One of the ways I wanted to save money on the wedding was to let my best friend do my make up instead of paying for a professional. I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to beauty products. I wear make up, but usually opt for cheaper products. For example, I use Suave shampoo and condition. I have heard it is like washing your hair with body wash, but I don’t really care that much. It feels clean and does the job for $40 less than the salon stuff.
So when my friend and I went to Ulta to buy make up for the wedding, I thought it would be an easy trip to refresh the items I already owned. Little did I know I would need so many things!*
Here’s what I ended up with:
1. PurMinerals starter kit, including foundation, bronzer, blush, and a brush: $34
2. Angle brush: $12
3. Ulta eye shadow, “Naked:” $6.50
4. Ulta eye shadow quad, “Girly Girl”: $12.50
5. Smashbox Foundation Primer: $16
Grand Total: $81**
And this doesn’t even include mascara, lipstick/gloss, and eye shadow primer (who even knew there was such a thing?) which we will buy later. It is so easy to spend so much money on this stuff! I couldn’t believe that tiny little bottle of foundation primer was $16–and that was the smallest one available. The next size up cost $35. Ah! So expensive!
I bought it all because if there’s one time to spend a little extra on my appearance, it should be on my wedding day. But do girls really buy products like this on a regular basis? Am I just too cheap to invest in nice products, or are other people shocked at these high prices?
Readers, how much do you spend on make up on a regular basis and what products do you wear daily?
*In case you are curious, I usually wear daily: CeraVe moisturizer, Loreal powder, a light generic bronzer, and mascara (whatever brand is on sale). If I’m really feeling fancy I’ll add eye liner and a brown/pink eye shadow combo.
**Thankfully I only paid $58 after a gift card and a 20% off coupon