Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Budget-Friendly Cosmetics

Sometimes the compromise between quality and cost can make you weary when it comes to purchasing cosmetics. But I've come across a couple of brands that make that struggle a little less intense. I'm sure you've heard of them.
ROUND LIPSTICKNYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick ( is a classic lipstick for all-year round. The mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvet texture, saturated color and it resists wear and smudging. It’s my go-to lipstick. From Pure Nude to Pink Lyric to Chic Red, Extra Creamy Round Lipstick is available in a jaw-dropping 144 shades. And at a price of $4.00 per tube you can't go wrong!! **My Fav = Electra Red**

It’s easy to keep your eyes on the prize with this scintillating array of eye shadows, also by NYX. The rainbow collection includes 68 eye shadow colors, from naked neutrals to super brights, 4 face colors and 8 applicator sponges. Slide-out compartments make this eye shadow palette ideal for travel. Priced at only $25.00!

ELF's ultra-luxe Studio Brush Collection contains 11 of their Professional Makeup Brushes, each one designed, tested and proven by a team of makeup artist pros to provide precision application every time. One of the most popular Makeup Brush Collection Sets, the Studio 11-piece Brushes are ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand - with everything you need to create a flawless finish!

This Professional Brush Set is ideal for any makeup artist at heart, at home or on the go. Perfect for traveling or for your busy, fast-paced lifestyle. You’ll love how you can quickly grab and store any of the 11 Studio Brushes included without taking up a lot of space.
This is a collection of time-saver, easy-to-use, easy-to-hold, and easy-to-love brushes and are great whether going out for a night or going away for a week! And the Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection features a sleek, water-resistant case that holds and protects the full collection of beautiful, high-quality brushes. Talk about a great gift!

Priced at only $30 The Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection includes:
  • Sleek, Water-Resistant Case
  • Eyeshadow "C" Brush
  • Complexion Brush
  • Small Angled Brush
  • Small Smudge Brush
  • Fan Brush
  • Powder Brush
  • Angled Foundation Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Small Precision Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Contouring Brush
These are my go-to brands when my budget doesn't allow me to splurge. Even when it does I still enjoy the quality of both Elf and Nyx.