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Find face and makeup tips and put your best face forward with Budget Fashionista! See what we think about anti-aging products, DIY face care and which drugstore makeup is worth your dollar. We also cover celebrity beauty tips and seasonal beauty trends.

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5 Waterproof Mascaras You Need This Summer

Whether you’re channeling your inner beach goddess or can’t trust yourself not to shed a tear or two at your best friend’s wedding this summer, you need waterproof mascara to see you through the...
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Celeb Inspired Beauty Picks Under $20

Opening night at the 71st Cannes Film Festival hosted a number of celebrities, each as stunning as the last. Many sported a classic beauty look: red lips, soft shadow, and heavy black eyeliner on...
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Beauty Hack of the Week: Cheap Makeup Brushes

Dear Budget Fashionista, Do you have any recommendations for decent, affordable makeup brushes? Well, yes, dear reader, we do. Read on for our top seven picks! 7 Budget Make-up Brushes & Brush Sets Sonia...
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Beauty Roller — Beating the Puffy Face This Winter

The holiday bloat shows itself in more ways than one. Sure, there’s the seasonal weight gain and party-bloat you might feel in your midsection (or back fat!). But more distressing is the puffy face....
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Looking Great for Your Age — Why It’s Not a Good Thing (Sponsored)

Thank you to RoC Skincare for collaborating with me on this post. All opinions are my own. You look great for your age. It’s supposed to be a compliment, I guess. But what if...
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Shine On: Metallic Holiday Makeup to Wear Now

Fall might make you think matte neutrals — but before you pull out the Urban Decay Naked palette, hear us out! There’s no better time for drama and glamour than the holiday season. And,...
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Puffy Eyes Got You Down? 8 Tricks to Fake a Good Night’s Sleep

Thank you to RoC Skincare for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. The holiday party season is about to kick off, which means it’s time for a refresher on looking refreshed. If...
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High-Tech Beauty: Best Beauty Gadget Buys

Somewhere, sometime, beauty has become the fall-back gift for girls. Whether it was Lip Smackers chapstick packs during our pint-sized years, Bath & Body Works lotions and shower gels during the teen years, or...
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Fight the Flake: 4 Acids Your Skin Needs Now

After one of the longest (and warmest!) summers to date, you’re not alone if you’re craving crisp, cold weather. But the temperature drop we’ve all been waiting for comes at a price. Just as...
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Budget Beauty Products — What’s in My Beauty Bag

Thanks to RoC Skincare for collaborating on this post about budget beauty products. All opinions are my own. My bathroom is currently in a state of disaster — sadly, a sloppy contractor botched our...
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Best Beauty Looks Returning with Fall TV

The kids are finally back in school, it’s getting dark earlier and soon we’ll be falling back into our old autumn routines. Our favorite? Cozying up on the couch to watch some small-screen action...
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Help! What Can I do About Early Signs of Aging?

Thanks to RoC Skincare for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. A Budget Fashionista reader recently wrote in to ask: Hi Catherine!! I love your blog. I’d like to ask you a...
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10+ Easy Summer Beauty & Style Tips for Moms

As a mom, it’s easy to neglect what you wear. Your priority is the family, after all. Mornings are a rush of getting the kids ready, and evenings, you’re focused on winding them down...
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Contouring After 40 — Yea or Nay?

Contouring 101 Contouring promises to ‘reshape’ and define your facial features. Want your cheekbones to look more prominent, your forehead to look less square, or your round face to seem longer? Some beauty experts...
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The 5 Signs of Aging in the Chest, Neck & Face

Thanks to RoC Skincare for sponsoring this post about the 5 signs of aging. As always, all opinions are my own. I turned 45 this year. Bear with me while I state the obvious,...
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Spring Beauty Trend: Get the Glossy Lids Look

Glitter? We get that the sparkle is something you can grow out of. But gloss? It’s the sheen that truly knows no age limit. While we’ve already seen the glossy look take form in...
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7 Award-Winning Grammy Beauty Looks to Copy Now

The Grammys have always been an awards show where the style is as much of a performance piece as the musical numbers themselves. Grammy beauty, if we can call it that, has been more oddity than...
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All Natural Beauty Products to Love

New year, new you, right? Tossing out the sugar and hitting the treadmill is fine and dandy, but your health isn’t limited to just diet and fitness. Going clean and taking care of yourself...
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Cherry Blooms Vinyl Liner Review

Cherry Blooms promises that their Extremely Waterproof Vinyl Liner won’t smudge even if you swim, sweat, or cry. While I didn’t go dive in the ocean with their liner, I do believe their promise...
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DIY Moisturizer — 6 Natural Recipes for Supple, Glowing Skin

The desire for supple, healthy, glowing skin is one that many women have — but only a few take the initiative to work at it. The array of easily accessible, natural ingredients makes it worthwhile to...
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A Simple Anti-Aging Skincare Routine (for Over 40)

Ladies, I am a RoC Skincare Ambassador, which means I am compensated for sharing my experiences with the brand. Rest assured, all opinions are my own. I’m a low-maintenance gal. A more ambitious fashion...
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