Streamline your beauty routine! Here, how to get great hair, gorgeous makeup and glowing skin for under $100.
HAIR QUALITY: Less Than $100
For gentle, color-safe haircare that won't break the bank, stylist Shin An from the Paul Labrecque Salon in New York City suggests going both high-tech and green. "You're going to get more for your money at health-food stores. Their products have fewer chemicals and protect hair from damage." Meanwhile, state-of-the-art dryers and brushes that won't harm hair can now be found at great prices.
$6.45 - Jason Volumizing Mousse: "I like this foam better than volumizing sprays as it doesn't make hair sticky or crunchy. It gives good body and texture - and fights frizz in humid weather."
$12 - Nexxus Phyto Organics Transfigure Molding Paste: "Everyone can benefit from a finishing cream, and this one is lighter than most and never feels greasy. Because it's water-based, it washes out easily."
$32 - Paul Labrecque Daily Condition: "I call this the silk route for hair. Use it every day as a conditioner or for 10 minutes as a mask."
$12.99 - Conair Eco-Friendly Boar and Nylon Round Brush: "Even coarse, curly hair gets really straight with this brush. The boar bristles smooth out the cuticles, and the short ones grip the tiniest hairs for maximum shine."
$29.99 - Belson Pro Ultra Lightweight Tourmaline Ionic Turbo Dryer: "Ionic dryers dry hair faster and smoother. Because this one's 1875 watts, you're going to get the heat you need without having to blast your hair for long. Belson also gives you the best of both-- a nozzle if you want to go straight and a diffuser to bring out your waves."
$6.14 - Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo: "The lavender and aloe in this are like a facial for your scalp, while the sage and nettle stimulate hair growth. Since it's sulfate-free, it won't strip color."
GRAND TOTAL: $99.57
SKINVESTMENTS: Less than $100
Hollywood facialist Kate Somerville puts her money where her moisturizer is: "It's a given that advanced ingredients and technologies are going to be expensive, but in a face cream, it's worth it. Unlike cleansers, you don't rinse your moisturizer down the drain." Somerville recommends rounding out your regimen with multitasking serums and drugstore staples to stay within the budget.
Click here for Somerville's complete skincare product list: LESS THAN $100
MAKEUP MUSTS: Less than $100
Mixing high- and low-price cosmetics is part of Tina Turnbow's job as in-house makeup artist for budget-friendly beauty.com and drugstore.com. Her motto: Invest in foundation and concealer. "Finding your ideal shade is priceless. Your skin is the canvas, so if it's flawless, the rest of your makeup has a head start." Turnbow is forever foraging at pharmacies for brands she's never heard of.
Click here for Turnbow's complete list of must-have makeup: LESS THAN $100
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