This Keep Your Change post is all about saving money on beauty tools and make-up! The five listed below are my current cheap favorites!
Facial Scrub Brush
This is definitely a great, inexpensive tool for those of us with skin issues! I buy the Face Secrets Professional Facial Cleansing Brush at Sally Beauty Supply for $2-$2.50, depending on whether or not it is on-sale. A facial scrub brush was recommended to me by a co-worker who has an aesthetician friend. She also recommended Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash to use with the brush. My face feels so clean afterwards and it really helps get my make-up off! A brush lasts for 2-3 months before needing to be replaced.
Revlon ColorStay Foundation
For the past several years, I’ve used BareMinerals foundation, but realized that it probably wasn’t covering my acne scars as much as something else could. I decided to try a liquid foundation again, along with a stippling brush. I’ve found that applying the foundation with a brush enables me to use less product, which translates into more savings! Revlon ColorStay typically costs about $13, but it can often be found on-sale. Recently, I was able to score a few for $6 each with a sale and a coupon!
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara is just under $3 at Target. I first tried it when I had a store coupon and manufacturer coupon that brought the price down to $.99. I discovered that I like this mascara more than many other brands I’ve tried that cost at least twice as much! Keep an eye out for Rimmel coupons in your Sunday paper!
Revlon Frost & Glow
After my youngest daughter was born, I let the highlights grow out of my hair because spending money on color was one of the few things I could actually cut from our family’s budget. After about a year-and-a-half of blah-ness, I decided to get brave and buy the Revlon Frost & Glow Blonde Highlighting Kit. It’s relatively fool-proof, although it is a little challenging to pull the strands of hair on the back of my head through the cap myself. I have managed to use this kit pretty successfully twice so far, though. At about $7-$8 for a kit, I don’t mind spending an evening every few months to brighten my own ‘do!
Palladio Rice Powder
This is the latest addition to my make-up collection! I first heard about Palladio Rice Powder on MakeUp Geek. It costs about $5 and can be bought at various stores. I use a soft powder puff to apply it and it seems to be doing a good job of setting my foundation and absorbing oil throughout the day!
I’m also linking up with Hallie of Moxie Wife this week. Congrats, Hallie, on your newest addition! Please be sure to check out the other Five Favorites posts and if you have a blog, be sure to join the fun!
What are your favorite inexpensive beauty buys? Any of these that you think you’d like to try?
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