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Inexpensive Beauty Products That Get the Job Done

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Jun 13, 2004
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Inexpensive Beauty Products That Get the Job Done!


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Attention all beauty junkies! You've got favorite high-end beauty products, right? Products you'd shell out your last few dollars for? Well, you don't have to spend your last dime on them anymore, since we've found budget versions that are just as fabulous as their big-bucks cousins! Here, our favorite inexpensive picks: Big Bucks: Nars Lip Gloss in Orgasm ($20)

Budget: Almay Whipped Gloss in Nude Reflection ($6.99)

Both glosses are sheer, nude shades with a hint of shimmer. Bonus: Almay's has a minty smell that wakes you up!

Big Bucks: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler ($16.50)

Budget: Revlon Eyelash Curler ($5.25)

Both work the same way to curl and lift lashes, making eyes look wider and brighter.

Big Bucks: L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream ($23)

Budget: de-luxe Shea Butter Hand Cream ($8.99)

With rich shea butter as the main ingredient, these creams soothe ultra-dry, chapped hands and cuticles. What's more, de-luxe is about one-third the price!

Big Bucks: Terax Original Crema

Budget: Pantene Deep Moisturizing Treatment ($7.49)

Their thick, moisturizing textures and hair-friendly ingredients give sleekness, silkiness and cut down on frizz.

Big Bucks: Philosophy Microdelivery Peel ($60)

Budget: Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Facial Peel (about $24)

Gorgeous skin requires exfoliation, and both of these products do it effectively and gently.

Big Bucks: Bliss Labs Ingrown Hair Eliminating Pads ($35)

Budget: Tend Skin ($20)

These astringent formulas help prevent ingrown hairs on particularly prone areas such as underarms and bikini line. The difference: With Tend Skin, you add your own cotton pad.

Big Bucks: Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream ($18)

Budget: Alberto VO5 Sheer Hairdressing (5.99)

These leave-in conditioners work to nix frizz and give instant shine. Tip: Use on dry hair to combat midday fuzzies!

Big Bucks: Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail Oil Pen ($15.50)

Budget: Profile Cuticle Softening Pen (about $7)

Soften cuticles and keep hangnails out of sight with a handy cuticle oil dispensing pen. Big Bucks: Lancome Amplicils Mascara ($21.50)

Budget: Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara (about $8)

Both formulas plump up lash volume, making them look thicker and more lush. <!--BSHENDBODY--><!--END CONTENT-->