Friday, March 20, 2009

Update your makeup (affordably); advice from a pro

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 8:24 AM

No need to spend a fortune updating your look. Danielle Hughes, a freelance makeup artist, suggests you visit your neighborhood drugstore.

Spring is in the air. What better way to liven up your look than with new makeup in pink, deep plum and green — the hot new colors for the season.

Looking good needn’t cost a fortune. To prove it, I went shopping for makeup at an uptown drugstore with freelance makeup artist Danielle Hughes. What many women don't realize, she said, is that drugstore-brand cosmetics often are owned by the same companies that produce the more expensive makeup found in department stores, so they share similar technology.

We looked at foundation, eye shadow and lip gloss that would have cost twice as much at your local mall.

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