Splurge Or Save: Skincare, Makeup And Hair Products You Need Now (PHOTOS)

Splurge Or Save

The Huffington Post Canada   First Posted: 02/23/2012 10:41 am Updated: 03/15/2012 12:18 am

Achieving the perfect look can be expensive -- from skincare to makeup to hair products, beauty items can cost a small fortune, and seldom do they work as well as they claim.

But not all beauty products are bunk -- we asked expert Staci Blayone, a senior stylist and makeup artist at Soma Salon and Spa in Regina, what products she thinks are worth spending the money on -- and which ones you can cheap out on -- at the drug store.

Splurge: Smashbox Tinted Moisturizer ($30 at Sephora)
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"This moisturizer is lightweight and hydrating," Blayone notes. "It doesn't offer heavy coverage, but it evens skin out and gives a great glow." Plus, it protects your skin too -- it has an SPF of 15 to stave off sun damage throughout the day.

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