Here is another installment of Beauty on a Budget Splurge or Save. I introduced to my amazing friend Catherine. I hope you have enjoyed the series so far. If you missed any make sure to check out her tips on skin, hair and nail care. Today she tackles the area of makeup. This is a two parter. Tomorrow will be all about the eyes.
Mary Kay Timewise Luminous foundation is the absolute best for my skin. It gives me a subtle “glowy” look and makes the rest of my makeup go on flawlessly.
Revlon Colorstay is my backup when my Mary Kay foundation runs out. It is not as good at MK, but it is my favorite drugstore brand.
Also invest in a good foundation brush, and clean regularly with baby shampoo.
I’m currently using Cover Girl concealer, but I also like Maybelline. (I got the Maybelline free at Target with coupons!)
I also recommend watching “How-To” videos on YouTube to see how to apply concealer (and any other makeup for that matter). Just seeing where to put it under my eyes has made a big difference in how my makeup looks!
One thing I splurge on is MAC Studio Fix powder! It gives excellent coverage and really makes my skin look polished. One compact will last me 6 months so I don’t feel too guilty with this splurge. Sometimes I wear it instead of foundation if I don’t feel like putting on a lot of makeup.
I recently discovered ELF products (sold at Target). They are super cheap and their blush is excellent. They also have a tone-correcting powder that helps if you end up with clown face!
Lip Gloss: Save!
Love Clinique Freebies!
I am not a lipstick wearer, so I don’t have any recommendations for drugstore brands. I do like to wear lip gloss and I have found that Wet-N-Wild is just as good as any! It does not have very good staying power, but at their price you can afford to buy a few to carry with you for touch ups.
Also pictured is ELF Plump-N-Prime stick. This is a great base for lipstick or gloss, and super affordable!
Thanks for reading! And thanks again to Melissa for allowing me to write a guest post!
Check back tomorrow to read her splurges and saving on the all important eye makeup.
Catherine Sutton is a middle school math teacher, mother to 3 year old Johnathan, and church member at Rosewood First Baptist. She is a beginning “couponer” and is always looking for more affordable hair/beauty products and strategies. You can follow her on Twitter @ladycat711
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