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January Jones and Freida Pinto looked amazing at this weekend’s Golden Globe Awards. Although January went for an old Hollywood look and Freida opted for a more sunkissed glow, both looked gorgeous, and we were in awe of their flawless looks.

 

To create the glamorous eye look on January Jones, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin used Chanel Automatic Liquid Eye Liner in Brun along the upper lid extending out to the edge of the brow. $34, nordstrom.com

January’s tangerine-red lip was acheived using Chanel Rouge Allure in Dazzling, $30, nordstrom.com

 

For Freida’s sunkissed look, makeup artist Jeffery Paul mixed together a foundation and concealer, only using it where it was needed. He then used Jouer Creme Highlighter on her cheeks to bring out her natural definition. $20, jouercosmetics.com

For a pretty pink that accentuated Frieda’s natural lip color, Jeffery used Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Monsoon, $20, jouercosmetics.com




We love hair products that provide the best shine, bounce and softness, as well as control for the styles we want. Of course, recessionistas know that spending a fortune isn’t always an option, but who wants to compromise on quality? Thankfully, many drugstore brands have fabulous products, and more pricey finds can easily be purchased in smaller sizes. The following is a list of our favorite hair products that are less than ten dollars each, and always leave us with good hair days.

 

 

neutrogena anti-residue shampoo.jpgNeutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo washes away the build-up of your favorite products, without stripping hair of it’s essential oils, so they will again work to make your hair looks it’s best. We like to use this once a month, but it can be used daily, especially if you have a habit of using a lot of product. $7.99, drugstore.com

 

 

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Ojon Shine & Protect Conditioner is a nourishing conditioner that not only moisturizes and detangles hair, but leaves it with a high-gloss finish. Formulated with all-natural, plant-based, active ingredients, a UV-inhibiting complex, and natural conditioning extracts like sweet almond oil, this lightweight conditioner is great for many hair types. 2 oz., $9, sephora.com

 

 

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Frederic Fekkai Hair Mask with Shea Butter is like an indulgent treat for the hair. Never greasy or heavy, this mask hydrates and repairs the hair with moisturizing shea butter and macadamia nut oils leaving hair silky and shiny. 1.6oz, $8.50, beauty.com

 

 

 

l'oreal vive pro color vive conditioner.jpgL’Oreal Color Vive line of shampoo and conditioners are great for color-treated hair. We love that there are different formulations based on hair type so our gorgeous manes get the care they need, our color lasts longer and we save money. $4.99 drugstore.com

 

 

 

avon mirror shine spray.gifAvon Advance Techniques Mirror Shine Spray combats the flyaways and leaves hair feeling and looking soft. A light misting over the hair is all you need to have healthy-looking hair all day. It’s no wonder women continue to buy this over and over again. Tip: Spry on hands first, the run through hair to ensure you don’t go over board with the spray and end up looking greasy. $4.99 avon.com

 

 

oscar blandi protein restyling mist.jpgOscar Blandi Proteine di Jasmine Protein Mist for Restyling Hair To Go is the perfect size for travel, not to mention has a small price tag. We sometimes need to restyle our hair, and loved how it looked the previous day, but don’t have the time to “start from scratch”. Mr Blandi has made restyling easy with this spray, giving us another day of fabulous hair without having to wash it. 2 oz, $8, sephora.com

 

 

Jonathan product hairspray.jpgJonathan Product Finish Control High Shine Aerosol Hairspray works to control your style while leaving it full of shine. We are never disappointed by this hairspray, but when the budget is low, we have to settle for the mini size. 2.25 oz, beauty.com

 

 

 

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Tresemme Tres Create Styling Putty works great if you have fine hair that needs control without being weighed down, or if you have a shorter style you want to give more texture to. The non-greasy formula gives a light hold and never gets stiff. $4.75, drugstore.com

neutrogena triple moisture deep recovery.jpgWe all need a little boost of hydration for our hair during the cold, dry months. Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask is a product we turn to when we are in need of a great conditioning treatment, and don’t want to spend a lot of money. Recessionistas rejoice— this moisture replenisher doesn’t cost very much!

This conditioning mask can be used as little as one day a week and up to three times a week if you have extremely dry hair. Because of its light formula, it never weighs hair down, and many hair types can benefit from it. We love how it leaves our tresses feeling soft, manageable and full of life. What more could we ask for? $6.99 at drugstore.com
benefit that gal.jpgThe winter season can leave our once bright complexions looking dull and lifeless. Since we’ve discovered Benefit “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer, we never have to accept that sad state of face!

“That Gal” is a silky pink primer that makes any skintone appear smoother and brighter. It can be worn alone for clear complexion radiance or applied before makeup for smooth, effortless application. We love that we can use it to also “re-brighten” later on during the day! It’s great if you need to re-do your makeup, but don’t have time to wash your face.

 

With soothing raspberry & chamomile, combined with sweet almond & algae extracts to help skin retain its natural moisture, “That Gal” only leaves our skin feeling soft and silky. We love that the light-reflecting pigments work to brighten our complexion with out being glittery— what can we say? We can’t get enough of it. Good bye dull skin! $28, sephora.com

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With a new year comes a fresh start, so it’s time to clean out your cosmetic case and throw away old products that you’ve had for too long or those that will never be used again. With all that extra room you now have in your bag, check out these just-released goodies:

 

 

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Covergirl Outlast Lipstains are the newest way to wear lipstains. We have found these water-based lippies are fabulous to apply and when we need long-lasting color they never leave our lips feeling dried out. We resolve to use these year-round. Available in 10 shades. $7.49 each, drugstore.com

 

 

 

smashbox halo.jpgSmashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder & Brush Set is great for all skin types. We fell in love with this revolutionary antiaging formula (that contains Gogi berry, a powerful antioxidant) when we were given the opportunity to try it out during L.A. Fashion week. It made our skin look and feel amazing! Infused with encapsulated water to refresh and hydrate the skin, this pressed powder has a built-in shaver, so you get the convenience of a pressed powder, but end up with the radiant finish of a loose one. The super-sized brush deposits perfect amount of powder, so you end up with the best finish every time. $59, sephora.com

 

 

bobbi brights palette.jpgBobbi Brown Brights Palette is perfect for you if you’re not afraid to play with color, and desire to keep maximum products in a minimal amount of space. These 35 soft matte shadows come in a colorful shade range that includes everything from pinks and greens to blues and purples. All the shades are new and exclusive to this palette, which features a unique, fold-out design and full size mirror. Limited edition. $70, nordstrom.com

 

 

 

mac chill penultimate liner.jpgMAC Penultimate Eye Liner is a liquid pen-style liner that provides the ultimate precise, bold line. It goes on smooth, and though it isn’t waterproof, once it dries, it stays put. We think this is a fabulous liquid liner to try if you’ve shied away from them in the past— it’s very user-friendly! $16.50, nordstrom.com

 

 

 

 

clinique quick blush.jpgClinique Quick Blush is a portable powder blush for cheeks. We love that this easy to use blush offers an innovative way to keep blush and brush with us on-the-go- with a twist of the hand, the brush picks up color inside the cap. The formula is appropriate for all skin types and tones, and offers us a natural-finish. As with all Clinique products, this is allergy tested and 100% Fragrance free. $21.50, nordstrom.com

 

 

 

sonia kashuk organically natural palette.jpgSonia Kashuk Look How To Look Organically Natural face palette is a collection of beautiful, neutral colors that will give you a a natural-but-better makeup look. Again, because of the palette, the 3 eyeshadows, mirror, step-by-step application directions, 3 lipglosses, applicator and blush will take up less space in your makeup bag. $19.99, target.com




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