Just as I was arriving at the office, geeked out in my best secretary chic (black rimmed glasses, minimal makeup, messy hair), I got a call to attend an audition later in the day.
With no time to make it back home for my toolbox a.k.a. the forgotten makeup bag, I did the only logical thing— hit up the CVS beauty aisle. The easiest way to make minimal makeup look polished is with a bold lip. Since this was an emergency situation I grabbed the cheapest red lipstick I could find and prayed to the beauty queens in the sky.
The Verdict? NYC New York Color Ultra Moist Lipwear in Retro Red is arguably the best beauty buy. Ever. Creamy, rich, and under a dollar! The classic red carpet hue gave my face the pop of color I needed and even got me a compliment from one of the casting directors.
Now that is a dollar well spent!