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Here's a motto for 2009: Thrift is good. With that in mind, we bring you dozens of ways to save hundreds of dollars on everything from makeup and manicures to skincare and haircolor—and still look terrific. We promise: Only your wallet will know for sure.

12 Money-Saving Secrets
How to make foundation last, save on highlights and get the most out of your haircut.

7 Dermatologist Picks Under $20
The bottom line: Do they work? The answer: Do they ever!

9 Drugstore Treasures Under $25
All of these products are affordable, but they sure don't look cheap.