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 […]
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!
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 […]
What: Non surgical face lifts done at your local hair salon as seen on that pillar of news television, Access Hollywood. How: The tension from four, tightly braided and strategically placed small cornrows (near temple, near brow), “lifts” the area around your cheeks, eyes and forehead. What the fashion heads say: $100 for a non-surgical […]
Dear Budget Fashionista, HOT weather is almost here. Are there any insulated cosmetic bags out there to keep make up from melting? Answer: Avon has a cosmetic bag with an insulated inside for $15.00 ($3.99 when you select 2 color purchases). You can also try a company called IcyBag, which sells an insulated cosmetic bags […]
source Dear Budget Fashionista, Do you have any recommendations for decent makeup brushes?