Thursday, April 17, 2008


I have been getting InStyle magazine since my first Christmas as a married women. Each year someone in my family renews the subscription for me so it just keeps coming.
I really enjoy this magazine of all the fashion magazines. Maybe it's because they don't show clothes on stick thin models but lay them out so you can see everything. Or maybe because it is colorful and they always give a cool way to plan a party. Or maybe because they frequently test tons of make-up and tell me what's the best. In case you didn't know I love make-up. I love going to stores and look at it, putting it on and trying new things. I have my every day, my girls night out and my date night make-up. And I always think I need more. This month they featured an article called 141 Best Beauty Buys. So I'm going to share a few of them with you.
Best Peach- Stila Miranda $17
Best Red- MAC Russian Red $14
Best Berry- Clinique Black Honey $14
Best Nude- Stila Emily $17 (what a great name)
Best Primer- Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer $36
Best overall- Yves Saint Laurent Perfect Touch Foundation $52
Best Inexpensive Foundation- L'Oreal True Match $11 (I use this stuff and it's great)
Best Inexpensive Power- Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder $4
Best Inexpensive Concealer- Max Factor Erace $5
Cheek Color
Best Inexpensive Powder Blush- L'Oreal True Match $11
Best Overall- Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator $23
Inexpensive Lip Gloss- L'Oreal Colour Juice $8
Inexpensive Lipstick- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick $8
Best overall gloss- Go light on my Lips $19
Best Inexpensive Eye Shadow- Loreal HIP $7
Best Inexpensive Mascara- Maybelline Lash Discovery Waterproof- $7
Cleanser and Moisturizers
For Normal Skin
Cleanser- Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash $6
Daily Moisturizer with SPF- Neutrogena Healty Defense Moisturizer SPF 45 $12
For Dry Skin
Cleanser- Clarins Cleansing Milk $29
Daily Moisturizer with SPF- La Roche-Posay Hydraphase UV SPF 30 $28
For Sensitive Skin
Cleanser- Shiseido Extra Gentla Cleansing Foam $28
Daily Moisturizer with SPF- Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 $14
For Oily or Acne-prone Skin
Cleanser- Aveda Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser $24
Daily Moisturizer with SPF- Clinique Superdefense Triple Action Moisterizer for Oily Skin SPF 25 $40

That's enough for today. Hopefully that gives you a start next time you hit the drug store. I'll post some more of the suggestions later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Emily,

Great Blog! I love being green, gardening, shopping for the cheapest and nicest stuff around, makeup (can't afford more than the basics) and cooking! I'll be checking in - so keep the good stuff coming! Anya