Welcome to the ‘Best Bang for Your Buck‘ series! Each week for the next few months, I’m going to tackle certain types of beauty products, and list the offerings from popular department store brands and their sizes vs. costs. At a glance, you’ll be able to see which items are most cost effective in that category, and get a better idea if your money is being well spent, or if you’re being, well – a little ripped off! Also, if you’re hedging on picking up a certain product because of the cost, this will give you an idea of the true value of the product and if it’s worth your hard earned cash.
Many of the sizes and dollar values of products are taken from online websites; please let me know if anything is listed incorrectly and I’ll be sure to fix it! Also, for products which we don’t have here in Atlantic Canada, or for items that are more difficult to find overall, I’ll note in green where they’re located for your reference – though I tried to mostly include products relatively accessible as a whole.
Week Two: Lipsticks
I confess, I’m not much of a lipstick girl (YET…I remember the days when I wasn’t a blush girl, either), so this post is for all the classy ladies out there who can rock a great-looking strong lip. There are so many great options out there that it was hard to narrow down the list; but I think the 25 I ended up choosing are fairly representative of the popular brands out there now. Have a look and see what you think!
Tom Ford ($500/oz)
Best Picks (0.14oz of product and less than $30):
Clinique – $18
Illamasqua – $24.50
Shiseido – $26
Laura Mercier – $27
Worthy Splurges (0.13oz+ of product and $35 or more):
Lancome – 0.14oz for $35
Burberry - 0.13oz for $36
Yves Saint Laurent – 0.13oz for $38
Cle de Peau Beaute – 0.14oz for $62
Even though I don’t wear lipstick for the most part, and it would seem logical that because of that, spending big $$ of lipstick would be foolish…I can’t help but still want some of those splurges in my collection. I think that because I wouldn’t be wearing them too often, it would be such a treat to spoil myself on those rare occasions and throw on something totally luxe. Might not be the wisest move ever, but beauty obsessions rarely are, am I right?
I hope you liked this second installment of Best Bang for Your Buck! Come back for next week’s post!