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Drugstore Beauty Products Finds

Sometimes I struggle to pay $30 for a lipgloss or an eye liner. All I’m thinking is, “I’m really not sure this worth so much money, but I’m totally being sucked-in with the brand’s hype.” It’s nice to splurge sometimes, but for most of us it’s even better to look fabulous without breaking the bank. Here are some of my favorite drugstore finds.

All of the Revlon lipgloss and lipstick collections have the color payoff, and their formulas are even better than some of the high-end brands for a fraction of the price. Examples: Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Pango Peach (245) , and Revlon Colorburst lipgloss in Bellini (pale peach nude almost like NARS Turskish Delight) or in Peach Petal (Pale nude Pink). (042). Also don’t miss the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup.

Pantene Advanced Keratin Repair shampoo and conditioner – honestly, this entire line is AMAZE. I try all these fancy, high-end products, and I always go back to Pantene. What can I say, they’re classic. I particularly love the shampoo because it has the perfect balance of cleansing  and purifying my hair while simultaneiously keeping in the moisture. Most shampoos are too heavy and creamy and don’t properly clean my hair, or else they’re too stripping.

Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15 does all I need to keep my skin hydrated and prepared for makeup, plus the SPF helps keep my skin protected from those UVA & UVB rays. I really can’t see the difference between Simple and using very expensive lotions.

Physician’s Formula Eye Booster™ 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum – this liquid eyeliner is so precise and easy to apply. It’s buildable, so don’t be afraid if at first your eyeliner doesn’t look as bold as you’d like; just apply a second layer. What a great find. Also great and long lasting is Wet N Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner. For around $3 (Walmart) you just can’t beat it.

What are your favorite Drugstore Finds?

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Maybelline New York SuperStay 14HR Lipstick

Maybelline is on my good books, ha! It is one of my favorite and one of the most quality drugstore beauty brands imo. I hear rave reviews about their Instant AgeRewind Eraser Treatment Makeup foundation and I can’t wait to try it. Meanwhile here’s what to look for and what’s NEW with Maybelleine for year 2012.

 Maybelline New York SuperStay 14HR Lipstick  NEW in Eternal Rose (Pinks)

LORAC Front of the Line PRO

Best Liquid Eye Liners: LORAC Front of the Line PRO. What I like: it is easy to use to draw a precise line and best of all it’s long lasting. Especially when the allergy season is going my eye liner doesn’t last and this one passed the test. Formulated to be “water-resistant liquid liner” according to LORAC. I use the black shade but it also comes in brown.

LORAC Front of the Line PRO the eye liner that resist hot summer days in Phoenix AZ and is long wearing

MAC Fabulous Felines

MAC has a seductive new take on the feline mystique. MAC Fabulous Felines. Available August 26th – October 2010. By MAC: The most alluring, preening, fawned-over facets of the feline are magnified and accentuated in three new collections inspired by the colours and textures of the world’s most prized pedigrees, perfectly mirroring the rich shades and slinky sophisticated looks we saw on the Fall 2010 runways.

MAC Fabulous Felines Burmese Beauty

There’s the pampered creature of luxury, the chocolate-hued Burmese, the wild and sleek ginger Ocicat, and the plush and privileged sable Russian Blue. It’s everything compelling we loved on the catwalk…chic, couture-inspired and cunningly compulsory!!! Create the perfect cat eye with our new Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in six new hues from an eye-warming Defiantly Feline to golden Pure Show. Lustrous and gorgeous, with an ounce of danger for good measure, Fabulous Felines is an elegant standout. Now, strut your stuff, walk the walk and strike a pose!

Julia Roberts and Anne Hathaway at the Los Angeles Valentine’s Day Premiere

Makeup Tutorial: It was a lovefest in Los Angeles last night at the premiere of “Valentine’s Day.” The star-studded flick, directed by Garry Marshall, features a bevy of A-list beauties, including Lancôme ambassadors Julia Roberts and Anne Hathaway. Here, their makeup artists fill us in on what they used to create their red carpet looks.

