Why do we always think that the most expensive things are the best and the prettiest? Why do we always crave them so much? Why do we always want what we can't have and if we can why don't we ever have enough?
I'm also guilty as charged! I do love Dior, Chanel & YSL and the list goes on and on..
A few years ago I would never even think about it to buy "cheap" make-up.. In my mind it was all bad! It was bad for my skin and it would wear off in a minute anyway..
Strange enough I've never been a real big M.A.C fan.. I guess I own one M.A.C lipstick and I the one M.A.C eye shadow I had because I didn't like it at all.. I did use up a whole bottle of M.A.C nail polish but I also used it to paint the lock my friend and me hang on the lock bridge in Paris (I guess now you know how much I cared about it)
I do like some of their stuff but well I just don't care for it so much to spend a lot of money on it! And I really hate the fact that all of their LE is always sold out so soon and I don't have the time to chase a lipstick ;P
At first I really only owned Dior and Chanel Make-Up and I also own some YSL lipsticks and LOVE them! I had everything I needed and I didn't want to try other brands.. But then the Urban Decay Naked pallet came out and everybody raved about it so I really wanted to try it and that's where it started.. The beginning of my (Not so small but I've seen waaaaay bigger stashes) Make-Up stash was born..
At first still I only did buy high end Make-Up like Urban Decay, Benefit, Too Faced and Bare Minerals, everything they sell at Sephora, but then one day Eccense came out with a nice LE so I decided to try it because I just liked it so much (The packaging though, I'm a sucker for that!)
I really did like the pigmentation and from that day on I decided to give all drugstore Make-Up a chance!
I picked up things from all kind of brands.. Maybelline, 'L oreal, Bourjois, Rimmel, Catrice, Essence and lots more.. I also started to like two of the brands they only sell at Ici Paris.. Be Creative and Only You.. And I really love the English brand Sleek! Now I really don't care anymore.. Make-Up is Make-Up and I want to try everything!
I recently bought some stuff from Kiko Milano and Make-Up Revolution London.. I really love both of the brands and it's all so affordable!
Of course I still sometimes crave for A Dior or Chanel lipstick, nail polish or blush but I do realize now I can buy a ton of drugstore Make-Up for the money I spend on one item of high end make-up..
I also know that when I walk on the streets no one will ever know if I'm wearing a Dior lipstick (€24) or a Essence one (€2,40) and ok, yes, maybe I have to redo my lips some more with the Essence one but who cares? I can buy 10 different colors instead of one and I really love to change my Make-Up every single day.. Sometimes I even will wear another lipstick at night..
Getting out of my comfort zone with Make-Up really was an eye opener to me.. Yes I do still spend the same amount of money at Make-Up every single month because I just love it, but now I just can buy a lot more than before! And every now and than I will splurge on some high end but only if I really think I need that one special thing so much it's worth it :)
If I have things I don't like or really don't use anymore I will give it away to one of my sisters so they can use it and I guess they don't mind me buying loads of Make-Up ;)
xoxo Rachel Marilyn