Some makeup products fall into the "you get what you pay for" category, while others are more "why spend more when you don't have to?" ... let's have a peek at the makeup products you can skimp on, and which ones you ought to splurge on.
Table of contents:
- skimp: eye shadow
- splurge: lip plumper
- skimp: liquid liner
- splurge: moisturizer
- skimp: nail polish
- splurge: bb cream
- skimp: lipstick
1 Skimp: Eye Shadow
I've spent my fair share of dollars on MAC eyeshadow, and while it's glorious, it's really not much better than Wet N Wild. I'm serious! Both brands offer brilliant, long-lasting, on-trend shades, so why not give Wet N Wild a try?
2 Splurge: Lip Plumper
I've tried every lip plumper known to man, and nothing beats the somewhat spendy Duwop Lip Venom line. Save for it; it's worth every penny.
3 Skimp: Liquid Liner
This is a fine place to save a buck or two, especially if you don't mind re-applying your liquid liner at mid-day. Cheaper brands, like Almay and ELF offer the same blues, browns, blacks, and violets as the pricier brands, thought usually not the more trendy shades.
4 Splurge: Moisturizer
I've tried to economize with my moisturizer, but this is another place where it doesn't pay to save - bad pun intended - especially if you have sensitive skin.
5 Skimp: Nail Polish
Essie is cheap, easy to find, and there are a million colors. If you finish with a topcoat, it last forever without chipping. So why spend more here?
6 Splurge: BB Cream
If you've found an inexpensive BB cream that won't give me a rash just by holding the bottle, please let me know! Til then, I have to recommend sticking to the expensive (but worth it) brands.
7 Skimp: Lipstick
Truly, I have about a thousand lippies, and I love my cheap ones as much as my ridiculously-expensive ones. The exception: reds. For some reason, the cheap ones never last as long as the "good" ones.
Where do you skimp, and where do you splurge? Do tell!
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