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Our Favorite Affordable Makeup Options


Anyone who uses makeup knows how costly a trip to Sephora or Ulta can be. While we love makeup and how it helps us bring out the inner beauty and confidence in us, not every product that your favorite beauty Youtuber adores agrees with our wallets. Whether or not you consider yourself a makeup “newbie” or “pro,” saving money is what everyone prefers. Check out our favorite affordable makeup brands and products that will have you running to the nearest store in no time! Have your wallets thank us later.



Quickly gaining popularity within the makeup community, NYX has become a staple in almost everyone’s beauty routine. With attractive packaging and attractive prices, it’s hard to go wrong with NYX products. While you’re filling up your cart, be sure to try their buttery-soft Butter Gloss, highly-pigmented Soft Matte Cream Lipstick, and durable Makeup Setting Spray.

Catrice Cosmetics

Motivated to prove that makeup can be both luxurious and affordable, fearless women and founder Christina Oster-Daum created Catrice Cosmetics. Offering everything you need for a simple day look or a night out, all Catrice Cosmetics are cruelty-free and made with value and quality. A couple of our favorites here at Cliché are the HD Liquid Coverage Foundation and Liquid Metal Longlasting Cream Eyeshadow, both making Catrice Cosmetics one of our favorite brands.

Wet N’ Wild

Named the #1 value brand in America, Wet N’ Wild has come a long way since launching in 1979. Their cruelty-free products have gained a huge cult-following because of their long-lasting formulas, endless color range selections, and of course affordable prices! If we named our favorites we would be here for a very long time, but don’t miss out on the MegaGlo Highlighting Powder and new, highly-talked about Pro Brush Line brushes.

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Our Favorite Affordable Makeup Options: Photos Courtesy of nyxcosmetics.com, catricecosmetics.com, wetnwildbeauty.com

Modern Day Beauty Look For Memorial Day


Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time to catch up with loved ones and unwind, but who says your beauty routine has to be mundane? We’re going to show you how you can switch it up by sharing a modern day beauty look for Memorial Day that will give a little twist to your typical patriotic flair. So, here’s to a weekend in honor of our men and women serving in the armed forces, and here’s to celebrating in a fashion-forward style.

Pick Your Poison: Coral Lips or Coral Nails

Optimized-NARS Casablanca Nordstrom

Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom, NARS Casablanca ($27)

Yes, you read that correctly. It’s not a part of your average red, white, and blue beauty look, but who makes the rules? A twist from your good ole classic red lip, a coral pout is exactly what you need to feel spontaneous and authentic while still incorporating a patriotic spirit that’s not so blatant. If it’s a color you’ve been hesitant to try before, go for it! Though the color might look scary in the tube, you may find a smile peeking through your lips when you try it on, as coral creates a natural warmth and liveliness to your skin tone, eyes, and face while creating an overall look that’s flattering and eye-catching. A few of our favorites include Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Craving Coral, retailing for $7.99 at ULTA, and NARS lipstick in Casablanca, retailing for $27 at Nordstrom. If coral lips are too much, try it on your nails. Check out Essie’s Color Binge ($8.50), OPI’s Are We There Yet? ($9.99), or ZOYA’s Heidi ($10).
White Eyeliner

Photo Courtesy of Make Up Forever, Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte White ($21)

To go with your stunning coral lips, we encourage you to take out your white eyeliner that you keep for good measure, but probably find yourself wondering: why is it that I need to have this in my makeup collection again? Though white eyeliner may not be used as frequently or be as popular as nude eyeliner nowadays, white eyeliner is perfect for this type of occasion. It will still manage the trick of creating a more wide-eyed and brighter look for your face, yet it’ll also go beautifully and naturally with your coral lips. Before you know it, you’ll be the fashionista on the rise. Check out the latest such as Make Up Forever’s metallic to matte finishes in their Aqua XL Extra Long Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in Matte White, retailing for $21.00, or the classics like NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk, retailing for $4.50, to complete your Memorial Day look this weekend.
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Modern Day Beauty Look For Memorial Day: Photos Courtesy of Nordstrom, Featured Image: MAC Cosmetics

Fall Beauty Trends


We welcome back crisp, fall mornings filled with the smell of pumpkin spice lattes and warmed by cozy, oversized sweaters this season. Finally being able to enjoy delicious hot beverages and fuzzy apparel aren’t the only fall factors we’re excited for. It’s time to replace the bright, bold colors of summer in our makeup bags with the moody, shimmery shades of fall. Think dark liner, metallic eyeshadow, and rich, colored lips for a little preview of what fall beauty is all about. These beauty trends are what we really have been craving! Well, next to the free candy given out on Halloween, of course. Now if only we could score beauty products along with that candy!

Revlon Sultry Samba

(Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sultry Samba, Revlon.com)


Nyx Merlot

(NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot, $6, Nyxcosmetics.com)

Rich Lips
Our favorite lips shades all hold that dramatic factor that we can only get away with during the autumn season. Now is when we can adorn the wildest, moodiest colors on our lips. If you’re new to bold, dark lips, check out some of our favorites: Nars’ Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sultry Samba, and M.A.C’s lipstick in Rebel. Rich hues of maroon, bright pigments of pink, and the deep, satin effect of purple are what we sure are taking advantage of each week—it’s safe to say my shade of Nyx’s Matte Lipstick in Merlot will be all but gone by December!


(Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose, $32, Stilacosmetics.com)

Shimmery, Metallic Eyeshadows
Let your eyelids flutter with a metallic sheen of gold, nude, silver, or even green. It’s a must-try trend this fall because it can easily be added to any makeup look. Stila provides gorgeous cream-to-shadow products in full-on metallic shades from Metallic Dusty Rose to Titanium. With these shadows, add some shimmer to a smoky eye for more depth or to an everyday look for some allure. Metallic eyeshadows bring that extra touch of glam that makes our beauty techniques even more fabulous. Try this shimmery trend this fall and see how many eyes will be on yours!
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

(Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, $18, Sephora.com)

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liner

(Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $24, Bobbibrowncosmetics.com)

Dark Liners
Brightly-colored eyeliners were all the rage this past summer, but it’s time to welcome back the classic black. Black will always be the new black. You can’t go wrong at all with a long-lasting ebony eyeliner. Some of my must-haves are Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner, Maybelline’s Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. Each one is a definite keeper for being bold, smudge-proof, and easy-to-style. You’ll be rocking liner just as mod as Twiggy’s was in the 60’s!
Marc Jacobs Bronzer

(Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronze – Perfect Tan, $49, Sephora.com)

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

(Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, $30, Toofaced.com)

Glowing Bronzer
Even though the summer has passed, our handy bronzers are still kept in tow. They add that extra glow we want year-round in hundreds of shades that we can’t get over. For fall, it’s all about warm undertones in shades of cocoa, buff pinks, and gold finishes. Pat down your cheeks with a touch of Benefit’s Sun Beam, a blend of Marc Jacobs’ O!Mega Bronze, or a sweep of Too Faced’s Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer. Your cheeks will be as bright as ripe apples this season.
“Fall Beauty Trends” originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 issue.

Beauty’s Favorite Lip Glosses


In the beauty world, there’s no shame in calling certain lip products our absolute favorites. There are some that we just haven’t been able to keep off our minds since they’ve touched our lips.  These incredible products have mastered long-lasting color, pigment, and flawless finishes. Take a look at what we’re talking about for some lip-loving just for you!

(Tanya Burr Lip Gloss $12.23, Feelunique.com)
Tanya Burr
A newbie on the beauty block, YouTube makeup guru Tanya Burr has recently launched her own line of lip gloss and nail polish. Her lip glosses have already become a fan favorite for the moisturized, pouty texture they provide. They are available in several colors with styles ranging from sheer to shimmer. You’ll want to own the whole collection! Everyone will be complimenting you on your lips’ “wet look.” It’s no wonder they are quickly selling out; you better get them while they last!
(Rimmel London Lip Lacquer $5, Photo courtesy Rimmellondon.com, Can be found at your local drugstores.)
Show Off
Rimmel London already grabs our attention with their modern, edgy commercials. So when a new product of theirs hits the drugstores, there is no doubt it will be raved about. Rimmel London’s Lip Lacquer is one of their many successful products. Their creative take on a lip product has resulted in neither a lipstick nor a gloss, but something in the middle. A perfect combination of the two, this lip lacquer is extremely rich in color! It’s absolutely a keeper in our makeup bags, as it gives our lips that satin finish that is perfect for every look.
(NYX Butter Gloss $5, Nyxcosmetics.com)
Butter Gloss
NYX never disappoints. It’s a brand that beauty lovers everywhere can depend on. You won’t be able to live without NYX’s Butter Gloss once you’ve tried it. This buttery lip gloss has a scrumptious scent that you will just want to eat up. It can be worn alone or over your favorite lipstick for the perfect lip combo. Lip-a-licious much? We sure do think so!

(Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss $24, Whiteninglightning.com)

Color Your Smile
A recent contender in the lip-lovin’ game is Whitening Lightning. This brand is all about creating the best smile for yourself! Their product Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss is available in a variety of bold colors that are perfect for this summer. It’s made with collagen peptides to enhance hydration and create that full lip look. You’ll fall in love with the amazing lip magic this gloss performs. Be sure to add this gloss to your own collection!

Beauty’s Favorite Lip Glosses photo credit Lilly Bloom.

Waterproof Makeup


Spring—the season where we start playing up our makeup and mixing in some bright colors. It’s also the season where we see the most rain. Rain can really put a damper on our day, and if we’re not prepared it can make a mess of us. You know what happens: the smudging, the running of the eyeliner and eye shadow… we start to look like we’re melting. To combat this problem, I found some amazing waterproof makeup!

Coverage: Physicians Formula Super BB Cream is lightweight with just the right amount of coverage, but if you’re trying to hide any blemishes or spots then pair it with NYX Waterproof Concealer.

Eyes: The thing about waterproof makeup is that a cream will usually withstand the rain. For eyeshadow, I recommend any color from the Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow by Maybelline. And we can’t forget the mascara, which is also by Maybelline, and it’s called Volum’Express Colossal Waterproof Mascara.

 Blush: For this you can splurge on CARGO Water Resistant Blush, which will run you about thirty dollars, or you can go with NYX Cream Blush, which will run you about six dollars. Whichever one you choose, they are both really great and can hold up in any wet situations.

 Lips: Of course, you are going to want to go with a lip stain. Some lip stains tend to make your lips look dry, so be careful when picking one out. There are tons of them to choose from but I would recommend using Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain.

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