To splurge or to save — that is usually the question every beauty lover tends to ask themselves. But while most of us lean towards more reasonable beauty purchases, sometimes spending a little extra on your skincare and makeup favorites can make all the difference.
Now, we’re totally obsessed with our drugstore staples, (<3 you Great Lash Mascara!) but high-end products tend to offer better results (and quality) that clearly make it worth the price tag. And each splurge can be seen as an investment you clearly won’t regret, or throw away.
And if you find yourself strapped for cash, there's not need to splurge on all of these items at once. Treating yourself every so often, for example, can allow you to slowly build up your beauty vanity, without breaking the bank.
Ready to rev up your beauty game this spring? Here’s 16 favorites to add to your arsenal, ranging from totally affordable to big splurge.
Considered one of the biggest beauty investments anyone can make, perfume is one staple that keeps on giving. Fragrances often last longer than any of your favorite lipsticks or blushes, and some can even last a few years, allowing you to skip out on those pricey refills and repurchases.
However, perfumes tend to be more expensive than your go-to eyeliners and shampoos, making it extra important for your to choose your scent wisely.
This whimsical scent satisfies your inner wanderlust, thanks to exotics notes of watery clementine and Florentine Orris.
A new twist on the classic Dolce scent, this romantic scent delights with accords of Turkish Rose Absolute and African Dog Rose.
But for a splurge that’s more like a steal, you definitely can snatch some aromatic scents with a more reasonable price tag. For a smaller splurge you can easily make, here’s some of the scents we are totally crushing on.
Treat your senses to this tropical mix of Hawaiian tropical fruit and lush botanicals.
Whether you’re on or off duty, this lightweight yet aromatic scent instantly brightens up the mood.
Skincare can be a confusing to some, especially since there’s so many products to choose from. But while some feel you need to spend more to get great results, there are mini splurges you can make if you are trying to save some green. Not entirely convinced? Here some affordable staples, perfect for that mini splurge you’ve been debating.
Next time you Netflix and Chill, treat yourself to one of these cute yet effective facial masks, which leaves your complexion soft and buttery smooth.
Bioderma Sensibio H20 ($6.95)
Removing makeup and impurities in a flash, this hypoallergenic brand of micellar water cleanses your skin without redness or irritation.
However, most effective skin care products can cost you some. So, if you want the works, you may want to prep your wallet beforehand. Looking to spend big on your skin care? Here’s some must-have products you’ll want to invest in.
Detoxify your pores with this intensive wash-off treatment, which helps balance skin and keeps your pore size to a minimum.
Formulated with hypoallergenic ingredients, this nourishing cream feeds your skin with essential collagen, hyaluronic acid and skin-boosting antioxidants.
Perk up your under eye bags and circles with this wild algae and caffeine dense eye cream.
Like skincare, millions of readily available makeup products can leave any glamour girl seriously stumped. However, smaller splurges are possible, especially since there are plenty of makeup staples won’t rob your entire paycheck.
For top-notch purchases that will still allow you to save, here’s three items every gal should have in her bag.
When you want to give your lipstick a break, this tinted lip balm delivers a punch of color to your lips, without drying them out.
This glossy liquid lipstick goes on smooth, without drying or caking in the process.
Take your contouring game to the next level with this pink matte-radiance highlighter.
But for those who want to spend just a little more, investing in some palettes and beauty gear are great options.
Sonia Kashuk Weekender In Knock Out ($29.99)
Haul all your beauty gear in this stunning case, which contains multiple compartments to spare.
Let gorgeous tones of corals, bronzes and purples play up your eyes instantly.
Correct dull skin and dark circles with this five-shade palette, which leaves your skin flawless and radiant.
Hair care also proves to be a big investment, especially since frequent visits to the salon make it necessary for anyone to treat your tresses with care.
But to keep all your hard work intact, it’s wise to to stock up on hair care essentials that will keep your strands healthy in between appointments. For a trio of goodies that won’t let you down, our top pic is:
Rejuvenate your strands with this luxurious hair care collection developed by celebrity stylist Wendy Iles, Winner of the 2016 Hollywood Beauty Awards – Best Hairstylist.