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  • Celebrity Makeup Artist Takes Us Bargain Shopping

  • Posted by Anna on September 7, 2011 at 02:24PM
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  • 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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    • There are some great hidden gems to be found at the drugstore-sometimes one just has to look carefully. Reference guides like this always help!

      by Kamala_Kirk Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 12:36PM Report as inappropriate

    • I love the wet-n-wild trio eyeshadows! But yes, I wish the list was longer.

      by MissPurple Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 07:14AM Report as inappropriate

    • Fun read! I wish there would have been more suggestions, this was way too short.

      by volta Monday, July 18, 2011 at 10:06PM Report as inappropriate

    • Love the cheaper suggestions! The Wet 'n Wild eyeshadows stay on really well, too!

      by dawnrager Monday, July 18, 2011 at 09:58PM Report as inappropriate

    • Def going to check out the Disco Pink Maybelline lipstick next time I'm at Target

      by SShum Monday, July 18, 2011 at 05:40PM Report as inappropriate

    • Great list - I love finding great things at the drugstore, as I look for quality not just a certain name brand - cheaper so that means I can get more, and I think drugstore makeup has gotten so much better!

      by dark_beauty Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:49AM Report as inappropriate

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