Should You Splurge Or Save On These Popular Beauty Products?

We're looking at where you need the dupe or the real deal.

We love to treat ourselves to glam products but really, they don’t always have to cost a fortune.

That’s why there are many ‘dupes’ for high-end products (which sometimes do the exact same job). So, if you’re unsure of where you should spend and where you should save, we’ve put together a list of some products showing when and where to do both!


Moisturiser: SAVE

An important step in everyday skincare and makeup routines, so you’d think that it should be a splurge, but no! You can find so many good moisturisers that don’t break the bank. Of course, this step is also down to personal preference due to the massive range of skin types.

Either way, here are some budget moisturisers we recommend: Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion


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This has been trending for a while now, and rightly so! It’s fantastic and cheap.

Garnier Mouisture Bomb


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This one has a great feel, a great smell, and a great price. What more could you need?

Foundation: SPLURGE

One of the most important steps in a makeup routine, so you want to make sure that it’s the best it can possibly be. Every person has a different foundation that suits them perfectly, that’s why it’s a tricky one. It truly makes a massive difference and amplifies the look, so, if you can afford the get the expensive formula that suits you best, go for it!

Some popular examples would be: KVD Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation


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This one’s been trending for a while and has been extremely popular, so it’s worth spending the money on!

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

Eyeshadow Palettes: SAVE

There is a never-ending selection of eyeshadow palettes out there, so finding a cheap high-quality eyeshadow palette isn’t difficult at all (especially the neutrals).

Here are some reccomendations:


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Tartelette Juicy Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette

The same price and colours as the Too Faced Teddy Bare Palette, but bigger. You’re getting more for your money!

Moira Glow And Gleam Palette

Again, almost an exact replica of the Too Face Teddy Bare Palette, but less than half the price. An obvious save!


By Brian L Cummins