Not sure if Gugu’s Mabatha-Raw’s superstar character in the just released movie Beyond The Lights would do the drugstore beauty stroll, but us plain folk should do it without reservation. With products from L.A. Colors, Black Radiance, L’Oreal and Flower Cosmetics, get ready to look simply hot like Miss Raw without the heavy expense.
Eyebrows Frame Your Face
All you need for a great pair of brows is a steady hand and the L.A.Colors Brow Kit ($3.59, drugstore.com, family dollar stores), which comes with tweezers and more! It also comes with a double-sided brush and three complementing setting powders so you can create your perfectly-shaped brow – be it thicker, thinner, arched and definitely defined.
Further emphasize your eyes by defining them with Black Radiance Body Building Mascara ($2.39, drugstore.com, family dollar stores). This a long-lasting, volumizing formula that separates lashes without clumping.
A Nude Lip
A proper nude lip isn’t one that’s entirely bare, it’s one that’s perfectly bathed with L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm Nude ($7.99, drugstores) – a shine and sheer color that feels silky on your the lips. This Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Vitamin E and Rose Canina Oil infused balm hydrates for eight hours as it smoothes and nurtures your pout. Comes in six fab shades.
Get A Healthy Glow
No face is complete without blushing cheeks, so try Flower Cosmetics Win Some Rouge Some Creme Blush ($7.98, walmart.com) dries down to a soft powder-like finish, giving you that much sought after, healthy glow. You can also build the color by layering more color to get your desired effect – an effect that we hope doesn’t include a clownish look…eeek.
Sidebar: We think Ms. Barrymore has hit pay dirt with the uber-cute line of cosmetics with shades that work for the vast majority of us. Go girl!
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