Drugstore Makeup Favorites

Hey, it’s Heather and I wanted to share with you guys my drugstore makeup favorites. These are some cosmetics I’ve been using on a daily basis for the past month or so. I have hit pan on a few items, but will be repurchasing them this month.

The best part about this list is that the products are affordable drugstore cosmetics. You can find them at Wal-mart, Target, CVS, and online for between $2-$8. Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links.

 

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 Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer-

This is by far the only concealer I ever use. I’m about to buy my 4th tube in a row. I had heard so much about this product from other reviews and my roommate actually started using it before I did. Needless to say, I took the plunge myself and I haven’t looked back. This concealer doesn’t crease or look cakey on top of my foundation, which is a rarity. The formula doesn’t set in my pores or the scars on my forehead. It blends smooth instead of clumpy and is great for covering acne and around the eyes.

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Elf Eyebrows

I have the hardest time trying to find a great brow product. The lightest color is usual still too dark and the waxes are hard to work with. But, this is my current favorite eyebrow makeup. Wow. I buy this in the color light for like $3 at Walmart. The brush is actually the perfect size for my eyebrows so I can get a sharp look. I apply this by mixing the wax and powder together on the angled side of the brush. I do have to reapply every 4-5 hours, but you should expect this with an e.l.f. product. Fortunately, it’s compact enough I just bring it with me when I need a touch-up.

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Elf Volumizing and Defining Mascara

The first thing I noticed was how big the tube was. You really get a lot for a $2 tube. I was surprised at how lightweight and smooth the liquid felt. It didn’t feel crunchy or heavy at all. I noticed it defined and lengthened my lashes but didn’t really make them appear fuller. Sometimes I have a problem with clumping, but this mascara was completely smooth going on. Although the wand of the brush felt flimsy, the bristles separated each of my lashes perfectly. I did have to apply a few coats and touch it up throughout the day. The formula is gentle and light for ladies with sensitive skin.

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NYC HD Eyeshadow

As a 23-year-old woman, I am embarrassed to say that I don’t know how to properly apply eyeshadow. Part of my 2016 resolution was to learn, so I bought this cheap little trio. The color is very sheer, which as a beginner I don’t mind. As long as you are careful to use separate brushes, the colors don’t get muddy or run together. The colors blend well and last for a few hours.

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Rimmel Match Perfection

This foundation gives you a light coverage but is buildable. The formula isn’t drying, which was perfect for the hotter months. The finish is very dewy so I usually apply a little powder for a more matte look. I honestly will be trying a different foundation soon because I wasn’t overly impressed. It never broke me out or anything, I was just looking for a fuller coverage. I have very pink undertones in my skin and needed something to correct the color. I would recommend this foundation to you if you have combination or dry skin and want a lighter coverage.

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Elf Eye Liner

If I don’t bother to put on eyeshadow, I try to add a simple line on the top of my lid. I love the old Hollywood glam look. Mascara, red lips and eyeliner. I saw this little guy was like $1 or $2, so I decided to take him home. I’ve used it off and on and it’s lasted me well over a month. It lasts for several hours and is easy to apply. The formula hasn’t dried out like how cheap liquid eye liners typically do. It’s still smooth and will be buying this again to keep in my purse.

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Wet N Wild Blush

I don’t wear a ton of blush, but with this, you definitely don’t need a lot. I am so impressed with the pigmentation. When I say a little goes a long way, listen to me. Not that I’m complaining. I have super pale skin so a pop of this blush and I don’t even need bronzer. It’s also very blendable and gives you a soft look. I am nowhere to hitting pan yet, so I will probably be buying this again if I even run out.

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