#TryThisInstead Splurge vs. Budget Edition

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It’s natural that we want the highest quality for the best value when it comes to our beauty products. Throw in thousands of dirty products on the market and now we have a real challenge of finding clean, effective products that are good for the pocket book. Whether you are a student or a full-time worker, we are certain that you will appreciate our picks for budget-friendly clean beauty products. 

1. Pacifica Eye Brightening Shadow Palette – Rated 3 

Instead of: Dior Eyeshadow 5 Couleurs Iridescent Eyeshadow  (Rated: 7) 

Attention: we don’t have to break the bank for a great eyeshadow palette anymore! For just $14, you could have the Pacifica Eye Brightening Shadow Palette with four beautiful shades of eyeshadow. That’s about one-third of the price of our dirty option!

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2. Erin’s Faces Firming Eye Gel- Rated 2 

Instead of: Kiehl’s Jumbo Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (Rated: 9) 

There’s a misconception that it is only meant for an older crowd, but prevention is key! Eye cream is great for hydrating the thin skin around your eyes and you should be using an eye cream even if you don’t need to worry about wrinkles for now. Add Erin’s Faces Firming Eye Gel to your evening skincare routine and in some time, you will be glad you did.

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3. Kosmatology Botanical Bliss (Lavender-Vanilla) Sugar Scrub - Rated 0 

Instead of: Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Body Scrub  (Rated: 9) 

Once in awhile, we need to give our skin a good polish by using a body scrub. Beware of synthetic fragrances used in your scrub, and choose an all-natural product instead. We think you will like Kosmatology Botanical Bliss Sugar Scrub for it’s use of essential oils, and clean ingredients.

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4. Pure Anada Pressed Cheek Color - Rated 3

Instead of: Nars Orgasm Blush (Rated: 10) 

If you follow the makeup scene, you will likely have heard of Nars Orgasm blush and remember this being the “it” product many seasons ago. What you probably didn’t know is that behind the pretty shimmer, it is packed full of parabens, talc and other synthetic ingredients that we consider dirty. Instead, try Pure Anada Pressed Cheek Color for a way more inexpensive and clean option.

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5.  Living Nature Balancing Day Lotion- Rated 0 

Instead of: La Mer The Oil Absorbing Lotion (Rated: 9) 

Price doesn’t always necessarily determine the quality of a product— Living Nature is our proof! For something that works for oily / combination skin and won’t cost you an arm and a leg, we are recommending Living Nature Balancing Day Lotion.

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6.  Alima Pure Satin Matte Eyeliner - Rated 3 

Instead of: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (Rated: 10)

For something that is applied so closely to your eyes, we are surprised at how many rated dirty and expensive eyeliners are on the market! Alima Pure Satin Matte Eyeliner solves all of those problems with its clean rated ingredients, and reasonable price tag.

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Note: prices may vary across retailers. 


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