Combining high and low style has become a way of life around here … and we think that same method should most definitely be applied to your beauty stash. Which is why we tapped local makeup-and-hair guru Katie Nash (remember our Helmet Hair story? That was her genius idea!), to help you assemble the perfect makeup bag — no matter your budget.
Since this lady plays with products day in and day out, you'd better believe she knows a good thing when she sees it. Here, she dishes on her top 10 spendy beauty picks (from YSL's famed Touch Éclat highlighter to Chanel's best velvety-matte lipstick) and 10 way-less-expensive items that will give you a similar effect without breaking the bank. So, whether you're in the mood to splurge or keep your pennies in your wallet, we've got a killer tried-and-true product for you. Get ready to bookmark this one, kids — it's a keeper.