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Definitely foundation- cheap ones tend to look greasy and break me out. Same with concealers, I’ve found that high-end ones tend to last longer and look more natural. Eyeshadow is sometimes worth it (not super expensive high-end, but brands like MAC and Urban Decay) because it’s generally more pigmented and blends better. And brushes for sure!Not worth it: Mascara, powder, lip gloss, eyeliner. I use drugstore always for those.

Foundation, perfume, and lipstick.  I’ve found drugstore mascaras are just as good, if not better, than high end.

for me it’s perfume (last longer and the scents are more complex), foundation (for complexion perfection), eye makeup brushes (they just make the job easier) & skincare  (you have to mind what you put on your face!)

Foundation and lipstick – I have very dry lips so a good lipstick is essential to my well being (excuses, excuses, 🙂

Perfumes and make-up, both are very addictive ! Skincare and body lotions too but definitely I can’t feel well without perfumes or makeup.

Anything I’d wear often really! I firmly believe that putting on makeup should be a pleasant experience, so I’d invest in pieces that are a pleasure to use. I think the only thing I prefer NOT to splurge on is mascara, though by now I have had the opportunity to try some that are really good and I might repurchase when I’m done with the 3065 tubes I still have.

My answer would have to be “the perfect red lipstick”. However, finding that perfect foundation might be well worth it as well.This is off topic, Christine, and I apologize if this isn’t the place for this, but are you planning on reviewing the new Armani Eyes to Kill shades from the Acqua collection? I believe Saks already has them in stock. I know I’d love some of them but as always, your reviews would be the deciding factor! 🙂

For me, it would be foundation.  Just about anything else, I can dupe cheaply or do without (bronzer, highlighter, for example) but I haven’t been able to find lower priced foundations that work well for me (even some of the pricey ones aren’t  great on me either). I’m an eye-shadow sucker, too, so while those can often be duped, I still end up caving and buying the higher priced ones!

Anything that’ll be used as a daily staple. Not even unique shades are worth it to me. I don’t see the point of buying a expensive, unique color that I know I’ll only wear occasionally. 

[email protected]’m the same – I prefer splurging on high quality “everyday” colors because I’ll actually be using them.

[email protected]’s great for people who like to stare at their makeup products when not in use (aka me). 🙂

To me, if something has really rave reviews from many people, and it’s an item I need to buy anyway (say, foundation or primer) I might be tempted to splurge (or wait until there’s some sort of sale or discount on it if it’s REAL pricey). Other than that, I’ll consider splurging on something that can multitask because I feel like I’m getting more bang for my buck. 🙂

Skin care and hair care because that lays the foundation! Any base products (foundation, concealer). Any shade that is super flattering that I’ll wear all the time. 

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