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 […]
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: 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 […]
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Jojoba Oil: I just rediscovered this product that had been wasting away in a storage closet after moving to Michigan and, for the first time, experiencing dry skin. In the evening after washing my face, I put one spritz of this pseudo oil (it’s really a plant-based liquid wax), rub it onto my face, and […]
I have a small beauty tip. With the new red lipstick trend that has become all-the-rage on and off the red carpet, chapstick is a great, inexpensive way to keep the color from flaking and fading. The chapstick acts as a primer for your lips and keeps them looking luscious. Just apply a little chap […]