The last time I had my makeup done was in October. I went to the Clarins counter at a department store and asked for a simple—but glamorous—Betty Draper look:
While I ended up doing a lot of touch-ups once I got home (as is usually the case when someone else does my makeup; they don’t know me!), there was one product that I just couldn’t leave the store without:
I had never seen concealer in a tube with a brush like this! And it’s easy not to use too much, because you just click the bottom a couple times (kind of like a mechanical pencil) and just enough comes out to coat the brush.
This was at the end of October, and I just ran out the other day, so the $32 hit I took ended up costing me 32 cents a day (4 months of wearing it 25 days each month = 100 days). I think 32 cents a day for concealer is probably worth it, but if I can get it even cheaper, you know I will.
So off I went to the drugstore, where I found similar products offered by a few different brands. I ended up going with this one because of price, shades available, and amount per tube (.22 oz):
And I gotta say, I can barely tell the difference between these products! I liked the flat brush Clarins used, but the Almay brush is softer. The actual concealer feels and looks the same when I apply it, but the Almay gets a little flaky towards the end of the day. And I could buy four Almay concealers for the price of one from Clarins…now we’ll just have to see how long it lasts.
Now talk amongst yourselves! I’ll give you several topics:
-The last time you got your makeup done at a department store makeup counter. How’d it go?
-Buying generic/cheaper products with the hope that they’re as good as the brand names. Any not up to snuff?
-Sensitive skin woes caused/exacerbated by makeup.