Lancome Hypnose Drama Spring Set, $34, thebay.com Go for palettes and large sets A lot of times these types of sets can be much more economical. You’ll get a lot of product and usually it’s far cheaper than if you bought all the products from that brand individually. Check out similar products from the brand and other brands to compare. It will help you figure out if the set or kit you’re considering is really a good deal. The best-selling Naked palette (mine is definitely well loved) from Urban Decay is a steal. When you do the math, you’re getting 12 eye shadows for about $5 a pop — that’s almost on par with some drugstore brands. Totally worth it. Urban Decay Naked palette, $60, sephora.ca Travel Sizes I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time I actually finished a highlighter or blush. A little goes a long way with products like that, especially if they’re good quality, For example, I got a travel-size Benefit High Beam highlighter last year and since you only need a dab on each cheek for the intended effect, I still haven’t finished it. If you see travel sized blushes, bronzers, highlighters or anything else you use sparingly, definitely try them out! You’d be surprised how long they’ll last you. Plus it’s a great way to try new products without investing too much in them or having them expire before you're finished.
Benefit Goodtime Gals set, $18, benefitcosmetics.com Impulse buys at the checkout Stuff near the cash register isn’t always a bad thing in the world of makeup! Companies will often put together kits of mini-sized versions of their best sellers for a really great price so that people will try the products and get familiar with the brand in general. The sizes are actually pretty decent, so you can use the product for a while and decide if you’d like to invest in the full size version.
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