…on a beer budget.
Just because the economy is a little lackluster these days, doesn’t mean you want to be. But, let’s face it, times are tough and sometimes it’s hard to justify or stomach that $50 eye cream. So, I have compiled a splurge vs. steal list for all you bargainistas out there in search for comparable beauty products that won’t compromise your beauty routine.
The Splurge: Benetint-the cult classic rose tinted lip and cheek stain.
The Steal: Sonia Kashuk Lip and Cheek tint- same tint, same results…but for $20 cheaper. You be the judge.
The Splurge: Wen Haircare- This cleansing conditioner is a favorite of celebrities and housewives alike…but a 30-day supply will set you back $30.
The Steal: Hair One- At $10 a bottle and an overwhelming amount of positive reviews from people who have tried both Wen and Hair One, the question is why would you opt for the splurge?
The Splurge: DiorShow Mascara- Ah, another cult favorite…and a favorite of mine for several years. But, now with so many amazing drugstore formulas I can’t believe I coughed up $24 every other month for a tube of mascara.
The Steal: Covergirl LashBlast Mascara- I’ve been using the Luxe version of this mascara (Luxe has shimmer) for several months and I have not once missed my DiorShow. This mascara lengthens and volumizes…only difference is it’s at a fraction of the cost.
The Splurge: Bliss Fatgirlslim- I love Bliss products and fatgirlslim is one to love. It does what it promises, which is smoothing the appearance of dimpled areas, but it does so at a cost…of $29 for a 6 oz tub!
The Steal: Soap & Glory Slimwear- You’ll get the same amazing results, but for half the cost and some extra change. Know what I really love? The fact that Soap & Glory was created by Marcia Kilgore, the founder of Bliss. How’s that for a comparable?
Substituting a splurge for a steal doesn’t have to be painful. Think of all the money you’re going to save for that new handbag…um, I mean for that savings account you’re going to start!