Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What's Nice and What's Needed

I’ve been very busy with work lately. I’ve been juggling my time between work and studies. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t have time for my passion: make-up.

Early on, I have my target market in mind. I wanted to cater to their budget constraints hence the reason for buying mid-range makeup and even dupes. There are different factors that led me on buying similar products that led to such redundancies: impulse, rave reviews a.k.a bandwagon and nice packaging.

I’ve checked my make-up kit recently and I realized that I have a lot of redundancies. It could have been money saved or spent on high end products.

Moving forward whenever I am on the verge of buying a new make-up item, I’ll ask myself first: Is it needed or it’s just nice to have?”

It’s true that a make-up artists’ talent fee is directly proportional to the number of products he puts on the customer’s face. However, skill also is a major factor. Skill, in my personal opinion is a function of innate talent, dedication to one’s craft and ingenuity.

RB Chanco once said: “It’s not the make-up but the make-up artist”. Indeed, this is true. You may have a lot of make-up on stock, but it defeats the purpose if you don’t know how to use it.


  1. Parang ako laging its just nice to have hehehe

  2. hehehe. pero ang hirap talaga magresist especially if you have money to burn :p