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Pretty much all body care/shower stuff. Also hair and nail products. Where makeup is concerned I often go low-end for lip products because I enjoy being able to afford a nice variety.

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I buy the cheapest spf 50 sunscreen I can get by the gallon. Also my body lotion and face cleanser are cheapish (St. Ives), since I’ve found they work just as well for my skin as more expensive products I’ve tried.

I buy drugstore facial cleanser, Aveeno.I keep two mascaras open at a time, a drugstore brand mascara,and a higher end mascara. I tend to use the drugstore mascara for everyday casual looks.

The majority of my body and hair care products, as well as some of my facial skin care products are definitely considered second tier in terms of price.

Ooh Christine, you should make the next series of questions along the lines of:

What’s the most expensive/inexpensive makeup/skin care items you use on a regular basis? 🙂

I have super sensitive skin and eyes, so I do not skim on makeup or skin care products. I skim on body products like body lotion and body wash. My allergies to fragrance prevent me from having most scented lotions. I also skim on nail products. Never had a manicure and do not care too. I am just not a nail person. One bottle of cheap polish for each season does me just fine. Often, I wear none. My line of work makes it impossible to stay put.

my makeup collection is pretty varied as far as price goes, I have a lot of drugstore items and a lot of high end items too… regular things like basic black eyeliners (pencil and liquid) I try to buy good drugstore brands because its something I repurchase often and don’t really want to have to splurge on. I haven’t bought any moisturizer in an eternity because I get bulk freebies from Jurlique but my go-to hand moisturizer for the longest time was Palmers Shea butter which is *cheap as beans* and works for literally any dryness – dry hands? rub it in thick. dry face? mix it withe a little water and pat it on. dry hair? rub a little into the tips after towel-drying.

Lip liners, mascara, body products (lotion, cream, sunscreen, shave gel/cream, razors), hair product, brow product (wax, gel, pencil), nail polish, shadow primer, some brushes & tools, etc. If I can find great products that meet my requirements at a better price point, I’d always rather save.

I don’t necessarily see this as “skimping” because I really do like the products, like the Sally Hansen top coat (I’m yet to find a better one at any price point). And never saw the point in fancy body wash, even when I get it as a gift – Olay is my absolute favorite. Guess the only product I truly skimp on is sunscreen. I always buy whatever is the cheapest with the amount of SPF I’m looking for, regardless of brand.

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mascara, lippies, and I’m 50/50 with cleansers and shower products. It depends on how much money I have and how well the product works. I don’t splurge on those premium products so I have more money to spend on high quality skincare, powders, and bases.
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Things that I use daily and go through relatively quickly: Face wash, moisturizer, sunscreen, lip balm, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, etc. Thankfully there are many good budget options for those. The exception to the rule are things like chemical exfoliants and serums, since I use and trust Paula’s Choice, which is mid-end.

Mascara – while I’ve loved some higher-end ones, I get good to excellent results with many drugstore formulas.

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