Which Beauty Products To Splurge On and Which To Save
The expense of beauty products can really add up, so when increasing your makeup collection, it’s important to be as cost-effective as possible.
Today, we’ve rounded up our best tips and tricks on which beauty products to splurge on and which to save!
SPLURGE — Foundation
Foundation is arguably the most important part of a makeup look, as it creates the base for everything you put on top. While there are some amazing drugstore foundations, if you’re looking to splurge on a product, foundation is the one to shell out your dollars for. A high-quality foundation will smooth and perfect your skin, creating a flawless base for the rest of your look!
SPLURGE — Setting powders
Setting powder is another item we recommend splurging on. You never want to ruin the look of an expensive foundation with a cheap powder that will make your makeup look cakey, heavy, or dry. A more expensive setting powder will be finely milled and will blend perfectly into your skin while complementing your foundation.
SPLURGE — Eyeshadow
If you’ve ever used a cheap eyeshadow before, you know they’re usually chalky and extremely hard to blend! The benefit of a more expensive eyeshadow is that they’re typically more pigmented and easier to work with (two very important factors).
SPLURGE — Bronzer
Similar to eyeshadow, a more expensive bronzer will blend into your skin easier, flattering your features and avoiding any harsh lines or muddiness.
SPLURGE — Highlighter
Highlighter is another splurge product we recommend. The key to a great highlighter is the pigmentation and the ability to flawlessly blend into the skin, both of which are more likely to come from a more expensive product.
SAVE — Eyeliner
When it comes to eyeliner, if you’ve tried one, you’ve tried them all! This is a great product to save your dollars on, because most eyeliners perform well regardless of the price point.
SAVE — Mascara
There is so much variety when it comes to drugstore mascaras. Whether you’re looking to lengthen, separate, add fullness, create a waterproof look, or even dabble in some colored lashes, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at an affordable price.
SAVE — Lipstick
Lipstick is one of the most personal beauty items there is. What looks amazing on one person might look horrible on another. While you may find what you’re looking for at a higher or lower price, the most important factor is finding the perfect color to flatter your skin tone. When it comes to quality, most lip products perform well, so this item is perfect to save on!
SAVE — Lipgloss
If you’re into makeup, chances are you’ve picked up a lip gloss (or 20) at your local drugstore on more than one occasion. The best part about lipglosses is that they’re pretty hard to mess up and they all perform virtually the same. There’s no need to buy a $30 lipgloss when the $3 drugstore product performs just as well!