October 11, 2010 Makeup.com TIPS & TUTORIALS

Guess Who Won Our Michelle Phan Fall Giveaway? Plus, How to Get Her Look for Less

Congratulations to Lily Feng from Georgia, who won our Michelle Phan Fall Look giveaway! Lily will be receiving all 19 products used in Michelle's latest video—what a score! And a huge thank you to everyone who joined our Facebook page last week. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support! I promise there will be more great giveaways on here, so stay tuned for more chances to win. Even if you didn't pick up the grand prize, you can still get Michelle's look in the video. Of course, if you were to go out and buy all 19 department store-brand products that Michelle uses, it would cost you a pretty penny (pun intended!). A number of you asked about lower-priced options for some of the makeup, and I'm all for mixing high and low brands to create the look for less. So here's my breakdown of which products from the video are worth splurging on, and which ones you could swap out for lower-priced options: SPLURGE: Lancôme Ombre Magnétique eye shadows. These shadows are in a league of their own—they sparkle like you wouldn't believe, and the formula really does live up to its long-standing claim. Lancôme Définicils Precious Cells Mascara. You're legitimately getting more bang for your buck here, because this formula not only adds volume and a gorgeous glossy finish, but it also conditions and strengthens lashes so they get healthier over time. Lancôme makeup brushes. Good brushes really do make a difference—they help your makeup go on more evenly and make it easier to blend the products into your skin. And with proper cleansing and care, your brushes will stay in good condition for years, so they're worth putting a little extra money towards. Shu Uemura Lash Curler. It's still the gold standard in lash curlers, and like the makeup brushes, it will last for years if you take good care of it. SAVE: Black and white eye pencils: L'Oréal Paris Le Kohl Pencil in Carbon Black and The Body Shop Eye Definer in White Violet eye shadow: L'Oréal Paris HiP Studio Secrets Bright Shadow Duo in Reckless Luminizing foundation and mineral face power: Maybelline New York Mineral Power Liquid Foundation and Powder Foundation. Shimmery pink blush: Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Blush in Rose Petal


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