If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to freshen up your makeup bag (hopefully after reading my post on tossing your outdated cosmetics) there is no shortage of options at the drugstore or department store to mull over. For most however, it’s hard to know where to begin and just how to choose the right products. And let’s not even get started on the cost of replenishing an entire stash of makeup.
Of course there are some products that I highly recommend splurging on, such as a good foundation ( Armani, Nars and Stila all make great ones) lash curlers (Shu Umeura or Kevyn Aucoin) and brushes. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find great buys at lower price points, so here are a few of the top makeup artist approved products that won’t break the bank.
To create soft, smudgey, smokey eyes Cover Girl Smokey Shadow Blast pencils contain two blendable easy to apply shades that create a satiny finish on the lid. Just add a bit of liner and mascara.
Another Cover Girl product that won’t let you down is the Lash Blast series of Mascara’s. Not only do the brushes on each of the formulas catch every single lash, but each formula lends something different whether you want volume, thickness or length…. And they really stay on!
For a super natural flush Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel glides on smoothly and can be layered for just the right amount of color. This Spring rosy pink cheeks will be all the rage!
Maybelline New York makes one of the top selling and longest wearing eye liner pencils around. Expert Eyes Twin Brow and Eye Pencils. This formula has been around since the 1920’s believe it or not and it comes with two pencils in the pack.
Maybelline New York also makes one of the most popular lipsticks called Sensational LipColor. Not only are there tons of colors to choose from, the formula lasts so long that you rarely have to reapply.
And lastly, if you have been craving an inexpensive but pretty gloss Soap & Glory’s Sexy Motherpucker is a super sheer lip plumper that is lightweight enough to layer with any of your favorite glosses or to wear alone. Because the plumping ingredients cause the blood flow to rush to the surface this gloss lends a pretty and rosy tint to lips.