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Lust vs. Must

We lust for luxurious, high end cosmetics, but budget conscious beauty buffs know there are less expensive alternatives.

Rachel Gower, owner of The Upper Hand Salon, says when it comes to makeup, you should splurge on the items that you just can't live without. However, for other items in your routine, save on alternatives that work just as well. Here are some of her favorites:

Airbrush Foundation
Christian Dior Diorskin Airflash Brume de Teint Spray Foundation, $60 vs.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Foundation, $15

Self-Actualizing Bronzer
Guerlain Terracotta Tan Booster, $58 vs.
Physician's Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Powder, $14

Statement Lipstick
Yves Saint Laurent Fard A Levres Rouge Pur SPF 8 (no. 19, Fuschia Pink), $30 vs.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (657 Fuschia Fusion & 660 Berry), $8

2-Step Smokey Eyes
Jane Iredale Mystikol Eyeliner & Highlighter, $24 vs.
Cover Girl Smoky Shadow Blast, $8

Lash Boosting Serums
Givenchy Mister Lash Booster, $30 vs.
L'Oreal Lash Boosting Serum, $15

2-Step Lip Color Le Metier De Beaute Double Entendre Lip Gloss, $38 vs.
Tarte Double Ended Lip Gloss, $6

Eye Makeup Remover
Lancome Effacil Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, $22 vs.
Jane Iredale Magic Mitt, $17 vs.
Rimmel London Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, $8

Concealer Stick
Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer, $70 vs.
Shiseido The Makeup Concealer Stick, $27

For more information, contact:
The Upper Hand Salon

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