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Beauty Budget Secrets: Price Tag Blinders

They say love is blind. That may be true after 3 martinis, a shot of whiskey and 2 vodka tonics, but I wish the principal held true for my husband’s attachment to price tags. I suppose it seems logical that the more you pay for something, the better it is. However, it’s painfully not true.

Most of my favorite buys that are stars in my beauty arsenal were “cheapies” or drugstore makeup. My friend who works at the beauty counter for a large makeup corporation will even skip the pricey offerings at her own counter for some of the wallet friendly offerings. Why? They work just as well…if not even better.

It’s trial and error. Nothing can dethrone my favorite mascara – plain black Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. It is usually under $6 and has made the rounds on countless magazine’s “best” lists for years. I still try out the occasional new mascara, but I have yet to find one I like better than the iconic pink and green tube.

Curel Intensive Healing Cream garnered a nod from In Style magazine. The cream is thick, hypoallergenic and fragrance free. It is available at most drugstores and usually around $12 for 16 oz tub. Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff sears by Maybelline New York Define-A-Brow pencil that retails for about $7.

“I often find the more expensive pencils in my kit and reach for this one. It has great texture, and the shade is perfect for blondes.”

Don’t be wooed by an item’s price tag. Most offerings with

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