When choosing an eyeshadow, look for one with multiple shades in the same color family, like Rimmel Stir It Up cream shadow in Post Punk (.50).This way you can use the different tones to make your eyes pop.
Then dust a bit of powder blush over that in the same shade to set it.
(Try Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick, ; Chanel.com, and Sephora Collection Colorful Blush, ; Sephora.com) Brighten your mouth with a richly pigmented matte lip crayon.
"It is essential to even out your skin tone and keep your makeup in place," Carmindy says.
Her pick is Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Luminizing Face Primer ().
(I like Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, ; Nars Cosmetics) If you have a question about makeup, skincare or haircare, ask Val at Ask [email protected] visit Oprah.com/Ask Val.
If the thought of buying cosmetics at a drugstore makes you cringe, get ready for some eye-opening finds.
For something with staying power, try one of Milani's 10 shades of Glitzy lip glosses (.50).
"I think these products are truly better than the high-end versions," Carmindy says.
Pat it gently on your skin in a downward motion, and don't forget to blend it into your neck for a smooth look. "Pencil liners offer a more natural approach to eye definition and are easier to apply than liquid versions," Carmindy notes.
Styli-Style's waterproof pencils ( each), in shades such as Twilight, Jade, Brown, and Tanzanite, last for hours without smudging. Sparkle Eye Dust in Champagne (shown, ) and Opal Sparkle.
We teamed up with Carmindy, makeup artist on TLC's What Not to Wear and an expert at making over real women, to select the best beauty bargains.