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Creating or recreating a makeup kit is always exciting but setting up a functional one requires some form of expertise.

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Most ladies love their makeup products as well as love it when the makeup kit is still 'full' and products abound but when it's time to replace or restock, there comes a problem especially for die hard makeup lovers hoarders.

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Venus Williams shopping for makeup



When buying makeup products, there's the urge to splurge and try out new products especially those obsessed with makeup (there's such a thing!) where in the end there's the possibility of being stuck with products you'd probably never use, wasting money (meant for other products to have being bought)!

Whether shopping for makeup for the first time, re-stocking the makeup kit or just replacing some finished ones, these pointers are perfect for going shopping for makeup.

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1. Know your ingredients

Know the active composition/ingredients in makeup products being shopped for. This is essential so as to know what works for the skin or what doesn't.

Ladies especially have reported severe cases of burns, rashes, eczema and other serious bodily damages after trying out products like lipsticks, foundation, powder and so on.

It's important to know about allergies, adverse effects as well as know the skin and what works for it well so as not to end up with products that will damage the skin.

2. Request for samples first

In cases when trying out new products, test out samples first before taking the plunge. Have samples sent to you/picked up and test them in small areas of the body first to see how they work before going all out to shop them for use.

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In cases when trying out new products, test out samples first before taking the (shopping) plunge



3. Ask questions from salespersons/in house makeup person

When shopping for makeup, its best to seek opinions/advice from the in-house salespersons who are usually expert makeup artiste or have a great knowledge of how the products work (reason it's best to shop for makeup at their store or original resellers/distributors)

4. Go sans makeup

When going shopping for makeup, go without wearing any sort of makeup so that products can be tested on and they'd be gotten in the shades/colours perfect for the skintone

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5. Spend reasonably

Go easy on spending! Going shopping for makeup for ladies is usually like a kid visiting a candy store! There's always the urge to splurge (try visiting a MAC Cosmetics store 'loaded' and you won't leave until you're done spending all you have on you!) but try stick to a 'list' of things needed ONLY, that way money saved can be used on other products actually important.

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Its best to know the active composition/ingredients in makeup products being shopped for


6. Go armed with information about the brand/products

If you are shopping for a new product or trying out a new brand for the first time, shop only after reviews, research, information about the brand and more have been carried out to get the best out of the products (this also helps give an insight into compositions like animal testing, plant based and other important factors).

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