If you like Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara ($23)...
Try this instead: Avon Mega Effects Mascara ($8)
You don't have to be a makeup artist to rock one of the tricks of the trade. Avon Mega Effects Mascara ($8) shook up the beauty world with its innovative Wonderbrush, a malleable tool that makes it easy to coat each lash on the top and bottom and achieve length, volume, and dramatic color. Genius!
If you like Stila Lip Glaze ($22)
Try this instead: NYC Liquid Lipshine ($4.68)
Longevity is key when it comes to lip gloss, which is what makes NYC Liquid Lipshine ($4.68) so appealing. Available in a slew of shades that range from clear to peach, this moisturizing gloss leaves lips soft and saturated with intense color.
Try this instead: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends ($11.99)
Swirl a powder brush into Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends ($11.99) to achieve the ultimate glow. This multipurpose highlighter is far more than a blush; it lights up your complexion with a hint of shimmer and its natural finish.
If you like L'Occitane 100 percent Pure Shea Butter ($39)
Try this instead: Smith's Rosebud Salve ($6)
If you don't know about it yet, make this the year you familiarize yourself with Smith's Rosebud Salve ($6). Sure, it's a lip balm, but it works overtime to moisturize dry spots, soothe rashes, alleviate itchy skin, and calm irritation. The faint rose fragrance and vintage-inspired packaging make it extra special.
Try this instead: Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes ($6.99)
Makeup doesn't just remove itself, but you can make the whole ordeal easier by investing in Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes ($6.99). Swipe these moist cloths over the face to remove even stubborn waterproof mascara. The formula includes calming fennel and witch hazel, which refresh and leave skin soft and smooth.
If you like NARS 'Pure Radiant' Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($45)...
Try this instead: Organic wear® 100% Natural Origin Work It! Marathonista Tinted Moisturizer™ SPF 40 ($7.49)
Add one more keeper of a resolution to your short list: Wear sunscreen. With the Organic wear® 100% Natural Origin Work It! Marathonista Tinted Moisturizer™ SPF 40 ($7.49) in your arsenal, you get sun protection, light coverage with a hint of tint, and intensive moisture in one package.