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You have £100 what makeup counters do you visit, what do you buy?

(9 Posts)
MissMiss1 Sun 09-Nov-14 21:32:37

Hi ladies
Just wondering what makeup products would you choose above everything else
If you had say £100 to spend what counters would you visit and what would you buy?
What gives you the look that you love?
I'm still looking for my holy grail products and hoping your recommendations might help

GlaceCherries Sun 09-Nov-14 23:18:56

I would head for Bobbi Brown and NARS, to get a couple of foundations (different coverage) and some eye liner. Maybe some powder and eye colours or mascara, some brushes if there's enough after those.

I haven't bought off-the-shelf foundation forever because I'm neurotic about the colour not matching me properly. I love the Bobbi Brown foundation stick and gel eye liner. And NARS' eye liner pencil is a new firm favourite for when I can't be bothered with the gel liner and brush malarkey.

Turquoiseblue Sun 09-Nov-14 23:52:45

Nars - foundation is just fabulous, also their bronzer, then I think I d pop over for Laura mercier body butter

WellTidy Mon 10-Nov-14 14:16:23

I have bought premium foundation for years. Chanel, YSL, Estee Lauder, and more recently Chantecaille (mouth watering �58 for their oil free gel foundation).

I am now delighted with my �9.99 Bourjois healthy mix foundation. Perfect colour match, lightweight, dewy.

I also really rate the MUA eye shadow palettes that are �4 for 12 colours, and the Bourjois ambre rose blusher in a little round pot.

I still buy premium make up though. YSL mascara, Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser, Benefit high beam, Estee Lauder illuminating primer or the Elemis radiant one, premium lipsticks (I get cold sores with anything but), make up brushes.

bonhomme Mon 10-Nov-14 17:40:09

I'm another convert to cheaper products, having previously spent a small fortune on premium brands.Would second Mua eyeshadows and Bourjois blusher but have recently switched to L'Oreal foundation.

ZaraW Mon 10-Nov-14 18:37:42

I used Bobbi Brown and MAC a few years ago but since they started testing on animals in China I stopped purchasing. I now use mostly Stila and the M&S Autograph range as its cruelty free and I think it is quality at a good price.

izzybizzybuzzybees Tue 11-Nov-14 10:07:15

Make up revolution is worth a look. I've been following miss budget beauty on you tube and she has some fabulous reviews and tutorials.

I'd probably buy a ysl rouge volupte lipstick as I love them so much and maybe spend the rest on some budget branded things that's she's reviewed and I like the look of.

I've recently placed an ordered on look fantastic and feel unique and they both had some great discounts and offers on smile

squiggleirl Tue 11-Nov-14 10:13:40

I love Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser. I normally only buy make-up when I'm getting my face done for weddings (free make-up if you buy 2 products), but this is the one thing I buy between weddings if I need it.

hettie Tue 11-Nov-14 11:08:46

Mme think I'd spend most out on skin care and then pop into boots for some borjois, rimmel and cliniquewink. A good hot cloth cleanser (boots no 7 and body shop cammomile are my favs). An aha, daily or weekly (peter Thomas Roth wrinkle peel pads or alpha h) plus a good serum and moisturiser to suit your skin type. Decleor, trilogy and clarins have nice stuff IMHO... Have finally cottoned on to the fact that good skin means less need for make up. I can now use a tinted moisturiser (cc cream), bit of blush (borjois pots) and mascara (any old one on offer) and lip balm ( I swear by kiehls, but lanolips is good too).....

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