Beauty on a Budget

Of course, this is my mantra. But luckily others are following suit. Check out Beauty on a Budget - Advice From a Stylist from the NYT a few weeks ago for some great tips on how Duane Reade really can be your best friend. Here's a summary of some of the recommended drugstore beauty and skincare products:

  • CoverGirl AquaSmooth Compact Foundation
  • CoverGirl Cheekers Blush
  • L'Oreal Volumnious Mascara
  • L'Oreal Le Grande Kohl Eyeliner pencil in Black Sable (which I raved about ages ago here)
  • Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow Quad
  • Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Gloss
  • L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner
  • CoverGirl TRUBlend Microminerals Finishing Veil
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Protector
  • Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation
  • Olay Foaming Face Wash
My 2 cents - Ann Orcutt, the stylist who made the above recommendations, might be wrong about needing to invest in high-end makeup brushes. I find the Eco-Tools and Apt. 5 lines to have pretty good brushes, and the Posh brand is comparable to the high-end ones. She also only liked Revlon eye shadows, which I completely disgaree with. In my opinion, she has definitely missed out on some of the even lower-priced drugstore finds, like Jane, Milani, Prestige and NYX (although NYX can definitely be harder to find), which have good shadow and liner selections. But of course, you only know these things when you're a drugstore junkie like me. Even the stylists have so much to learn...


An Indian's Makeup Blog said...

Spot on girl ! Most revlon shadows lack in pigment and yeah I love the essence of Beauty brushes from CVS - cheap but dope stuff ! From her recommendations, I love the Olay Foaming Face Wash and the Maybelline Age rewind foundation !

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