Take cosmetics for example...
I feel that we might be paying for the name brand or the packaging, not necessarily the product.
I've done my own research by testing certain brands and comparing them with less expensive options.
Chanel lipstick and gloss
which cost about $32 each
(the shades are brilliant and the formula lasts a long time)
~ vs. ~
Revlon Shea Butter lipsticks
which retail for about $9 each
I found the lip butters to be much more hydrating
than the Chanel lip products
(available in 20 great shades)
I have used Lancome Definicils mascara and Aveda's Mosscara
over the years and found both to be fabulous products.
My eyes are very sensitive so I need to be careful...
Consumers swear by Maybelline Great Lash mascara which is cheap as chips but it irritates my eyes.
I am looking to replace my mascara
and wondered about the new mascara
Tish Jett at A Femme d'un certain age has recommended...
Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara
apparently it does not contribute to lash loss
and mine are thinning.
($27 available locally at The Bay)
I'll be giving this one a test drive in the next few weeks.
My go to make up is organic Sun Defense by Eminence
it has sunscreen with an SPF of 30
goes on easily
with the built in brush
can be layered for more coverage if desired...
lasts about a year and costs around $60.
cheap thrill on the left, luxe is on the right
~ both are lovely ~
(Durance) retails for about $20 (Hermes) $115
My skincare products are Avene from France.
I use their sensitive line and am really pleased with the quality and the results.
They are readily available here and are sold in drug stores.
What brands and products are you loyal to?
Do you splurge or skimp?
Spend or save?