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Eyeliner!
I have absurdly sensitive and watery eyes and oily eyelids, so I need incredibly waterproof, long-wearing, pigmented formulas. Even Urban Decay’s liners don’t work for me. I’ll pay a lot for a liner if it really works well.

Foundation/concealer because it is so hard for me to find a match. NW15 is too dark for me by a shade or two. In some formulas, three.

Currently I’m using NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Siberia, but it’s too yellow for me. I’m more cool/neutral. I’m making due with MAC concealer in NW15, but I have to blend the bejeezus out of it. If I can I just try to use the concealer and powder. I use Lorac Powder Foundation in #1 Porcelain for that, but once again I’m not very satisfied.

My skins tends towards dry rather than oily as well, so I have to find things that won’t emphasize dry patches, which MAC unfortunately does.

I’ve heard that NYX’s foundation in the lightest shade surprises quite a few people by being too light, so I think I may try that when I get some money my way. I can’t seem to find many proper reviews on it, though.

What do you use?

I’m willing to spend more on skincare but I have found a DS regime that works great. I tend to splurge on liners since transfer is a major problem for me.

Definately skincare, I love my Dermalogica products, and even though they are more expensive, they last forever!

I like to splurge on eyeshadows and lipsticks. I love MAC lip stuff! I want to get Petticoat Skinfinish, but I called my local MAC store and they won’t be getting any more in – they are sold out. I guess I may have to order from Mac Cosmetics depending on how bad I want it! I also want the Making it easy trio eyeshadow, I love shades of brown!

skincare is for sure.
Make up.. I guess the only thing i would not spend too much on is make up tools. I use mac brushes but face brushes are all inexpensive brands. I really dont feel like spending $50+ for face brushes. The only expensive face brush i got was MAC 187.^^

I am a sucker for any kind of “kit.” Pallets really get me, skincare kits too. I like the feeling of having a lot at once, like Christmas lol.

Funstuff ~ Dazzleglass! I know, I know! Less than half the size of lipglass, but I love them! Never been a lipstick girl! However! I did splurge yesterday & picked up 3 of the newDare 2 Wear Lip Glass!
They can be sheered down and Dazzleglass looks faboo over them!

Serious stuff = Skincare! Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Concentrate! It is far superior to the revamped ANV. I use this regularly & I love what it is doing for my skin!

I’d say skincare and foundation. You have to get the canvas right before you start laying down colours

Definitely skincare. I also spend a little extra on hair products since my hair needs special care.

Skin care, foundation, powder and concealer. I would splurge on blush/bronzer if I wore it but I don’t. Everything else I save/budget on =)

Yes, Skincare or a really wonderful MAC palette with little dupes and lots of limited edition colors!

Mostly skincare but sometimes just a random product that I’ve been lusting over, like a lipstick or a blush.

I will splurge on concealer, loose powder (I have never liked anything as much as I like Nars loose powder), and my skincare products. Everything else I’m willing to mix splurges with some cheaper items.

I’ll slurge on almost anything except lipstick. I have fancy tastes but a small budget so I save up for 1 thing I love rather than a big haul and I always save up points and ask for gift cards as gifts.

Definitely foundation! I have splurged on foundation since I was 18 and got my first job. To me it is imperative to have a great canvas to apply any other products!

Foundation. If the skin looks good, the whole face looks good. Plus it’s so hard to find a foundation that is pale enough and that works well with my oily combination skin, that I’m willing to pay quite a bit for the perfect foundation.

Pretty much everything besides lip, blush, and bronzer because I feel that those depend more on color, which can be duped, than quality.

Skincare, specifically moisturizers and treatments that require an itty bitty (eye cream) or aren’t applied on a daily basis. I’ll splurge on products that will last me awhile.

I would splurge on skin and hair care. Just wondering what do you use for both (I am aware that what works for you may not work for me but just wondering lol)?

I’m willing to splurge on lip products (especially lipstick as I need lipstick to feel awesome as well as have high pigmentation. Most lipsticks, even midrange ones, feel and look cakey on me so I’m saving up my pennies to buy myself a Guerlain or two for my birthday in November. 🙂

skincare, primers, and foundations. just splurged on laura mercier flawless face skincare, primer, tinted moisturizer and setting powder. geeze…i need to work overtime!

I will splurge on
Limited Edition Collections from Mac (or pretty much anywhere).
I would slurge on skincare but I haven’t found any skincare products I like enough to slurge on a full sized bottle.
I’m a nail junkie so I will slurge on nail polish but I probably wouldn’t pay over $15 for a nail polish unless it was like a holy grail color.
I feel like MAC, NARS, and higher brands basically are a slurge on there own because most people wouldnt pay $14 for an eyeshadow or 18 for a blush.

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