First ever Splurge & $teal!
Welcome to Splurge & Steal, the best of both worlds! This section will focus on similar products at different price points. One is higher, the other is lower. You choose which one to go with. I’ve been wanting to create this category for a little while now, because I think it’s cool to compare products that are extremely similar in type and quality, but at totally different price points. This is perfect for anyone looking to spoil themselves a little, or save a few dollars!
Today I’m going to be discussing tinted lip balms. I am loving these because they give a very natural, healthy looking flush to the lips. Tinted lip balms are perfect if you’re going for a hydrating, natural look, but still want a touch of color in your lips.
Splurge: Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15 is a really great product. Benefit is always trying to “fake the natural look” in all of their products, and this is no exception. This little 1.4g jar of lip balm is SPF 15, has vitamin E, and applies very smoothly to keep the lips nice and hydrated. It has a very sheer, rose color. It smells like roses too! The last time I checked, it retailed at around $26CAD. This is definitely for someone looking for a beauty splurge pick-me-up.
Steal: Absolutely LOVING Nivea’s Fruity Shine Strawberry Lip Care. It used to come in Strawberry, Cherry, Pink Guava and Pomegranate. I’m not sure if certain retailers still carry the last 2 shades, but I know they carry Strawberry and Cherry for sure. They may carry all 4 in the US. These are a dream! Packed with almond oil, jojoba oil and shea butter, they apply just like the Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15 - except in stick form. In just a few swipes, your lips turn to a natural, rose flush. The more you apply, the darker it shows. The cherry one is a slightly darker red, for those with a darker complexion. These smell and TASTE great too! They retail at $2.99CAD – can you say STEAL? I am astounded at the quality for the low price. I purchased one for my mom as well as a girlfriend of mine and they both love it. I sometimes throw this on when I’m fresh faced with no makeup on, and it still makes me feel like I’m somewhat put together. I highly recommend these for anyone on the go, looking to save.
These both have a very sheer, gorgeous finish. I love them both. Now, you choose which best fits your budget. :)
Stay tuned for more Splurge & Steal – lots to come!