Everyone loves a beauty bargain, but not everyone has the time to comb through the drugstore racks in search of the latest trend or inexpensive new makeup find. This month, I’ve compiled some of my favorite everyday products to simplify the process of finding real beauty steals. The next time you’re in CVS or at Ulta, simply grab these and go! You’ll be fab and fresh in no time.
1. NYX Gel Liner & Smudger: Create a naughty or nice look in less than 60 seconds with this great product! I’m always looking for a gel liner that glides on lightly without tugging your eyelids or drying out half way through the jar. NYX Gel Liner & Smudger is well worth the $8.99 price. Available in five colors, you can apply with a pointed eyeliner brush for a work-appropriate look or smudge it on for a naughtier night out. Grab this find at CVS or at Ulta.
EXPERT TIP: Use an inexpensive synthetic liner brush with a flat tip or pointed to get the perfect line. 2. L’Oréal – Collection Privee The Perfect Nudes: These easy-towear nude L’Oréal lipsticks are designed to match your skin tone and are available in six subtle shades true to their written descriptions. At just $7.99 each from Ulta, why not pick up two or three?
EXPERT TIP: Exfoliate your lips prior to applying lip color to ensure longer wear from your lipstick and a true-to-color look. 3. Benefit Cosmetics “There’re Real” Remover for Eye Makeup: I’m always being asked what the best eye makeup remover out there is. Well, I found an incredible Benefit Cosmetics product at Sephora that removes the most stubborn eye makeup and mascara easily—without drying out your lashes or skin. Benefit’s “They’re Real” Remover’s creamy gel is effective, and safe for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes. Best of all, it’s only $18.00 at Sephora. What’s not to love?
EXPERT TIP: Use a damp cotton square for ultra-easy mascara removal. 4. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lid Lines: As all my clients know, I’ve been a big fan of IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer for ages. Now, IT Cosmetics has an Eye Shadow Primer that I’m even more in love with. This eye shadow primer helps eliminates shadow creases while maximizing your eye shadow’s brilliant pigments. The best part? It also makes you look less tired and more radiant. Who wouldn’t want that? Grab it at Ulta for just $24.00.
EXPERT TIP #1: If you’re going to be wearing eye liner or shadow on your lower eyelids, first apply a fine line of Bye Bye Lid Lines with a small concealer brush for longer lasting color. EXPERT TIP #2: Set this primer with translucent powder to ensure easy eye shadow blending and even longer color wear.