Monday, 6 August 2012

Cheap Beauty-Buy Wins

I saw a fun post idea over at All Glitzed Up blog and decided to take part and do my own post to share some of my cheap beauty-buy wins and pricey beauty-buy fails! Everyone has been there- you shell out major cash for an expensive item that doesn't live up to its claims. On the flip side, you may try a cheaper branded item and find out it has amazing value!

I will be honest and admit I usually spend more money and go with higher end brands. I don't have very many drug store branded items in my makeup arsenal. This is because of a few factors. Firstly, I like to buy products that use good quality, non-toxic ingredients and a lot of drug store brands use really cheap, chemical-laden ingredients in their makeup. Secondly, I generally think that higher end brands give better quality payoff. However, this is NOT always the case!
Here are my Cheap Beauty-Buy Wins:
#1: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters! I think these are pretty well-known in the beauty blog community and there is a reason for it! Revlon gives you lots of great colour choices with this line, and the product itself is an excellent mix of lipstick and lip balm! My current favourite is Creme Brulee! These are very well-priced and can be bought on sale for around $7.00 in Canada. 
#2: Elf's Kabuki Brush! This little guy cost me a mere $6.00! This feathery soft brush doesn't shed, and it is just as effective as my $40.00 Kabuki brush! I would definitely recommend this brush to all of you- I couldn't believe the quality of this brush when I started to use it. It is a definite cheapie win! 
#3: Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara. I was totally blown away by the quality of this drugstore mascara, which sells for around $12.00 a tube. It gives me amazing length and volume- I get tons of compliments on my lashes whenever I wear this product. I love that it is affordable because it means I can keep on buying it over and over without ever cringing at the price like I do with my high end mascaras!

TELL ME: what are some of your cheapie products that turned out to be an amazing value?
--S

Click here to read about my Pricey Beauty-Buy Fails! 

20 comments:

  1. This was a great post, after reading yours I read the one you linked (All glitzed up). I HATE when you buy something expensive and it just doesn't do you justice..such a bummer! On a more positive note I LOVE finding affordable beauty & good quality items at the drugstore:D
    My lip butter is like the only thing I use, I am super excited to try out the kissable balms from Revlon, they were supposed to launch here in August, crossing my fingers I find them soon!!

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    1. Yes I love my lip butters! They're really great for easy application and every day wear!

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  2. I really love my Maybelline color tattoos in Tough as Taupe and Bad to the Bronze. I have really oily eyelids so they don't last the 24 hours, but almost all day and they look great on their own and with eyeshadow on top! :)

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    1. Ooh yes I have heard very good things about the color tattoo cream eyeshadows!

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  3. I love the lip butters, I've found mine on sale for $4! I also love the colour tattoos, Garnier BB cream, and Covergirl Lash Blast mascara :)

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    1. ooh $4 would be a steal! I have never seen them for so cheap but I want to!!

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  4. Awesome post! I am going to give that mascara a try!

    I am like you and am guilty for leaning towards high end brands for most of my producs. I might do a post like this though as I do have a few HG drugstore products lying around!

    xo Courtney from StrawberreeSwing.com

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    1. Please do! I think these posts are a great way to help others save $$ and find great quality products!

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  5. I couldn't agree more! Revlon Lip butters and the ELF kabuki are definite wins!!

    <3 Rubiiee

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    1. oh my gosh I would totally stock up on those Kabuki's if I made a new elf order. I wouldn't want them to stop making them OR raise the price :P

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  6. I saw so many people raving about Revlon Lip Butters and I got so excited when I found a Revlon counter, but I couldn't find them there:( I think I will end up ordering them online :)

    I found you through BBU blog hop and followed via GFC :)

    www.cbeautybox.com

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    1. Oh how odd- were they just sold out perhaps?

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  7. Yes! I love every single one of these items especially the Marcelle mascara!

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    1. yes this mascara was such a great find and I owe it all to Glossybox!

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  8. Now i will def purchase on of this kabuki brushes with my next elf order! I like their brushes anyway but didn't know what to think about the kabuki brush! I have one lip butter and i love it, i always mean to get me more but forget about them! ;)
    Hey from the blog hop :)
    The Amazing World Of J
    Janine

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    1. oooh yes the kabuki is amazing ! I haven't tried their other brushes yet though. Thank you for stopping by, I will definitely check out your blog too!

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  9. I would have to agree with all your wins since I have tried them all :) I couple of my cheap wins are eco tools brushes and Sally Hansen X-treme nail polish!
    Great post idea!

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    1. ooh I don't have any SH X-treme polishes in my collection- I will check it out.

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  10. I need to go out and look for Revlon lip products. I just saw a post somewhere about Revlon lip tints and now the lip butters... I will try those if I come across them!

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  11. Thanks for the post; I want to try those lip butters now. I also like revlon's regular lipsticks.

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