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The 10 Essentials Under $10 You Need to Survive Fashion Week

Feb 3 2014 - 4:07pm

Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week is just days away! As we stock our bags with snacks, water, and a variety of technological must-haves, we'll also stuff them with our ride-or-die beauty favorites. Take a look at the under-$10 items we'll be keeping on hand all week long.

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e.l.f. Studio BB Cream SPF 20

Because cool temperatures haven't hit yet, my skin hasn't been rendered a dry, ruddy mess. I only need lightweight coverage like what's offered in e.l.f.'s BB cream [2] ($6). Don't forget! SPF is important all year round, not just in Summer.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Game of Chromes

Metallic accessories always look chic, no matter the season. Sally Hansen's silvery-gold polish [3] ($10) will make your nails glamorous backstage and in the front row. Plus, the longwear formula means your manicure will survive the whole week, even if your high energy levels do not.

Boots No7 Facial Hydrating Water Spray

Early Fall's weather is unpredictable — and often frustratingly hot. A spritz offacial mist, like this this one from Boots No7 [4], ($10) is a quick and easy way to chill out and hydrate skin. It also refreshes makeup that's starting to fade at the end of a long, show-filled day.

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator

Radiant skin is the ultimate cool-girl accessory, but a glow is bound to fade after hours of running across town for backstage interviews. A dab of NYX's highlighter [5] ($8) will help you fake luminous, well-rested skin.

Makeup Academy Liquid Lipstick in Bright Red

Despite changing trends from season to season, red lips are always fashionable. The velvet finish of Makeup Academy's liquid lipstick [6] ($9) looks sophisticated with any outfit, and the formula has such intense staying power that you can put it on before your morning coffee and expect it to be there for the post-show party.

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo

It's easy to get worn out during Fashion Week, making it even easier to skip a shampoo session in the morning. I'm stashing this travel-sized dry shampoo from Herbal Essences [7] ($3) in my purse for touch-ups in between shows. The minty-citrus scent guarantees my hair smells clean, too.

Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara

I am one of those people who likes to load on mascara until my lashes are so heavy that I can barely open my eyes. Avon's new mascara [8] ($9) delivers serious volume without bulkiness or clumping, meaning I can get (and easily flutter) the crazy dramatic lashes I crave.

Goody Spin Pins

Whether you have a lob or long locks, running from show to show will make you want to get your hair off your sweaty neck. That's why I have
Goody Spin Pins ($4 for a pair) in every purse. While you can make more complex styles (French twists, chignons, etc.) with these handy hair accessories, I just twist my locks into a high bun and screw a pin in — it looks good every time.

Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Long Wear Brow Pencil

If the popularity of Cara Delevingne is any indication, bold brows will continue to be trending this season. Make sure yours stay strong (and smudge-free!) through the whole week with Sonia Kashuk's longwear brow pencil [9] ($8).

Clean & Clear Night Relaxing All-In-One Cleansing Wipes

After a long day at the tents, it's easy to just roll into bed without even putting on our pajamas, let alone take off makeup. Clean & Clear's cleansing cloths [10] ($6) have a relaxing scent to help you wind down as you wipe away the day's makeup.


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