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Editor’s Picks: Up in Smoke—Top 5 Budget Mascaras For Smoky Eyes

Editor’s Picks: Up in Smoke—Top 5 Budget Mascaras For Smoky Eyes

The smoky eye is a definite classic beauty stable and the average woman is often searching for a way to perfect the sought after look that can be seen from the runway to the red carpet. Getting the look can be quite simple to achieve especially now that there are custom palettes dedicated to creating […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: IMAN Cosmetics Eye Defining Powder Makes Smokey Eyes Easy

Budget Beauty Tuesday: IMAN Cosmetics Eye Defining Powder Makes Smokey Eyes Easy

Do you have a hard time creating a smokey eye? Most people do and I suppose that's why there are a million smokey eye makeup kits, video how-to's and tutorials on Youtube.  As a makeup artist, creating a smokey eye is second nature to me, but even I love shortcuts.  And I found a great […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: Get Beyonce’s Cat Eye, Red Lip Look for Less

Chameleon Beyonce’ has changed her look yet once again. I love it.  I live vicariously though this young woman.  The exaggerated cat eye and red lip look Beyonce’ sported at the ceremonial groundbreaking for Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards on March 11, 2010 in New York City is easy to achieve with a few products […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: My Luscious Lips

I am kinda sorta obsessed with lips. I’m always looking at everyone’s lips.  I’ve even written about lips I love. I think I have the Goldilocks syndrome when it comes to lips.  “Too big.”  “Too small.”  “Too pink.”  “Too dark.” “Too fake.”  “Ohhhhh, unh unh.  __________!” (Insert choice of: smoker, crackhead, too much Vaseline etc.) […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: Tinted Moisturizers — Be a Mixologist

Yesterday I expressed my love of tinted moisturizers. And a reader a couple comments came up about do-it-yourself tinted moisturizers and less expensive versions.  Both of which I planned to address today on my Budget Beauty Tuesday post. How do you make your own tinted moisturizer? Sooo easy.  I used to do it all the […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: Get Even with Black Opal Brightening Mask/Scrub

I looked at my daughter the other day and had a worried thought because her skin was just glowing. Mind you she is a college student — a senior at Cal Berkeley.  So I banished my premature thoughts of being a grandmother (glowing skin, get it) and asked her what she was using on her […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: I’m Loving Olay

I know it’s Wednesday, but I have been sick for a very long time, and I lost my groove. So I’m playing catch up! I can’t believe it. I’m buying skincare products at the drugstore. I admit it. Me, the beauty snob, the skincare bootcamp instructor, I’m in love with a moisturizer that costs less […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: Rimmel Smokey Noir Eye Palette

Since the smokey eye is a trend that’s here to stay, why not have one makeup palette that get the job done? Well, you can spend upwards of $75 for that palette, or you can spend under $6.  Hmmm,  let me do that math.  Considering that I’m saving for a new coat and pair of […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: Product Review Rimmel

I know it’s Wednesday, almost Thursday, and I’ve had a little bloggers’ block. But I’m playing catch up, so I guess I will chat up my latest and greatest budget beauty buy.  I am a mascara snob. I guess that’s why used pricey mascaras for so long.  That is until I discovered L’Oreal Voluminous. Well, […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: Black Pencil Eyeliner Face Off

What self-respecting woman doesn't have a black eye liner — a pencil to be specific — in her arsenal of makeup must-haves? I have several…. (12-step program definitely needed, black eyeliner and red lipstick are not luxuries, they are necessities.) Imagine Kim or Khloe Kardashian without black eyeliner.  Shudder…. Well, I love Urban Decay 24/7 […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: Product Review — L’Oréal Telescopic Explosion Mascara

I love mascara. I should be a little more specific — I have a love affair with L’Oréal Voluminous mascara.  I mean I’m more than slightly obsessed. I’m have to hold myself back from having that over-done Tyra Banks look. And I’m no mascara virgin — I’ve been around the block.  I used to be […]

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