Budget Beauty

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Make-up colors go in and out of fashion just as clothing styles do, right? Stay in the know with our budget beauty posts — our best content to keep you in the know about the latest in beauty trends and money-saving tricks!

Make-up colors go in and out of fashion just as clothing styles do, right? Stay in the know with our budget beauty posts — our best content to keep you in the know about the latest in beauty trends and money-saving tricks!

Here you’ll find budget beauty hacks for real women, including info on how to create your own beauty products and how to find the perfect makeup for your skin tone. Our most popular beauty posts share tips for affordable self-indulgences, like DIY facials and creating a spa-like bath experience at home.

Anti-aging is one of our favorite topics as well. Dive into our “face” collection to get the latest on anti-aging products, including skincare and beauty supplements.

Or if you’re the gal who’s always searching for her next go-to hair style, take a peek at our hair beauty posts.

Our body beauty posts share what’s trending in self-tanners, nail polish colors, moisturizers and more.

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How-to: Streak-Free Makeup on Your Tropical Vacay

I have a tropical vacay planned next month — because every February I need a break from the cold. And as much as I love a hot weekend getaway, the sunshine always catches me...
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8 Holly Jolly Beauty Gift Sets $50 and Under

It seems you can’t navigate through a busy shopping mall or browse a single website this season without coming across something you have to have. It’s usually of the beauty gift set persuasion, and...
Winter Beauty Picks

10 Must-Have Winter Beauty Items Under $20

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — temperatures drop, colors deepen, skies darken, and gorgeous colors abound. And your skin starts to demand some extra color and moisture! Even if you aren’t...
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How to Face the Holiday Party Season in Style

Take a deep breath ladies, because holiday party season is almost here. Whether you celebrate with coworkers, sports moms, long-lost cousins or neighbors, the back-to-back party scene can wear you down — to the...
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8 Cult Beauty Classics Everyone Should Own

Every fashionista has a few ride-or-die products in her beauty routine — you know, the ones you might just sacrifice your life’s savings for? (Understandable.) In the wide and varied world of trendy products,...
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The Best Foundation for Black Women

Dear Budget Fashionista, I am African-American and I am very dark skinned with purple undertones. I have the hardest time finding foundation and concealers for my skin tone on a budget. Can you recommend...
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Vitamin C Serums: What’s the Story?

Vitamin C is something of a cure-all. We ingest it to prevent the sniffles from turning into a full-blown cold, and we smear it on our faces to brighten mature skin and reduce age...
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Mom Break! 5 Ways to Pamper Yourself When Kids Go Back to Class

Summer break is crawling its way to an end, and you’re getting antsy to shuttle the kids back to school. Whether your summer days have been spent checking junior into swim lessons, hosting play...
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Beauty Supplements: Are They Worth It?

As if we didn’t have enough lotions and serums promising all manner of beauty benefits, supplements have entered the scene as the young starlet of the industry. They offer the intriguing promise of illustrious...
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The Dreaded Turkey Neck: 8 Ways to Prevent It

The dreaded turkey neck — it’s the loose skin that appears around your neck with age. Neck wrinkles, once you notice them, might prompt you to consider wearing turtlenecks in the heat of summer. There’s...
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This Might Be the World’s Best Budget Style & Beauty Product

This may sound odd, but Vaseline is one of my favorite beauty products. Yes, it’s thick and goopy, but this petroleum-based product has so many innovative uses. As legend goes, chemist, Robert Cheesebrough, founded...
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Post-Workout Primping: How to Look Polished in Minutes

Your workout is a testament to your serious commitment to your health. While it’s amazing to lock in some quality time at the gym or enjoy a heart-pumping walk in the park, there’s always...
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Which Makeup Products Match Your Personality Type

While it might not have been the very first personality test, the Myers-Briggs test is world-renowned for its accuracy when detailing unique characteristics of human personalities. The four-letter naming system is simple yet precise,...
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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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Why Hitting the Snooze Button Makes You More Beautiful

Do you fancy bags under your eyes, pasty skin, pimples, crows feet and a droopy jawline? Nope, no one does. Well that’s where you’re heading if you keep disrespecting your sleep. If you’re consistently...
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These Nail Polish Colors Will Light Up Your Look

In search of a quick summer pick-me-up? You won’t have to look far. Whether you’re spending long days at the beach or simply daydreaming from your office cubical, the right nail color can instantly...
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Hair How-to: Loose Curls for Summer

You know that loose-curl hairstyle that’s dominated your Instagram feed for the last few years? It’s the stuff of vibrant, young women with beautiful white teeth, who only move their heads in slow motion....
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Beauty Advice: Tips for Deep Set Eyes

Creating your most alluring eye with make up isn’t just about the products or colors you use. It’s about knowing your eye shape and using clever application tricks to enhance that shape. One eye...
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The Make-up Trend that’s Gone Mainstream

Unicorn nails and halo eyebrows are beauty trends destined to die out. But makeup that’s made without harming animals? It’s a trend that’s quietly turned into a mainstream movement — these days, you can...
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Hair Styling Hacks — How to Deal with Common Hair Problems

Problem hair? You’re not stuck with pulling your hair back everyday! Sometimes the trick to getting the hairstyle you want on a budget is being creative with your hair products. Our friend Melissa, a...
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