Simple Ways To Stretch Your Beauty Budget

By Paula Ebben, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – If you’re looking to stretch your beauty budget one of the easiest ways is to use makeup that multitasks.

Helping us find the best products for the job is Ning Chao, beauty director for And we start with a good foundation. For $10 Revlon Colorstay can also double as a concealer. “The reason I like the Revlon Colorstay is because it actually has more of a matte finish, ” says Chao. The tip: don’t clean out that dried up foundation in the cap. Instead take a brush or cotton swab and use that as your concealer.

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof mascara for $5 can work as an eyeliner too. “The key is you’re using a waterproof formula because if you dab a brush into and apply that liquid formula won’t smudge,” advises Chao.

WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben reports

For your cheeks and eyes try L’Oreal’s One Sweep Sculpting Blush for $10. This is a blush and bronzer in one that can also work as an eyeshadow.

For $6, Lip Perfection from Cover Girl, can work on your lips plus a little dab blended in on your cheeks works as a blush.

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