15 Best Cheap Makeup Finds for $5 or Less

If your budget's more canned tuna than caviar, your makeup doesn't have to suffer. Like the right $5 bottle of wine can taste just as good as a $50 bottle, the best cheap makeup can produce equally high-end results.   Makeup finds

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9 Eyelash Primers That Are Basically Extensions in a Tube

It's no secret that primers have been subject to heated debate within the beauty industry for some time now. While many A-list makeup artists swear by their favorite formulas, there are just as many who prefer to do without. And though the primer market was once reserved for pre-foundation prep only, it's exponentially increased to include the wonderful world of hair, bronzers, nails and, yes, even eyelashes.   read more

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We Tried It: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara

Like many, I was introduced to the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara after about ten different girls I went to high school with added me to their Younique business Facebook groups. To be honest, I'm skeptical of just about any product that's part of a multi-level marketing plan -- and I know I'm not alone on this. So, despite the amazing lash-lifting claims, I didn't get too excited about the mascara.   read more

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10 New Beauty Products to Make You Smile This April

If you're shopping for new beauty products this April, you're going to be impressed by the offerings. High tech ingredients, unusual formulas and fresh new makeup options abound. There's a sunblock that protects you from your iPhone, blush in a painter's tube and even cleansing oil in a deodorant stick. Spring beauty has never been this much fun -- so enjoy it!   read more

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Mascara Hacks That'll Change Your Lashes -- and Your Life

Eyes are the windows to the soul -- and eyelashes are the windows to the eyes. We can all agree that keeping your lash game on point is key to every great makeup look. But since falsies are a pain and extensions are expensive and difficult to maintain, it's hard to find lash tips that you can realistically execute.   read more

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11 Best Primers for Long-Lasting Eye Makeup

If you don't prime before applying eye makeup, you're committing a serious makeup crime. If you aren't convinced that you need (or have time for) this crucial step, maybe this will do it: Experts say that the No. 1 way to prevent makeup from melting and smudging is to prime. (Think about it this way: Taking an extra 10 seconds in the morning to apply eye primer is quicker than spending five minutes wiping eyeliner off your lower lids in the afternoon.)   See them now

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Fake a Face Lift With Makeup

Search "#makeuptransformation" on Instagram, and you'll understand the full power of makeup. Just a little (OK, a lot of) well-placed bronzer and eyeliner can change a normal-looking girl into anyone from Captain Jack Sparrow to a real-life Disney princess.   read more

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17 Signs You May Be Wearing Too Much Makeup

Too much makeup? Ha! You know your makeup limit does not exist. You'll happily wake up an hour (or two ... or three ... ) early, just so you can get your full routine in. Sometimes, your friends tell you you'd look better without makeup -- and you tell them to kindly mind their own business.   read more

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14 Cult Beauty Products You've Never Heard Of -- But the Pros Swear By

When you pack a makeup kit, it probably fits inside a purse or tote. When makeup artists pack a kit, it fills a plane's cargo hold. Suffice it to say that makeup artists know cult beauty products -- and they're hip to all kinds of amazing beauty products that you may not find on a drugstore endcap or in a Sephora check-out line. They know the products that work miracles on every skin type -- and can stand up to glaring flashbulbs, high-def camera lenses and scrutinizing fans. So when they say a product is holy grail, we take it as gospel.   read more

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10 New Drugstore Lipsticks That Feel So Luxe

A swipe of lipstick is undeniably the easiest -- and fastest -- way to totally change up your look, and, if you're anything like us, you likely have several different tubes within reach at all times. And while we totally get the appeal of luxury lipstick (and hey, we're not knocking it!) an extensive collection of those pricey puppies can do some serious damage to your wallet. Happily, the latest drugstore lipsticks are taking a hint from their high-end counterparts and incorporating all kinds of new ingredients, innovative technologies and fabulous formulas. No matter which luxe lipstick you love, there's now a budget-friendly option that's oh-so similar. Ahead, 10 of our latest obsessions.   read more

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