Big bucks beauty is so passé. To the women whose noses stay perpetually turned up at the mere whisper of the words “drugstore beauty,” think again my fellow lovers of product because you’re missing out big time!
Not every celeb and members of the economically-blessed sect spend all of their money on high-end everything. Hint: And neither should you. Think high-low. Refilling your makeup bag shouldn’t render you a pauper, so mix in some less expensive beauty items from stores like Harmon Face Values, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Duane Reade and keep more dough in your pocket while still looking fabulous on a shoestring budget. Now you can get a drugstore beauty makeover using products under $13.
From hair care…
Whether it’s relaxed or chemically-untouched, if it’s dry and damaged, Amla Legend Damage Antidote Billion Hair Potion ($8.87, walmart.com) will restore your hair to a healthy state. ‘Amla’ is made with Amla Oil – a powerful antioxidant rich in vitamins and minerals, that infuses all types of hair with much-needed nourishment and conditioning, while it fights dullness and breakage.
A good blush is always in season and Nuance Salma Hayek Flawless Mineral Cheek Trio – Apricot 295 ($12.99, cvs.com) is one of the best because you can create customized looks, but also because of the premise of this line…all women, no matter their economic status should have available to them, quality products. Period.
Every woman needs a vampy red lipstick, so consider Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick, Really Red 006 for $7.99 at Walgreens stores and online. ‘Lustrous’ is a cream that saturates lips with a lightweight matte color which doesn’t feel cakey and doesn’t fade.
Flirty eyes start with a mascara or a sexy pair of high-quality false eyelashes and HKI is all about Kiss Lash Double Pack ($5.99, walgreens, Walmart & CVS to stores nationwide) which gives lash fiends like a great value…you get two sets of eyelashes for the price of one!
To body care…
A hairy face doesn’t exactly allow for the best makeup application, so use Nad’s Facial Wax Strips ($5.09, ulta.com) to gently and safely strip your face of the “fuzz.” These easy to use, hypoallergenic wax strips remove hair from the roots, which means a hair-free face for weeks. Good for sensitive, delicate areas including face and bikini line.