Think that drugstore brand cosmetics can’t stand up next to those department store brands that you swear by? Guess again. We love the idea that we can get fabulous beauty products for a bargain and look chic! We’ve scoured the aisles of our favorite drugstores to bring you a list of the best products that are worth adding to your makeup bag.
Covergirl Smoothers SPF Tinted Moisturizer, $6.25
Tinted moisturizers are the beauty world’s way of making our lives more convenient and we are obsessed with this one. It’s the perfect lightweight moisturizer that is slightly tinted to help even out your skin tone. Did we mention that it has built-in SPF 15 too? The gel formula glides on easily for coverage that is super smooth and natural-looking. You can layer it under your makeup or by itself. It’s perfect to wear to the gym or when you’re running weekend errands and want a little coverage.
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Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer with Concealer, $44
We are always looking for no-fuss makeup during the summer months and tinted moisturizers seem to do the trick. This one from Josie Maran is no exception…they are taking it one step further and pairing their moisturizer with a full-coverage concealer. The moisturizer offers a sheer, lightweight SPF formula infused with Argan Oil to leave your skin feeling smooth and looking flawless. And for those days we need a little extra help, the concealer helps to hide dark circles, redness and any uneven tone you might have.
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Applying makeup doesn’t have to be a long and expensive process. Check out my top picks for beauty products/makeup that will have you done up in just five minutes, all for under $25 each! Makeup enthusiasts and phobes alike are sure to be down with these product suggestions that will have you looking fierce, fast.
Summer beauty starts with getting skin pampered and hydrated, and the best thing to get your face looking its best is a…facial. Garden Botanika’s Corrective Clearing Face Mask ($18) gives your face a smooth look right from the first application. We all know that first impressions are everything, so make sure a good facial is part of your beauty routine.
This season, bronzers are all the rage, and every woman wants that special glow. Physicians Formula’s Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow ($11.95) is a complete compact for every aspect of your look. Whether you want to rock a bronzed look on the eyes or cheeks, this palette has you set for a glamorous glow on the go!
To achieve a flawless look, your pout has to be perfect, and a fun shade always attracts a ton of attention. A great pop of color that’s suitable for most skin tones is Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Ultra Lipstick ($22.50) in Watermelon. The color is vibrant and fresh, and will keep your lips nourished while you’re looking glam.
Want to make a simple look pop on a whole new level? I am crazed over Jemma Kidd’s JK In Vogue Perfect Blush Collection ($18 at Target) because it’s a great blend of corals, peaches, fuchsia and a splash of shimmer. Each blush palette holds its own with the color schemes they feature, but our favorite is 5th Avenue because it really makes your cheeks come alive!
We all need to keep our skin moisturized with SPF, but sometimes that awful white residue is less than appealing. Now, the best way to get SPF is with a touch of color like e.l.f.’s Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($3), which comes in a variety of skin shades and is very lightweight. It’s such a necessity for a quick color boost and it helps keep your skin protected.
Want to achieve a simple look on a less glamorous day? Grab a moisturizer that’s also a simple lip balm with a touch of color. Avon’s Slick Tint for Lips ($.99) is great for not being too much, but still showing off your pucker. The lip balm comes in a sheer pink, a deep reddish wine and a rosy pink, all at an amazing price!
Chastity Palmer-Davis is the beauty/fashion writer behind GlitterBuzzStyle.com. GlitterBuzzStyle provides women with personal styling tips, the latest fashion trends, beauty reviews and sale alerts. Chastity’s love for fashion and the entertainment industry has given her the opportunity to contribute to Honey Magazine, work for television show Full Frontal Fashion and cover backstage press for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
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