Some people believe that makeup is either a save or splurge item. I’ve always been of the mentality that you get what you pay for. However, drugstore and beauty budget brands and offerings have changed and evolved so much that you not only get a great formula but you aren’t paying a lot for it either.
However, I’m still one that enjoys mid-range and high-end brands myself and there are definitely products I won’t skimp on. I think a lot of people will kill me for saying this and much to the masses disagreement, I really do believe mascara is a splurge item. Sorry! I know, I know, it’s an item we have to replace quite quickly since you won’t want to be using the same mascara within three or so months of opening it. But I haven’t quite found that perfect drugstore mascara yet and I’m typically disappointed with the offerings I do purchase.
Mascara isn’t the only item I splurge on though!
Here are my splurges!
I do splurge on skincare, mascara, and typically eyeshadow. I think skincare isn’t an item you want to skimp on. That isn’t to say you can’t find them excellent products at the drugstore but my best results are typically when I’m spending a little more.
I already stated why I splurge on mascara but also eyeshadow is a splurge for me. Again, there are very nice eyeshadows at the drugstore at the moment but in most cases mid-range to higher-end is the way to go if you want a great eyeshadow texture, formula, and application experience.
Now biggest splurge and one I will not be convinced otherwise of would be concealer. Drugstore concealers have not quite evolved completely yet and in most cases, aside from a few, are pretty dry or lacking coverage. So concealer is a big splurge item for me.
How about you?
What do you skimp on and what do you splurge on?