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April 29, 2013

Budget Beauty FOTD: Slashing $250 off my Everyday Makeup

Today I'm test driving some pr samples of the new to me budget beauty brand  City Color Cosmetics who recently debuted directly to consumers at IMATS LA along with launching an online store. After being impressed by the $1.99 Ultra Pink Matte Lipstick and quite a few of their other bargain product's it got me thinking how much my everyday makeup look costs and if I could do the same makeup for a whole lot less.
My typical Everyday Makeup Look Products:
NARS Blush ($29), MAC Strada Contour ($21), Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer ($36), Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder ($30), Tarte BB Cream ($34), Anastasia Ash Blonde Brow Pencil ($23), Anastasia Eye Lights Matte ($21), Milani Grandissimo Mascara ($5.49), MAC Blanc Type Eyeshadow ($15), Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($50), Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner ($23), Red Cherry Lashes ($1.99), MAC Lip Pencil ($15), MAC Lipstick ($15)
Total: $319.48
The Budget Beauty Everyday Makeup Look Product's & FOTD
City Color Cosmetics Intense Blush Quad 1 ($4.99), NYX Blush Contour Taupe ($4.99), Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer ($7.94), Maybelline Dream Matte Powder ($6.94), City Color BB Cream ($3.99), Maybelline Define a Brow Light Blonde ($5.97), City Color Eyeshadow Primer ($2.99), Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Cream Shadow Barely Branded ($5.94), Coastal Scents M09 hot pot ($1.99), Cover Girl Super Thick Lash Mascara ($4.24), City Color Gel Eyeliner Black ($3.99), Blackheart Beauty Hot Pink Lip Pencil ($3), City Color Matte Lipstick Ultra Pink ($1.99), Red Cherry Lashes ($1.99)
Total: $60.95
That's a savings of over $250+. Pretty eye-opening! At the same time it shows you can do the same makeup at a fraction of the cost. There are a few things I'd have a hard time giving up. My Anastasia Brow Pencil is the perfect shade, and how could we ever live with out the Urban Decay Naked Palette trifecta? Drugstore Mascara's and Red Cherry Lashes are already inexpensive and I'd choose them over higher end's any day.
Same goes for this lipstick. City Color's $1.99 Ultra Pink Matte is pretty dang close to MAC Pink Pigeon. It feels weightless on the lips, non-drying, and has excellent color pay-off. I kind of want them all, but that sort of defeats the purpose of saving money on makeup right? Except I have a discount code below! So maybe just 3 or 10 :)

 If you'd like to pick up this Lipstick or any of City Color's other budget friendly products,
(A few of my favorites so far are the BB cream, Shadow Pencil's, Blush Palette, & Matte Lipstick's)
 is offering my readers a 15% OFF DISCOUNT
Valid until 6/1/13. 1 Per Person.