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Splurge v. save: Hollywood insider tips for getting a red-carpet look

Charlotte-based hair and makeup artist Jami Svay has worked on some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including actresses Julianne Moore and Freida Pinto, and the cast of “America’s Next Top Model.” Now, she’s offering tips for getting that red-carpet look on a more modest budget.

Here, she shares which beauty items are worth the investment—and which you can go drugstore-chic with.

5 ITEMS WORTH SPLURGING FOR



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1. Foundation




2. Concealer

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3. Highlighter


If you want that dewy glow factor, BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector ($41, sephora.com) is the product for you.

4. Mascara

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5. Fiber lashes

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5 ITEMS TO SAVE ON

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1. Lip gloss

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2. Nail polish

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3. Eyeshadow

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4. Cream blush

Walgreens.com

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5. Brow palette

Ulta.com



Headshot photo credit: Michael Church

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