Question: How can I look beautiful on a budget?
Answer: A girl doesn’t need an infinite budget in order to look beautiful. With so many products lining the shelves of drugstores, you don’t have to splurge to find something well-priced that does what it promises. Here are some products that will deliver without hurting the bank:
Burt’s Bees makes reasonably priced skin care products, and many happen to be all-natural and good for the environment. Any green girl should be familiar with this brand and their famous lip balms made with honey. Burt’s Bees tend to release great skin care products, and incorporating them into your skin care routine will leave your skin clean and refreshed while keeping your environmental footprint small. The company uses as much post-consumer recycled content in their products as possible and the owners are very conscientious about the planet.
Another eco-friendly brand is Yes To, with products classified by skin type: carrots for normal/dry skin, tomatoes for combination/oily skin, and blueberries for aging skin. Their facial wipes are $5 for 25 and you don’t need to worry about nasty chemicals entering your skin.
One of the most popular eyeliners on the market is the renown Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. As a drugstore alternative, Revlon’s eyeliner delivers the same high quality effects for a third of the price. This waterproof eyeliner goes on smoothly and lasts all day without smudging.
L’Oreal Paris Magic BB cream is an amazing drugstore BB cream that instantly perfects the skin and looks natural, which is rare compared to most BB creams that sometimes look orangey or ashy. It can be worn alone for the gym and errands, aka those days where you don’t to put on a full face of makeup.
SKIN 79 is a Korean brand of beauty products, which is where the BB (Beauty Balm) trend started. SKIN 79, along with Missha, are the two leading international BB brands, with SKIN79 selling to Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. SKIN 79 has dozens of BB creams to choose from, and they come in glamorous packaging.
For a great cleansing mask, try Queen Helen’s classic Mint Julep Mask—a green clay mask is perfect for purging the pores and removing blackheads. Another lovely option is Concha Nacar de Perlop Natural Bleach. This is a whitening mask that can be used daily. Apply a thin layer to scars and dark spots and after thirty minutes, rinse with cold water. This is one of the best kept beauty secrets that produces dramatic results and brightens the skin instantly. The bleaching cream is made with crushed oyster shells, which also exfoliates the skin. A bottle lasts at least 4 months and costs about $5.00. Concha Nacar products can be found in the cosmetic aisles of drugstores like Walmart or Kmart.
There are so many products on the market, so finding top products on a budget shouldn’t be a problem. Making your own products at home like sugar body scrubs and face masks is always a cheap (albeit sometimes messy) choice. You don’t always have to spend a lot of money on high-quality beauty products with the right drugstore steals.