I was WRONG!!!
I was so excited about yesterday's extravagant purchases that I couldn't wait to use them this morning. I was LESS THAN IMPRESSED with the results:(
For years I have KNOWN that most drug store cosmetics perform VERY WELL for everyday use (If you are shooting for a magazine or something, then you might wanna bring out the big guns (aka the really expensive stuff) but for me....I'm going back to my drug store favorites:) Considering my mom is, in my opinion, one of the most BEAUTIFUL women in the entire world and has used nothing but drug store brands her whole life, I REALLY should've been more wise:)
The concealer, which cost $18, was so similar to the one I've been using that cost me around $6 so it's going back to Ulta. I truly did not think it was any better, once I put it on my face, than any others I've ever tried.
Secondly, the Stila highlighter....it is very pretty but for $22 I can get a wet and wild product very similar for SO MUCH LESS!
Lastly, the Benefit powder was the product I was MOST happy with:) It went on so smoothly and really feels lightweight, like you aren't wearing any makeup at all. BUT....it cost a whopping $32 so it is probably going back too...my covergirl compact is about 90% as good but about 80% cheaper:)
I can't believe I fell for the consumerism and marketing tricks! Ugh! I read several books recently that all insisted that the higher dollar products were MUCH BETTER but after a quick look back...I think it's because they want you to buy THEIR PRODUCTS! I figured those guys out!
So, I'm taking my "they got one over on me" booty to Ulta for a quick refund and a clean slate!
Happy Bargain Hunting!