Category Archives: Recession Beauty

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the best times of year for scoring major deals–especially when it comes to makeup, which rarely goes on sale! Here is the annual roundup of deals. Some are active now, but most start on … Continue reading

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Budget Beauty: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Honestly, I loved my BeautyBlender. But every time it came to replace it, the pricetag would get to me; I would think, “Why am I paying $20 for a sponge?!” It got to the point where I wasn’t willing to … Continue reading

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows Review & Swatches

I recently placed three orders with ColourPop because everyone is freaking out over their Super Shock Shadows. The little pots of eyeshadow are only $5 each. So I thought, how good can they possibly be? Turns out, they are AWESOME! … Continue reading

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Budget Beauty: Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters

I love Anastasia’s Brow Duality so much, I can’t live without it. The double-ended soft pencil is great for adding definition, lift, and highlight to the brow area. But I was tired of shelling out $23 for the pencil, because … Continue reading

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Budget Beauty: Eylure Brow Ink

I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen in Light. I use it to define the outer tail of my brows and create the illusion of a fuller, stronger brow. When I was at Ulta last week and saw that … Continue reading

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Budget Beauty: The Best of e.l.f. cosmetics

You’ve probably seen e.l.f. cosmetics products at Target, checked their price tag (most items are $1-$3) and thought, “Is this a joke?” Nope! While I wouldn’t consider e.l.f. to be comparable to high-end department store/specialty brands, some of their products … Continue reading

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Recession Beauty: L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

It’s been a long time since I’ve used L’Oreal’s Voluminous Mascara. I’ve tried all of the new iterations in the Voluminous line (False Fiber Lashes, Million Lashes, etc.), but I realized that it has been more than 10 years since … Continue reading

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Beauty on a Budget

This time of year, I think we’re all a little strapped for cash, or at least try to stretch our dollars as far as they can go. Balancing your wallet and your makeup stash isn’t always easy; beauty products and … Continue reading

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Recession Beauty: NYX Stick Blush

A few weeks ago at Ulta, NYX Stick Blush ($6) caught my eye. I generally like NYX products; I think they’re better than most drugstore-brand cosmetics, and they’re less expensive, too. I needed a cream blush that I could store … Continue reading

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Ask SugarSocial: Makeup for First-Time Users

Over the weekend, I received a question about how those who are new to makeup can select wallet-friendly drugstore products that perform well without breaking the bank. Fluffy writes: Hi! I recently came across your blog and I enjoy your … Continue reading

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