Spring Beauty Products – Luxury vs Drugstore

Spring is springing which means upgrading our beauty routines and adding some new fun products to the mix. I love a good luxury product, but if I am being totally honest some drugstore products are as good if not better than their high end rivals. Let’s dive into my spring beauty products – luxury vs drugstore.

Covergirl Yummy Gloss

Spring Beauty Upgrade #1 FOUNDATION

Go luxe!

When it comes to foundations especially as I mature I find that high end formulas perform better on my skin. My skin is dry and I do have fine lines and I don’t want to accentuate any of that with my foundation. In light of my age and skin type I splurge on foundations and it’s absolutely money well spent!

This spring my foundation of choice is the:

Gucci Éternité De Beauté 24 Hour Full Coverage Luminous Matte Finish Foundation

Gucci Éternité De Beauté 24 Hour Full Coverage Luminous Matte Finish Foundation

This foundation is definitely a splurge coming in at $88 but it is DIVINE.

I literally use one pump and it is enough for my entire face so I know it will last all spring and summer.

It’s perfect for the warmer months because:

  • It is long wearing so you don’t have to worry about it melting off in the heat.
  • It has a luminous matte finish which means it is perfect for all skin types. It’s not drying and it’s not overly glowy.
  • It’s enriched with hyaluronic acid. If you do have a more mature skin type this foundation will lock in moisture and have you looking fresh all day.
  • Available in 40 stunning shades.

Spring Beauty Upgrade #2 FRAGRANCE

Splurge! There is nothing better than a luxurious seasonal perfume

The New Marc Jacobs Daisy Paradise Limited Edition 

Is the must have fragrance of the season! Even the bottle screams spring.

Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Paradise

Inspired by rare, natural beauty capturing the free-spirited allure of a sunset walk through a field of blooming flowers in an extraordinary landscape.
The Daisy Paradise Limited Edition Marc Jacobs perfumes are a novel, seasonal twist on the classic Daisy scent.
Each Marc Jacobs fragrance features unique pink and purpled hued notes that evoke the comforting feeling of the warm sun touching the Earth.
There are 3 incredible variations of the fragrance.

Spring Beauty Upgrade #3 LIP PRODUCTS

Save your money!

When switching up your lip products for the season go drugstore. There are so many amazing budget friendly lip products available to us. I 100% recommend going the drugstore route.

Unless there is a shade or formula you absolutely can not live without less expensive lippies are the way to go.

A product I can not get enough of and feel that everyone should have for spring is the

Covergirl Clean Fresh Yummy Gloss

Covergirl Clean Fresh Yummy Gloss
I can not stop talking about the new Covergirl Clean Fresh Yummy Gloss because:
  • It wears like a high end lip oil.
  • It’s infused with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants which will have your lips feeling nourished and hydrated.
  • The formula is not sticky at all.
  • They smell amazing and fruity but not overwhelming.
  • A variety of shades which are PERFECT for spring.
  • Luxurious doe foot applicator and the list goes on.

My advice is to buy a bunch for spring so that you can keep them in every purse and in your car to make sure your lips are always spring ready.

Spring Beauty Upgrade #4 NAILS

Save! Nails are huge for spring but getting your nails done every couple weeks can come with a hefty price tag.

Enter the new Sally Hansen Salon Effects Perfect Manicure Press-on Nails

These press on nails have been a game changer for me. They are so easy to use and are literally a fraction of the cost of going to the salon every time you have an event – Mother’s Day, Wedding Season, Graduation, Prom, Birthdays, Stagettes, etc.

The colour selection, nail shapes and design options are stunning!

Sally Hansen press on manicure

For $11 you really can’t go wrong. They are:

  • Easy to use and come with everything you need to ensure a seamless application.
  • Available in a variety of trendy colours and designs.
  • Will save you so much time and money.

Spring Beauty Upgrade # 5 BLUSH


Blush is one of the easiest ways to update your makeup routine for spring. And thanks to Rimmel London we can refresh our blush for under $10 with their Maxi Blushes.

The Rimmel London Maxi Blush

Rimmel London Maxi Blush

Is a spring must because:
  • Natural, healthy glow and is perfect for any skin type
  • Available in 4 shades
  • Long-lasting, highly pigmented formula
  • Blends easily into skin
Pro Tip: The shade Third Base is not only ideal for spring it is also universally gorgeous on everyone and a dupe for a very popular Nars blush that starts with an O 😉

Thanks for stopping by and happy spring! I hope you found my breakdown of  Spring Beauty Products – Luxury vs Drugstore helpful.

xo Shira

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