Looking fabulous doesn’t require tons of money or expensive beauty products. Many great products can be found for under $10 in your local drugstore, supermarket, or big box store. Adding a fresh product to your beauty routine is a great way to kickoff the New Year with a little change that won’t break the bank. With the holidays upon us, treat yourself to a new look for less.
Having five luscious color choices in an easy-to-carry palette is just one attraction of the Revlon Limited Edition Bordeaux in Snow Lip Gloss Palette. Each gloss can also double as a pop of color on the cheeks or eyes, as Gucci Westman, Revlon’s global artistic director, used the palette recently at some of the top fashion shows. For only $7 at your local drugstore the value can’t be beat.
Lengthy lashes are a girl’s best friend, that’s why you should never go out without putting your mascara in your purse first. With Cover Girl Lash Perfection Mascara, the lashwrap brush helps create a dramatic look with long lashes to die for. The volumizing mascara individually wraps each lash creating eyes that pop. Available in four colors at for $5.94 at www.target.com.
For the Face
While you want your beauty to shine through, you don’t want to be shiny. There are many foundations out there that tend to make the skin look greasy, instead of smooth and opaque, which is why I suggest that you avoid using your foundation every day if you have nice skin and opt for a quality powder that you can use to define your nose and illuminate the lower portion of your forehead and your chin, which are the areas of the face that tend to look shiny. Milani The Multitasker Face Powder provides light to medium coverage with a natural matte finish.
This velvety soft powder has excellent staying power, controls oil well, and is non-irritating to sensitive skin. Ten different shades are available for $5.99 at www.target.com. Make sure you don’t choose a shade that is darker than your skin tone like many women do, especially if you have pale or ivory skin, or everybody will notice that your face is a different color from your neck and that is not the reason why you want people to pay you attention, right?
For the Hair
Masking your roots no longer requires an expensive trip to the salon. Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Root Touch-Up helps extend the life of your salon color with coverage lasting up to 3 weeks. In just 10 minutes, you can cover your gray and blend your roots. With 18 shades to choose from, finding the right shade for you is easy. Available at www.drugstore.com for $6.99.
Show your artistic side by creating a masterpiece with the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen. The pen features a fine tip, which makes it easy to create different patterns and designs. With eleven colors ranging from bright blue to hot pink to silver to black, you can customize your nails for a look all your own. The water based formula is Toluene, DBP, and Formaldehyde free. Available at www.walmart.com for $7.