Splurge Or Save? We Give You The Scoop On 6 Must-Have Beauty Products

Drishti kapadiaDrishti kapadia  |  Mar 9, 2021
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If you are someone who prefers to keep your money where you can see i.e. all lined up on your vanity instead of the bank— we’ve got some reccos for you. Since each brand specialises in something different we thought we’d give you a lowdown on which products are worth the sprulge and on which ones you should save. 

From haircare to skincare and makeup, here are some products we recommend buying…

Keep On Scrolling To Find Our Suggestions On Which Beauty Products You Should Splurge Or Save On

Save or Spend: Beauty Sponges

The verdict: Save

Did you know, you should ideally replace your beauty sponge every three months? The Original Beauty Blender can set you back a pretty penny so we suggest picking up a cheaper version of the same product like the MyGlamm one which costs less than a Starbucks order for two. What’s not to love?

Save or Spend: Eyeshadow

The verdict: Spend

When it comes to eyeshadows, the quality of the formula is very important. A well-formulated product will not only last longer on your lids but will also never cause irritation or damage your eyes. Plus, higher end shadows are more likely to have less fall out which in our books, is a sign of a real winner. If you don’t want to splurge on a palette, invest in single shadows in shades that you are likely to use more often!

Save or Spend: Cleanser

The verdict: Save

A cleanser sits on your face for less than a minute so splurging on it makes little sense. Now, we aren’t saying you should opt for just any formula out there! Just pick a gentle one like the Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser. This no-brainer suits all skin types and will leave your skin squeaky clean. 

Save or Spend: Sunscreen

The verdict: Save

Sun protection too, does not have to cost a fortune. Did you know that if you are using a liquid sunscreen formula, you need to slather on at least 1/4th of a teaspoon for it to do its job? Now imagine using that amount every single time you have to reapply. You’ll be going through tubes and tubes of sunscreen often, especially if you are using a lower SPF formula. A lot of drugstore sunscreens will do the trick because these provide basic sun protection, unlike high-end options which are enriched with other skin-friendly ingredients

Save or Spend: Mascara

The verdict: Save

Maybelline New York will probably go down in history as the brand that gave the world the longest and best lashes, sans falsies of course and we’re here for it. Considering you need to discard your mascara every three to six months, there is little point in splurging on it. Plus, have you ever tried the Maybelline New York Total Temptation Waterproof Volumizing Mascara? Sources say it is will give Dior’s Diorshow Mascara a run for its money!

Save or Spend: Hair Serum

The verdict: Save

If you are not in the mood to break up with your hot tools any time soon, this hair serum is perfect! It can be used to smoothen flyaways, as a heat protectant, and as a regular hair serum. A little goes a long way so you’re getting max bang for your buck! 

Which products do you end up spending most of your money on? 

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