Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Beauty on a Budget: 10 Items for $10 or less

Happy $10 Tuesday! Today, I'm going to talk about 10 Mary Kay products that are under $10. Perfect for anyone on a budget! Keep in mind I am a Mary Kay Consultant, however, I stand by all these products and my opinions are genuine. Honestly, I had a hard time narrowing it down to ten products I love under ten dollars so I added a "bonus" product! I won't just talk about Mary Kay every Tuesday I will change it every week. 


I love these mineral eye colors because they are affordable and since they are mineral they are very blendable. There is a range of choices for the eye shadows like mattes and shimmers. There is definitely some colors I don't like as much as others. However, a few of my all time favorites are Granite, Truffle, Rosegold, Driftwood (matte), Hazlenut (matte), and Sweet Plum. I also love how these shadows are magnetic so you can mix and match in your Mary Kay compact or a Z palette.
Some people may think that brow gel is unnecessary but it really makes a huge difference especially if you pencil in your eyebrows. Paying attention to your eyebrows really helps frame the face. This gel conditions the brows while holding them in place all day without any flaking. It has a comb so it is really easy to apply.
With a pea size amount of this product, you can exfoliate the lips to prevent and decrease lines around the lips that sometimes appear with aging, adding natural color, and removing dead skin cells allow the lip balm to absorb more moisture. I love using this product especially in the fall and winter months when my lips get dryer. Also, this product is awesome for prepping for lipstick!
Peach Pop
Razzleberry

4) Mary Kay Lip and Cheek Stick $10
This multitasking product is a lip and cheek tint. It comes in two shades- Peach Pop and Razzleberry. Really any skin tone can use these shades. Peach Pop is perfect for summer and spring time. Razzleberry is especially gorgeous for Fall and Winter Seasons. This is two products in one so its basically $5 for lip and cheek. Its a nice small size so its perfect for traveling. The shades are really pigmented so you don't need a lot so you get your moneys worth. The best way to apply this product is to apply directly to the apples of the cheeks then blending out with your fingers or a brush. For the lips, you can apply it with your fingers or a lip brush.
I think everyone knows you need to clean your brushes regularly to prevent the build up of serious bacteria. It is recommended you deep clean your brushes with soap and water every week to two weeks depending on how often you use them. If you have a lot of brushes like me, you know deep cleaning brushes can be time consuming. This cleanser is great for in between makeup applications so your brush picks up true color and reduce the amount of bacteria that can build up before you are able to deep clean brushes. I especially love using this in between makeup applications with clients because it really gets rid of the residue and it dries fast without drying out my brushes.
I'm a big fan of smudging shadow or liner on my bottom lash line when I'm doing eye looks because I think it really brings the entire look together. This brush is perfect for smudging/blending the upper or lower lash line shadows.
This lip balm conditions and gives a light tint to the lips with a sweet berry flavor and scent. I especially love this pale pink shade because its perfect for everyday because its not too bright and it's also great for a pale pink nude lip if your doing a dramatic eye.  
This brush can be used for three different things: applying cream eye colors, concealer, or even lipstick. This is a synthetic brush so it really picks up color well. I especially love using this to apply the very moisturizing Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick. Just a little tip- don't use one brush for all three purposes for hygienic reasons.

This brush is very versatile. It is not only great for powder touch ups in your compact but its also great for contouring! You can really get a precise contour line and blend it out. Similar to the NARS Ita Kabuki Brush ($55). This is also great for even highlighting specific areas of the face like the cheek bones and the center of the nose.


This two in one brush can be used to comb the brows before or after brow pencil application and an eyeliner brush that can be used for gel liners, shadows, or even brow shadows. The eye brow brush combs and blends the brows nicely. I really love the eyeliner brush at the end because its angled making a regular eyeliner or winged liner application easy.


Okay, I know I said I would only talk about ten products but I could not post this without including this item. Even though this brow liner states its for blonde shades, it honestly flatters anyone. You can use this to perfectly shape your brows or just use them to frame the face a little better. For example, Jaclyn Hill a very popular YouTuber famous for her amazing makeup skills. She uses blonde liner for her upper brows and brown for her lower brows.
Its a very thin and precise line, reminds me of the Anastasia Brow Wiz ($22) but a lot cheaper!

If would like to get more details on these products or place an order with me for lots of free stuff visit my website at www.marykay.com/awarwick
 
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