The bad news: It's Tax Day. The good news? Your refund could be in the mail soon. We say, avoid gimmicky sales and put some of that bonus dough towards a luxe beauty treat. Successfully navigating the labyrinth that is TurboTax is reason enough to reward yourself. Our picks for what to spend it on:
Tax season is the perfect time to reflect: Are you saving enough in your 401K? Do you qualify for a certain tax credit? When was the last time you cleaned your brushes? If you can’t remember the answer to the last question, stock up on this extra gentle brush cleanser. The soy-based formula whisks away the bacteria, dirt, and oil that can accumulate over time. Translation: It's a solid investment.
Make some capital gains in the hair department with this deep conditioning mask. It infuses brittle strands with damage-reversing soy protein and natural conditioners like shea butter, jojoba seed oil, and sunflower oil.
Celebrate your fiscal prudence with Cynthia Rowley’s splashy spring beauty collection. It combines the designer's pastel eyeshadow palette with her sleek black eyeliner, a creamy lip stain, and a party-ready bag to store it all in. At a thrifty $35, this should fit right into your 2014 beauty budget.
Tax forms are filled with confusing lingo, but there’s nothing questionable about this multipurpose makeup wonder. Made with 100 percent natural and organic ingredients, the sheer pigments impart just the right touch of color, without feeling oily or sticky.
We propose a tax credit for lipstick hoarders. While we tirelessly lobby this cause in Congress, check out Jouer’s UV-blocking lipstick. It glides on sheer and leaves behind a lovely rosé shade.