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The importance of using original makeup

We usually see on the internet our favorite makeup brands or the ones we want at very low and tempting prices, but did you know that cosmetics can also be faked?

Every day most women use some kind of makeup product and we all agree we would like to have a wide variety of eyeshadows, lipsticks and foundations, but this represents a big investment; especially if you are fond of high quality makeup brands –as we all know, brand makeup is expensive. The great variety and the wide range of makeup products is incredible, being luxury brands the noticeable front runners. This has stimulated women's eagerness to follow trends and get these luxury brands at all costs, motivated by beauty influencers recommendations in social networks and by brands themselves, leading them to look for similar options in appearance but at a lower cost.

In most cases you can find makeup in web sites that offer luxury products with seemingly same characteristics as in the original stores, but at significantly lower prices. What these products' users aren't aware of is that many times they are deceived with copies, imitations or falsifications usually brought from Asia and although these products are more affordable, they can bring serious consequences to our health, since it is common that these products are manufactured with ingredients whose origin is unknown, many times containing heavy metals like mercury and lead (banned from cosmetic product manufacture) and in the worst cases, they can even contain substances like rat urine and feces.

How to tell?

The best thing you can do is to know the brand that you're interested in, follow their social networks and visit their official website to be 100% familiar what kind of products they sell, the color ranges, the prices and brand packaging. You will realize that the first difference is the price, since these fake products they sell them for as low as a third of its original price.

You will be able to spot the differences in packaging details; as the box can have small differences in size and color, and the typography of labels can vary from the original, etc.

In case you are not familiar with the brand, general recommendations to have in mind when shopping for makeup are:

  • Smell the product: Identify makeup's fragrance, most fake products smell like plastic or have a not very discreet sweet scent.
  • Check out the packaging: Replicas do not always place the logo where it goes in the original box, it can be higher or lower.
  • Verify the name of product: The name of the product is important for identification, check it against the website. If it does not show up or it has misspellings, the product may be false.

Consequences of using fake makeup

Some of the damages that this kind of products can cause to your health could be:

  • Skin and eye irritation
  • Allergies
  • Burning sensation
  • Swelling
  • Acne appearance
  • Dry Skin

Alternatives?

There are affordable quality products with suitable ingredients and dermatologically tested that can work perfectly and that you can finding in any pharmacy.

Remember that it is better to opt in for a cheaper line of makeup but with guaranteed quality and always taking care of your health.

Some low cost brands that you can find in pharmacies: Garnier, Revlon, Wet N’ Wild, NYX, Maybelline, elf, Benefit, Essence, L’oréal, L.A Colors, Clinique, Milani, L.A Girl.

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