When I do my daily rounds, scouring different beauty sites for interesting tips and tidbits to share with you, I always zero in on the ones about drugstore beauty bargains. If there is a hack for an expensive eye cream, mascara or foundation, I want in.
Today TotalBeauty.com ran a feature slideshow by one of their beauty editors. Allie Flinn made the ultimate sacrifice and gave up using luxury beauty products for a whole month.
Naturally, I've taken notes. Somehow she does find a way to veer into the $40 plus turf, but hey she's slumming. Here's a link to the slideshow of all 15 products that she deemed as good as the good stuff.
Here's what piqued my interest:
- L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper - $8.99
- Rimmel London The Only One Lipstick - $6.99
- Olay Bright On Schedule Eye Cream $12.99
- Maybelline New York The Colossal Spider Effect Mascara- $7.77
- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer - $19.99
Allie also loved for Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Hyaluronic Essence, $24.99, but I am well hooked on Instanatural Vitamin C Serum which I have purchased repeatedly on Amazon.com. In addition to Vitamin C, it also contains salicylic acid as well as Retinol. It's amazing and I highly recommend you try it. I have yet to disappoint anyone with this well priced pick.
So take a peek for yourself and see if anything tempts. Allie did her experiment for a month. The rest of us may just have to continue to rough it...