadow palettes, Sleek is quality and value for money.
I have used: i-Divine Showstoppers Palette (read review), Eye Dust in #680 Dirty (read review)
Milani: Although in this category, Milani is a bit on the expensive side. The products are packaged beautifully but not all of them are worth the price tag.
I have used: Eye Shadow Primer in 01 Nude (read review), Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eye Shadow in 01 Winter White (read review) and Color Statement Lipstick in 07 Best Red (read review)
DMGM: Talk about DMGM and you will most probably hear praises. I haven't had a very good experience with their pencils but the brand makes amazing foundation, powder and lipsticks.
I have used: Even Complexion Compact Powder in 04 Early Tan (read review), Photo Fix Lip Color in 336 Crimson Craze (read review) and Studio Perfection Secret Wonder Foundation in 260 Praline (read review)
I have used: Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set (read review) and Call of the Wild Amazonian Clay 8-Shadow Collectors Palette (read review).
Urban Decay: Of all the high end brands UD has made a name for itself due to its amazing quality of makeup, specially, the Naked eye shadow palettes. I recently got a chance to shop from them and got myself the Smoked Palette, which I will review for you guys very soon.
Benefit Cosmetics: I love this brand for 2 reasons. One, they make beautiful blushes and second, I love the packaging. Do try out the Hoola bronzer and Coralista Blush.
I have used: The Powderrazi (read review)
Nars and Too Faced: These two particular brands are on my wishlist and I will come up with something from these soon, hopefully. Nars hold a very good reputation even in the Fashion industry whereas, Too Faced is famous among ladies.
That's it for my post today. Once you have your amount in hand you can go through the list and decide how and what will you spend on. You can either go for a specific budget category or what I personally suggest is to go for one luxury product like foundation, lipsticks, eye shadows and blushes from mediocre brands and the rest from drugstore brands. Hope my post was helpful. Ciao!