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April 19, 2007

Expensive Beauty Looks for Less

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Photo Credit: Greg Delves/Greg Delves

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Moneyed Makeup

Hallmark #1: Professionally Shaped Eyebrows

"Well-groomed brows give your face polish," says Ahnert.

Get-it-for-less tip:

  • Visit a pro shaper four times a year. Maintain in between by removing strays yourself, says Ahnert.

Hallmark #2: Flawlessly Applied Foundation

"A rich girl's face never appears greasy or masklike," says Ahnert.

Get-it-for-less tips:

  • Choose a cheap, sheer formula. Because you can't try on drugstore brands, opt for one of the excellent transparent, light-reflecting formulas. They are goof-proof, leave a natural finish and are just as good as anything you'll find at a department store, says Ahnert.
  • MC recommends: Neutrogena Skin-Clearing Clean Tint, Revlon Skinlights Diffusing Tint Foundation
  • Ditch the velvet powder puff. A brush lays down pressed powder more evenly, while allowing your skin to show through (puffs tend to leave you looking like a powdered donut). Plus, you'll save money because a good brush lasts a lifetime, while a puff must be replaced every six weeks.

Hallmark #3: Dark, but Never Clumpy, Lashes

"Rich women often get their lashes tinted so their eyes always look 'done,' even when they're wearing no makeup," says Ahnert.

Get-it-for-less tip:

  • Use volumizing mascara — and a tissue. Take your mascara wand, dip it in the tube, wipe it on a tissue several times to remove excess product, then apply it, says Ahnert. You'll get the natural-looking (nonclumping) effect of tinted lashes, without the financial investment.
  • MC recommends: Lancôme Amplicils in Black.

For a posh, plump pout:

Splurge: Restylane, $400 and up
Steal: Freeze 24/7 PlumpLips Lip Plumper, $40


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