Drugstore Beauty Finds – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com A beauty blog blooming with fresh makeup reviews, swatches and beauty tips from your friendly neighborhood beauty addict Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:00:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-makeupandbeautyblog-amp-site-icon-v3-2016-32x32.jpg Drugstore Beauty Finds – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com 32 32 These NYX Faux Whites White Eyeliners Have a Hint of Exquisite Color http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/nyx-faux-whites-liner-review/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/nyx-faux-whites-liner-review/#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:00:32 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=211675 These NYX Faux Whites White Eyeliners Have a Hint of Exquisite Color

White eyeliner is not your foe; it’s your friend!

Well…in the case of NYX’s Faux Whites tinted eyeliners, it is your faux, but it’s spelled f-a-u-x, not f-o-e, as in your sworn mortal mean girl enemy.

Semantics. 🙂

These soft $7.99 pencil liners are available now in eight lightly tinted pastel shades made for brightening your eyes. You can line your lids with them, or wear them along your lower water line or in the inner corners (or all three ways if you’re feeling sassy).

The colors aren’t incredibly distinct, and they aren’t immediately easy to tell apart. Like, I can’t even tell if I’m wearing the mint, baby blue or the yellow liner unless I look very closely, but the hint of tint does make them a little little less stark than a pure white liner.

And their primary purpose, after all, is brightening, not adding color.


Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Polybutene, Silica, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Alumina, Propylene Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate / Polyhydroxystearate / Sebacate. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)

They’re opaque, soft, creamy, comfy and last about four hours before I need to reapply them.

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The Massively Moisturizing Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shines http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/massively-moisturizing-neutrogena-hydro-boost-hydrating-lip-shines/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/massively-moisturizing-neutrogena-hydro-boost-hydrating-lip-shines/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:36:30 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=209102 The Massively Moisturizing Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shines

Sorry, guys, these new Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Shines will do absolutely nothing to keep your socks dry during a torrential downpour.

That’s unfortunate because, as you know, wet socks are the worst!

These Lip Shines can, however, help you in a myriad of other ways. For instance, they can help you stop sounding like a broken record, because if you use them, you won’t have to keep telling people that your lips are perpetually dry… Plus, they can help your ponytail stop getting stuck in your gloss, since they aren’t sticky. And they can even help your lips remain glossy after you have a cup of coffee.

Basically, they’re helpful like that.

Neutrogena recently added these super shiny lippies to their permanent collection, along with the Hydro Boost Tints, which are FANTASTIC, and their Hydro Boost Concealers, which I think are just meh… Thankfully, like the terrific Tints, these are total hits.

Hydration elation

They come in eight shades for $8.99, so they don’t cost an arm and a leg. I really like that they tick the top box on my dry lip lady list, which is hydration.

Normally, I wouldn’t reach for a gloss when my dry lips are like crispy bacon, but I’ll grab these quicker than a tabby can twitch a whisker because they’re mega moisturizing.

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/neutrogena-hydro-boost-hydrating-concealer/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/neutrogena-hydro-boost-hydrating-concealer/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:00:30 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=208952 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer

Hydration? Concealer? Hi, my name is Karen, and I immediately want to try anything and everything that moisturizes and hides my dark circles.

It’s my lot in life, and perhaps the sole reason why I was put on this earth — to try every under-eye concealer ever made by man and woman kind.

So…I wanted to love new Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer from Neutrogena because I’m all about their Hydro Boost Tint (seriously, it’s one of the best drugstore face products I’ve ever tried), but eh — it’s not my fave.

Like the foundation, it contains moisturizing hyaluronic acid, along with a special moisturizing core in the center of the tube.

I’ve used it a couple times so far… Yes, it feels and looks lightweight, so it’s not going to hang out in your fine lines or look caked-on and obvious (yay!), but the thing is…it doesn’t really cover very much. It’s SO sheer.

I just like my under-eye concealers to be more opaque. When I put a good amount under my eyes, my inner voice says, “MOAAAARR.” It also straight-up disappears as the day wears on.

At least it isn’t too expensive.

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint Is a Lovely, Lightweight Medium-Coverage Tinted Moisturizer http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/neutrogena-hydro-boost-hydrating-tint-lovely-lightweight-medium-coverage-tinted-moisturizer/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/neutrogena-hydro-boost-hydrating-tint-lovely-lightweight-medium-coverage-tinted-moisturizer/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:00:13 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=208944 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint Is a Lovely, Lightweight Medium-Coverage Tinted Moisturizer

Is new Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint as fun as…sliding down the Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach or hiking to Wailua Falls on Kauai and frolicking in the secluded pool?

Hmm…maybe! It’s fun if your idea of fun is having your foundation look completely natural.

If I saw a friend, and he/she was wearing this foundation, I don’t know if I’d be able to tell. I’d just admire how even-toned and dewy his/her skin looked. Then I’d ask their secret!

Ultra smooth…

Hydro Boost is an oil-free tint/foundation with hydrating hyaluronic acid to plump skin for up to 24 hours, but ya know…the texture is the real special sauce. It’s fluffy, mousse-like and incredibly easy to blend. When I use the over-sized doe-foot applicator to dot it on my face, then blend it in with my fingers, it glides and creates a thin, even layer, which is then undetectable, even on my cray-cray dry skin.

Natural coverage

Essentially, it’s a lightweight medium-coverage tinted moisturizer with the slightest of slight dewy finishes (there’s no pearl, though). You can build the coverage up to medium, but even then, it still looks natural.

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Maybelline Spring 2017 Master Strobing Liquid http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/maybelline-spring-2017-master-strobing-liquid/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/maybelline-spring-2017-master-strobing-liquid/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:24 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=207156 Maybelline Spring 2017 Master Strobing Liquid

Maybelline’s new $10 liquid highlighter is some seriously hardcore disco frost! — and it isn’t for the faint of heart. No, these big bits of glitter are probably better suited for a crew heading to da club than a gang going to a playgroup.

I’d belong to the latter group, although if somebody started bumping Murder She Wrote at the playground — not gonna lie — I’d bust out the Butterfly, no shame (but I’d have to stretch first!). 🙂

Throwback to my clubbing days

I’m going to leave this product to the ladies who don’t have to deal with pores/fine lines/being over 40. If you’re interested, they’re $9.99 each and available in three super shimmery shades.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. How’s it going tonight? I’m over here trying to find something to watch on TV… Got any recs? 🙂

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