Normally, these top ten lists come at the end of the year, but we Whoreders were a little busy wrapping presents and mixing cocktails. Whoops. I get some flack from people (Heatherrr!) for my fancy product lustin', but I'm also a big believer in budget buys (I AM!). I put together a list of my top ten favorites, all found at your local drugstore for under $20.
Ready? Here they are, in no particular order...
10. Boots No. 7 Liquid Eye Liner
9. Elnett Hairspray
8. Cover Girl TruBlend Minerals Loose Powder
7. Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo
6. Carmex Lip Balm
5. Witch Hazel
Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion for about $27, but when I need to cut corners I turn to good old fashioned Witch Hazel, about $5 per bottle. I'll be honest, I would keep this in my bathroom cabinet just for the name alone. It sounds like some awesome old witchy aunt that helps me fight acne.
4. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat
3. Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
2. John Frieda Touch Up Flyaway Tamer
1. Oil of Olay
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Moisturizer) there's always a bottle of Oil of Olay in my medicine cabinet. I use it as my night cream, and for correcting makeup mishaps. If my hands are a little shaky during an application of some cat eye liquid liner, I take a dab of Oil of Olay on a Q-Tip and to correct mistakes without having to remove all my hard work. Nothing takes me back to my days as a baby makeup diva like a bottle of Oil of Olay. I remember seeing it with my mom's things and imagining the day I'd have a bottle of my own. This classic is about $10, and comes in a variety of formulas (I go with the original) to suit almost every need.
There you have it, my top ten budget beauty products under $20. Share some of your favorites with us, we'd love to hear from you. It's fun to discover new products to try or rediscovering classics you may have forgotten about. Fabulous products come in all price ranges, but we do get a special thrill out of the ones that give great results and leave a little extra cash in our wallets.
|Vintage Vanessa, still sporting the same 'do and flyaway hairs.|