I don’t often spend more than $10 or $12 on beauty products (Momma didn’t raise no fool), but there are two I use that are worth the money, hands down.
The first is They’re Real Mascara by Benefit. I love love love this mascara. I love mascara in general, and usually have about four different kinds on hand, but this is the best I’ve ever used. I’m always in search of the false eyelash look, and considering I’m too terrified to put glue anywhere near my eyeball (can you imagine?), this is a nice alternative. Plus, it deters me from curling my lashes, which, until recently, was a favorite pastime- albeit, a slightly dangerous one that cost me a few precious lashes.
The second beauty product I can always justify dolling out the dough for is perfume. I’ve had long standing love affairs with different kinds over the years, but none have ever “stuck” to become “my scent.” Now, I think I’ve finally found one: Oscar de la Renta’s Live to Love. It’s a nice mix of musk and floral, the bottle is super pretty, and even though it’ll cost a pretty penny, the scent lasts. It’s the kind of perfume that’s not overpowering, but perfect for nice occasions, or even just an everyday smell. The trick is finding it in stores. So far, I’ve only ever been able to track it down in Lord & Taylor.
So there you have it- the only two beauty products I’m willing to spend money on, perfume and mascara. Fake it till you make it.