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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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A New Addition to My Fav Skincare Line (Sponsored)

Ladies, I am a RoC Skincare Ambassador, which means I am compensated for sharing my experiences with RoC products. Rest assured, all opinions are my own. I have been using RoC products for more...
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Want Eyelash Extensions? Try these Budget Alternatives Instead

There’s always some beauty craze that sounds insane — until you see the results. Cue eyelash extensions, another beautifully over-the-top service spawned from the full-glam makeup trend. Eyelash extensions guarantee your eyes pop in photos (and...
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4 New Face Wash Alternatives

The cleanser question used to be simple: foaming or cream. Then it was cream or exfoliating. And now? Well, that depends on your end game. If it’s a water-free cleanse, there’s an option for that....
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Eyebrow Trends — Toss Those Tweezers!

In the ’80s, no one much paid attention to eyebrow styles. Yeah, maybe for those truly unruly or super-straying hairs, we picked up a pair of tweezers. But we didn’t go beyond that. Big,...
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Book Review: The Handbook for Women Over 50

Ladies, I am a RoC Ambassador, which means I am compensated to try RoC products and share my experiences. All opinions are my own. I just finished reading “The Woman’s Wakeup: How To Shake...
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Updated! Makeup Baking: A Quick How-to

You spend enough hours on YouTube watching beauty vlogs and you start to learn a thing or two. (We’re not obsessed…we swear, it’s all in the name of research.) For starters, there’s a massive highlighting/contouring...
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Hot Beauty Secret: Korean Skin Care

The tale of European beauty products is one almost as old as time, but the price tag on that French face cream? Equally regal. But if we told you you could get a youthful, plump and...
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Your Skin Care Questions Answered (Sponsored)

Ladies, I am a RoC Ambassador, which means I am compensated to try RoC products and share my experiences. All opinions are my own. We recently asked our readers (that’s YOU!) to share their...
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Hot Trend: Strobing Makeup Technique

Ever since the Kardashians infiltrated our TVs, department stores and social media apps, we’ve been hyper-obsessed with finding — and mimicking — the makeup trends that deliver the red carpet-ready sheen the Kardashians have single-handedly perfected....
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6 Inexpensive Makeup Options for Teens

Dear Budget Fashionista. I’m almost 13 and I want to start wearing makeup soon. I want to buy products maybe under $5. Any recommendations? Girls, your first foray into makeup should involve inexpensive products...
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Updated! Spring Must-Have: The Mist

That magical tool that keeps your face looking and feeling fresh in even the hottest heat? It exists and you absolutely need it in your cosmetics bag this spring season. A festival babe secret...
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To-Die-For Lip Colors for Spring

Pucker up ladies! This spring, there are oodles of gorgeous lip colors to try. Whether you prefer subtle and classy shade, or a vibrant and upbeat hue, these trendy shades won’t disappoint. So what...
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How to Get Rid of Wrinkles

I swear, every year I see a few more fine lines on my face. Bah! Of course, nobody can buy time. So instead of wasting it wishing I were younger, I am a student of...
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E.L.F Cosmetics: Yes or No?

You know we’re always on the hunt for a bargain, and e.l.f. cosmetics certainly fits under that category. If you’re out of the loop, e.l.f. is a makeup company that sells products through their...
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Easy, Quick, All-Natural DIY Facial Recipes

Keeping your complexion moisturized and radiant when the weather is rainy, cold and windy is definitely a challenge to say the least. Luckily, you don’t have to make a spa appointment to keep your...
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Teens: Want to Start Wearing Makeup? Read This First

Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m 14 and I don’t normally wear makeup, but I want to start. I’m wondering what I should buy and what I don’t really need. Also, where should I shop for...
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The Top Skin Care Home Remedies

There are tons of great skin care remedies that you can implement each and every day from exfoliating regularly to always placing cool cucumbers on your eyes. However, as much as we’d like to,...
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Yearning for Flawless Skin? 7 Budget Foundations to Try Now

When it comes to foundation, choosing the right color for your skin is only half the battle. You must also find a formula that moisturizes — but not too much. You also want it...
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How to Moisturize Dry Skin

The key to moisturizing dry skin isn’t expensive spa treatments, but mostly just taking care of your skin on a daily basis. To start, here are three tips on how to moisturize dry skin:...
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