Fab and cheap. Who wouldn’t want that?
For the past few years since I started blogging I have been trying a lot more kinds of beauty products.
Some I purchased from my own purse. Some were given to me to try (note: If you find a post of it in my blog that means it passed my scrutiny. If you don’t, then that means I wrote back to the company and let them know I do not care to endorse it).
While I do use a lot…okay…A TON of stuff, there are some that made me feel incredulously good, as if I stumbled upon a skincare treasure.
And most often the criteria is simple: (1) Using it has been tried, tested, and looks and feels great on my skin and (2) It is affordable.
Although I am partial to organic,use of natural ingredients, and non-toxic brands, I did not include it just yet in my judgement. There are not that many brands out there that would meet criteria (2), so for now it will not be included.
Here it is…the Stylish+Geek Fab and Cheap Beauty Products (mostly under $10 a pop!):
(1) Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover, 13.5 Fluid Ounce ($6.99)
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water is an all-in-1 bi-phase cleanser that’s surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. It effectively removes makeup, cleanses skin and refreshes. A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without over-drying.
- Removes makeup, even waterproof mascara + cleanses + refreshes
- No rinse, no harsh rubbing
- Face, lips, eyes
- No oil, alcohol, fragrance
- Dermatologist tested for safety
- Ophthalmologist tested
Instructions: Saturate a cotton pad. To Remove Eye Makeup: Hold pad over closed eyes for a few seconds, then gently wipe without harsh rubbing. To Clean Skin & Remove Face Makeup: Gently wipe all over until skin is completely clean from makeup and impurities. Use daily, am/PM. No need to rinse.
Thayer’s rose petal alcohol-free witch hazel with aloe vera formula toner will make your skin bloom. Rose Thayer’s remarkably soothing toner is made with rose-petal water, vitamin e and a proprietary witch hazel extract.
Soft rose fragrance
Un-distilled witch hazel cleanses and moisturizes
Certified organic aloe vera
Free of alcohol, parabens and propylene glycol
Smith’s Rosebud Salve’s formula was prepared by druggist back in 1892. It is the original rosebud salve made for chapped lips, skin blemishes, diaper rash, and detergent burn!
- Outline lips with lip liner of you choice about 1/4 inches from the outside of your lips toward the center. Then use a lip brush to blend the salve to achieve a “pouty look”.
- Use Rosebud Salve alone or over your favorite hue of lipstick to moisturize and give a “dewy effect”.
- Apply Rosebud Salve to eyebrows to tame an unruly brow line while also giving sheen.
- Rosebud Salve is great on fly-away or frizzy hair. Dab a small amount on the palms of your hands and apply
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 For Face combines Enviroguard Technology and Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal to deliver superior broad spectrum UVA/ UVB sun protection while hydrating skin to keep it soft, smooth and feeling healthier than before you went in the sun.
For use on face and body, this exclusive sunscreen formula is fast absorbing, oil free, noncomedogenic, and sweat and water-resistant for 80 minutes.
- Helps protect and hydrate
- Nourishing oat helps hydrate skin
- Sweat- and water-resistant
The Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque is an original natural home treatment to help dry up pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores. This refreshing beauty product is easy-to-use and safe enough to apply daily. It can help give your face a cleaner and smoother look. Dry out the unwanted oil from your skin with this mask.
Simply apply the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque to a clean face and neck. Let the mask stay on for several minutes. As it firms and hardens within minutes, it draws out the impurities from your pores. Enjoy the gentle and refreshing mint scent as the solution purifies and cleanses your skin. After the masque is washed away, your face will feel clean and smooth. Even for individuals who are fortunate to be free of dermatological problems, Queen Helene Mint Masque is a refreshing facial treatment.
It helps relax tired muscles and ease tension lines on the face and neck. Help keep your skin looking bright and vibrant with this exquisitely scented mask. This Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque formula is suitable for use with normal, oily and acne-prone complexions.
