If you have ever wondered what makeup brushes were the best by function and price, this list is for you.
  1. BLUSH: L'Oreal Paris Makeup Artiste All Purpose Powder Brush $12.95
  2. EYE SHADER: Bare Escentuals Double-ended Shaping Brush $28 or Sephora Platinum All Over Shadow Brush #12 $20
  3. FOUNDATION: Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush $30 or Avon Foundation Brush $5.99
  4. POWDER: Trish McEvoy Powder Brush #5 $75 or Kashuk Tools Powder Brush $19.99
  5. CONCEALER: Bobbi Brown Concealer Brush $20
  6. BROW: MAC 263 Small Angle Brush $17
  7. SHADOW: ELF Eye Shadow Brush $1 (yes, this is not a typo)
  8. LINER: Trish McEvoy Angled Eye-Lining Brush #50 $25
  9. BRONZER: Clinique Bronzer/Blender Brush $32.50
  10. BLENDER: Bare Escentuals Kabuki Brush $28
  11. SMUDGER: Cargo SmokyEye Brush $32
We don't focus enough on our body's skin health, so I thought I would pass along suggestions for moisturizers, as seen in Marie Claire.

Best for Antiaging

Splurge: $175
elemis_body.thumbnailElemis Pro-Collagen Radiantly Smooth Body Cream. While you sleep, this velvety veil helps repair environmental damage with antioxidant bilberry seed.

Steal: $8.99
Nivea Renewal Night Creme for Body. Go to bed slathered in this vitamin-packed potion and wake up with soft, glowing skin.

Best for Firming:

Splurge: $85

Chanel Precision Body Excellence Firming and Rejuvenating Cream. Indonesian purple bengle root firms slack skin - so you can save on the personal trainer.

Steal: $12.99 Burt's Bees Rich and Repairing Body Butter. Skin gets to have it both ways: mega moisture via cocoa butter and macadamianut oil, and firming up - thanks to the retinols.

Best for Hydration:

Splurge: $50

Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath Body Creme. Soak up the riches of the rain forest with Amazonian cupuacu butter.

Steal: $8.99 Neutrogena Comforting Butter Body Cream. This formula triples up on the creamy butters: cocoa, mango and shea.

Best for Smoothing:

Splurge: $70.84

Lierac Paris Hydrofilia Super Rich Body Cream. Straight from the French pharmacy, this delicate perfumed cream exfoliates and moisturizes.

Steal: $9.99
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream. Delicious-feeling, non-greasy shea butter and natural oatmeal soothe skin.

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