But there are certain categories of beauty items I can’t be bothered to spend a lot of money on. And even though I do appreciate luxurious things, I’ve tried enough beauty products from all sides of the price spectrum to know it’s completely unnecessary to splurge on every part of your routine. Are there $75 lip balms out there? Yes. Are they nice? Sure. Would I continue to buy/use them if I wasn’t a beauty editor and occasionally gifted them for free? Hell no.
Of course, there will always be specific products and certain brands I will 100% invest in and splurge for, but below, I’m sharing six particular categories I thoroughly believe you don’t need to spend a lot of money on (aka where the cheaper options are just as good or better than the more expensive). I know everyone has different preferences and priorities when it comes to their product M.O., but below, I’m sharing my personal money-saving prerogative. Keep scrolling!