Makeup Beauty Guide: Splurge or Save?

With the market taking a dip, you might find your favorite beauty products taking a few steps down your shopping priority list. Armed with this knowledge, names a range of inexpensive alternatives to your costly beauty essentials. But according to Vogue’s online home, you have to include a few pricey products to your list to "get through the next few months."

Makeup Guide


Chanel Hydrabase Crème Lipstick in Vamp

From the most famous name in luxury fashion comes this rich and rather expensive lipstick. It has a deep, dark shade, is smudge proof and has an anti-feathering formula which ensures that it’ll stay put till morning. Chanel’s Hydrabase Crème Lipstick is available for $27

Lancôme Oscillation

Lancôme’s new mascara coats each strand 360 degrees thanks to its oscillating action. Apply Lancôme’s vibrating-power mascara from root to end, and you’ll see longer, fuller and more separated lashes. Lancôme Oscillation is available for $34.

Chantecaille Bengali Pallette

This compact comes with four eye shadows, a highlighter, and a blush – enough makeup to create a winter’s worth of looks. Chantecaille Bengali Palette is available for $117. But you can go easy on your conscience because 5 percent of its proceeds will go to Traffic, a wildlife trade monitoring network.

Dior Capture Totale Foundation

Dior’s new serum-formula foundation contains high-definition liquid crystal pigments, a concoction of anti-aging ingredients, and sunscreen. The Capture Totale foundation not only perfects your complexion, it also works on fine lines and wrinkles – all while protecting your skin from the sun. Dior Capture Totale Foundation is available for $75.


Revlon Matte Lipstick in Wine Not

The makeup giant’s blackberry lipstick has a matte finish yet doesn’t feel dry like most matte lipsticks do. And it’s available for only $7.99.

Cover Girl Exact Eyelights

This black mascara makes your lashes appear thicker, plus its metallic spheres and pure color micro beads contents brighten and enhance your eye color. It’s available in a Black Sapphire for blue eyes, Black Pearl for brown eyes, Black Gold for hazel eyes, and Black Ruby for green eyes. Avail of this ingenious product for only $8.95.

MAC Studio Fix Foundation

MAC’s Studio Fix is a blend of powder and foundation which wipes out flaws, and which leaves your complexion with a perfect matte finish. MAC’s Studio Fix Foundation is available for $26.

Sonia Kashuk Brush Set

Admit it, applicators that come with makeup do not allow you to produce the best results. The solution: Sonia Kashuk Brush set. It comes with five very useful tools: a bush brush, an eye shadow brush, an eye shadow blending brush, an angled eye shadow/brow brush, and a lash/brow groomer. Each makeup tool is made with natural hair and ergonomic handles for easier application. The Sonia Kashuk brush set is available for $29.99.

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