the fuss about cheap make up brands

I always wonder what’s the big fuss about people using cheaper brand of Make up??? I have been a make up user since I was 17 years old. I started with a pressed powder and lipstick given to me by my Mom which she got from an Aunt from the United States. I always get my make up from Mom because she has a lot of these stuff and at that time I did not have the means of buying my own because I was still a young college student. When I started working for a prestigious company I realized that pressed powder and lipstick was not enough when you are in the corporate world. The good thing is that I met friends who were really accustomed to wearing make up and taught me to use make up and buy the best foundation, eyeliner, lipstick, gloss, mascara and so on. At that time I was introduced to a famous brand and yes, it took a big chunk of money from my salary just to really look sophisticated. As time goes by, I became more and more adventurous. I tried different brands specifically the local brands. I did try other branded make up but there were brands that would make my skin break out. It was an experiment for me. I tried the local brands because as I have observed they are more affordable and I must say some local brands can really give the imported brands a run for their money when it comes to quality and affordability.


I experimented with different brands. I use make up that makes me glow, that doesn’t lead to skin breakouts or rashes. When you check out my make up kit (kikay kit) you will see different brands. I don’t stick with just one brand. For example, the now famous BB cream. I found a really cheap brand that complements my skin, that shows a healthy glow. Why would I buy P800.00 BB cream when I can have one for only P150.00? No side effects, no pimples, no rash. My pressed powder is a local brand. It suits me. My blush, eye shadow is a bit more expensive but it was a gift from my mother so it’s ok. My lipstick and concealer is shall I say imported but very affordable which I bought from a leading department store. Eyebrow pencils which I bought for P20.00 just to define my brows. My eye liner and eye lash curler are products endorsed by local actresses.


I don’t really know what’s the fuss about brands? If one is comfortable and happy with the way the make up looks on oneself. Is it because it’s cheap or nameless that some makes a mockery about it? It’s not anybody’s business to criticize what is inside the make up kit of one person. Take into consideration that some of us might just want to save for some stuff that are far more important. As long as the brand doesn’t have toxic chemicals or bad side effects so be it.

make up collage

My take on this is that why would a woman try so hard to buy the expensive brands if there are no means to buy one? Why be so brand conscious when it will just put a very big hole in the pocket? When we can have something more affordable and budget friendly. It’s a case to case basis. If you have the means then go ahead and splurge but for some please do not mock people using cheaper brands. There are reasons and those reasons are not for you to find out or even your business to attend to. Respect every woman’s individuality and style. We are born unique and we have our own sense of style.

Remember, it’s not the brand that carries a person in public. It’s how you show class, confidence and style in your very own way. You wear all the expensive brands but you don’t show class and dignity, so what’s the use? Make up enhances a woman’s over all physical look. A woman is beautiful even without make up on. The important thing is that you don’t need make up to bring out the inner beauty, it radiates from within.

Don’t fuss about the make up brand, fuss about your own life and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two….


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