Don’t be tricked- Make cosmetic shopping easier by considering these basic tips

Published Jul 29, 2019, 3:56 pm IST
Updated Jul 29, 2019, 3:56 pm IST
Choose the right skin care products with these easy tips.
Some people may have normal skin, some may have dry skin, some may have oily skin and some may even have combination skin. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)
 Some people may have normal skin, some may have dry skin, some may have oily skin and some may even have combination skin. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

We all are beautiful in our own way and to enhance the natural beauty we often use cosmetic products. It’s very important to look presentable all the time and cosmetic products help us in to achieve that fresh look and no one can deny the fact that when we look beautiful we feel happy inside out.

We all are different and so is our skin, so if a product worked well for your friend it’s not necessary that it will work well for you as well. You have to be very careful while purchasing cosmetics for yourself. Yashu Jain, Chief Executive Mattlook Cosmetics shares some points that will help you to choose perfect cosmetic products according to your needs.


Always check ingredients first

While you are making a decision whether to purchase a cosmetic product for yourself, take some time and read the ingredient list first because it may happen that, product has an ingredient which is not good for your skin or you may have allergy to a particular ingredient so it’s best to check ingredient list first before purchasing a cosmetic product to avoid further problems which may occur because of buying a product which may have a particular ingredient to which you are allergic. 

While shopping online, always read reviews


Nowadays online shopping is more preferable as an online platform provides a variety of products, but always remember to read reviews of other buyers first, before purchasing any product, as by reading the reviews you would get an idea about whether you should buy that product or not because it may happen that what a cosmetic product is promising on its packaging may not serve in real life. So it’s always advisable to read the reviews, and then only take the decision of purchasing a product.

What is your skin type?

We all have different types of skin and have different needs. Some people may have normal skin, some may have dry skin, some may have oily skin and some may even have combination skin. So before purchasing any cosmetic product take out some time to understand your skin type.


After when you know your skin type then only buy a product according to your skin type because if you want to buy foundation and you have oily skin, you should consider buying a foundation which is not heavy on your skin, as if you apply heavy foundation on an oily skin then you will not get a smooth looking skin, which is the main purpose of applying foundation.

Know your skin tone

Most peothe ple don’t consider this factor but it holds as much importance as knowing your skin type. Always try to find out what is your skin tone before buying any cosmetic product. There are three types of skin tones: Cool tone, warm tone and neutral tone. If you want to find out your skin tone then try looking at your wrist veins, if your veins are blue in colour then you have cool skin tone, if your veins are green in colour then you have warm skin tone and if you can’t tell whether your veins are blue or green then you fall under the category of neutral skin tone.


By knowing your skin tone you can select ideal shades of colours for your skin like if you want to buy a perfect red lipstick for yourself who can flatter your beauty then try to figure out your skin tone and then according to that buy your own perfect red lipstick. 

Testers to determine

If you’re buying from a cosmetic shop, it is always advisable to check if you’re allergic to any product or not. Try out the testers present in the counters or ask for free samples to be sure before you spend on a cream foundation that you’re allergic to.


Complementary colours

If your eye makeup is drastically different from the lip colour you’ve used, your face would seem like a colour palette. So while choosing makeup stuff, find products that complement each other.

Make smart choices by selecting packages containing all the products you need starting from foundation to lip colours.

So it’s very important to purchase cosmetic products wisely if not they may be able to damage your skin and it’s the last thing anyone would expect from their cosmetic product. Try to consider all the factors mentioned above to have a better experience with your cosmetic products.