After my recent review of the Marc Jacobs makeup line, I was reminded more than ever that just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it’s necessarily better quality. In fact, when you strip away the marketing hype and brand name upcharge, you can find all kinds of skincare, makeup, and hair products that rival or even outdo their pricey competitors. Here are just a few…
Splurge: Mally Beauty Liquid Face Defender Blush $30
Steal: L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush $13
Splurge: Clarins Golden Glow Booster $30 for .5 oz
Steal: Paula’s Choice SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate $17 for .5 oz
Splurge: Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque $33 for 8.5 oz.
Steal: Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Mask $8 for 8 oz.
Splurge: YSL Touche Eclat $41
Steal: Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow $13
Splurge: M.A.C. Paint Pot $20
Steal: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshodow $7
Total savings = $96