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The Lipstick League – Biggest Splurge and Steal

The Lipstick League – Biggest Splurge and Steal

Question of the Week: Name the most expensive and inexpensive products in your current daily beauty routine.

Answer – As a cruelty-free beauty blogger I get to test the entire monetary range of products – from drugstore deals to high-end indulgences. Currently I am truly indulging with regular use of the Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum from Radical Skincare. This anti-aging powerhouse goes for $190.00 (gulp!) but I’m already figuring out how I can purchase another bottle because my skin is looking GOOD – smooth, firm and even a little glow-y. (See the My Beauty Bunny review here).

On the opposite end of the spectrum, not a day goes by that I do wear at least one makeup product from drugstore fave Milani – you just can’t beat their formulas and color payoff for the price. In fact, I carry a few of their Color Statement Lipsticks in my purse so Milani ends up on my lips almost every day. (See a review and my favorite hues here).

My Beauty Bunny readers – What are your current beauty splurges and steals ?

Please Note: Not all Lipstick League posts are cruelty free.

Nouveau Cheap – For most of us, Bonnie Bell is synonymous with Lip Smackers lip balms. But have you seen their new nail lacquers, lip lacquers and lipsticks? Come take a peek at some swatches–they just might surprise you!

Pink Sith – takes you on an island adventure to Kauai when she tells you all about the NARS Spring 2014 Eyeshadow Duo in Kauai. It’s 72 degrees and sunny there right now!

Prime Beauty – has two major obsessions: Makeup and Chocolate! She can get her get her fix for both with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Palette–it’s a cavity free sweet treat you NEED to indulge in!

Phyrra – is ready for Spring with the Kat Von D Esperanza palette! She loves it so much she’s giving one away. Open Worldwide.

we heart this – the next in the line of infamous tints is a sweet as a lollipop and as on trend as can be; check out the Radiant Orchid hued Benefit Lollitint.

Clumps of Mascara – is running her first race of the year but she’s picked the ideal lippy for her race face…Tarte’s Power Pigment!

Gouldylox Reviews – The Too Faced Chocolate Bar is sinfully delicious. Just when you thought browns were boring, think again.

Lipglossiping – ponders whether anyone would consider taking the plunge and invest in some eyebrow extensions! Well, would you?

My Beauty Bunny – Jen got a chin implant! Read all about it and why she made the decision. Plus, see the before and after pics: Why I Decided to Get Plastic Surgery.

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Nouveau Cheap – Whenever one of my lovely Canadian readers says to me, “I wish there was a blog like yours, but for Canada” my response is always, “There is!” If you’re looking for Canadian drugstore beauty info and sale alerts, check out Sparkled Beauty, written by my long-time blogging pal, Halifax. She’ll hook you up!

Press samples have been provided for review. Opinions are the author’s own. Article may contain affiliate links.

  • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

    I totally agree with the Milani lipsticks. Total steal! As is essence clear brow gel…mainly when you consider the alternative of buying high end for something so basic. I always spend more on foundation because I want a perfect match. It’s not that much of a splurge considering the luxury brands out there, but NARS is my favorite and closest color.

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