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#One brand motd: NARS Cosmetics


We are back with another #Onebrandmotd. If you’ve been following for about the past month, you know what this is all about. If not, I am talking about a beauty challenge that Gaby, from Beauty by Gaby, and myself came up with called #Onebrandmotd. This week brand is Nars Cosmetics.

Brand Challenge

For those that do not know what the brand challenge is, let me explain!   Each week Gaby and I will be doing a full face using one makeup brand. We decided to alternate between high end and drugstore to provide some cheaper options. Check out our hashtag #onebrandmotd to see the finished looks on social media.

Nars Cosmetics

Nars is another cult favorite brand.  Mainly known for the famous blush ‘Orgasm’, and for good reason.  Orgasm is absolutely beautiful!  Unfortunately, I am not using the blush color in my look today, but I worked in the lipgloss.

This look is a no makeup, makeup look.  I do have days where I go all out, but most can be found very minimal.  That’s my style and what works for me.  Check below for the deets!

Budget Friendly Ways

Let’s talk budget real quick!  Since this brand is a luxury brand, I wanted to touch base on how I get some of my high-end products.  I couldn’t justify spending $29.00 on a single eyeshadow.  I would suggest checking out value sets like the Sephora favorites.  This is how I obtained the dual-intensity eyeshadow and the full-size lipgloss.

You can also join Sephora playbox.  It’s a monthly subscription that gets you five sample, deluxe size samples, or an occasional full-size product for $10.00 a month.   You can sign up here.

My last suggestion would be shopping at Nordstrom!  The NARS counter always has a gift with purchases.  The girls at my counter are super nice and give out great gifts.  I ended up with a gloss, liner, mascara, small blush, and cream blush stick for purchasing one of the cheek palettes. Well worth it!

I hope you all enjoyed this week #Onebrandmotd.  Don’t forget to check back next week for our high brand end.  If there is a brand you would like us to do, leave us a comment below!

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Makeupateers to Luxe Budgetnistas: Our Rebranding Story


Hi, loves! It’s been awhile since we’ve posted. Well, as you can see we’ve re-branded! Makeupateers to Luxe Budgetnistas: Our Rebranding Story.  Read on to see how and why we chose to rebrand.

Makeupateers was started three years ago by Gaby, Blaire, and myself.  We decided on Makeupateers because we were three-makeup-loving girls.  Kind of like the musketeers of makeup, get it?  After a while, Blaire lost interest in the blog.  It didn’t seem right to have only two Makeupateers.  Gaby and I decided to bring on another makeup loving friend, Erin- who, at first, provided great makeup looks for the blog.  After a year or so, real life hit Erin full force.  She could no longer actively contribute to the blog.  By this time, I was running Makeupateers on my own, because Gaby was focused on her blog, Beauty by Gaby.  By the way, if you haven’t checked out Gaby’s blog you should here!

Makeupateers to Luxe Budgetnistas: Introducing Tia

Again, it didn’t feel right having one Makeupateer.  I decided to bring someone else onto the blog, Tia!  Why not?  I felt she was a perfect fit. She was a long-time supporter of Makeupateers, beauty group owner on Facebook and has an amazing love for beauty.  I am happy to say that I have finally found my blog match and our partnership has worked out so well.  With that being said, all the changes through the years with Makeupateers, we have come to a point where we felt the name no longer held the same meaning. After some deep thought and discussion, we felt it was best to re-brand with a new name that was fitting to us now.

We are happy to announce that we have made a full transition to our new brand- Luxe Budgetnistas. We plan on providing great content on all things lifestyle, beauty, fashion, and travel- with some inspiration/empowerment thrown in as we always have.

Thank you for being patient with us as we make this change and for the continued support.