Save or Splurge: Perfect Make-Me-Pretty Picks for Every Beauty Budget
Nothing wakes up a gal’s smile more than a new lipgloss.
Smashbox’s BCA Be Legendary Lip Gloss is the perfect pink that goes with everything in your wardrobe. The
sheer, yet vibrant color is long lasting without being sticky or
gooey. I’ve used it on both my models and actresses with glowing
results. What’s more, $5 of the $20 goes to breast cancer research.
SPLURGE for sure.
I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with mascara – I can’t wait
to experiment with every new lash enhancer that hits the beauty
counters. My current favorite is L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga
Inspired by the Japanese trend/love of cartoon manga (huge eyes)
mascaras, the thick formula and unique brush will catch every lash and
definitely make your peepers pop. For around $9, this is a beauty
Shopping for new makeup brushes? Look no further than Sigma Beauty.
I adore the entire line of Sigma brushes (over 150 to choose from),
but the companies latest beauty innovation is pure genius. Hello 3DHD
In both Kabuki and Precision, the brushes are angled/beveled on both sides to
reach every nook and cranny of the face. Multifunctional for both
creams and powders and available in pink, white and black, the brushes
are a must for all makeup lovers. Priced at under $25, these divine
brushes are must-have SPLURGE.
Neutral eyeshadows are a girl’s best friend, but a nice collection can
be pricey. Well, no more. Maybelline has introduced The Expert Wear
Palette in The Nudes gorgeous wearable colors from soft taupe to dark brown to
shimmering gold that blend and wear beautifully. Try mixing and
matching for countless looks. For around $10, this a definite SAVE.
After a summer in the sun, most complexions could use a little help.
To add a glow to your skin, try tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted
Moisturizer SPF 20 to both sooth and even out your skin. In 7 great
shades, this water-based oil-free skin saver is loaded with vitamins
and anti-oxidants as well as mineral pigments to diffuse fine lines
and wrinkles for a flawless face. Pricey at $36, but well worth the
Eyeliner is always in fashion – from smudgy smokey lines to
sophisticated winged cat eyes, nothing says sexy more than eyeliner.
I recently discovered that glamour queen Fergie has developed a line
of cosmetics for Wet n Wild Cosmetics. Not only can Fergie hit the
high notes, she knows a thing or two about makeup – her Fergie Creme
Liner in Little Black Dress is fabulous. The tiny pot of black gel comes with an adorable brush to
draw and shape to your heart’s content. And for $5, this beauty
bargain screams SAVE.
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