I would imagine that this piece will be quite unusual for this part of the site. I am male and what I intend to write about will probably be unusual. I have no idea if my personal views are rare among other men or among the female readers I might get. This piece has come about after discussions with my girlfriend, especially before a party at our house recently. I love her and the way she looks, but I don’t want her making loads of effort to look better, or at least better in her eyes. I don’t want her to do all the usual things you will see advertised to change how you look, the things that fill magazines and TV adverts.
Every woman (most women anyway) spend their money on a certain thing: makeup and nails. While I was in college I had an obsession with makeup and my nails that even when I couldn't afford to, I still bought makeup and went and got my nails done.
...Where no cosmetic line has gone before? At the very least, we're seeing stars. From the official Star Trek website:
Professional makeup artists, aspiring artists and beauty aficionados look forward to James Vincent, Director of Artist and Education for The Makeup Show, to share his top beauty trends each season.
When I was growing up, makeup was used for special occasions and in moderation. I never saw it as a form of self-expression until I reached my late teens to early twenties. Now, I am addicted to the transforming effect it has. It's not all about the looks I create but the products themselves. I love getting a new palette and swatching the colours up my arm. Grabbing all my lipsticks and wondering which colour would go with the look I am trying to achieve. Looking at pretty, shiny, glittery things makes me really happy!
Oh, I know just how pricy makeup brushes can be. And if you're aiming for the best quality, just like most of us, then they're no doubt going to empty your wallet. Buying makeup brushes straight from stores can be super expensive. But I'm not talking about sets of brushes — just one single brush can be about $20 - $50. I'm serious; there are solo brushes that are $50, possibly more. Do you know how many good quality brushes you can buy with $50? You don't need to drop that much on just one brush.
Do you love brand name makeup but your wallet doesn't? Try these dupes to keep your style on a budget!