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Sometimes a girl just needs to splurge on great beauty products and treatments. But looking great doesn’t always have to cost you an arm and a leg. We’ve rounded up a dozen reasonably priced beauty bargains from prestige brands. To share the high-end fantasy, here are some of our fave products—all around $25.
DIOR AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
With a rainbow hue of vibrant luscious colors, Vernis Nail Lacquer ($23) uses custom micronized ingredients to deliver 10 times the normal light refracting pigments. The result is a spectacular high gloss shine. Its special high-tech brush allows for a time saving one-step application and a flawless finish.
M.A.C. Cleanse Off Oil ($26) protects with vitamin E and is botanically formulated with oils of olive fruit, evening primrose, and jojoba seed. Emulsifying into a lotion-type liquid with water, the oil massages into the skin to loosen all makeup—including waterproof mascara—then rinses off easily, no tissues required and no residue.
CLICK WITH CLINIQUE
Clinique counters are at major department stores and Sephora shops throughout America. Allergy tested and fragrance free, the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm ($18) comes in 8 fabulous shades—from Chunky Cherry to Richer Raisin. The balm treats lips to mouthwatering moisture with a hint of soft shine. And it never needs sharpening: simply swivel up to reveal more of the balm.
SHIMMERY & SASSY
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eyeshadow ($25) gives you that radiant, lustrous finish that looks as though you just applied it minutes ago—and it lasts a remarkable 16 hours without smudging or creasing. Named the winner of Allure magazine’s October 2011 ‘Best of Beauty’ award for Best Eyeshadow, it is available in an array of shades, like Techno Gold and Sunshower.
THE SECRET IS CERAMIDE
Hide flaws and seek perfection with Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lift and Concealer ($19.95). This ultra creamy concealer gives lightweight, crease-proof, all day coverage. Light-diffusing, micro fine pigments help cover dark circles, decrease under eye puffiness, and diminish fine lines—giving the eye area a refreshed, bright, youthful appearance. Use it daily for optimum results.
THE EYES HAVE IT
Prevent clumping, flaking, and smudging with Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara ($24). Generously apply this innovative formula for dramatic, ultra-long lashes. Enriched with olive-derived emollients and Vitamin B, the specially crafted wand delivers this magical lengthening formula for a perfectly separated lash line that will make your eyes pop. And it stays put until you wash it off.
REVEAL YOUR GORGEOUS SELF
Lancôme Exfoliance Confort Comforting Exfoliating Cream ($25) is a dewy blend of honey, almond, and yeast extracts that’s great for giving combination skin a radiant and revitalized look. The gentle scrubbing action polishes skin into buffed perfection and leaves no tacky residue. Use at least twice weekly to reveal the baby soft skin lurking just below the surface.
BRONZE AND BEAUTIFUL
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess ($22.50) gives you a heavenly, sun-kissed tan that looks more natural than ever. The gentle creamy formula was created especially for the needs of delicate facial skin. This self-tanner creates even, golden color in under an hour and dries quickly for an instant glow. Super-luxurious lotion glides on smoothly and won’t cause breakouts.
EASY RUB A DUB
Ole Henriksen Purifying Eye Makeup Remover Wipes ($25 for 75 pads) make removing makeup a snap. The pre-saturated wipes contain soothing extracts and hydrating ingredients, including chamomile and cucumber, to soothe inflammation, reduce fluid retention, and comfort sensitive skin. These easy-to-use, take-anywhere pads remove stubborn makeup without causing irritation, leaving the eye area soft, hydrated, and perfectly cleansed.
KISS ‘N TELL
Tell your friends about Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight Intense Lip Therapy ($20). Soften away roughness while adding shape and definition to your lips with this intense lip therapy treatment. Use nightly to allow the shea and mango butters to repair and soothe, then wake up with lips that are noticeably fuller and smoother.
A MUST-HAVE FROM MURAD
Murad’s Clarifying Toner ($22) eliminates oil and impurities from blemished skin. This highly rated toner received raves for clearing and tightening pores, controlling surface shine and cutting the oiliness—without stinging or drying out delicate skin.
Give your skin an extra boost of hydration while setting your makeup for all day perfection with Jane Iredale D20 Hydrating Spray ($18.50). By formulating with D20—a hydrogen molecule that is 10 percent heavier than water—the satiny spray hyper-nourishes skin for a supple and freshly plumped look. It’s ideal for use in dry climates and for laser patients who need extreme moisture replenishment.