Beauty Routines Under $100
By Ning Chao
MAKEUP MUSTS by makeup artist Tina Turnbow
Photo Credit: Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
Grand total: $99.97
$4.99 - Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Merlot: "If you want a stain that enhances your natural lip color, use this instead of lipstick."
$10.95 - L'Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Innocent Flush: "As with any drugstore brand, it's advisable to choose peachy neutrals, which flatter most complexions. This pigment is so light, it's virtually mistake-proof."
$2.99 - Maybelline Eyeshadow in Earthly Taupe: "Matte taupe is a great everyday neutral that's more versatile than a shimmer. Mix with other colors if you want to tone them down."
$22 - Cargo OneBase Concealer + Foundation: "Dab a few dots of this very creamy concealer on the T-zone and blend outward, then apply a little extra wherever you need more coverage. The applicator is exceptionally efficient."
$3.50 - Milani Crystal Gloss for Lips in Secret: "I like this milky shade for a shiny, nude lip. To create a pouty mouth, use a little in the center of your lower lip."
$9 - Alison Raffaele Oil-Blotting Tissues: "Adding more powder throughout the day or night makes your face masklike. This fine, pliable paper will remove excess oil but won't smear your makeup."
$3.75 - Prestige Lipliner in Shimmer: "This enhances your lip contour no matter what shade you're wearing. The key is to blend it properly so you never see the line."
$3.49 - Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Sable Brown: "A brown pencil is dark enough to give you definition, but it won't make eyes look smaller the way black can. This one's soft enough to use on the inside rim of the eye."
$2.50 - Desert Essence Lip Rescue: "This is neither too shiny nor waxy — perfect when mixed with your lip pencil for a natural day look."
$22 - Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Victoria Falls: "This inky blue flatters all eye colors and brightens the whites. Use it as a pencil, or smudge it with the sponge tip for a dramatic look."
$4.31 - CoverGirl Remarkable Mascara in Very Black: "A deep, rich black — and the brush separates the lashes well. It's smudge-proof but easy to remove. I also use it on the bottom lashes for evenings."
$3.50 - Milani Crystal Gloss for Lips in Hush-Hush: "I like that this dark gloss has neither glitter nor shimmer."
$6.99 - Revlon ColorStay Eyeshadow in Sultry Smoke: "The perfect palette for a smoky eye: There's gray, navy, black, and a slightly lavender shimmer that's great for highlighting."