WWD/Steve EichnerBy Alexandra Owens, Allure magazine
Jennifer Aniston may look like the girl next door-but she reportedly doesn't spend like her. The Daily Mail claims that the actress, 43, drops $8,000 a month, or a whopping $141,037 a year, to maintain her gorgeous, yet low-key look. Her no-expenses-spared routine reportedly includes $450 neck ointment by Euoko, $350 Mila Moursi Rejuvenating Serum, $600 haircuts from Chris McMillan, and $900 worth of yoga sessions (each week!) with Mandy Ingber.
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Now, we're not 100 percent sold on this breakdown of Jen's beauty budget (receipts, anyone?), but we're certain that we don't have anywhere near that kind of disposable income. However, we do know when to splurge-and when to save. (Hint: although we love our high-end mascaras, we're all about drugstore wands, especially since you're meant to replace them every few months.)
Here are five inexpensive products every woman should pick up-they'd only cost $37.75-and they'd last longer than a month.
Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moistuizer SPF 20, $8.99: Skip the spendy spray tan. In three days or less, this non-greasy lotion will give you a natural glow
CoverGirl LashBlast 24 Hr Mascara, $7.79: The densely packed, tiny bristles do double-duty: They give your lashes volume and curl-without clumps.
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L'Oréal Paris EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo, $6.99: This shampoo tames frizz (thanks to conditioning polymers and argan, olive, and sunflower oils) at a fraction of the price of similar shampoos. (We won't name names.)
Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush, $6.49: The sheer cream can be applied in layers, making the blush believable-whether it's soft or bright.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, $7.49: Similar to Fresh's tinted balms, these moisturizing, shiny gels offers more colors (we especially love Raspberry Pie) for less cash.
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