There are so many beauty products on the market these days that it can often be kind of overwhelming. Sure, you want to make sure that you look and feel great as much as possible but when you have so many choices, figuring out what’s right for you can be close to impossible. Whether you’re wading through page after page online or you’re faced with shelves of products and have no idea what to do, it can be exhausting trying to figure out which products are right for you and which ones are worth skipping.
Well, in order to make your life a lot easier and to help you look your best no matter what, here are a few simple ways to figure out which beauty products are right for you.
The Perfect Beauty Products are Different for Everyone
Know Your Skin Tone
This is #1 and the most common mistake that a lot of people end up making is that they simply don’t know their own skin tone and which products work with it. We’ve all had that moment where you either see someone on the street wearing makeup that’s several shades too dark or too light or perhaps looks back at old photos and see makeup that is a completely different color from your neck leaving you looking like a party clown.
You need to make sure that you not only understand what your skin tone is, but which products actually work with your tones. Sure, some companies like Fenty Beauty are specifically designed to work for just about everyone, but even then there are different shades designed for people with different skin tones and undertones.
Learn to Tell the Difference
You wouldn’t go to a wine tasting with zero understanding of the ways in which different wines taste and smell different from one another, would you? Of course not! By the same token, why would you end up covering yourself in products without knowing exactly what you were doing? The best way to make sure which products are right for you is to understand them as much as possible.
Think about what each product is actually doing for you and choose accordingly. Whether it’s understanding the impact a certain piece of makeup has on your look or having perfume notes explained so that you know which scents are right for you, the more you know, the better. If you don’t do at least some research then you’re going to end up messing things up and wasting a lot of time and money.
This is something that is becoming more and more of an issue as time goes on. We all know how cruel and inhumane animal testing can be, and yet there are still plenty of companies, particularly cosmetic companies, that use these kinds of practices. Of course, if a product is cruelty-free then you may find that it’s often a little more expensive since cheaper products are held to less rigorous standards. It’s important that you think carefully about where your priorities lie. The right product isn’t just one that fits well with your style or your complexion; it’s one that fits well with your principles as well. Luckily, more companies, including drugstore brands, are displaying the logo showing that their products are cruelty-free
Try Them Out!
Of course, if you really want to figure out which products are right for you or not, the best thing that you can do is to try them out. Sure, you should do as much research as possible, but research alone can only tell you so much. If you want to get the best possible image of how a product looks, smells, or feels on your skin, then you need to actually put it on your skin!
There are often testers of different products that you can use to a good idea of what it’s like without having to shell out a lot of money on something that you’re not entirely sure about yet. You can typically find testers at beauty supply stores and makeup stores like Ulta and Sephora.
Of course, it’s pretty unlikely that you’re going to find one product that will solve all of your problems. A lot of people even find that different products within the same brand aren’t right for them. You may end up in a position where each product that you use is from a totally different company. This process is probably going to take a while, but in the end, it’s going to be worth it in order to help you enhance your beauty and feel as confident as possible!
What tips do you have for finding the right beauty products?
– Marsha 💋