Splurges & Steals: Beauty products for any budget
Just because you didn’t win the Mega Millions lottery doesn’t mean you have to resort to a bare-bones beauty routine. No matter your budget, our picks for hair, skin and makeup will have you looking like a queen — no overseas bank account required (crown optional).
La Bella Figura Barbary Fig Renewal Serum, $125, labellafigurabeauty.com
Made with a cocktail of high-performing plant oils that deliver free radical-fighting antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to your skin.
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement, $67, Halls
This lightweight, non-sticky serum brightens and firms the skin without over-tightening, and a little goes a long way.
Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals A Foundation, $48, Sonrisa Salon & Spa
You won’t feel or look like you’re wearing tons of makeup, yet your skin will seem flawless and feel soft to the touch, thanks to white tea leaf and vitamin C.
The Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18, $25, Beauty Brands
An affordable, multipurpose product that delivers all-day moisture and coverage with an added SPF 18 for good measure.
Dior Diorshow Mascara, $25, Sephora
Diorshow Mascara is the kingpin mascara of the beauty universe; your luscious lashes are the result of a fat brush and magical formula that thickens, lengthens, darkens and curls.
Cover Girl Lash Blast 24 Hour Mascara, $8.99, drugstores
Cover Girl Lash Blast 24 Hour Mascara has a high-impact formula that transforms even the thinnest, straightest lashes and is tough enough to stay put until you’re ready to remove it.
Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, $38, Shelby Herrick Salon
This fresh, fruity oil protects your locks from heat damage while keeping flyaways and UVA/UVB rays at bay.
Alterna Kendi Oil, $23.98, Beauty Brands
This style-primer controls frizz, adds high-shine gloss to your mane, and can be used as an overnight treatment to help soften your ends and nourish the scalp.
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