When I was re-organizing my makeup collection, I realized that I have a fair amount of drugstore products. Most of my makeup is from Sephora or Nordstrom, but I’ve always mixed in drugstore buys into my everyday makeup routine. So, I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could do a full face of makeup only using my drugstore products. Turns out, I can! I actually really love all of the products that I used, so I’ll need to make a point to reach for them more often.
These two L’Oreal foundations are amazing! I used the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion in W8 for this look, and I LOVE the light and glowy finish. I had been wearing this nearly every day for a couple of months but set it aside to try some new foundations. When I wore it for this makeup look, I was reminded how good it is! This is one of my current favorite foundations because it is so light (can be built up to medium coverage) and has a beautiful finish.
During the summer months, I like to go for something more matte. I discovered L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte last summer, and it’s become my favorite matte foundation. It has a beautiful finish, and it seriously lasts all day long. Here’s it in action in my Everyday Professional Makeup Tutorial.
Mascara & Brows
Maybelline Lash Sensational is one of my favorite mascaras, so I was definitely curious about the new Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Full Fan Effect Mascara. Luckily, it did not disappoint. I love how black and glossy this formula is, and the brush makes it easy to get all of my lashes. Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Full Fan Effect Mascara is available at Target for $7.
For my brows, I filled in sparse areas with Boots No. 7 Beautiful Eyebrow Pencil in Black and then used Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear to keep everything in place. This clear mascara is a staple in my makeup routine because it really does the trick and it’s so affordable. Boots No. 7 Beautiful Eyebrow Pencil and Maybelline Great Lash Mascara are available at Ulta for $7 each.
I have just been loving these Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated Crayons! For this makeup look, I used Bronze Truffle all over my lid, and then I used Creamy Chocolate along the outer corners.
Here are swatches of the gold colors (there are 10 shades in all).
The Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated Crayons are available at Target for $6.
I’ve tried a few H&M beauty products so far, and I LOVE everything. I’m wearing the H&M lipstick in In a Nutshell in this picture on Instagram, and I’m obsessed! I picked up a few items during my last visit to New York in January but haven’t seen them in any stores in California yet. Luckily, mostly everything is online, but it would be great if they were in more stores.
I actually don’t own any blushes from actual drugstores, so if you have any favorites, let me know!
Well, you guys know I liked the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks, so I decided to wear Nude Flush. In case you missed it, here are swatches of the pinks:
I have more details on drugstore favorites in this post, but I’d love to hear your recommendations! Let me know what drugstore products you love in the comments.