Splurge Vs. Save: Tinted Moisturizer

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Let's talk tinted moisturizer today, shall we? :)

I love using tinted provides light coverage, a little bit of color to my face and I really like that it has SPF in it!  

I started using tinted moisturizer about 8 years ago...per recommendation of a friend- I got Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer.  LOVED it!  It provided the perfect amount of coverage and really did a great job of evening out my skin tone.  It is not cheap at $40 for 1.7 ounces...definitely a splurge in my book.  The price was not really an issue for me when I was using it because I was a single gal who bought whatever she wanted- when she wanted it :)  

Well...then I met my husband and he went back to school AND we started planning a wedding, THEN we got married and found out we were PREGNANT and then we MOVED across the country so he could go to medical school...all said events forced my budget to become A LOT tighter.  I had to say "bye-bye" to my beloved Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and began the hunt for a budget friendly but equally lovely tinted moisturizer!

I stumbled upon the Elf line of makeup while shopping at Target one day and saw they had tinted moisturizer....I had just run out of my last bottle of Laura Mercier (I always asked for a new bottle for my birthday and then kind of hoarded them- HA!) 
and decided I would give it a try!

For $7.50- I really didn't feel like I had anything to lose in seeing how I liked it! I ended up loving it and it is now my "go-to" tinted moisturizer! I love that I can pick it up at either Wal Mart or Target- and the price can't be beat.  Others who have tried both the Laura Mercier and Elf tinted moisturizers might disagree- but for me personally- I feel like the Elf brand is a tad bit lighter and provides a little less coverage in comparison to the Laura Mercier moisturizer.  I am okay with that as my "daily face" is pretty casual and I am fortunate to have fairly good skin and don't need a ton of coverage from my makeup.  

I think there are products that are totally worth the splurge versus saving some money but getting a lesser quality product.  I also think there are SO many products out there- especially hair, makeup and facial care- that are really wonderful for a fraction of the cost of the higher end brands.  It is definitely all about personal preference and everyone is different about what they are willing to splurge on versus save on!  

Now it is your turn! I would LOVE to hear about some products you use- they can either be a "splurge" or a "save."  Talking about cosmetic products is one of my favorite topics! :)

Hope you have an awesome day!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Good morning! I love you blog. You have the sweetest little family! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog this morning :)


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