Beauty: Splurge vs. Save

Photo Credit:  The Sunday Girl

Photo Credit: The Sunday Girl


We have all done it, trying to decide if we should buy expensive products from the department counter or buy cheap at our local drug store! We are here to help. We have bought tested and are here to report what we think you should splurge on and save on. Money is tight, especially when planning a wedding so we are here to save you money!

Priming your skin is the first step to having a great base for your makeup!

MAC Strobe Cream

The ultimate quick fix for the skin. Super-powered with potent botanicals; de-snoozes, de-stresses, moistens, freshens and boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with a fully loaded vitamin zap and a mega dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Enhances the effects of light on all skin and in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight.


L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer

Enlighten your complexion with a light infusing primer. Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer is a unique liquid light formula that blends seamlessly into skin to boost its liveliness and luminosity. Texture is smoothed and toned for a natural-looking complexion. Use with True Match Lumi and Magic Lumi highlighter for an added boost of luminosity. Universal shade suitable for all skin types and tones. Use it alone for a supple, dewy look, mix it with your foundation for an all over radiant finish or dab it on key areas as a highlighter.

We love both of these products. Mac Strobe Cream (retail $33.00) gives us the all over sheen and also moisturizes. Since we like our moisturizers to have SPF (say no to wrinkles!), we choose L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer as it still gives us the dewy glow for half the cost!

Eyeliner is the perfect way to define your eyes. The fun part is there are so many ways to change up your eyeliner to give you a new look everyday!

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner

Our #1 selling waterproof liquid liner enables you to create a variety of eye-opening effects—from thin, precise lines to thick, dramatic looks. The formula glides on with ease, dries quickly and won't smudge or run day-into-night. 

The fine marker-like tip offers precise application for everyone from novices to pros and results in beautifully defined eyes that will leave a lasting impression.

Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise Liquid Liner

Long-wearing, water and smudge-proof eye liner delivers precise definition in just one stroke. This waterproof eyeliner features an ultra-fine tip that delivers laser-sharp precision for the most defined line.

Hands down we say splurge! Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner (retail $22.00) is worth every penny! We like that it allows you to easily create lines that vary from thick to precise. We also love that it comes in a variety of fun colors to mix up your look.

Pucker up! Nothing finishes your look like what color you add to your lips!

Burt's Bees Lip Crayon

Six creamy, full-coverage shades of matte lip color in a modern crayon for truly beautiful lip color. Lightweight moisture for a comfortable, everyday wear formula infused with Shea Butter, Kendi Oil, and Jojoba Oil. It's color that truly cares for your lips!

NARS Lip Crayon

The application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo crayon design. Lips are instantly saturated with rich pigments and a velvety matte finish. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless color for hours. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.

Save, Save Save! Burt's Bees lip Crayon (retail $9.00) is our pick vs. NARS Lip Crayon (retail $26.00). We love that is provides full-coverage and moisturizes our lips with Shea Butter and oils. This is a great pick for the winter season!