The United States is a great and awful place for the beauty addict. There is so much available to us here, which makes it really hard to stick to a budget when there are always great products and collections coming down the pipeline. Great colors and innovative products are always within our reach.
1. theBalm InStain Blushes
I can’t even narrow it down to one shade with these blushes. They are all just so packed with pigment, look great on the skin, and they wear like iron. I don’t get a trace of fading even on long days, and every shade I have tried has given me a natural looking flush. Each blush retails for $22, but they occasionally have 50% off sales on their web site.
2. Sugarpill Chromalusts
I am a huge pigment fan, and it really doesn’t get much better than Sugarpill’s Chromalusts. The color selection is not for the faint of heart, as shades range from bold blues to reds to lime greens. You don’t have to limit yourself to using them as an eyeshadow. You can also use them as liners! The Sugarpill Chromalusts retail for only $12 per jar, and each jar comes with a lot of product. They are definitely a bargain! They are all very pigmented and stay bold until I wash my makeup off.
3. Milani Shadow Eyez Pencil in Almond Cream
This pencil is not only a great shadow base that evens out my skin tone, gives my shadows a base to stick to, and helps my shadows pop, but it is also extremely affordable for every budget. The pencils retail for only $6.99 each, and Almond Cream has been made permanent in their line.
Leticia is a beauty blogger from the Pacific Northwest who writes for the blog Cosmetics Aficionado. She’s a makeup enthusiast and Star Trek geek. She covers everything from makeup looks to nail art to beauty product reviews. Smoky eyes are her favorite looks to do, though she does like to do looks from everyday to bold. You can find Leticia on her BLOG, TWITTER , FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM