Sometimes it's OK to splurge on beauty products -- I finally took the leap and purchased a pocket-sized Mason Pearson brush and a bottle of Rodin's Olio Lusso recently, and I harbor no regrets.
But that doesn't mean I can afford to keep that up all the time or that I'm not making concessions elsewhere in my beauty bag. As you're weighing your hair, makeup and skin options, here's a handy guide to help you make some economical decisions. Of course, these products may not be 100 percent comparable in quality of formula, scent or consistency, but they're close enough for me (even when I'm not constrained by my budget).
Got any drugstore equivalents to expensive products in your arsenal? Share them in the comments!
Lipstick: NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick vs. NARS Satin Lipstick
Body oil: Neutrogena Body Oil vs. Rodin Olio Lusso
Eyelid primer: e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer vs. Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mascara: Revlon Fabulash Mascara vs. DiorShow Mascara
Blush: Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush vs. Chanel Joues Contraste
Eyeliner: Wet n Wild Liquid Eyeliner vs. MAC Penultimate Eyeliner
Hair Brush: Sonia Kashuk Hair Brush vs. Mason Pearson Hair Brush
Art by Raydene Salinas.
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