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Click through to learn which types of products are worth splurging on and which are best bought at the drugstore.
Splurge on: Foundation
"I recommend splurging on foundation," says Bower. "The textures are often finer and your ability to find the right color is made easier. The one inexpensive foundation I think is excellent is Revlon Colorstay. It has a really great range of colors and I have had many actors bring that to me as their chosen base."
Save on: Eye and Lip Liner
"There are many excellent eye and lip liners out there at the drugstore. Rimmel and Maybelline are a couple of great choices. Maybelline has an excellent gel eyeliner."
Splurge on: Eyeshadow and Blush
"Generally I feel most drugstore eyeshadows lack the pigment I desire. Since shadow can last for such a long time, it's worth it to me to spring for the good stuff. Shadow that's fully pigmented goes on smoother, stays true to color and lasts all day. I feel the same way about blush."
Save on: Lip Gloss and Balms
"There are some excellent glosses and lipsticks at the drugstore. I really love Burt's Bees colored balms for a nice stain that feels great."
Splurge or Save on: Mascara
"Though there are some high-end mascaras that I just die for, like Chanel Volume Mascara and Armani Eyes to Kill, you can be very well served by many drugstore brands. Every makeup artist has L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black in their kit. It's truly the blackest black out there."