Beauty Splurge vs. Steal: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Makeup

What’s that expression…there’s nothing a touch of lip gloss can’t fix? Or is it mascara? Or concealer? In any case, the transformative power of makeup is clear. Even in this age of social media beauty filters, there’s nothing like the real thing. While paying a premium for designer cosmetics usually means guaranteed soft formulations (especially for things like eyeshadow), you can effectively save on everything from mascara and eyeliner to foundation with SPF.

Whether you’re spending big chunks of your paycheck on fancy designer makeup or prefer cosmetics on a drugstore budget, here’s a look at some great finds to shop now.

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