Save vs. Splurge

Makeup is one of the easiest ways to express yourself, which is why we love it so much! However, makeup can get pricey sometimes and it’s hard to decide what’s worth the extra buck and what’s not. Instead of emptying your pockets we’ve picked some of our favorite items to help you determine whether to save or splurge on a product!

Mascara SAVE

A great mascara is a necessity, after all, the eyes are the window to the soul! Lately drugstore brands have been majorly stepping up their products- it’s especially the case for this new L’Oréal lash paradise mascara. This item has been all the rage recently in the beauty community. The high quality formula partnered with the special brush combs lashes and makes them much more plump and voluminous in only a couple swipes. Plus, for such an amazing price this buy is a no brainer!


IMAGE SOURCE: SEPHORA

IMAGE SOURCE: SEPHORA

Translucent powder SPLURGE

Finding a reliable translucent powder can be tricky. Luckily our fav powder is practically perfect! This Laura Mercier setting powder is a holy grail beauty product. With no flashback and a smooth finish, this is for sure worth a little extra cash. And if the price isn’t too appealing to you, no worries! You can get a travel size version for $15 less than the full size.


Highlighter SAVE

We are LIVING for this new blinding highlighter trend! Although we want to pack on the highlight, we’d prefer not to empty our wallets in the process. That’s why the MegaGlo line from Wet n Wild is such a blessing! Whether it’s the powder highlight (a) or the cream one (b), you can’t go wrong with these blinding products. The price point on these items almost seems unfair and will keep you glowing on a budget!


IMAGE SOURCE: AMAZON

IMAGE SOURCE: AMAZON

Beauty blender SPLURGE

It’s very likely you’ve already heard of the famous beauty blender (but we still had to include it!), because if you’re going to splurge on one thing it should most certainly be this sponge! The beauty blender is for sure a holy grail product and once you use it you’ll never want to set it down. From the extreme softness of the sponge to its flawless application, this item is certainly a MUST!


IMAGE SOURCE: NYX COSMETICS

IMAGE SOURCE: NYX COSMETICS

Setting spray SAVE

Setting spray is the key to make your makeup stay flawless for hours. It can go very quickly depending on how much you use so it’s difficult to break the bank trying to buy some. Lucky for us there are some great ones at the drugstore! Our favorite is under 10 bucks and will give you a matte finish all day.


IMAGE SOURCE: TARTE COSMETICS

IMAGE SOURCE: TARTE COSMETICS

Foundation SPLURGE

Sometimes you need to splurge a little- and splurging on a foundation is completely justified! After all, you need a good foundation to give you a perfect canvas to create your look on. One of our top picks is the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation. It’s super blendable, hypoallergenic, and has SPF!