You may know by now that I like a bargain or seventy two, however sometimes I prefer to buy something more expensive which I know will do the job without any compromise whatsoever. This could be clothing, home furnishings, food or make up.
All my make up wearing life I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect shade of foundation. My skin is deathly pale but with a lot of redness and pink undertones so finding a good shade with suitable coverage drives me up the walls and I’ve always, always compromised. Then I stayed with my friend and borrowed a dab of her foundation and it was a near match with the perfect coverage but just to yellow. I moaned to her about never finding what I needed and she said ‘oh that foundation comes in an only very slightly pinker shade, you should try it.’ I ummed and ahhed for ages because this particular foundation NARS Sheer Glow (in Mont Blanc if you’re wondering) is £29.50. I know, right?
I happened to be in a department store one day and bit the bullet, I tried the foundation and it was the exact match for my skin. I’d honestly seen nothing like it before. Instantly I knew that one £30 bottle of foundation would be far better than the 20 foundations, which come in at anywhere between £1 and £12 each, I had sitting in my drawer – collected on my quest to find perfection.
If the perfect shade had been £1 of course I’d be delighted, of course! But for me it isn’t and £30 is good value and a great investment for such an integral part of my make up look. I’m happy to invest in this product because I know I can get a palette of eyeshadows for £4 or that I love Natural Collections’s budget friendly blushers and lipsticks.
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Do you invest in make up? Fashion? Gadgets? Certain brands of food?
P.S. If you buy investment pieces of make up which do you choose?