Recession Proof Cosmetics

Beauty expert, Dorothy Ryan, shows us hot new beauty tips that won't break the bank.

Make Your Recession Dollars Last! Instead of splurging on big-ticket items, think smart and choose inexpensive or multi-functional alternatives for your everyday essentials such as beauty products.  For example, use at home treatments instead of booking lavish appointments at the spa. 


Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ($24.99; drugstores): Luxurious cream that lifts skin along the jaw and neckline; a recent independent study in the UK found the product hydrates better than 24 leading European and Japanese creams costing as much as $700!

Biore Purify Self-Heating Mask ($7.99; drugstores): one-minute deep cleansing facial that instantly heats up on contact.

Philosophy Purity High Foaming Daily Cleanser (6 oz. $21.50/ 12 oz. $34.50) All-in-one deep pore cleanser, toner and make-up   remover

Jane Iredale One-4-All ($56; Spas) Color-harmonized in one sleek gold kit containing three eye shadows, two cream-to-powder eyeliners, two lip glosses, a cheek and brow color, brushes and mirror. Fits easily in a purse for on-the-go beauty.

PedEgg ($9.99; drugstores): Foot file that is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly into the palm of your hand and collect all the skin shavings in a convenient storage compartment – at home pedicure

Sephora by OPI Exfoliating Scrub ($15; drugstores): An exfoliating scrub that smooths and renews hands and feet – at-home manicure/pedicure


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