Wednesday

Beauty on a Budget: Fashion Week Edition

Ladies, and er, ladies, Fashion Week is not for amateurs.  So before setting foot in Lincoln Center, we are bringing you a roundup of this season’s hottest beauty trends.  We spent our Labor Day scouring every beauty page in all of the September issues (tough life, right?), to bring you instantly crowd-pleasing looks that won’t break the bank.  These drugstore beauty buys will keep you on trend for fall, and looking perfectly polished with enough dough left over to invest in some designer fashions.
Burgundy Lips
As seen at Gucci’s fall ‘13 runway show, this shade is nothing short of chic.  Apply this purple-y hue in a gloss to enhance the volume of your pout.  We love Jane’s Intense Color Lip Gloss because it goes on smooth and is fortified with Vitamin E and moisture-rich ingredients to deliver high pigment, head-turning hues.  For only $7, it is the perfect way to achieve this season's must-have mulberry mouth.

New Neutrals
The top trends on the catwalk this season are neutral lacquers that compliment the nail beds and visually lengthen the finger.  We are talking warm buffs, taupes and soft grays that provide a welcome respite from the flood of super darks that are everywhere this season.  We recommend stocking up on Physicians Formula Endless Color Custom Nail Trio in Bare it All.  The high-performance color dries quickly and provides chip-resistant color from the runway to the real world, so you can always have a glossy, glam finish. This power pack is comprised of snap-in, stackable bottles, so you can keep them in your purse for organized touch ups on-the-go. At only $10, you'll buy one to store in every bag in your collection.

Updated Smoky Eye
Express yourself through your eyes, using bold pigments to illuminate your irises.  Bright blues, greens and browns can be used in a messy, smoky-eye look that feels fresh for fall.  The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadows add pops of color in over 23 different shades, with finishes that range from intense pigment to pearlescent to matte.  Use wet, dry or blend for lasting looks that encourage flaw for the perfect messy, smoky-eye effect.

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