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Great Affordable Drugstore Picks from A Beauty Editor

Posted by Smurfette On March - 23 - 2009

At time like this, most of us are trying to cut our spending.  However, it does not mean that we should sacrifice our looks.  There are a lot of beauty products out there that are affordable and also really good.  Why do you spend more if you don’t have to?

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Here are some great affordable products that are recommended by a beauty editor (Lois Joy Johnson):

1. Face cleansers and scrubs:
•    Cetaphil Skin Cleanser $5.85
•    Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes $2.99
•    Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads $5.50
•    Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Daily Exfoliating Cleanser $9.99
•    L’Oreal Paris Dermo Expertise Age Perfect Anti-Fatigue Lotion Cleanser $6.99
•    Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Scrub $7.79

2.  Daily Moisturizer with SPF: Smart, effective ways to address lines, dryness, and pigmentation issues from all those summers tanning at the beach while protecting your skin from future aging in the ones to come. My cap here is $20, but there are some drugstore finds slightly more expensive and still worthy of mentioning and those are: Olay Professional Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream ($42) does not have an SPF but is incredible–you would swear this was a $300 cream; RoC  Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($22.50) Neutrogena Ageless Restoratives Energy Renewal Day Lotion SPF 15 ($23).
My bargain favorites:
•    L’ Oreal Skin Genesis Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 $17.49
•    Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Regenerating Moisture Lotion 15 $14.69
•    Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Day Lotion SPF 20 $19.99
•    Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizer SPF30 $16.79

3. Neutral Eye Shadows:
•    Maybelline New York Eye Shadow in Sunlit Bronze $6.49
•    Physician’s Formula Wet/Dry Eyeshdaow in Baked Sands or Baked Oatmeal $7.99
•    Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Palette in Sand Castle $4.99
•    Rimmel London Quad Eye Shadow in Smokey Brun $6.29
•    CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Country Woods $5.49
•    Boots No.7 Stay Perfect Shadow Palette in Good Earth $7.99

4.  Tinted Lip Balms, Stains and Sheers:
•    Revlon Beyond Natural Protective Liptint SPF 15 $7.99, in Berry, Pink, Rosy, Neutral Pink
•    L’Oreal Colour Juice Lipstick $9.49, in Chai Love U,Cherry Freeze
•    CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain $7.49, in Berry Smooch, Wild Berry Wink, Flirty Nude
•    Nivea A Kiss Of Shine Caregloss & Shine $3.29, in Pink Star, Velvet Rose

5.  Haircolor:
•    Clairol Nice ’n Easy Perfect 10 Permanent Haircolor $13.99
•    Clairol Nice ’n Easy Root Touch-Up $6.99
•    L’Oreal Natural Match Haircolor $9.99
•    Revlon Color Silk Root Perfect 10 Minute Touch-Up $3.69
•    John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze in Radiant Red, Brilliant Brunet, Sheer Blonde $9.99

6. Body Polishers:
•    St. Ives In-Shower Exfoliating Body Polish Renewing $8.29
•    The Healing Garden Sugar Cane Body Scrub in Passionate Rose $7.49
•    Calgon Brazilian Beauty Exfoliating Foot Scrub $6.95

7. Gradual Self-Tan Moisturizers:
•    Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer for Body $7.99
•    Nivea Sun Kissed Beautiful Legs Gradual Tan Moisturizer $9.99
•    L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion $7.99
•    Dove Energy Glow $10.49




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