Cosmetics Expert Paula Begoun

By AM Northwest Staff

Cosmetics Expert and author of Don't Go to Cosmetics Counter Without me Paula Begoun joined us to talk about skincare products that are stunning and great yet also afforable.

For more information on Paula Begoun please click here.

Here is a list of products that Paula suggests:

 Best Water Soluble Cleansers for All Skin Types

Inexpensive: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser (12 ounces for $11.49)

Expensive La Mer The Cleansing Lotion ($65 for 6.7 ounces)

Best Scrubs

Inexpensive: Olay Definity Pore Redefining Scrub ($9.99 for 5 ounces); Garnier Nutrioniste Microbead Scrub ($5.99 for 5 ounces)

Expensive: Dior Exfoliating Face Scrub ($31 for 2.5 ounces)

Best Makeup Removers That Use Gentle Detergent Cleansing Agents for All Skin Types

Inexpensive: Neutrogena Oil-Free Makeup Remover ($6.99 for 5.5 ounces)

Expensive: Bobby Brown Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ($22 for 3.4 ounces)

Best Acne Products

Inexpensive: Neutrogena Rapid Clear (2% BHA) ($5.54 for 1.7 ounces)

Clean & Clear Persa Gel ($5.60 for 1 ounce)

Oxy Lotion Vanishing ($5.29 for 1 ounce)

Expensive: Rodan + Fields Unblemish Step 3 Treat: Acne Medicated Lotion ($40 for 1.7 ounces)

Best Moisturizers/Anti-wrinkle

Inexpensive: Olay Regenerist Perfecting Cream ($18.99 for 1.7 ounces); Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream ($17.49 for 1.4 ounces)

Expensive: Clinique Repairwear Intensive Night Lotion ($47.50 for 1.7 ounces); Estee Lauder CP+ Perfectionist ($55 for 1 ounce)

Best Head to Toe Moisturizer

Very Inexpensive:CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion ($12.99 for 12 ounces)

Best Serums for All Skin Types
Inexpensive: Aveeno Triple Boosting Serum (1.7 ounces for $18.99)
Expensive: DDF C3 Plus Serum ($62 for 0.5 ounces)

Best "Mineral" Sunscreens and Daytime Moisturizers With Sunscreen

Inexpensive: Good Skin All Calm Gentle Sunscreen SPF 25 ($12 for 1.7 ounces) and Dove Energy Glow Brightening Moisturizer SPF 15 ($10.99 for 1.7 ounce)

Expensive: Rodan & Fields Reverse Protect ($35 for 1.7 ounces)

Best Foundations With Sunscreen (SPF 15 or Greater)

Inexpensive: L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup SPF 17 ($9.99)

Expensive: Chanel Double Perfection Fluide Matte Reflecting Makeup SPF 15 ($42.50)

Best Liquid Concealers

Inexpensive: Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Under Eye Concealer ($5.39)

Expensive: Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch ($35)

Best Pressed Powders

Inexpensive: Cover Girl Trublend Pressed Powder ($6.99)

Expensive: M.A.C. Mineralized Skinfinish ($24.50)

Best Powder Blushes

Inexpensive: Jane Blushing Cheeks Blush ($3.79)

Expensive: Estee :Lauder Tender Blush ($25)

Best Powder Eyeshadows

Inexpensive: Elf Custom Eyes ($1)

Expensive: Bobby Brown Eyeshadow ($19)

Best Lip Glosses

Inexpensive: Cover Girl Wet Slicks ($5.19)

Expensive: Sisley Phyto Lip Star ($52)

Best Mascaras

Inexpensive: L’Oreal Lash Architect 3-D Dramatic Mascara ($8.29, straight or curved brush) or Max Factor Volume Couture Mascara ($6.99)

Expensive: Chanel Sculpte Cils Sculpting Mascara Extreme Length Fine Lashes ($25)

 Here are the men's products she recommended:

  • Gillette Series Shaving Gel-Sensitive Skin-7 oz.
  • Nivea For Men Shaving Gel-Sensitive Skin-7 oz.


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