It’s important to know when to spend and when to save—and these beauty essentials, from tools to serums, are completely splurge-worthy.

By Katelyn Chef
February 07, 2019
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When it comes to beauty essentials, your handy makeup bag probably has you covered with everything from your go-to mascara to your foundation blender safely zipped inside. You may have splurged on the designer lip liner and the top-of-the-line setting powder, sure, but less glamorous makeup and hair products are thrifty finds that may fall apart at any moment—it’s called balance, right? We’ve all been there. Spending $50 on a high-end hairbrush (or any beauty essential) can be daunting, especially when there are plenty of drugstore beauty products available at modest prices.

Like everything, though, when it comes to makeup essentials, haircare tools, and other beauty must-haves, there are particular items that are absolutely worth the splurge. (You can save on the rest of your beauty kit.) Consider this your go-to list of the beauty products and tools worth investing in, plus suggestions for top-notch products in each category. With these splurge-worthy essentials, you’ll look like a million bucks—even if you store it all in a $5 cosmetics bag.

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