Friday, February 05, 2010

That healthy glow

Comedian Jon Stewart was on The O'Reilly Factor and looked pouchy and tired as if he had been hanging drywall all day, instead of turning out witty putdowns. Bill later said Stewart had refused makeup. I am not recommending that men do the Adam Lambert, but for women, makeup can add some zest.

You don't have to spend a lot, either.

First, according to Good Housekeeping, March 2010, forget the dept stores for makeup and cosmetics. Costco, Wal-Mart, the grocery store can meet most of your needs.

Remember what my ex- used to say? He worked in a factory that turned out creams and potions and said some days, the Estee label went on, sometimes Sally Hansen. Basically, the same stuff.

Target is OK price-wise if they are running a two-for-one sale.

Sign up for in-store cards and frequent buyer programs. Of course, the store can zero in on you and your preferences, but sometimes they zero in with bargains. It’s a trade-off.

Some dept store makeup is sorta price-fixed. Try finding a Clinique product, even online, for less.

Speaking of online—eBay is a great place to cruise for makeup.

Or you can find an online bargain—and then pick it up at Nordies or someplace…save on shipping.

Wal-Mart is even online—beauty items ship for 97 cents.

My best tip: Lipstick as blush. Blend well…and spend well.

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