Splurge or Save? Pro Blending Brushes

I’m back with another Splurge or Save post, and this time we’re talking about blending brushes. A good blending brush is an absolute must-have tool in my makeup routine in my opinion. Often, it’s the only brush I reach for when doing an eye look. Chances are if you’ve already got one of these in your makeup drawer, it is the well-known MAC 217 Blending Brush. However, if you don’t have one, I’ve found a seriously good drugstore dupe for you to consider instead. Oh, and the best part? It’s less than half the price!

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Splurge or Save? MAC Matte Lipstick vs. Revlon Matte Balm

This is the first in my Splurge or Save series, in which I will be comparing some higher-end beauty products to their drugstore alternatives. I do love a good drugstore dupe and am always so excited when I find a more economical version of a beauty product that I love. Today I will be comparing two very similar lip products that are both close to my heart: MAC’s Matte Lipstick in the shade Mehr and Revlon’s Colorbust Matte Balm in shade #225 Sultry. Let’s see how they measure up! Price and Value First things first, let’s talk about price. At around $11 (depending on where you shop), the Revlon Matte Balms are about half the price of MAC lipsticks, which run for $21. In terms of actual value, you’re paying just over $4 a gram for Revlon (2.7g each), versus $7 a gram for the MAC product (3g each). In my […]

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