I needed to replace a few essentials and instead of going to Sephora (almost 4 months since my last purchase!), I thought I would try some new-to-me drugstore alternatives to save some money. Here’s how much I saved vs. what I would have bought at Sephora:
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso: $11.99 vs. ABH Brow Wiz in Dark Brown: $27.00
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Black: $11.99 vs. ABH Brow Wiz in Ebony: $27.00
NYX Black Matte Liquid Liner: $9.99 vs. KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper: $25.00
NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray: $9.99 vs. KVD Lock ’N Load Makeup Setting Mist: $30.00
Could have spent: $109
Only spent: $43.96
I’ve been using either Too Faced Better Than Sex or Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara for quite a while now and while I love them both, I’m trying really really hard to spend less on makeup. I don’t mind spending more on an eyeshadow palette or powder that I know I can still use a year from now… but an opened tube of mascara should be replaced every three months, so I am on the hunt for a cheaper alternative, starting with L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black.
I’ve been skipping my monthly Julep Maven subscription lately, but a few months ago they launched It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse and I knew I needed to try them. I went with XOXO, a Femme Fuchsia Matte and Swoon, a Heathered Wine Matte.
A weightless matte lip color that lasts all day and never feels dry. A super-pigmented formula provides saturated color for up to 12 hours of comfortable wear.