Totes on a budget beauty kick right now, and everything in this navy and orange look is drugstore.
I’ve been slowly but surely mining my makeup collection lately and rediscovering old loves. Also finding new faves…
Budget brow wow
Case in point: Maybelline’s brow pencil. It’s the one in peach packaging with the angled applicator, and it’s just as good as the $$$ Anastasia brow pencils at Sephora IMO. It has the perfect amount of pigment — enough, but not so much that it makes you look like you’re plotting someone’s demise. Plus, it doesn’t budge! It stays put through long runs, planks and burpie push-ups (so fun…NOT). You’ll find it in four shades for $5.99 each — Blonde, Soft Brown, Deep Brown and Medium Brown. I wear the Deep Brown one. It’s a beautiful ashy brown with a hint of gray.
The ace of budget base
I’ve been a fan of both products for a while, but I never realized they could be such a great budget-friendly combo for no-makeup makeup.
Hydro Tint ever-so-slightly evens everything out while keeping your skin looking natural, and then I dab and blend a little Maybelline Age Rewind where I want a little more coverage (like on the hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and dark areas underneath my eyes).
The end result looks natural and even (and doesn’t look thick). The two products layer perfectly.
Long-lasting liner for under ten bucks
I’ve also recently discovered some new-to-me things that totally deserve the spotlight, including these Coverigrl twist-up eyeliners, which are available in six $7.99 shades (and currently on BOGO for 50% at Ulta!).
I’m also wearing a shimmery deep blue here on my upper lash lines, and I love that glimmer. I had to do a few layers (like three), but once it’s on, it doesn’t transfer into the crease or creep into the lower lash line.
The black shade is on my waterline, and it’s much more pigmented than the blue (I only had to use a single layer). It, too, is smudge-proof and long-wearing.
I have feelings about the Falsies
One last thing — I’m wearing Maybelline the Falsies in the blue shade on my lashes, and although I know a lot of people love this mascara, my feelings are like a Dairy Queen Blizzard… Totally mixed. Yes, I can load up my lashes with lashings of layers for a massively big lash look, but then my fringe feels and looks totally crunchy.
Eh. It’s alright.
Makeup in this look
- Eyes: Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer in Deep Brown (brows), Revlon Colorstay Cream Eye shadows in 720 (outer half), 715 (inner half), 710 (inner corner), CovergirlFull Spectrum Defining Moment All Day Eyeliner in Deep Blue (upper lash line) and Blackest Black (waterline), Maybelline the Falsies Mascara in Navy Glam
- Base: Neutrogena Hydro Boost in Honey, Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Golden
- Cheeks: Covergirl Cream Blush in 360 Flushed, Covergirl Cooling Glow Stick in So Gilty
- Lips: Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm in Blood Orange, Neutrogena lipgloss in Flushed Coral
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,