I’m always experimenting with inexpensive products to see what alternatives I can recommend to my readers and clients. I recently purchased four eyeshadows and two more foundation sticks from Black Opal. Now if you’ve been following me or if you’ve ever had a conversation about makeup with me you already know how much I adore Black Opal Foundation Sticks. They’re an absolute staple for my personal use as well as my professional kit. HOWEVER, I was not pleased at all with their Oil Blocking Powder. Click here on my thoughts. It was a risk when I decided to try these new eyeshadows.Here’s the look I created with these colors. Even though they’re pretty bold, I wanted a softer effect. Now, it’s very important for me to point out that I did NOT use a primer or base before applying the Black Opal eyeshadows. I wanted to see exactly how pigmented they were. I have to say I was very pleased with the results. I didn’t have to build up the color a whole lot either. Quite impressive for $5.I decided to try them out with some other inexpensive products such as Elf, NYX, and Cover Girl Queen Collection to complete my look. Below is everything I used. Even my brushes were inexpensive. They’re a combo of Coastal Scents and Crown Brush. Now granted I did still incorporate some MAC, Clinique and NARS but overall my look was pretty cheap. So to answer the question “What Happens when you use inexpensive products?” My answer after using these would be that you get great results.
I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to achieve a pretty makeup look. This look validates my belief that technique and quality trump prices. ;-p
Do you only use expensive products or do you venture out and try drugstore brands?