February 25, 2015

Beauty on a Budget // Everyday Makeup

Drugstore Makeup-an everyday makeup look on a budget https://www.pinterest.com/the_hollypaige/  thehollypaige.blogspot.com
I'm always admiring luxurious makeup but almost always talk myself out of buying it (unless it is something really special). Sometimes I feel like it is really hard to justify spending a lot of money on makeup and I figured that a lot of you feel the same way so I thought I would share my everyday makeup routine using only drugstore products. 

The Base: I use this Covergirl BB cream before I put on any other makeup. It is a tinted moisturizer and works as a great primer. For concealer I use this Almay concealer and brightener under my eyes and on any blemishes, I then use Elf tone correcting concealer around my nose and anywhere else I'm looking extra red. These concealers work great for me, they have nice coverage and I don't have problems with them creasing as the day goes on. For foundation I'm currently using Neurtogena shine control, when I use this my makeup seems to last through out the day better. As a powder I use Neutrogena skin clearing mineral powder. It gives more of a sheer coverage which I really like. 
Picking a drugstore blush was really difficult for me because blush is something I tend to splurge on, so most of what I use is high end. I did find this Mayballine Dream Bouncy blush in the shade rose petal and so far I like it. It doesn't give a whole lot of color so it's nice for a simple everyday look.

Eyes and Lips: I love this Maybelline cream eyeshadow in the shade Barely Branded (sorry I couldn't find it online). I put this all over my eye lid and then use this Maybelline eyeshadow in the shade Indian Summer. The cream eyeshadow is a great base for the powder and helps keep my eye makeup looking good all day.  My favorite eyeliner is this Almay one. It is easy to apply and I really like the color. For mascara, I'm not too picky but I have recently been loving Covergirl Full Lash Bloom in Black Brown. It seems to give my lashes more volume and length without looking fake.  Revlon colorburst balm stain in the shade Honey is an amazing lip product! I wear it almost everyday because it is a really nice color and it feels great on my lips.

p.s. I tried taking a picture of myself after I did this makeup routine but it just wasn't working for me-sorry bout that :(

I hope this gives you some new drugstore products to try and I would love to know what you drugstore favorites are! 

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  1. My holy grail mascara is the L'Oreal Voluminous Original and the Voluminous Million Lashes. Both give great volume and it doesn't take forever to get the look you want. Out of the many, many drug store mascaras I've used and even several high end mascaras, I ALWAYS come back to these two. I also really like the Revlon ColorStay foundation. It really does stay on until I take it off! With the help of my beloved SmashBox primer that is.. ;)

    Great post! I am always looking for new products to try

    1. Thank you for the feedback! I will definitely have to try your suggestions!