Friday, July 11, 2014

Drugstore Favorites

We (at least most of us) have all gone through the process of saving our pretty pennies to splash out on a highly coveted beauty product. For me, my "hard-earned" cash aka the money my husband rakes in, usually goes to the eyeshadow palette I've been eyeing for so long! 

Most of the time Sometimes though it's hard to save money when there are so many amazing products for amazing prices waiting for you at stores like Walgreens, Walmart, Target, and Kmart!

Welcome to my drugstore favorites!

Face Products:

Now, I'm the kind of girl who occasionally gets the urge to try different foundations but mostly once I've found one I like, I'm pretty loyal.
Revlon Colorstay $9.98, L'oreal True Match $6.42
Revlon Colorstay and L'oreal True Match are my absolute favorite foundations ever! Before I found these, I tried so many others but they either made me too oily, didn't have good staying power or didn't have enough coverage.
These however have amazing coverage and last all day! They also have a pretty wide range of shades. 

Concealers and Eyeshadow Primer:
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind $7.94, Nyx Hd Concealer $4.99, e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer $3.99
I haven't tried any high end concealers (though I do have my eye on Mac Pro Longwear) but I've found that these work really well for their price. I use the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind primarily on my dark circles to cover and correct them. If I want a more highlighted look, I use the Nyx Hd Concealer for my dark circles and to "cream" highlight. Before trying the e.l.f Eyeshadow Primer I was using the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Once I ran out of that, I had the e.l.f primer laying around and decided to try it! So glad I did because it works just as well as the Urban Decay Primer Potion.

Powder, Blush, Highlighter and Bronzer:
Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder $5.97, Hard Candy Baked Bronzer in Tiki $9, Milani Baked Blush $6.97, e.l.f Baked Bronzer $3

I've had these for almost a year now but they hardly look like I've used them!

Whenever I put on my makeup, I always have to set my foundation with a powder. My favorite is the Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder. It's so cheap and you get so much product for such a good price! Plus it's an amazing powder. It does kind of have a flowery grandma smell but it fades after a few minutes. If it bothers you they do have an unscented version. For highlighter, I use the Hard Candy Baked Bronzer in Tiki. It says bronzer but it doesn't look like one at all! It adds a nice golden glow without chunky glitter. The Milani Baked Blushes are really affordable, super pigmented and have a gorgeous range of shades! For bronzer, if I don't use my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (cause that stuff is $30!!!!), I reach for my e.l.f Baked Bronzer. It's only $3 and is just as awesome.....but it doesn't smell like chocolate......

The Eyeball Stuff:

e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit $3, Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner $7.94

I've had these for a long time as well and I've just barely hit pan on the eyebrow stuff and am running out of the gel liner
Both of these products are pigmented, pretty cheap and when applied, last all day on me. They both come with brushes, which I do use the brush that comes with the eyebrow kit, but I prefer to use an angled brush for my liner.

Fav Mascara and Brow Gel
L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black $5.84, Maybelline Great Lash Clear Lash and Brow Gel $4.44
I used to hate how clumpy the L'oreal Voluminous mascara was but now it's my favorite drugstore mascara at the moment! I don't know what changed, if the consistency itself changed or the way I apply it, but I use this almost every time I do my makeup! After filling in my brows, I always use the Maybelling Great Lash Clear Lash and Brow Gel to keep dem brows in place!

Now it's time for my favorite kind of beauty products to hoard, Lip Stuff!

Fav Lip Balm
Nivea Lip Butter $2.99 at Ulta
I FREAKING love these!!!! They smell amazing and are so moisturizing!!! This is literally the only lip balm I use. Though I do hate having to stick my finger in the container, I don't hate it enough to not use these!

Fav Lipgloss
Nyx Butter Gloss $4.99
I LOOOOOOVVVEEE Nyx Butter Glosses!!! I can't get enough of them! They're such amazing glosses for only $4.99!!! They smell great, not sticky at all, there are so many different colors to choose from and they are soooo pigmented!!!

Fav Lipstick 
Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick $1.99
These are the most amazing lipsticks for only $1.99!!! There are so many colors, they're creamy, longlasting, matte but non-drying, and have no gross plasticky cheap lipstick smell. The only bad thing I have to say about them is the cheap packaging. Not a big deal though! These are perfect to try out any lipstick trends without breaking the bank!!! I love these!!!

Fav Chubby Lip Pencil
Jordana Twist and Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain $2.99
Surprise surprise! I love these for a glossy wash of color that stains your lips and lasts forever!!!! Read my post on them here

Let me know in the comments if you've tried any of these or are going to try these and how you like them!

Stay happy!


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