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April 4, 2012

A $4 Lipgloss You Can Afford to Lose

Last weekend, as I realized that my favorite MAC lip gloss had rolled into the dark depths of the dollar theater, I came to terms with a life-long pattern: The more I spend on a gloss, the greater the odds are of me losing it. So it seemed fortuitous on the same weekend to discover NYC City Proof 8 Hour Lip Gloss ($3.99). A 2-in-1 wonder, this ultra-reasonable product moisturizes and nourishes like a balm, while providing long-lasting color and shine like a gloss. What’s even more remarkable is the complete and utter lack of stickiness. I tried a couple of shades, but Everlasting Blossom wound up being my hands-down fave. The bubblegum pink has a hint of work-appropriate shimmer and wears really well without touch-ups. (If pinks don’t float your boat, there are nine other shades to try.)  –Meghan


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    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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