Why High End Isn't Always Best

I guess you could say I'm a believer in that you get what you pay for. It's not quite the same story when it comes to my beauty buying habits though; I was highstreet girl up until the age of twenty. Though I had strayed into MAC a few times I would always buy everything in Boots (for the points naturally). It wasn't until I got seriously into beauty and blogs that my eyes were opened to the world of high-end products. There was a consensus that those were better, but it's not always the case. 

There is no denying that I have a soft spot for luxe beauty items and in some instances they beat their cheaper counterparts by miles. My beauty collection is split into a pretty equal divide between the two and I'm happy with that. There are a few items that I do prefer to spend a little more on as I get better results, but there have been plenty of occasions where I've left disappointed when spending those extra pennies.

Here are the items that I tend to spend more on:

  • Foundation
  • Primer
  • Face moisturiser
  • Lip balm 
  • Blush
  • Make - up brushes 
  • Highlighter 
  • Eyeshadow 

Where I save money: 

  • Micellar water 
  • Lipstick 
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • Concealer 
  • Powder 
  • Hair products 
  • Body products 

Just because something has a £30 price tag doesn't mean it's suddenly superior to something that has a £6 one. Most of the time, we're just paying for the name and fancy packaging when all that matters is the product that is inside. So many of the brands that we know and love are all owned by the same powerhouses so it's unlikely that the formulation will even be that different. Of course, it goes without saying that it's a personal preference of what you buy and more importantly what you can afford but just because something has a huge price tag doesn't mean it's better. 

What are your thoughts on this?

R x

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