I get a lot of questions about makeup that I use, also why I don’t really buy high end makeup. So I thought to do blog post where I’m going to explain all of that. What’s my opinion on high end makeup? Am I all about drugstore makeup? Let’s find out!
First I need to address that this is just my opinion, some of my thoughts and experiences. As some of you guys know I’m a student, which basically means I don’t have a lot of money. Also I work as a journalist and most of the money that I earn I spend on my studies. Also, in Bosnia makeup is really expensive. It’s of course about Bosnian economic situation, so take it like this. If something is affordable in USA, here it is usually twice or triple the price. So when you convert it like that you do realize that we spend a lot more here and salaries here aren’t impressive either. Bosnian standard of living is not even close to most European countries.
So that explains a little bit why I usually talk about drugstore makeup. But please bare in mind that “drugstore” here isn’t really affordable. The only makeup here that is affordable is Essence and Catrice, which is the reason I often talk about Essence and Catrice products. They are legit my favorite makeup brands, because quality is there and makeup is not that expensive. The prices of Loreal or Bourjois here are so high that we consider them something like high end makeup.
Also, we don’t really have big makeup stores where you can buy Too Faced, NARS, Hourglass etc. If we want those products we need to order online, which is just a pain in the ass. Most sites don’t ship here and also we need to pay additional amount of money if product is more expensive than 26$. I’m sure you understand everything better now. I would love to own more high end products of course, but I don’t mind it too much because I think you can make every makeup work.
I strongly believe that every single makeup products has potential doesn’t matter how “cheap” it is. I do believe that you pay for the name and packing when it comes to high end makeup. Of course sometimes higher end makeup products are more pigmented and formulation is different which is worth the price. But when you think about it there is dupe for everything especially in makeup. When it comes to skin care that’s different story. Expensive skin care does give better results, so if I need to spend more money on something skin care related than I would. I do believe that skin care products are not over priced as much as makeup products.
If you are good with makeup application, creative and smart you can make drugstore makeup look perfect on skin. You can legit make people think that you use expensive products even though it is “drugstore” makeup. So if you don’t have a lot of money, don’t worry you don’t need high end makeup to look good. Of course this is just my opinion, you can have different one.
So that’s everything from me today! I hope you enjoyed this chatty post. Let me know do you own a lot of high end makeup? What is your take on this topic? Is high end makeup really that good or is it about brand and packing most of the time? Thank you for reading. Have a nice day! xx