One of the challenges that comes with growing a beauty stash is the expense of department store, salon and cosmetic counter name brands.
While department stores and salons do offer a good variety of quality products for any need you could imagine, many drugstore products offer comparable results at a lower pricepoint.
So while you're keeping yourself on a strict budget, you can still afford that summery orange pop of color on your lips and not have it wear off in a minute. Here are a few other drugstore picks that do their job without breaking the bank.
You should exfoliate year-round, and the small, gentle beads in Yes To Carrots Exfoliating Cleanser leave your skin feeling fresh and squeaky clean without damaging or scratching the surface of your skin. Available at Walgreens
NYX Matte Lipstick offers a highly pigmented matte formula so you can achieve that bright pop of summery color you're looking for. And at only $6 as compared to $24, you can afford to try a few different shades like bright pink and red. Available at Target
Since regular manicures at a professional nail salon can add up fast, try doing your own nails at home. Learning to do your own nails can save you money and still leave you feeling pampered. And you won't stress as much if your polish chips three days later. Spoiled Nail color in 'Tip Your Waitress.' Available at CVS
Texturizing sprays that enhance your hair's natural wave are great for summertime trips to the pool or beach. For a natural look without the crunch, spray it on wet hair and allow it to air dry. Fast and easy. Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves spray, available at Walmart.
EASY ON THE EYES
The all natural look is hot right now, and subtle, minimal eyes look especially great when paired with a bright lip color. NYX Eyeshadow offers a lot of pigment and wears well without creasing. With a color palette like this one, you can create a wide range of looks, from natural to smokey. Available at Target