The one area of beauty that I get my Dowager of Grantham on and refuse to entertain any budget brands is with complexion products. I think skincare and what goes directly on the skin, our biggest organ, are the most important beauty products and I have no problem investing in the right product. For me skincare needs to have high quality ingredients, preferably organic, and be free of irritants and fillers. Plus I’m very partial to fancy packaging and a chic font. For complexion products (foundation, concealer, powder) drugstores are a no-go zone. I want a dewy finish and skincare-like formula that feels weightless on the skin and not to risk looking like an Oompa Loompa. Drugstore foundations always seem to be very orange or chalky on me. You can read more about what foundations and concealer I currently use here. Now I am not snobby across the board. I get my cheap thrills with lipstick and love nothing more than prowling the aisles of wonderful Walgreens or captivating CVS whenever I’m in the USA. Budget lipsticks seem to have come along in leaps and bounds with many formulas rivalling luxury brands. However I haven’t noticed the same progress with drugstore bases or skincare. Am I missing out on any gems?
So c’mon spill. Are you a makeup snob too? What budget beauty products do you turn your nose up at?