I hope you’re all having a great Saturday! I stayed in today but did a bit of online shopping (my favourite activity) and have ordered a dress and some shoes for my prom, so now I just need to get through the A Levels and I’m set!
Today I’m doing a post on what products are worth saving or splurging on, as you probably already know I am massively into budget makeup since I’m still in school so don’t have the means to constantly purchase high-end products, but there are some things I think are absolutely worth the splurge while others are worth the save.
This is definitely a product that I think is worth the extra money, while there are some really good inexpensive foundations, as a general rule I think foundation is absolutely worth the splurge. A good foundation provides a good base for the rest of your makeup which I think is so important, I also think it’s worth splurging on because it sits so close to the skin, I’ve had cheaper foundation that have caused me to breakout, have really dry skin etc. and I have to say the high-end foundations I’ve tried tend not to do this. Foundation is definitely worth the splurge in my opinion!
There are so many good, cheaper mascara’s out there, I absolutely think that this is a product you can save on. While I am currently using a slightly more expensive mascara, I personally love the Seventeen Falsifeye HD mascara, and I always look towards drugstore mascara when I need a new one, this is an area that I really think slurping isn’t worth it, save all the way!
Again this is another save product for me, there are a lot of inexpensive eyeliners that are super pigmented and long lasting, as well as being really easy to apply. My favourite eyeliner is the Rimmel Exaggerate Liner, you don’t need to spend £30 for a liner that you can create a good cat eye with!
Contour and highlight: Save
While some people feel that you need to spend more to get a contour product that wears well and is long lasting, I disagree, I think cheaper contour products can last just as long, especially powder contour. A couple of my favourite ones are the Makeup Revolution Cream Contour Palette (a review for which you can find here) and the Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit (review here).
I do have some gorgeous budget lipsticks, a particular favourite is the Kiko Smart Lipstick, but overall I would have to say I think lipsticks are worth the splurge! They, in my experience,generally last longer, have a great finish and the colour is usually more vibrant, I absolutely think they’re worth the bit of extra money. I love MAC and Clinique lipsticks, they have great colours and are of a great quality, they’re so worth the money!
I know that high end eye shadows tend to be very pigmented but I think that so many inexpensive eye shadow palette are equally pigmented. By compromising on cost and buying something cheaper I don’t think you compromise on quality, so many low-cost palettes have such vibrant shadows that go on beautifully and last ages! I love the Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette and the Collection eyes uncovered palettes, and would so suggest saving on this particular makeup product!
So there are just a few of the products I think are worth saving or splurging on! I’d love to know what products you thank are or aren’t worth the money!