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque:
- Complexion solution deeply cleans and refreshes
- For oily and acne prone skin
- Queen Helene Mint Masque will help dry pimples and erase blackheads
- Shrinks pores
- Natural home remedy
- Developed by a dermatologist
Made with collagen and elastin proteins, St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer hydrates and visibly softens dry skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Applying this moisturizing cream to your face and neck twice daily will help your skin looking noticeably younger, smoother, and softer. Dermatologist tested, this rich face cream contains natural safflower seed oil and is non-comedogenic, so it won’t block pores.
St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer is enriched with natural moisturizers sourced from plants to hydrate, smooth, and protect. Collagen and elastin proteins help improve elasticity so skin looks younger and more vibrant. Safflower seed oil and glycerin nourish and protect skin so it won’t look or feel dry or tight.
Ever Cleansing Balm from L’Oreal is a sulfate-free conditioner that transforms into a gentle cleanser. These low-lather balms are a full haircare regimen in one step. They clean, condition, treat, detangle, soften and add shine. No stripping, no drying, no build up.
- 6-in-1 benefits
- Nourishes color treated hair, non-stripping
- For color-treated hair
- Sulfate-free, silicone-free, dye-free
- Cleanse, condition, treat, detangle, soften, shineHow to UseApply 6-8 pumps to wet hair thoroughly and massage gently.
Leave in 3-5 minutes.
Rinse completely. No need to use a separate conditioner.
Unlike traditional haircolor, Garnier Olia Oil Powered Permanent Haircolor uses an exclusive 60% oil blend with natural flower oils in the colorant.
The unique oil-based formula propels colorants deep into the hair, without ammonia, for pure, vivid, long-lasting color.
Garnier Olia achieves maximum color performance while the oils help reverse roughness and dullness, visibly improving and restoring hair.
Garnier Olia Oil Powered Permanent Haircolor:
- 60% oil blend with natural flower oils
- Pure, vivid, long-lasting color with 100% gray coverage
- Visibly improves and restores hair
- No ammonia
L’Oreal Paris Feria Haircolor masters the art of the shimmer. It delivers 3X highlights for intensified, brilliant results. This multi-faceted hair color is custom-blended by professionals. The advanced deep conditioning formula hydrates and conditions week after week for a soft, silky touch. Plus, it has an aromatic scent for a pleasant experience. This shimmering hair color is available in your choice of assorted colors.
- Multi-faceted shimmering color
- Shimmering hair color provides 3x highlights
- Gentle, deep conditioning formula
- Pleasant, aromatic scent
- Permanent color gel
- Multi-faceted hair color includes shimmering colour permanent haircolour gel, shimmering colour developing crème in applicator, aromatic shimmer serum, shimmer enhancing conditioner, colourist gloves, insert.
- Available colors: black leather 20, Brazilian brown 51, brilliant bordeaux 56, bronze shimmer 58, caramel kiss 72, champagne cocktail 91, chocolate cherry 36, crushed garnet 41, crystal brown 60, deep copper 74, downtown brown b61, espresso 40, extra bleach blonde 205, French roast 45, golden sunset 73, Havana brown 50, midnight ruby 32, moonlit tortoise t53, ruby fusion 66, ruby rush r68, sparkling amber 63, starlet 110, starry night 21, very lt natural blonde 100
Enhance your every day look with the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette.
This professional makeup palette helps you create a flawless, high-fashion look that can take you from day to night in runway style.
The L’Oreal palette includes a wide range of natural, nude colors for a professional looking makeup job after every application.
The eye-designer brush and mirror provide effortless application anytime, anywhere. Whether the desired look is soft or bold, classic or trendy, natural or dramatic, the new La Palette Nude offers a gorgeous range of shadows designed to create an endless sophisticated eye looks. The L’Oreal hair color palette includes three shadow finishes: shimmery satin, buttery matte, and lustrous sheens in 10 highly pigmented shades curated to blend harmoniously for looks that range from neutral to high drama. The dual-tip brush has a foam side for application & a bristle side for blending & layering.
