Splurge vs. steal: beauty products at every price

Whether you like to spend $5 or $500 on your beauty regimen, there’s a product out there for you. We walk you through the splurges and the steals guaranteed to perk up your beauty-filled life.

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Lipgloss:
On the splurge side? There’s nothing better than Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips ($18 at sephora.com). It’s slick, moisturizing and even has Vitamins A and E! And on the steal side, we’ve got L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss ($9.99 at drugstore.com). No matter what your color preference, it gives you a glamorous look for up to 6 hours!

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Eyeshadow:
The true meaning of splurge? It’s most definitely the Guerlain Ecrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Rue des Francs-Bourgeois. Ringing up at a whopping $84 (available at sephora.com), this palette of brown shadows is the true epitome of luxury. If you’re not willing to spend quite so much, the e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color in Butternut is definitely a worthwhile alternative. Four shadows for only $1 at eyeslipsface.com!

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Shine-Enhancing Shampoo:
What gal doesn’t want a little extra shine in her tresses? Whether you go drugstore with Sunsilk Co-Created with Teddy Charles Thermashine Shampoo ($5.99 at drugstore.com) or the highest of the high end with Frederic Fekkai Advance Glossing Shampoo ($23-$59 at sephora.com), one thing’s for certain — your strands will have never looked so worthy of a hair commercial.

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Moisturizer:
Dry, sensitive skin takes a lot of management and dedication, doesn’t it? Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Creme is among the very best out there — and it’s only $11.79 at drugstore.com! If going drugstore for skincare makes you wary, we recommend Bliss Triple Oxygen +C Energizing Cream ($54 at blissworld.com). Your skin will be so hydrated, you won’t know what hit it!

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