Have you finished your spring cleaning? Time to fill those empty spots with some fab new finds! Whether you're looking to spend big on mascara or scrimp on lip gloss, we've rounded up this season's best new products at every price.
Peep this! At $49, Guerlain Noir G de Guerlain Exceptional Complete Mascara is definitely a luxury purchase that's worth every penny. Not only does the fancy tube include a chic mirror jewel case, the formula also increases lash growth! For a less expensive but similar effect, opt for Cover Girl's new $8 Lash Blash 24 Hour Mascara. The long-lasting formula that will leave your lashes just as voluminous.
YSL's new Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain may have just launched in the states but it's already selling out! What makes this lip luster so special? The $32 tint combines the pigment of a lipstick with the brilliant shine of a gloss. If you can't score the highly sought-after product, Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter comes in similar dazzling shades for the low cost of $7.50.
Hue-ray! Finding a dynamic, highly pigmented eye shadow in a budge-proof formula just got a whole lot easier. Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow comes in 12 vibrant jewel tones—no creasing or smudging! Need a longer-lasting version for less? Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo is only $7 and comes in 10 equally flashy shades.
With the weather warming up, it's time to switch to a melt-proof cream cheek tint. For a completely weightless rouge that will blend into your skin with a matte finish, snag $10 L'Oréal Studio Secrets Magic Smooth Souffle Blush. For a glittering alternative, nab Youngblood Luminous Crème Blushes Collection ($27 each) which boasts four glowing melon colors that serve double-duty as a highlighter.
Dec 09, 2012
I'm more on the deal breaker side. If anything, I buy it in a bulk and that helps me stay away from needing to buy more make up. Hehe
Apr 25, 2012
I adore the Lash Blast 24hr mascara! It's incredible!
Apr 24, 2012
I never splurge on mascara it's all basically the same ingredients i really only splurge on lipstick and certain eyeshadow :)
Apr 15, 2012
I need to get my hands on some Maybelline Color Tattoos! And that 24 hour mascara, I'm in need of a new one.
Apr 06, 2012
err... i don't understand why YSL's Glossy Stain is being compared to Revlon's Lip Butter. i think a comparable YSL product would be Volupte Sheer Candy (it has the same texture as the Lip Butter, except awesomer pigmentation that stains your lips and stays that way for hours). personally, i'm willing to pay up to US$40.00 for a good lip product. just because i know i'll use them up and you can feel a lip product's texture when you're wearing it. i don't like purchasing a product and end up not using it at all because i don't like how it feels on my body, i think that's the TRUE waste. :|
BUT i'm a major penny-pincher when it comes to eye make-up (because i seldom wear eye make-up). although i have occasionally splurged on eyeliner. at the moment i exclusively use drugstore mascara (Mavala, but i used to use Maybelline) and drugstore eye shadow (NYX, Wet n Wild, ELF). i think my best quality eye shadow is a 8-color WnW set that cost me US$4.99, while and my cheapest item is an ELF quad that cost me US$1.00! the ELF quad is a bit flaky, but i have a good primer, so it all works out just fine. ;)
i also can NEVER get myself to pay for anything from MAC, MUFE, or Smashbox. LOL.
Mar 26, 2012
I love to splurge and save. The only time I really spend the cash is if the colors are a little unique and/or you just know you won't get that specific shade/palette anywhere else. But if I know I can get a dupe of an eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, blush..etc then I go for drugstore brands :)
i base my decisions on product type (lip, eye, cheeks, face). i almost always splurge on lip products, but always insist on getting cheapo eye shadow. for every high-end eye shadow i want, there's always a drugstore dupe out there for me if i look hard enough. i found Urban Decay's "Evidence" and "Deep End" (US$55.00) in a Wet n Wild set called "Blue Had Me At Hello" that cost me US$4.99. :)
Mar 20, 2012
I love the maybelline tattoo cream eye shadow. I have it in that exact color and its fab... ive only worn it once but i really like it and i hope i can get more.
Very intresting posts and very helpful article.
Mar 18, 2012
Smash box , ybf, are worth the splurge
Mar 17, 2012
Haha. I just did a splurge or save article on my blog!! Love this!