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  • Celebrity Makeup Artist Takes Us Bargain Shopping

  • Posted by Anna on September 7, 2011 at 02:24PM
  • Trends are always changing, but your income isn’t, right? I feel ya. So while I want to run out to buy the new Limited Edition Dolce & Gabbana "The Animalier" Glow Bronzing Powder for 50 bucks (pictured below *swoon*), I can't. So I get my cheap, playful, trendy makeup thrills at the drugstore.

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  • Celeb makeup artist Brett Freedman, as it turns out, is also a big fan of budget-friendly makeup. He took a little stroll down the aisles of the Rite Aid in Hollywood and shared with us his favorite on-trend for summer, must-have options:

  • Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor in Disco Pink, $7.50

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  • "A true salmon that feels just a touch more interesting than the run-of-the-mill pink," which really hits the summer coral trend perfectly, he says. He also says the formula is a "a great combo of gloss and pigmented lipstick, close to a glaze."

  • Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Natural, $11.95

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  • For natural summer radiance, Freedman loves the "slight shimmer" of this blush. "Swirl your brush to combine all the sweet pink shades together and sweep on apples of your cheeks for a 'lit from within' glow," he says.

  • Wet n Wild MegaEyes Eyeshadow Trios in Sweet As Candy, $2.99

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  • Summer is the perfect time to change up the neutrals, and Freedman says he "always likes a pop of color in shadows." He says this "soft cherry shade" sweetens up any look. "Though it says to use the pink color on the lid, my tip would be to use the champagne hue on the lid and brow bone and use the pink on just the outer corner to add interest and a bit more subtle drama," he says.

  • Milani Color Brilliance Eye Pencil in Green, $4.99

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  • "I'm secretly obsessed with Milani!" raves Freedman. The price is right and he loves how colorful the line is. "The metallic pencils are great paired with a tan or bronzed face. Metallics are great in the summer because they catch light and feel young and fresh," he says. If you want just a touch of modern in your look, blend the colored eye pencils with neutral shadows, he says.

  • Member Comments

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    • What a fun, informative article! I love being able to try new makeup that's both high-quality and affordable (doesn't everyone?), and I can go on this shopping trip guilt-free! More like this, please! :)

      by Jewelrydesigner Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:12AM Report as inappropriate

    • I love to get tips on budget makeup. It seems like Wet n Wild has come a long way from when I was in high school in the nineties. I have just started to try the products again. Who am I to be a makeup snob.

      by beautybody Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:42PM Report as inappropriate

    • good tips! :)

      by queenofthegreen Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 09:19AM Report as inappropriate

    • I wish there were more articles like this, with celeb makeup artists showing us their fave drugstore products! Wet n Wild and Physicians Formula really have some great, inexpensive stuff.

      by LipglossandSpandex Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 12:39AM Report as inappropriate

    • This was a great article! It is so cool to find cheap drugstore products that work like the high end ones!

      by Rosyglow23 Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 12:34PM Report as inappropriate

    • I'll find those Maybelline lipcolors! I've read nothing but the best about them!

      by selma Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 09:28AM Report as inappropriate

    • I'm plainng on tryin' the blush, I'm very fair skinned and a good blush always looks pretty :) However, I really wish this was longer!!

      by lanigaga Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 07:17AM Report as inappropriate

    • I love that blush! Use it almost everyday

      by addkg777 Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 11:58PM Report as inappropriate

    • man i wish this was longer:/

      by riley_beach Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 01:22PM Report as inappropriate

    • Great suggestions, would love to hear more.

      by sarah_m Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 12:44PM Report as inappropriate

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