Splurge vs. Save: Spring Makeup
by Cinya Burton
Published Mar 16, 2012
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.