Ah, Tax Day — either you’re super-stoked for today because you are getting a healthy refund, freaking out because you still haven’t filed (procrastinate much?), or completely dreading it because you owe a buttload of money. While many retailers are giving away freebies today to help soften the blow, we thought we’d do you one better by working our arithmetic magic for a round of Beauty Math. This time, it’s geared toward helping you spend that refund (or lack thereof) to your best advantage.
We’ve rounded up the coolest, prettiest new beauty goodies on the market and sorted them into different tax refund brackets. Whether you owe money, are breaking even, getting a small refund, or somehow managed to wrangle a hefty chunk of change back from the government — we’ve got you covered. Scroll through (well, first go file your taxes if you still haven’t done that yet) to see the best ways to spend what Uncle Sam gave you.
Essence Stays No Matter What 24h Volume Mascara, $4.99, available at Ulta; Essie Nail Polish in In The Cab-ana, $8, Essie for locations; Sephora Waterproof Contour Eye Pencil in Summer Cruise, $9, available at Sephora; Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum, $5.99, available at Drugstore.com; Remington Patent Leather Bow Barrette, $5, available at Remington.
Julep Rock Candy Nail Glaze in Carol, $14, available at Sephora; Smashbox Mega Tint Long Wear Lip Color, $20, available at Smashbox; Klorane Leave-In Spray With Citrus Pulp, $14, available at Dermstore; Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Blush Duo, $12.99, available at Target; ToccaCrema da Corpo Body Lotion in Stella, $20, available at BeautyBar.
Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask, $25, available at Philosophy; MAC Baking Beauties Pearlmatte Face Powder in Pink Buttercream, $30, available at MAC; Library of Flowers Parfum Crema in Linden, $21, available at Library of Flowers; Butter London Nail Lacquer in Sunbaker, $15, available at Macy’s; Oribe Cote d’Azur Hair Refresher, $22, available at Neiman Marcus.
Illustrations by Ammiel Mendoza
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