Save or Splurge?


Hey peeps!

Today I want to do a little drugstore vs. high end kind of post. We always see a lot of high end products pass by on multiple blogs, but sometimes you just really don't want to spend all your money on something that's just as good on the drugstore. I'll give you a run down on where I think you should save or splurge.

This is the most important step in your routine. Take care of your skin because you only have one! If your skin doesn't feel great, your make up won't look great. I'm going with splurge on this one.
e.g. Clinique, Kiehl's

I'm always pro-drugstore foundation and concealers, because for me it's easier to test out a €12 foundation at the drugstore than a €40 high end one, and still not being sure if it's going to break me out or not. I think if you have really sensitive skin and you've found a great high end foundation/concealer, you should most definitely stick to that one. Otherwise: just go and check out all the amazing foundations at the drugstore!
e.g. l'Oréal, Maybelline, Collection, Rimmel

Definitely save. There are so many great powders for such little money. I can't ever spend a lot of money on something you can't even see on my face. If I count bronzers as a powder, maybe with high end ones it's easier to find really natural ones, but the drugstore is stepping up their bronzing game lately.
e.g. Rimmel, Bourjois, l'Oréal, The Body Shop

For me, this is a splurge one. I love high end blushes and I feel like when you pay more, they actually stay on better during the day and are less powdery and chalky. (MaxFactor Creme Puff is the only exception at the drugstore, for me!)
Mac, Nars, Hourglass, Tarte

Splurge. If you find one product that works really great for you, you'll only have to buy it after a loooong time. I've been using my Mac Charcoal Brown for ages and it hasn't even hit pan.
e.g. Mac, Anastasia

Splurge, most definitely! I've never came across an eyeshadow that really compares to a high end one so far, in terms of pigmentation, butteriness, blendability and staying power. You know I'm a sucker for high end eyeshadows!
e.g. Mac, Urban Decay

Eyeliner & mascara:
Total save! I really think there are a lot of great eyeliners at the drugstore and mascara, well, I've used mascaras from the drugstore that are way better than some high end ones.
e.g. Maybelline (mascara), l'Oréal (eyeliner)

Lip products:
A save for me. I'm not that into lip products anyways and I'm going to have to re-apply during the day anyways so it really doesn't matter to me if a more expensive one stays put for a bit longer.
e.g. Rimmel, Essence

What do you think about some of these: Save or Splurge? Let me know down below!

Lots of love,


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