kenny

Splurge vs. Save Favorites

I know we have a couple threads discussing splurging vs. saving for certain products or discussing our favorite drugstore products, but I though it would be a good idea to have a thread that more directly compares favorites. These products don't necessarily have to be dupes, just share favorites

 

Foundation

Save- Revlon Colorstay

Splurge- Kat Von D Lock-it

 

Face Primer

Save- Hard Candy Sheer Energy

Splurge- Hourglass Mineral Veil

 

Concealer

Save- Hard Candy Glamoflauge

Splurge- Tarte Amazonian Clay Stick Concealer

 

Highlighter

Save- Victoria's Secret (mine it discontinued, but VS makes great products to make you glow!)

Splurge- Too Faced Candlelight Powder

 

Setting Powder

Save- Rimmel Stay Matte

Splurge- Tarte Amazonian Clay Setting Powder

 

Finishing Powder

Save- don't have one

Splurge- Hourglass Ambient Light Powder

 

Eyebrow Corrector

Save- don't have one

Splurge- Tarte Amzonian Clay Brow Mousse

 

Eye Primer

Save- don't have one

Splurge- Too Faced Shadow Insurance

 

Powder Eyeshadow

Save- Wet'n'Wild

Splurge-  Urban Decay

 

Cream Eyeshadow

Save-  Maybelline Color Tattoos

Splurge- Tarte Amazonian Clay Cream Shadow

 

Pencil Liner

Save- don't have

Splurge- Urban Decay

 

Gel Liner

Save- Maybelline Gel Liner

Splurge- Tarte Amazonian Clay Gel Liner

 

Blush

Save-Wet'n'Wild Blush

Splurge- Kat Von D Everlast Blush

 

Bronzer

Save- Sephora Collection Bronzer in Las Cabos

Splurge- Too Faced Chocolate Soliel

 

 

Lipstick

Save- Revlon

Splurge- Too Faced La Creme

 

Lipgloss

Save- Beauty Rush (VS)

Splurge- Buxom Big and Healthy Lipgloss

 

plm95

Re: Splurge vs. Save Favorites

This is such a fun thread!

Eye Primer:
Save: Milani Eye Primer
Splurge: UDPP
-
Concealer:
Save: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
Splurge: MUFE Full Cover Concealer
-
Mineral Foundation:
Save: Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Mineral Loose Powder
Splurge: none
-
Pencil Eyeliner:
Save: Revlon ColorStay
Splurge: none
-
Gel/Cream Eyeliner:
Save: Maybelline Gel Eyeliner
Splurge: Tarte Clay Eyeliner
-
Mascara:
Save: Maybelline The Colossal
Splurge: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes
-
Blush:
Save: Wet 'n Wild Blush
Splurge: Tarte Clay Blush
-
Highlighter:
Save: none
Splurge: Nars Albatross
-
Lip Products:
Save: Revlon
Splurge: eh, none

poshified

Re: Splurge vs. Save Favorites

Exact dupes I've found:

 

Highlighter

Save- Sephora brand Microsmooth Luminizer in Stardust

Splurge- NARS Albatross

 

Pressed Eye Shadow "pigments"

Save- L'oreal Infallibles

Splurge- Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill

 

Cream Eyeshadow

Save- Maybelline Color Tattoos

Splurge- Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows

 

Stick Eyeshadow

Save- Sephora brand Jumbo Liner 12 Hr Wear

Splurge- MUFE Aqua shadow

 

Pencil Liner

Save- Sephora brand Contour Eye Pencil 12 Hr Wear

Splurge- Urban Decay 24-7

 

Eyeliner Pen

Save- Physician's Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner

Splurge- LORAC Front Line Pro Liner

 

Bronzer (for countouring)

Save- NYX Taupe

Splurge- Dolce & Gabbana Tan

 

Great thread! I'm curious to see what all people have found :smileyhappy:

kenny

Re: Splurge vs. Save Favorites

Sephora Collection really has been putting out some great products for great prices. I also like the jumbo liner, I might have to try the luminizer

Spyski

Re: Splurge vs. Save Favorites

LOVE THIS THREAD! 

I don't really have alot of "saves", because I like to save-up for the splurges that know work for me. These products aren't related, just favorites compared.

 

Foundation
Save- Revlon ColorStay for combo/oily skin
Splurge- NARS Tinted Moisturizer 

Concealer

Save- Hard Candy Glamoflauge
Splurge- Clé de Peau Beauté (currently waiting to pull the trigger)

Powder Eyeshadow

Save- Maybelline Expertwear
Splurge- INGLOT

Pencil Liner

Save- Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal 
Splurge- Urban Decay 24/7

Lipstick

Save- Revlon
Splurge- YSL

 

jellybean917

Re: Splurge vs. Save Favorites

Just bought the Cle de Peau concealer last weekend after having it applied at Neiman Marcus! I'm still trying to figure out how she did it so well to hide my undereye circles, but even with my poor skills, it's the best concealer I have ever tried.

Spyski

Re: Splurge vs. Save Favorites

Ugh! Stop "enabling" me to buy it! HAHA

I don't any stores near me to swatch it, that's why I'm hesitate :/

You think it would be a good concealer for raised imperfections like beauty marks or acne? That's mainly why I want it. hehe

jellybean917

Re: Splurge vs. Save Favorites

I'm not sure if I should answer, I don't want the rep of being an enabler! :smileyhappy:

I had some hormonal acne on my face last week (I lovingly refer to them as "period pimples"). This covered them right up. I couldn't even remember where the zits were until I removed my makeup later. It never caked up or anything (I did set with powder).

It probably depends on how dark the beauty marks are for how the coverage is. I have freckles of varying pigment, and I tested some of them. Most were covered, but the darkest ones were visible.

I bought it for my dark circles, but I'm much more pleased with how it works for blemishes/discoloration.

Hopefully you can at least swatch to see if you've got a good match! There are only 4 (I think) shade choices, so I was surprised Ivory worked for me so well.

Spyski

Re: Splurge vs. Save Favorites

Thanks for the 411. I like your terminology with "period pimples" :smileyvery-happy: Good thing there is only 4 shades, I will continue with pulling the trigger SOON. 

LCResz

Re: Splurge vs. Save Favorites

Eyeshadow: 

Save: Pop I Love Purple eyeshadow palette

Splurge: Marc Jacobs plush palette

 

Lip Gloss:

Save: Bath and Bodyworks color changing lip gloss

Splurge: Lancôme Color Fever gloss

 

Everything else I tend to splurge but I get it all on sale whenever possible!

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