Three weeks ago I compiled the suggestions of the Social Media Moms for affordable make-up. Given my current economic status I had to pair down my expenses, and all of the frills go first. Here are the results of all of the items I tried from the great suggestions I got. If you want to see the affordable make-up suggestions I received make sure to read here.
My first stop was e.l.f. cosmetics. I figured I would spend $20 and get what I could. First off I should tell you that their nail polish remover pads are awesome and I had tried them before. I decided to load up and buy 2 more. I bought 2 nail polishes, waterproof eyeliner pen in plum, shimmer eye liner in gunmetal, studio single eyeshadow in amethyst, luscious lipstick in brownie points, studio conditioning lip balm in romantic rouge and 2 lip defining brushes. Everything I bought was awesome. It amazed me how much I could get for $20. I have to say that the stand out e.l.f. item was the shimmer eye liner. The color was fantastic and went on super creamy. I also really like the luscious lipstick. It goes on smoothly has great pigment and lasts a pretty long time. In the end I really think that the quality does actually surpass their pricing. I feel I did get so much for my $20, so it was well worth it.
I went back to my old staple of Aveeno’s Positively Ageless Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30. I also started applying it to my neck and chest. I noticed that I’m starting to show signs of aging in those spots. Getting older is not so glamorous. Frankly, I don’t know why I left this wonderful product. It is the right price, soaks into my skin quickly and leaves my skin smooth.
I will admit that when it comes to mascara I’m extremely picky. I like it to really accentuate how long my lashes are because they are very light. I took the recommendation of Maybeline Volume Express Falsies. Seriously this is one of the best mascaras I have ever tried. I don’t need to go back to my old $18 mascara this one is great and does exactly what it says it does. I have even had compliments on how nice my eyelashes look.
I was sceptical about the recommendation of Suave Professionals shampoo and conditioner. I can safely say I was all wrong. For less then $3 a bottle my hair feels fantastic. Gone are the days of buying $14 a bottle when I have this option. I used the Humectant Moisture for my dyed hair that apparently needs moisture.
Here are the highlights of my affordable make-up research. Do not worry everyone I will continue to try things so as not to let you down. I will be back with more to report. Until then enjoy these great products.Affiliate links above. I get a portion of the sales for items purchased, which means this Fashionista gets to save for a new pair of shoes or a purse.