We, women, do love our makeup! If you are anything like me, however, you hate spending a lot of money on it. I’m always trying to find the best "cheap' make-up out there - makeup that not only covers well but also is good for your skin. Here is what “The Today Show” came up, thanks to Today contributor Jill Martin and People magazine style and beauty director Andrea Lavinthal. The best part is everything is under $20. Yay!
Maybelline Dream Cushion, $8. This product has the coverage of a liquid foundation while being a compact and very affordable at $8-15, depending on the store. It is a light buildable coverage, that looks really natural but you get good coverage, depending on how much you apply. This foundation is not oily at all but has a beautiful matte finish to it. Maybelline says, "Reimagine complete, luminous coverage with Maybelline’s NEW Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation. Available in 8 shades, this innovative liquid foundation puts fresh-faced perfection in the palm of your hand."
Best Under-Eye Concealer:
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer, $9. This is not your everyday, average concealer. L’Oreal says this about the product, "Discover our pro-inspired makeup concealer that provides glowing coverage for up to 16 hours. Infallible Pro Glow Concealer can sculpt and highlight features while you correct and conceal imperfections. The lightweight, ultra-blendable longwear concealer allows you to customize your glow with luminous buildable coverage. Apply over foundation to conceal imperfections and dark circles."
"HIGHLIGHT: Apply concealer a shade lighter than your skin tone onto cheekbones, inner corners of eyes, bridge of nose, and forehead."
Flower Pots Powder Blush, $9. This amazing product is by Drew Barrymore."This went on beautifully, blended really nicely with my foundation and stayed on all day," said one of The TODAY Show testers. On flowerbeauty.com the website says this about the product:
“Naturally radiant cheeks that are as pretty as a petal! Flower Pots Powder Blush blends on smooth and silky, enhancing your skin tone with a healthy flush of color. The shade warms your complexion to your ideal tone. Show off your rosy glow.”
"Pretty as a Petal! If I haven’t had enough sleep or am stepping off a long flight, a healthy flush of color instantly wakes me up and brings some life back to my cheeks! These Flower Pots are my cute ‘go-to’s for a pop of color – Wild Rose is a universally flattering pink and is my current obsession. And I love camellia flowers, so every Flower Pot has our signature Camelia design."-DREW BARRYMORE
Best Liquid Lipstick:
Covergirl Melting Pout Gel Lipstick, $5. Covergirl says this about their product, "If you want color so hot, it's melted, this is the lipstick for you! New Melting Pout Liquid Lipsticks give you a high-impact, super rich color with a lightweight, satin finish. Melting Pout lipsticks give you intensely rich color in a gel-based formula for a smooth finish."
Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara, $5. "It's just as good, if not better, than mascaras that cost four times as much!" said a tester of The TODAY Show. She goes on to say, "Sculpt your lashes to perfection with the Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara! With the special shaped sculpting brush, you can easily build up volume and bring out your most stunning and individual lash look. Due to the creamy black texture, you can create the lash style you love - ranging from a highly dramatic volume to an ultimate fanned out and extremely defined look."
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