December 1, 2011 TIPS & TUTORIALS

Top 5 Makeup Bargains of the Year

Searching for the best cosmetic bang for your buck? We asked five beauty bloggers to share with us their favorite budget-friendly beauty purchases from 2011. Let's just say, we're already planning our shopping trip to stock up...on everything...times two!

#1 GlamNatural Hydrating Foundation

“My favorite go-to makeup for 2011 only came into play late fall with GlamNatural's launch of their Hydrating Foundation, a hybrid beauty product that is both a full coverage foundation as well as a moisturizer with a shea butter base.”
— Shannon Nelson,
#2 CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor

“[This] is my makeup staple of the fall season—you'll always find one in my purse. For the best deal, try Fervor, a rosy hue that doubles as a beautiful blush when dabbed on the apples of the cheeks.”
— Ning Chao,
#3 L'Occitane Hand Cream

“During the winter time I LOVE my L'Occitane hand cream; nothing works better than the classic formula in all of L'Occitane's products to moisturize and nourish.”
— Amanda Elser,

#4 Scotch Naturals Nail Polish

“Scotch Naturals is “luxury nail polish.” It may be pricey as far as nail polish is concerned, but it lasts longer and has great shine—my toes stayed bright and shiny for weeks with no chipping!“
— Jen Mathews,
#5 Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara
“I have an almost unbreakable bond with Maybelline Great Lash Mascara...that is, until I met its newest guise: Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara. It magnifies my lashes in ways I didn’t think possible, thanks to a heart-shaped wand that not only separates each and every lash seamlessly for a doll-like effect, but also lavishes bottom lashes with just enough color in one stroke.”
— Karie L. Frost,


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