I read this paragraph a few more times and realized I sounded super judge-y and condescending which is wrong and also not the way I was actually feeling about the subject. So here is my sincere apology for that bit of foolishness.
What I really mean to say is that I understand why women spend on better quality products (when it is within their means to do so) it just is something not very practical for me since I wear makeup only a few hours during the day and wash it off well each night. I don't wear foundation or anything all day like some women, and the better quality in this case can make a big difference.
But spending a bunch on colors has never been within my means and I always did very well with "off brand" products and had no complaints, so it seemed wasteful to me to spend more money on it. I need to remember that not everyone is in my same situation that buying quality or name brand products is a huge splurge or burden.
Anyway, I wanted to show you my walmart shopping haul from today :-P
Loreal Healthy Look Color: On sale for $4.00
NYC Liquid Eyeliner: $2.74
Vaseline Bath Beads: $1.98
NYC Pencil Sharpener: $0.93
NYC Retro Red Lipstick: $0.93
And I feel like this was a total splurge... HAHA
My last beauty real beauty purchase was several months ago. It was a huge kit from Ulta with 36 eye shadows, 4 eye liners, 6 blushes, a bronzer, a powder, a concealer, at least 10 lip colors, and a set of travel makeup brushes for like $25. It was the first time I ever owned my own set of colors. Before I had always used my mom's!
Do you spend the big bucks on cosmetics and beauty products? What do you find are the benefits of upgrading? Any thrifty tips?