Splurges & Steals: Beauty products for any budget

Issue: 
August 2012

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).

 

 

FACE SERUMS

Splurge 

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.

Steal

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.

 

FOUNDATION

Splurge

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.

Steal 

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.

 

MASCARA

Splurge

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. 

Steal

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.

 

HAIR

Splurge

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.

Steal

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.

 

Photos by Angela Bond 

 

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These products would be a bliss for the ladies beauty products within budget is like a dream. But you should not apply make up if you have skin problems, treat skin problems before you apply cosmetics on your skin.

I always preferred using inexpensive products for my skin. Though I am not conscious about budget but I believe using natural product like cucumber, turmeric, lemon juice etc. are quite helpful to revitalize your skin while their cost effectively is an added bonus.

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For our skin we have to be careful with the products we use, especially those who have sensitive skin they should not use any product, branded products are usually the best ones that you could apply on your skin. Likewise you should only trust reputed places like Kovak Laser Institute for cosmetic surgery.

These are good brands that any woman can use without feeling unsafe. But just because you look great wearing make up that does not mean you would wear it all the time. Do not apply make up too frequently as this might block the skin and cause unwanted acne on your skin.

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