The Maybelline Expert Wear Shadow Palette, Maybelline’s newest 12-shade collection curated to create infinite sensuous looks, is infused with rose gold pigments for bolder blushes, provocative plums, and risque roses.
- Expertly curated shade collection
- 12 shades, 13 looks, for endless possibilities
Instructions: Quads: 1. Color entire eye area. 2. Shade lid. 3. Contour crease. 4. Line around eye. Trios: 1. Color entire eye area. 2. Shade lid. 3. Contour crease. Duos: 1. Shade lid. 2. Contour crease.
The Maybelline EyeStudio Brow Drama Pro Palette Compact is the first brow kit to offer everything you need for brow perfection. The sculpting wax sets brows in place while the smooth pigment powder fills & colors in brows.
To finish the look, reflective highlighting powder creates strong arch definition. Three simple steps for the ultimate brow look.
- Pigment powder, highlighting powder, and setting wax
- Dual-ended applicator with angled and sponge brushes for expert application
- Includes a spooly brushInstructions: For best results: 1. Sculpt brows with wax 2. Color brows with powder 3. Highlight browbone under arch
Get 200% more volume and zero clumps in a water-resistant, no-clump mascara formula.
Features an innovative double-sided brush with lash-loading and clump-combing zones for perfect lashes.
How to Apply:
If desired, use an eyelash curler BEFORE you apply mascara.
Apply one coat of mascara to your upper lashes. Coat brush again and reapply, focusing on the outer edges of your lash line. Do not pump the wand – it adds air bubbles that can dry your mascara.
For a more dramatic look, apply one coat of mascara to lower lashes.
L’Oreal Paris introduces new Voluminous Butterfly Intenza mascara now with a breakthrough double wing tip brush that charges your lashes with extreme volume for an intense fanned out look.
The Double Wing Butterfly Brush: L’Oreal Paris creates a revolutionary brush with an exclusive double wing shape. Begin with either wing to load lashes with super charged volume.
Then use other wing to catch and fan out lashes for an extraordinary lift and extreme spread.
The Butterfly Formula: Fiber infused formula instantly coats the lashes with a rich veil of color for longer looking, intensely charged lashes with up to 9x the volume. The Butterfly Intenza Effect: Super charged volume meets intense spread for an extreme fanned out look.
Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip. Twist to use the other wing. Removes easily with soap and water.
This EmaxDesign cosmetic brush set will show your natural beauty and leave a flawless finish. Handmade brushes made of premium synthetic fiber materials provide an incredible touch and feel
These essential eye brushes are ideally for liquids, powders, or creams to produce a beautiful eye makeup application.
The set includes eye shadow brush, foundation brush, eyeliner brush, mascara brush, lip brush, concealer brush, eyebrow brush for daily use.
All brushes are extremely soft and easy to hold makeup, perfect for makeup lady and individuals with normal to sensitive skin and will not irritate you.
Each brushes was assembled by hand and packed individually. Highest quality material, high density bristle, Does Not Shed!
Get up and glow with Rimmel’s #InstaFlawless Perfecting Radiant Skin Tint that provides a natural looking radiant glow and erases signs of fatigue.
Rimmel’s skin tint can be worn alone for a radiant glow or under makeup to extend the wear.
This ultra lightweight formula leaves skin hydrated for up to 24 hours while helping to perfect and brighten skin tone.
Can be worn alone or under makeup to extend the wear. Using your fingertips, apply a small amount of Rimmel’s #InstaFlawless Perfecting Radiant Skin Tint Tint to the center of your cheeks and forehead. Blend toward the edges of your face.
Perfecting, radiant skin tint for a natural looking glow
Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear and increases eye color longevity.
How to Use:
- Apply a thin coat of the e.l.f. Cosmetics shadow lock and eyelid primer to the eyelid and blend in using a blending brush.
- Allow the formula to dry before applying eyeshadow.