Spring Beauty Bargains

May 18, 2009 5:11:04 AM PDT
Beauty product junkies - Listen up! Beauty expert Jenn Falik tries hundreds of products each season then shares her favorite finds with us.

She says a lot of drug store brands are using the same technology and ingredients as department store brands which means you can get great results for less!

Vichy's Normaderm is a European cult favorite and now available in the US for $21.

At $42, Oil of Olay's Pro-X deep wrinkle treatment is pricey by drug store standards, but Jenn says it'll save you from spending hundreds on dermatology appointments and prescription potions!

Vaseline's Aloe Fresh Protection Lotion is perfect for sensitive skin plus it's incredibly light and provides S-P-F protection - It's just $5.49!

And a Wet and Wild lip pencil is just 99-cents!

And no matter where you shop, look for multitasking makeup like eyeshadow palettes.

Use the neutral shadows to highlight your cheeks!

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Beauty Expert Jenn Falik tries over 200 products each season, and is here to share her favorite finds. These multi-purpose miracles and beauty bargains are all genuine tried and tested beauty bests that are worth spending your budget on. There are some great drugstore breakthroughs to be found- and also, some hidden department store deals. Making the most of your beauty budget means smart shopping- so to justify their price tags, products that may cost a little more up front are being engineered to deliver multiple benefits.

It is all about getting the most bang for your beauty buck, at any price!

For more of Jenn's beauty picks, follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jennfalik

Vaseline Aloe Fresh Protecting Lotion with SPF 15
The lightest SPF moisturizer ever- and perfect for sensitive skin! This is a feather-light formula, infused with aloe to naturally soothe the skin, is specifically created for use in the warmer months when the thought of a lotion can be daunting. Intended for daily use, the fact that it has an SPF 15 is an added bonus- you would never think something this lightweight could have sun protection power. Men will love it too- the scent is fresh and unisex, and it is a great way to trick them into using SPF. Price: $5.49 at drugstores.

Vichy Normaderm Moisturizer
A European Cult Favorite that both hydrates the skin and clears up breakouts- a rare combination! Finally, this Spring, a cult favorite moisturizer with a worldwide following arrives stateside. Normaderm is a daily moisturizer hydrates the skin AND reduces skin imperfections brought on by adult acne- a condition which 3 out of 5 women suffer from. On the surface, a new ingredient blend called Zincadone + regulates oil and eliminates redness, but under the skin, a breakthrough new Intrapore Technology gets deep into the pores to purify. And unlike many skincare products on the market, has shown dramatic improvement results across four diverse ethnic skin types. Price: $21 in Healthy Skincare Centres at select CVS stores, online at vichyusa.com.

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara
The first 100% Natural Origin mascara- the revolutionary formula features 100% Natural Rice Protein which forms a layer around the lashes to naturally boost volume!

This essential mascara is designed to enhance your eye's natural beauty with 5x Lash Booster performance. Soft plastic, injection-molded mascara brush coats every lash delivering natural volume, natural length and natural definition and is 100% recyclable. Organic Orange Water, Organic Beeswax and 100% Natural pigments deliver healthy, nourished and naturally perfected lashes. Buildable formula is free of synthetic polymers that clump lashes and create build-up on your brush and is 100% free of drying solvents which can cause lash breakage. Price: $9.95 at drugstores

Molton Brown Ultrabalm
Like buying 20 products at under $2 a pop, this literally does it ALL. This is a multi-use miracle- and unlike most "balms"- it is petroleum free so you don't end up greasy and broken out. Use it as a clear lip gloss, use it to fake a buff manicure, use it as an overnight foot softening treatment, use it to seal split ends, blend with powder makeup to create creamy long lasting formulas, I could go on. Price: $38 at www.moltonbrown.com

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sand & Sea EyeShadow Palette
Insider secret- palettes provide amazing value and this has 6 shadows to create over 40 looks and can also be used as an all over face highlighter. The quality of the pigments is such that a little goes a long way- will last longer than most. With six super pigmented shadows in this palette, you are getting a great deal- a great opportunity for department store quaility at drugstore prices. Yes, there are many of multi use shadow palettes out there, but this one has the most amazing and versatile colors I have ever found. Use it to make hundreds of on-trend lid looks, also, the rich pigmentation of each shadow also makes it so you can blend the golden shades with a balm (like the Molton Brown) and make an all over dewy face highlighter. You can also use the blues with the skinny end of the brush that it comes (dip the brush in water) with and create a gorgeous bright blue liner. Price: $40 at department stores

Prescriptives Making Faces Mineral Kit
An unbelievable value- two high quality, breakthrough formula prestige products and a top of the line makeup-artist quality brush for under $40! This little box has everything you need for healthy skin and a flawless complexion. These mineral and vitamin-infused face kits naturally enhance and illuminate, featuring Mineral Color for Cheeks for a soft, healthy blush, Mineral Color Loose Lighting Powder for an all-over radiance and a Face and Cheek Brush for an easy, flawless application. Both formulas are silky, smooth and contain the exclusive R.E.C complex for skin that glows naturally. Kits are available in two warm and two cool collections to complement every skin tone. Price: $38.50 at Prescriptives counters nationwide, and www.prescriptives.com

OLAY Pro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment Use this as an eye cream, a botox-like fix for pesky "marionette" (smile) lines, and for the inevitable forhead furrow lines. It is a one tube wrinkle fighting powerhouse for any aging woes! I also rub it on the backs of my hands where wrinkles tend to form early, and they tend to form DEEP! This has proven to be as effective as prescription regimens- and you don't need to pay for a pricey derm appointment ($100) or pricey "by prescription only" products. ($160). You are saving $218 and getting exact same anti-aging results. The Pro-X line has shaken up the beauty industry- bringing derm-grade products to the drugstore. The entire range features the most proven anti-aging ingredients, at the highest concentrations. A perfect last step to any skincare regimen- if you are going to invest in one product over $40, this is the one to go with. Price: $42 at drugstores.

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