10 Beauty Products for Under $10

With back to school right around the corner, new makeup is a must! I love a good bargain. Paying full price for anything gives me a “bleh” feeling. So if I can find products I absolutely love for a deal, I jump on them! The products I chose for this list I have personally used, and are using! What are some of your favorite beauty buys!?


  1. Cover Girl Healthy Elixir. This foundation is one of my favorites. It gives a natural look, but its long lasting.
  2. Mario Bedescu Facial Spray. I love this stuff. It is a great way to freshen the skin mid day or use as a toner after you cleanse your skin.
  3. Essence Lash Princess Mascara. I think I have told everyone I know about how awesome this mascara is… and it’s only $4.99!
  4. Biore’ Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub. This is a great cleansing scrub that is not over drying, but will help clear up any acne.
  5. Real Techniques Sponge. Bye Bye brushes, sponges have taken over! I get a perfect foundation application overtime with this guy.
  6. Revolution Baked highlighter. This highlight is amazing. Its only $6.00 and it works better than my $30 highlighters!
  7. LA Girl Concealer. This is a full coverage long lasting concealer. Perfect for under eyes, and contouring.
  8. NYX Butter Gloss. I love these lip glosses. You can put them over any matte lipstick or wear them alone. They are non sticky, and hydrating.
  9. NYX Micro Brow Pencil. I get perfect brows everytime with this pencil. It applies just as well as the Brow Wiz, but a fraction of the cost.
  10. Tony Moly Sheet Mask. Sheet mask are a new part of my weekly routine, and I love these! They work awesome for all skin issues and types, and the super cute packaging is a bonus!

Finding Your Perfect Foundation


There are so many makeup brands, and everyone of them claim you will love their foundation. Being a makeup artist I feel like I have tried them all. When I am helping someone find the best foundation there are four questions I ask them.

  1. What skin type do you have? Dry? Oily? Combination?
  2. What kind of coverage are you looking for? light? medium? Full?
  3. What finish do you prefer? Matte? Dewy?
  4. What do you use to apply your foundation?


These questions help me find the perfect match for my clients skin type. Next time you go shopping for a foundation, ask yourself these questions.

If you buy a foundation and after a week you are not getting the results you want. try this before you buy another foundation.  If you skin is dry but you want a full coverage foundation, you are going to need to up your skincare game. Full coverage can by drying, so you need to prep and hydrate your skin with moisturizer and maybe a primer. If you are oily you are going to most likely need to set with a powder or use a matte-fying primer.

Here are some of my favorite foundations.

Full coverage Foundations. Best for oil control



Medium- build able Foundations. Best for dry skin


You can always add concealer and a powder to achieve your desired coverage or finish.

I hope this helps your with our makeup shopping!

Current Favorite Hair Products

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Hey everyone! We are a week away from getting ready to leave Chico. I am excited to get to the next spot. With the excitement comes all the preparations and getting things organized so the day we leave, isn’t complete madness. I have been in a major hair funk lately. My hair is in the ” in-between” phase and it has been driving me nuts. Long enough its on my neck all day, and to short to put up with out it falling out. ha. Oh, such horrible issues right!? Well I found some awesome products that are helping me get through this phase! I have always loved Moroccan Oil. I have colored my hair so many times and on top of that I have thick dry hair. Moroccan Oil is my ride or die. On top of that I have also been loving Mistress, by IGK. I put it on my damp hair before bed, and I wake up with soft manageable hair. Not Everyone needs a leave in conditioner, but I can’t go with out one. I love Alterna’s Moisture Milk. Helps with hydrating and repairing my over processed hair! I hope this helps anyone in a hair rut, or just looking for some great products to switch up your routine!

                                            mistress alterna           moro