Beauty Treatment. The $50 Makeup Arsenal. Second City Style Fashion & Beauty Blog

January 15, 2007 • Beauty

Want to look like a million dollars but only have a meager budget? With
amazing lines like Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown, it seems almost impossible to
have a complete makeup arsenal for $50 or less. There are however, exceptional lines that
will enable any beauty vixen to emulate the high-end department store lines for
a fraction of the cost without skimping on quality. Here are the key beauty essentials to make
any frugal diva look like an heiress;


C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Balm Stick $5.00 (regularly $7.50) at Bath & Body Works

C.O Bigelow offers a mint-infused lip balm ($5.00) that
soothes and protects lips from harsh elements. The balm goes on matte so it
works exceptionally well under lip gloss or lipstick. It also helps freshen



Mark Pro Glimmer Hook Up Lip Powder $5.00 at



Mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss $5.00 at

It’s a safe assumption to say that pretty much everyone has
heard of Mark, the sister brand to Avon. The
convenience and portability are at a premium and the quality is exceptional.
There new product Pro Glimmer Hook Up Lip Powder ($5.00) is a unique new way to
add staying power to any balm, lipstick or gloss with a shimmering effect. By
pairing it with their Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss ($5.00) this is a sure
fire way to keep lips moist and kissable all day long.



Max Factor Lash Lift $4.95 (regularly $6.19) at

Want to make eyes pop? Try Max Factor’s Lash Lift ($4.95)
which has a lightweight, flake-free, smudge-proof formula that gives lashes a
lift and volume. Lashes stay lifted and dramatic for hours on end.


Avon Truffle Delights Eyeshadow Palette $7.99 (originally $11.00) at

Avon’s eyeshadow palettes
offer several colors to take you from day to night. The Truffle Delights
Eyeshadow Palette is a collection of either neutrals or berry colors that can
work on just about any skin tone. For only $7.99 (original price $11) you six



Mark Eye Marker $5.50 at MeetMark

One of the smoothest eyeliners I’ve found is the Eye
Marker(only $5.50 and some on sale for only 1.99!) from Mark. It goes on
effortlessly with staying power!



Sonia Kashuk Cheeker Sheers Blush Gel Stick $7.99 at

Sonia Kashuk’s Cheeker Sheers Blush Gel Stick ($7.99) can be
applied to give cheeks light, medium or full color. Whether sheer coverage or full coverage is
your thing, CoverGirl offers an extensive line of foundations that will tickle
anyone’s fancy. The tinted moisturizer gives sheer coverage($7.99) while the
Simply Powder Foundation offers a little bit more coverage (7.99) either way,
you can’t go wrong with either one.



CoverGirl Simply Powder Foundation $7.99 at


CoverGirl Tinted Moisture SPF 15 $7.99 at

–Natayle Henry for Second City Style Magazine


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