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The holidays, while tons of fun, can be murder on your bank account. Between travel, buying gifts for loved ones (alright, and ourselves), and stocking up on outfit essentials for all our holiday soirées, by the time January 1 rolls around, we're subsisting on ramen noodles, blocking calls from credit-card companies, and counting down the days until our next paycheck.
If that wasn't challenging enough, this time of year is when we most want to replenish our beauty arsenals — all those holiday parties to attend means we want to show up in beauty looks that wow, not the same 'ol lipstick we've been sporting day in and day out since September.
Fortunately, you don't have to drop tons of dough to get a new style this season. In this edition of Beauty Math, we've put together four drop-dead-gorgeous holiday beauty looks for every budget. From buys that are under $5, to fancy-pants treats for the holiday high rollers out there, click through to find the primpers that are your bank-account soulmates.