Category Archives: Recession Beauty

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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A Fine Line.

After MAC’s Penultimate eyeliner totally failed me (I’ll spare you the details), I needed a new liquid liner. When in Ulta last week, I spotted NYX Collection Noir Liquid Liner ($6), part of a new microcollection called Collection Noir. I … Continue reading

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