Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Best of drugstore beauty products

I feel like drugstore brands have really stepped up their game over the past 2 years. I recently made a switch and now all my makeup items are from drugstore brands. I'd rather invest in good skincare products. I wholeheartedly recommend these affordable beauty products to anyone. They will for sure knock your socks off.


1. Essence lip liner in satin mauve (on me) and in the nude: These lip liners are everything. They're creamy, so pigmented and do not feel dry on my lips. "In the nude" is my everyday shade. If you want to enhance the natural color of your lips, give this lip liner a try. You won't be disappointed.

2. I picked up this Maybelline eye studio brow define and fill duo in dark brown a few weeks ago and am in love. If you're a fan of the Anatasia brow wiz, you'll like this. The pencil is thin enough to define your brow with precision and the powder side fills in all the gaps for a natural looking brow (currently buy one get one at 50%)

3. Another new beauty product that I picked up recently is this L'Oreal double extend mascara. It has everything you want for a mascara (length, volume, no smudge, no flaking). I apply the primer first then immediately apply the mascara. It certainly made a difference in the way my lashes look.

4. Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation in 210: This is my 2nd tube and I can't get enough of it. One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to foundation is that it has to keep my face matte all day and this foundation passed the test. It feels so light on my face and the matte results are amazing. It helps keeping my face matte for at least 6 hours if not longer. I ran out a few weeks ago and decided to use up my MUFE Mat Velvet (40). Didn't like it as much and that says a lot!

5. NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny: This is an oldie but a goodie. For under $4, this is an amazing matte bronzer. I use this to slightly contour my face and it gives the most natural, sun kissed glow (especially if you have yellow or warm undertones). I got this bronzer at least 2 years ago and have been using it everyday. Best $4 I've ever spent!


Sarah said...

I'm always excited to see good drugstore items! Does it count as breaking a no-buy if it's so cheap??

lisacng said...

Drugstores also have more relaxed policies on returning beauty items. I don't even think department stores will even let you. I love my drugstore Maybelline mascara!

Kreyola said...

Now you will have me looking out for these. I have about two drugstore products I love and will stick to so I'm open to more.

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Anonymous said...

I have that mascara. I love it and yes it does last all day and doesn't smudge! What's wonderful about it is you can just wash it off with water. I think it's a great dupe for the Blinc Masara!

Mamie said...

nice post, thank you for share this, love these beauty products