Summer’s $25 and Under Beauty Guide

Affordable hairs, makeup, help out items for this hot summer. Get ready to save some money!

$25 and Under

Skin Miracle
The ultra-lightweight moisturizer, Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Serum is a distillation from the original formula that won’t make you break out or leave you too shiny, the key ingredients, peptides and vitamins, are incredibly potent, it firms brighten and smooth lines under makeup or sunscreen.


Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Serum, $25, drugstores

Cleansing Bars
The most gorgeous, super moisturizing and wonderfully scented cleansing scented bars come in a pack of four, they will make a great present for your favorite person or for yourself.

Molton Brown Oatmeal & Milk Cleanse Bars, $22, moltonbrow.com

Brow Essentials:

  • Tweezers – Tweezerman teamed up with Benefit to bring up this sleek amazingly cute patterned tweezer that is truly precise.
    Tweezerman for Benefit Slant Tweezers, $25, benefitcosmetics.com
  • Color – These fantastic split-pans contain a neutral filling powder, a darker defining powder, and a colorless grooming wax.
    Smashbox Brow Tech in Dark Brown, $24, smahbox.com
  • Wax – Brow guru Anastasia Soare includes tips with this chic little kit.
    Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Wax Kit, $12, sephora.com

Summer Reds:
Pretty sheer summer reds are in this summer. The brilliant formulas below work great for daytime create a pared-down beauty regimen: With just a touch of tinted moisturizer and a swipe of mascara, you will look put together in the sexiest way.

Try:

  • Lancome Fever Shine Lipstick in Steamy, $22, macys.com
  • Elizabeth Arden Plump Perfect Lipstick in Perfect Scarlet, $22, elizabetharden.com
  • Revlon Just Bitten Lip-stain + Balm in Flame, $9, drugstores
  • Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain in Mambo, $19, sephora.com
  • Laura Mercier Hydra-tint SPF15 in Crimson Tint, $20, lauramercier.com
  • Gel Pencil Stila Long Wear In Lover, $18, sephora.com
  • Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Lip Stain in Lust, $24, sephora.com
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Red Tango, $20, dillards.com

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$20 and Under

Topshop’s new line rocks!
The store’s style-for-everyone sensibility is all over its utterly wearable makeup line, and the formulas are spot-on. (We especially like the gently metallic crayons, available until the end of this month.)

  • Tinted Moisturizer – Skin Tint in Dark, $20, topshop.com
  • Highlighter – Highlighting Powder in Sunbeam, $16, topshop.com
  • Mascara – Mascara In Raven, $16, topshop.com
  • Bronzer – Bronzing Powder in Radiance, $16, topshop.com
  • Eye Crayon – Crayon in Sun Shower, $14, topshop.com

Healthy Hair
All summer long. These treatments help prevent dull, dying, highlight-ravaging effects of sun, chlorine, and salt water from happening in the first place and leave your hair gleamy-soft and manageable in the bargain.

  1. Shampoo – Almond proteins create a shield to keep hair from becoming too dehydrated.
    Davines Moisturizing Replenishing After Sun Shampoo, $20, davines.com for salons
  2. Mask – A heat activated repairing complex at once nourishes and adds major shine.
    Joice K-Pak Sun Therapy Treatment Masque, $16, joico.com for salons.
  3. Spray SPF – Mango oil and UV filters protect hair color and highlights, as well as your scalp.
    Redken Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF12, $16, redken.com for salons.

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$15 And Under

New Favorite Lip Balms
Serious treatment ingredients plus silky, extra-moisturizing formulas make these our reach-for-them-40-times-a-day fixations.

  • Olive oil based, glossy and smells amazing – like fresh squeezed lemonade.
    Sweet Grass Farm Chappy’s Lip Balm in Lemon, $4, sweetgrassonline.com
  • So smooth with a deliciously intense tingly mint flavor and organic coconut oil for shine.
    Lulu Organics Lip Balm Organique in Ruby Mint, $15, luluorganicnyc.com
  • A lip care incarnation of the medicine cabinet staple: The same ingredients that heal cuts are hugely curative for chapped lips.
    Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy Sunscreen SPF20, $5, drugstores

Berry Packed Luxury
This juicy scrub goes way beyond just being an incredible bargain. It smells, feels, and looks like ground up pomegranates swirled with rich, sheen enhancing oils, plus there is not a single unnatural ingredient in it, so it makes us feel simultaneously virtuous and self-indulgent.


Burt’s Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub, $13, drugstores

Towers of Makeup – For less than you think!
Any one of these items crisp gel eyeliner, creamy concealer, mineral foundation, translucent blush – is easily worth more than $20 as far as we are concerned. And yet somehow, all three products in each tiny high-rise go for less than $15; get both towers and you can just about jettison the rest of your makeup kit.

  • Sonia Kashuk Sheer Magic Mineral Face Palette in Golden Honey, $15, target.com
  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Cream Liner In Blue Eyes, $11, cvs.com

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$10 and Under

Do-It-All Mascaras
All three of these formulas make your lashes look inky black and huge, but each one also brings extra benefits to the table.

  • Volumizing + Lengthening
    Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion in Very Black, $9, drugstores
  • Vitamin Infused + Dewifying
    Revlon Grow Luscious by Fabulash in Blackest Black, $7, drugstores
  • Fattening + Clump Resisting
    Rimmel London The Max Volume Flash Mascara in Extreme Black, $7, drugstores

Ingenious Hair Removal Idea
Designed specifically for getting rid of hair on the face, these individual pods have a brilliant, snap-aprt design with a built-in applicator, so you never need to touch the depilatory cream inside. Plus, the soothing chamomile and vitamin E infused cream is virtually (fabulously) odor free.


Sally Hansen Insta-Smooth Pods Crème Hair Remover For Face, $10, drugstores

Super Green – At a truly fantastic price
Along with wild cuteness and affordability, this bath and body line achieves a whole new level of eco: The formulas are up to 98 percent natural there’s no plastic used in the packaging, and it is 100 percent recyclable and biodegradable. The lotion is unbelievably moisturizing, and the solid shampoo and conditioner bars lather up and detangle just as well as their plastic bottled counterparts.

  • One Hand & Body Lotion in Cloud 9, $10, target.com
  • Solid Shampoo Bar in Hair Biscuit, $7, target.com
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One Response to “Summer’s $25 and Under Beauty Guide”

  1. Soham says:

    You are a darling. God bless you.

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