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eyeshadows. I have a mix of high and low end eyeshadows and, although I do snicker at the thought of spending $47 on a single eyeshadow, I did have to spend close to $100 to the the Naked2 palette in Australia and I definitely consider that a splurge! I don’t buy super high end eyeshadows like chanel or burberry or anything but MAC is very expensive here so buying a little paintpot eyeshadow every now and then is a very rare treat and something I do like to splurge on.

I am sure Australia is wonderful and I have always wanted to visit but the cost of beauty products there is terrible, not to mention ridiculous. I have always wondered why it is so high. I know there is super strict customs laws, which I assume contributes.

I tend to spend more on facial skin care, certain body products, and makeup in general. Some of my hair products can also be considered more “middle-tiered.” They’re certainly not from high-end salons, but they’re no Axe either.” But I’m willing to spend a bit more for my American Crew. 🙂

I’m always willing to spend more money on eyeshadow & sculpting products, especially powder products. That’s not to say I don’t do DS products, and there are some I actually like more than HE, but since I choose to stay within a certain budget, I’d rather the bulk be spent on my favorite product types, and those that won’t go bad too quickly.

Pretty much everything. There are some categories I have exclusively high end products though: foundation, concealer, skin care, setting powder, fragrance, lipstick. Pretty much erything else is mixed, as far as makeup is concerned, but mostly high end.

Foundation, primers, finishing/setting powders, all the staples really. I prefer to splurge once on a great product vs testing cheaper ones that fail.

Serum and sunscreen, definitely. Serum because I’d rather spend more money on something that delivers, and sunscreen because it’s the one thing I use everyday, so I want something with high SPF that still looks nice on skin.

I also splurge on foundation if I love the formula and find the perfect shade match.

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Lipstick, mostly, followed by other make-up products. If I saw an expensive make-up product I really like then I’d rather just purchase it than hunting for cheaper dupes. However, I’m most definitely not above buying cheaper products if the quality is there, but I’d buy them as products that are unique in their own way rather than to dupe a pricier product.

Moisturizer and eye cream. The most perfect eyeshadow palette. Lip gloss – especially Chanel Levres Scintillantes, though the new Milani ones are pretty nice too… Perfume. Face masks. Cuticle and nail creams. Concealer. Finishing powder.

That;s not to say expensive is always better. it’s just I’m ready and willing to spend a lot of $ on those things if necessary,. Or I feel like it.

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