First off, I’m not talking crap about how anyone chooses to wear makeup or how much they should use on a day-to-day basis.
Whenever I go on social media, I always come across something that has to do with makeup. It seems like in any picture of someone wearing visible amounts of it will receive a crap-ton of comments regarding it. Whether the attention is positive or negative, it’s still shining a ton of light on the makeup industry. I remember way back when, the only makeup companies I knew were Maybelline and Estee Lauder. Now, all these so-called brands are popping up everywhere! The makeup craze has everyone thinking that they can package craft store glitter in pretty jars and sell it through their Instagram account. As they say, strike while the iron is hot.
Even though some brands have an empire built on “individuality,” who’s to say it isn’t the same crap that can be bought at a way lower price? For example, Kylie Jenner (those people always seem to find a way in everyone’s lives, don’t they?). She made her own makeup line. First it was lip products and now her brand new eye-shadow palette that was released a week ago sold out in, like, ten seconds. There’s been some controversy around it because it’s all apparently repackaged.
It all basically is! The makeup industry is scamming everyone. All the products are pretty much the same but with a different label. People are tempted to buy an overpriced lipstick or eye-shadow just because of the name slapped on it. Even though they already have the exact same shade in their collection they still want it because it’s somehow “different.” I will never understand that. Young girls will practically beg their boyfriend to buy them the new “Glow Kit” with their minimum wage Taco Bell salary.
I don’t get why people would want to own the same shade of lipstick or eye-shadow from different brands. Sure, the formulation is “different,” but if you already have one exactly like it that works just fine, why would you get another one if you don't need it? That leads to people complaining that they’re broke! Especially women on Instagram who wear a $35 lipstick and post stupid memes about having only $3.89 in their bank account. It makes me laugh. Ridiculous!
I’m not one to judge how people choose to spend their money. But I am one to judge when people complain about how they wasted their money on an overpriced, repackaged lipstick just because they want a piece of the brand.