The makeup aisle can be overwhelming! To avoid getting carried away, follow Maybelline New York makeup specialist Linda O’connell’s tips on how to make the best choices for your budget.
1 Go for trendy lip colours
Lipsticks are the best way to update your look without spending too much. “You can buy a whole colour range from a chainstore brand for less than one designer lipstick,” says Linda.
2 Turn to affordable mascaras
Here, you don’t need to spend a fortune. “Many commercial brands are not only cheaper, but the results can be better, too,” she says. Just look at the cult buys, like Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara ( R99.95).
Invest in a good foundation
“This is the product on which all your other makeup is built. If you get this product wrong, no tricks or skills in the book can overlook it,” Linda says. Get advice on getting the right texture and shade. Most beauty counters will let you have a sample that you can try at home.
4 Store your products well
“Keep them in a cool, dry place. Not in your handbag, where they can melt or break,” advises Linda. In fact, store your nail polish in the fridge. “The cold temperature keeps polishes from clumping,” Linda adds. Then, make sure that the rims of your products are always wiped clean, to stay free of bacteria.