For Julia Roberts, celebrity makeup artist Genevieve wanted to balance sexy, lined eyes with a muted mouth. Genevieve lined Julia’s eyes with Lancôme’s Artliner in Noir. Next, she swept Sweetie, a sheer pink shadow from Lancôme’s Color Design Eye Shadow Quad in Haute Sunset, along the lids. Dirty Pink, from the same quad, went on the crease. Loads of Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Excessive Black completed the eye look. For the lips, Genevieve lined with Lancôme’s Le Lipstique in Fraichelle followed by the new Color Design Matte lipstick in Pink Preview (coming in March). To dilute the lipstick color, Juicy Tubes in Tickled Pink was applied for a soft pout.

Stila Spring 2010 Makeup Collection

Stila must-have Spring 2010 Makeup Collection:

Stila One Step Makeup
Primer, foundation, concealer and powder all in one easy step! This skin-loving formula combines the benefits of four complexion-perfecting products with 100% mineral pigments to deliver one high performance, high definition, long wearing, luxurious formula. The medium coverage foundation is buildable and blendable and leaves skin looking flawless. Price: $44

Katrina Bowden at the 2010 SAG Awards

GET THE LOOK: Actress Katrina Bowden, star in the hit show “30 Rock” made her mark on the red carpet of the 2010 SAG Awards this weekend! mark celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg explains how she created Katrina’s sultry look for the event.

How to Get Katrina’s Memorable Makeup Look at the 2010 SAG Awards:

“I started by prepping Katrina’s face with mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion and mark Kiss Dry Goodbye Lip Smoother onto her lips. I evened out her complexion with mark Face Xpert Flawless Touch Makeup in Golden then buffed Champagne onto her cheek bones for emphasis. To give her that natural looking rosy glow, I used mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Peachy, smoothed onto the apples of her cheeks followed by a dash of mark Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder. I finished her face with a final brush of mark Matte-nificent Oil-Absorbing Powder to eliminate any excess shine. I then used mark Jewel Body Cream on any exposed skin to give her body a gorgeous glow.”

NARS Single Eye Shadow in Night Breed

I just discovered a gorgeous way to get smoky eyes with NARS Single Eye Shadow in Night Breed. The shade: black with silver glitter. The black pigment is pretty strong and you can skip the black eye liner on lower lids. I also use two other eye shadows: MAC Reflects Antique Gold which is part of the MAC Glitter Brilliants collection (your eyes will sparkle like diamonds) and stila kitten eye shadow for highlighting.

I then add MAC Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner (a liquid eye liner) and wing out my eyes for a bit of cat eyes. And finish with MAC Studio Fix Lash mascara. The result: dramatic, sexy eyes! To complete my look I add Chris & Tell lipstick by Lancôme which is THE prefect pink coral shade. I’m addicted to Chis & Tell! Every woman should have one pretty red lipstick and one pretty pink coral lipstick such as Lancome’s version.

WATCH: Lancôme Chris & Tell Lipstick backstage at Chris Benz New York Fashion Week Spring 2010.

Rose Byrne at the 2010 Golden Globes

Just In: Rose Byrne’s Golden Globes look for Lancôme by celebrity makeup artist Ana Marie. Talking Makeup got the inside scoop on how to get Rose Byrne’s Hollywood Glam makeup look at the Golden Globes Awards tonight.

Ana Marie prepped the skin with Secret de Vie Toner (her favorite!) and then applied Lancôme Bienfait Multi Vital moisturizer to keep skin hydrated and fresh. Lancôme Absolue Foundation in Ecru was applied with a foundation brush and blended with a makeup sponge. This helps the foundation go on evenly and keep the skin looking radiant. To create a sultry smokey eye, Ana Marie used Lancôme Eyeshadow Quad in Innocence Couture.

Ashley Greene Wears Lancôme to “New Moon” Premiere

Celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali transformed the already beautiful “Twilight” star Ashley Greene into a gorgeous vision at last night’s “New Moon” premiere in Los Angeles. “The look was classic 60’s,” reports Vanessa. “Well-defined eyes with lots of lashes, a strong brow and clean skin with subtle pink/coral cheeks and lips.”

How to get Ashley Greene’s makeup look at the “New Moon” Premiere:

To start, Vanessa evened out Ashley’s “nearly flawless skin” with Lancôme’s Effacernes concealer in Light Bisque underneath the eyes. “It gives clean, fresh, flawless coverage,” she said. Bobbi Brown’s Foundation Stick followed. Lancôme’s Blush Subtil in Shimmer Pink Pool topped the apples of the cheeks.