Growing your make up collection

Four tips on growing your make up collection | Life

23rd April 2017 by naffy

Growing your make up collection As a make up addict, make up is more than just something I place on my face. It is a whole experience for me. Much like someone who collects coins or grows herbs in a garden, collecting make up is a whole thought process for me. A lipstick is more than just a lipstick to me. Of course this is not always cheap but I have four tips on growing your make up collection.

Do the Research 

Before I buy a makeup product, I do all the research I can. I read reviews, watch youtube videos, see what the brand says about the product. This way I know it will be something I would not only use but also like. The more you do this, the more likely you are not left disappointed when you make the purchase.

Buy the points card 

Signing up to things such as the Boots Point card and the Superdrug points card means not only you can save money on purchasing some wonderful pieces of make up but you also get emails about the latest purchases

Test before you buy

No matter how many reviews or blogposts you read, nothing really beats seeing the product face to face and testing it out on your hands. I will say after years of collection make up I can see if I like a product but the swatches I see online, especially when it comes to eye shadows and lipsticks. However, I still make sure to visit stores and test the products out before I make the purchase.

Case in point, a few weeks ago, I had my eyes on the Stila liquid Metal eye liners however when I went in store, for some reason I just wasn’t feeling it. As stunning as it looked online, it just didn’t make me feel the way expected it too when I purchased it which is why I opted o not buy it, thus saving me £20 to go towards another product.

Know where to spend and where to splurge 

There are some pieces which are absolutely worth spending more on. For example certain lipsticks and highlighters but there are also some gems in the isles of Boots and Superdrug. For example, there are some wonderful mascaras on the high street so I rarely invest in them unless one in particular stands out to me.

If you are still figuring out which pieces to add to your collection and where to spend or splurge you can catch my video where I paint half my face in high end make up and the other half in drugstore favourites. If you are interested in some fun or research, that is a great place to start.

Do you have Four tips on growing your make up collection? let me know in the comments or send me a tweet.


  • Ursula
    26th April 2017 / Reply

    For foundation, I need to try in person and wait an hour or more to make sure its the right one for me! I am honestly trying to shrink my makeup collection since I live in old house w/ poor Air Conditioning! Nothing sadder than melted or warm lipstick :(