Alright Sheena I have heard your call out and I am ready to talk about swatching. As we’ve said before, we are not pros, however after years of wearing make-up, comparing, brands, and spending waaaaaay too much money I’m beginning to have a good idea how to tell if a make-up product is worth it’s value and if it will deliver what it claims. I’m going to walk you through how I decide whether a product is worth spending my money on and hopefully you can apply these tips to your next purchase.
Face primers should be applied to the back of your hand and you should perform 3 tests before investing in one.
1) Choose a part of your hand that’s particularly red, rough, or veiny and then see how the application of the primer changes/blurs the imperfections. If the primer does nothing, put it back. If it improves the texture, blurs imperfections, or makes your skin look pearly (depending what your end goal is) then you can start thinking about the overall feel of the product.
Today I have to sing Sally Beauty Club’s praises because it’s the first membership that I think is worth purchasing even if you’re not a product-aholic. Why? Well today they emailed me a 15% of coupon for spending just $35 in store during the month of September! This amounted to be buying hairspray, cotton balls, and acetone (not exactly a splurge month in my books). Their customer appreciation is making me seriously reconsider my dedication to other beauty supply retailers.
Sally Beauty has great prices and offers cheaper brands than most of the other beauty vendors. While I may not know all of the products by name, I’m more likely to go out of my comfort zone and try out some new brands if I’m getting a deal. If you live or work near a Sally Beauty I’d recommend joining their club. They also get amazing deals on hair styling tools and they have a full array of nail polishes and make up that are great value.
I look forward to reviewing more of my finds at this store!