Happy #Tuesday ! I've been looking into this recently as I like the idea of doing a series of blog posts on how to save on beauty. Brand dropping is a big deal in the grocery world, why not beauty? I'm a big believer that many expensive make-up products are all packaging and the actual product is the same as the cheap alternatives. I also have found that you don't get what you pay for; I have lime, basil and mandarin body cream from both Jo Malone and Primark, and the Jo Malone leaves my skin dry and greasy, whereas the Primark version is great. And don't even get me started on fake tan; I swear by Sunshimmer's one hour mousse and the St Tropez instant shower cream is festering at the back of a cupboard, the only thing it tanned was my elbows 😬 However my sister swears blind on expensive products and gets nearly all of her makeup from Mac. I've tried multiple times to introduce her to NYX but she refuses because she perceives Mac to be better. She wears make-up a lot less than I do though. I wear make-up everyday whereas she would be make-up free a lot. I'm wondering if this sways people, because perhaps over the years I've had to find cheaper alternatives because I use a lot more and therefore it's more expensive for me? What is your own opinion on this- do you think you get what you pay for or that the only difference is packaging? Are there any expensive products you swear by and can justify the cost of? Or any cheaper alternatives that are carbon copies of expensive brands?