What: Cheek stains provide lasting color during the sweaty summer months. What the experts say: When the mercury rises, blush tends to go south, sliding right off of our faces. A cheek stain prolongs this departure, promising to fight the need to recede longer than a cream or powder blush would, because it literally stains […]
Budget Beauty Tips
This is our beauty collection, our best content to keep you in the know about the latest in beauty trends and money-saving tricks! Enjoy our budget beauty tips and advice for real women, including tips on how to create your own beauty products and advice on how to find the perfect makeup for your skin tone!
Yeah, we know—if we’re enjoying the great outdoors, splashing in the pool, or just generally out and about during the summer months, we should just scale back the makeup and go for that fresh fun-in-the-sun glow. And we’re all about that, but sometimes a girl has to have a little oh, say, mascara and eyeliner, […]
Dear Budget Fashionista, I have a slightly embarrassing problem. I have, well, a flat butt. A really flat butt, that is so flat my pants droop in the backside area. It bothers me ALOT, so much so that I’ve researched getting plastic surgery, but it’s a painful procedure. Is there anything else I can do?
As winter marches on, we find it more crucial than ever to have a great budget moisturizer in our budget beauty arsenal. It’s easy to be tempted to spend too much, but the truth is, you don’t need to. Angela, for example, is swearing this year by Pond’s Mend and Defend Intensive Protection moisturizer (with […]
Dear Budget Fashionista, I have very deep-set eyes. What are some are tricks I can use to bring them out? Answer: To bring out deep-set eyes, apply eyeliner on both the lower and upper lash lines, making sure to smudge and soften the line. Apply a lighter shade of eye shadow from the eyelash to […]
What: Super heavy bangs are warming the foreheads of celebs and hair hoppers. What the experts say: Fringe benefits are apparently back in a big, bold way. Everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Zooey Deschanel and Suri’s mommy, Katie Holmes (not to mention, Suri, herself), is sporting these heavy eyebrow-covering bangs. This from InStyle.com: “Thick fringe […]
What: Angela wades through some of the mineral makeup offerings from the drug store beauty aisle. The Lowdown: Make-up marketers are savvy folks—and so anyone who makes regular visits to the beauty aisle knows there’s always something new being touted. These days? It’s mineral make-up—and plenty of the major make-up brands are jumping on the […]
Dear Budget Fashionista, I am African-American and I have very dark skinned with purple undertones and I have the hardest time finding foundation and concealers for my skin tone on a budget. Can you recommend a good, budget friendly, make-up company for me? Best Foundation for Black Women on a Budget Until recently, women of […]
According to a March 9, 2000, FDA report (revised October 15, 2002), “Consumers should be aware that make up expiration dates are simply ‘rules of thumb,’ and that a product’s safety may expire long before the expiration date if the product has not been properly stored. Cosmetics that have been improperly stored – for example, […]
Dear Budget Fashionista, I have a press and curl and I’m looking for products I can use when I want to go for a more natural-curly look. I’m looking for products that will define my tightly curled hair while at the same time leave my hair looking moisturized Answer: I find most over-the-counter curl defining […]