Splurge on This, Save on That!
Let’s face it, we’re all a little guilty of spending too much money on beauty products. There’s a bit of a misconception that all beauty products are worth emptying out your wallet for and, hey, some are worth the splurge! However, often times people wrongly assume the higher the price, the higher the quality. Here at Influenster, we love informing you (and vice versa!) about whether products are worth the price tag.
So, we came up with a list of popular products that are sure to give you the results you want - price tag and all!
YOUR SPLURGE ESSENTIALS ARE...
How much: $20
Meet the innovative beauty tool that gives you a flawless canvas for your most perfect makeup look. Run this under water for a few seconds, continuously squeezing out excess liquid. This allows the sponge to get bigger so that the makeup product sits on top of the sponge rather than being absorbed, allowing you to use less product every time! Finished results will leave your skin with radiance streak-free! Although slightly on the pricier side, we think every beauty junkie will agree the Beauty Blender is worth the splurge!
How much: $122 for the set
Investing in the right makeup brushes will actually save you more money in the long run. Why? Because you’re using less product and your makeup will remain germ-free longer. Sigma Brushes are a great choice because have specialized bristles that deliver cream and powder products without any absorption into the bristles!
How much: $38
A good foundation is key for maintaining healthy and clear skin. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation is oil-free and has long-wearing formula with 15-hour staying power. It makes your face look absolutely flawless and natural. The best part is it lasts through heat, humidity, non-stop activity. When it comes to your skin, we don't suggest skimping on beauty products - if expensive foundation is what you need, then expensive foundation is what you should get!
How much: $52
Primer increases the wear time of your makeup, and in many cases, allows the makeup you apply over it appear brighter, or more intense. As we age, primers can help create a smooth canvas for your foundation and fill in those lines. The holy grail of primers? YSL Touche Èclat Primer! It’s an illuminating primer that blurs imperfections and boosts the effect of foundation. Pores become minimized, skin tone is more even, and skin texture feels smoother. Once you go Touche Èclat, you’ll never go back.
... AND THINGS TO SAVE ON
Skipping lip liner is like a missed opportunity. Although an important one, no need to break the bank with this beauty step! Some of our favorite drug stores have excellent options. NYX Slim Lip Pencil glides on smoothly and resists bleeding. It comes in a variety of colors from auburn to orange and vibrant reds, so you're guaranteed to find something you like!
How much: $2.99
We love mascaras because there’s no need to get fancy with them! The drugstore brands will do just fine -- and probably even better than some prestige brands! We suggest Jordana Best Lash Extreme - why you ask? Because you’d have to try really, really hard to make this lengthening, thickening mascara clump. A flick of this stuff will change your eye makeup game forever.
How much: $6.98
Cover Girl Wetslicks Lipstick is a purse essential! It feels like lip balm, but still offers that vibrant glow. It locks in moisture for hours and even has a nice scent to top it off!
So, tell us, how do you like to splurge and save? We want to hear about it! Tell us in the comments below.