BEAUTY BAR: Stylish on a Budget

Makeup is most girls’ personal addiction. There is always a new lipstick, eyeshadow palette, or blush that we have to add to our collection. Unfortunately, with brands like MAC, Too Faced, and Urban Decay, it can get pretty pricey. Then it is time to become a super shopper and start hunting for sales.

This University of Memphis Fashionista is all about finding a good deal. She adores MAC Cosmetics and Revlon but doesn’t want to break the bank for her makeup. She goes to stores like Sally Beauty and Sephora to catch a good sale during their beauty events.

She loves MAC foundation. It blends well with her skin and is lightweight, so it doesn’t feel like it is clogging her pores. The foundation also has a satin finish and doesn’t dry her skin out, compared to other liquid makeup that she has tried in the past. Her MAC lipstick is perfect for her personality with its colorful pigments and a little shimmer. She prefers this lipstick because of its matte finish, the small shimmer, and it keeps her lips moisturized.

She uses a Revlon eye palette and nail polish to finish her look. The PhotoReady eyeshadow with primer and the ColorStay 16 hour eyeshadow are her favorites. Revlon nail enamel is great for this Fashionista and others who work with their hands. This nail polish doesn’t chip easily, and the colors are bold. At stores like Ulta and Sally Beauty, she saves money with their buy-one-get-one deals and their rewards programs.

Every girl has a shopping addiction when it comes to makeup. A great way to make sure you don’t spend your whole paycheck is to watch out for sales. Most cosmetic stores have rewards programs that will become your best friend and beauty events, like Ulta’s 21 days of beauty, where you can get their favorite brands for half the price. Remember Fashionistas and Fashionistos, you don’t have to spend all of your money to look fab.