Splurges & Steals

MASCARA

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CoverGirl Clump Crusher
by LashBlast Mascara
$8.99, drugstores

This mascara guarantees 200 percent more volume with no trace of clumps. It comes in four shades and has an innovative double-sided brush that separates lashes while also
curving with the eye.

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Lancôme Hypnose Star Mascara
$28, Macy’s

Hypnose Star has quickly become the best mascara around. Your luscious eyes will come out with its special asymmetrical brush that can plump up even the tiniest of          lashes without any flaking or clumping.

 

LIPSTICK

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Revlon ColorStay
Ultimate Suede Lipstick
$9.99, drugstores

Revlon’s new ColorStay line manages to give both moisture and wear to its users. Moisturizing shea butter and aloe combine into a velvety soft feel for your lips. It comes in eight shades and lasts up to 16 hours.

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NARS Lipstick
$26, Nordstrom

NARS Lipsticks have an enriching, creamy, vitamin E formula that brings bold color and moisture. Three finishes including sheer, semi-matte and satin provide different looks for any mood.

 

 

 

 

FOUNDATION

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MAC Face & Body Foundation
$27, Macy’s

Made of 80 percent water, this is the most moisturizing, long-wearing foundation around. It has a comfortable, light-weight feel and gives a glow on any skin, yielding a truly youthful complexion. Apply layers to achieve any look from sheer to full coverage.

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Giorgio Armani
Maestro Foundation
$62, Nordstrom
Armani’s new foundation comes in 12 shades. One drop will leave your skin velvety smooth and give an airbrushed look that will last throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BB CREAM

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L’Oréal Studio Secrets
Magic BB Cream
$10.99, drugstores

L’Oréal’s BB Cream does an excellent job of providing coverage and evening skin tone without feeling too heavy or greasy. It minimizes pores and reduces red tones with beautifying beads. This four-in-one cream primes, perfects, hydrates and corrects, leaving a flawless finish.

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Bobbi Brown BB Cream
Broad Spectrum SPF 35
$42, Sephora

Made with high-performing flower extracts, vitamins and collagen producing ingredients, this BB cream offers SPF protection while perfecting skin. It’s available in five shades and features water-attracting molecules that boost hydration.

 

 

 

 

 

MOISTURIZER

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Olay Complete All Day
UV Moisturizer
$10, drugstores

This gentle, light-weight moisturizer from Olay delivers elasticity and enhances skin texture. With 15 SPF, it is an affordable way to protect your face and get glowing, healthy skin.

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Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
$65, Sephora

Murad offers the ultimate in moisture. This soft, rich cream provides instant, long-term relief for dryness without being greasy. It features a collagen support complex that restores skin’s resilience and tone. The combination of avocado, sunflower and olive fruit oils allows skin to lock in maximum levels of hydration.


 

 

HAIR MASKS

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Neutrogena Triple Moisture
Hair Mask
$6.99, drugstores

This weekly treatment is definitely a steal among hair masks. With three naturally-derived extracts, it transforms extra-dry hair to a shiny, lustrous texture. 

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Kérastase Reflection Masque
Chroma Riche
$65, Lifespa/Arista/Bijin salons

Kérastase always delivers when it comes to hair products but this is definitely the showstopper of all masks. It is intensely nourishing and has a UV protection component that maximizes longevity and leaves hair luminous.


 

 

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