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, […]
Budget Beauty Tips
Budget beauty tips and advice for real women, Including beauty tips on how to create your own beauty products and advice on how to find the perfect makeup for your skin tone!
What: Fighting the good fight against damaging UV rays also applies to hair.
This summer, we’re looking for a multi-use moisturizer. Layering moisturizer and foundation and sunscreen that will just melt off in the sun isn’t our idea of a relaxing day strolling a boardwalk or playing soccer in the backyard. A moisturizer that moonlights as light foundation and sun protection sounds perfect—a high SPF, a tint of […]
One of the great beauty prerogatives we enjoy is freedom of haircolor—and, like the true budget fashionistas we are, we’d prefer not to pay an arm and a leg, thanks. Of course for major overhauls we’d have to say (from, ahem, personal experience) letting the pros handle it is probably best, but for more subtle […]
Sure, sunscreen can be had on the cheap—but we want one that A) works, B) stays on as long as humanly possible, and C) smells more like a Hawaiian vacation, less like Aspercreme. But we don
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?
What: Highlights with hues not actually found in nature. The Word: In the March 2008 issue of Elle magazine, hairstylist Odile Gilbert—who bedecked Rodarte spring runway show models with pink and blue extensions in their ponytails took his colorful inspiration from Monet: ” I hid the color in the center of each ponytail so you […]
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 […]
Photo credit: Shutterstock What: Getting one thing perfectly straight—your hair.
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 […]