Weekend Pampering That Won't Break the Bank

Who says you have to spend a fortune on getting gorgeous? These 10 standouts—all winners in the recent 17th Annual Cosmetics Executive Women’s Beauty Awards (an organization of beauty insiders and industry professionals) —are all $25 or less.

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Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash Deep Penetrating Moisture, $8

This moisturizing body wash targets seven signs of aging—everything from rough texture and uneven tone to dullness and dryness—AND works its skin-smoothing magic in just one week.



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Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream, $19

Real brown sugar, a natural humectant that prevents moisture loss, is the key ingredient in this super-softening hand salve that does double duty as an excellent cuticle cream, too.



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Samy Fat Foam Hair Color, $10

This easy-to-apply foam takes the mess out of home hair coloring thanks to a unique non-drip formula that delivers 100 percent grey coverage, and touchable, glossy strands, to boot.



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Ojon Volumizing Brush-On Mousse, $25

Applying mousse takes a certain amount of professional styling prowess. This version has a built-in brush applicator, so each and every strand gets a proper coating—allowing your finished do to appear absolutely salon-worthy.



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CoverGirl LiquiLineBlast Eye Liner, $8

The ease of a pencil plus the bold look of a liquid add up to one eye-catching eyeliner.



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Mark Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette, $15

This prism-like compact of colors serves up nine velvety cream-to-powder highlighters for dozens of glow-enhancing face looks.



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Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup SPF 15 with Probiotic Technology, $25

A cross between a state-of-the-art skin treatment and a complexion-perfecting foundation, this liquid base doesn’t just mask Rosacea, it calms and soothes inflammation while neutralizing redness.



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L'Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge, $10

Ten-hour lipcolor that’s conditioning, comfortable AND easy to apply? Sign us up!



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Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15, $23

The company’s take on a lipstick combines all the moisturizing benefits of the best balm (it’s packed with sugar, a natural humectant, hence its name) with the dark plummy hue. Swipe it on for a hint of tint or add additional layers for a deeper, more dramatic look.



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Maybelline New York Falsies by Volum’ Express, $8

A super duper plumping formula combined with an exclusive spoon-shaped brush gives this mascara the power to create the fullest, fluffiest, most faux-looking (in a good way!) lashes yet.




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First Published June 2, 2011

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