Coffee Talk…

One of the things that I like about Summer is that each morning I get to sit on the couch, drink my coffee, and watch Good Morning America – by MYSELF!  Ahhhh….bliss.  Yesterday they had Diane Sawyer’s make-up artist on (Maria Verel).  She was doing a segment on great cosmetics from the drug store that all cost under $10.  Here are her picks…

Products for the Face

Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation Price: $9.79
The oil-free foundation’s lightweight feel makes it one of Verel favorites. She also likes the fact that it comes in an airtight bottle, which keeps out bacteria.

N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Pressed Foundation Powder Price: $6.99
Verel says this product is a powder that won’t cake because it’s so light. The powder also can be used to set foundation.

Max Factor Pan-Stik Ultra Creamy Makeup Price: $7.75
Verel says she uses this product as a concealer under the eyes. She likes the way it “melts” into the skin.


Black Radiance Mosaic Bronzer Price: $4.99
Verel says the ultrafine shimmer helps the powder blend. She also loves its versatility. The bronzer works for many complexions. And as a bonus it can be used as an eye shadow.

Revlon Powder Blush Price:$9.79
While some drug store blushes don’t give much color, Verel says, Revlon Powder Blush has a good amount.

The blush offers tons of shades to choose from and really packs a good color punch.

Products for the Eyes

Black Radiance Eye Shadow Quartet in Desert Clay Price: $4.99
This product is made for dark skin, so the pigments are very rich. But Verel says the eye shadow works on everyone — any skin color or tone.

Wet N Wild Kohl Brow-Eyeliner Price: 99 cents
Verel says this soft and smudgeable eyeliner is a steal at just 99 cents.

Products for the Lips

Cover Girl Wetslicks Amazemint Lip Gloss In Slaphappy Price: $5.99

This lip gloss’ peachy-nude color is a great universal shade, according to Verel. The lip color also has great shine.

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour Price: $8.95
Verel says this L’Oreal product has intense pigments that give outstanding color. She also likes its smooth formula.


Wet n Wild Perfect Pair Lip Wand Price: $3.99
The pluses: it doesn’t require sharpening and comes with a matching creamy lipstick. Verel loves that it’s a pencil and lipstick in one. One product offers double duties.



July 28, 2009. shopping.

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