Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Beauty on a budget: Eyes and Lips!!

I'm back with part 2 of some of my favorite drugstore beauty products! Hopefully you read my last post with all my favorite face products and found some of my tips useful :)
The products I am talking about today are all for your eyes and lips!

Wet n Wild color Icon single eye shadows in nutty and creme brulee: $1.99

These are my go to eye shadows for an everyday neutral eye look. They have great pigmentation, and you seriously can't beat the price.

Maybelline color tattoo cream eye shadow: around $6

I can't remember what shade this is in and I don't have it with me to check but its just a basic champagne/neutral color. These color tattoo eye colors are really great! They are so creamy and blendable. You can use them by themselves or under your other eye shadows as an eye primer and it prevents creasing. I will just swipe this on when I don't have time to do a full eye shadow look and it adds a lil color and shimmer to my lids. I just bought a couple more colors today and one of them was gold rush and its a super shimmery gold color, it is gorgeous! I can't wait to try some new looks with it. I plan on eventually buying all the colors.

Jordana Fabu liner in black: around $3

This has become my favorite liquid eye liner. It has a felt tip that makes it easy to apply and isn't to wet, which is nice when you don't have a super steady hand like I do. And if you are thinking that you can't use liquid eyeliner because its to hard and messy then I say just try. Seriously, I couldn't do liquid eyeliner to save my life when I first tried, but I just kept practicing and I'm not gonna lie, I sometimes still mess up because I am so clumsy but for the most part I can swipe it on pretty fast and neatly now after so much practice. Plus this eyeliner is great for if you just want to try liquid eyeliner because its so cheap, so you aren't throwing away a lot of money if you decide later on that liquid eyeliner isn't for you.

Maybelline eye studio Gel Liner: around $8

If you are looking for a good Gel liner, then this is it. I like to go back and forth between gel and liquid, it just depends on how I'm feeling that day. (I never ever use a crayon or pencil anymore) Gel is great  because you can do the smudgy look really easily with it or use a good eyeliner brush to get a more precise line. I also just recently watched a you tube video with a beauty guru who is a professional make up artist and she recommended this liner. She liked it better then the MAC fluid line which is a super popular gel liner, and its wayyyy cheaper then MAC.

Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara: around $6

First of all I can't even tell you how many times I have repurchased this product, at least a dozen times because that's how much I like it. I buy other mascaras here and there to try but I always, always end up going back to this one. I use the mascara I am about to show you down below first to just separate and kind of lengthen my lashes a little bit and then throw this on top for some really good thickness. I just had my make up done by a professional at a wedding recently and this was the mascara she used, she said it was her favorite also. She even told me she recently took a make up class by someone who represented a very high end company and the instructor said even though she worked for that company she still used this mascara because it was the best. So there you have it, even the professionals use it and love it!

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of lashes: around $5

Now don't get this one confused with the original great lash mascara that looks almost exactly the same. The brush on this mascara is completely different, it tapers and gets smaller at the end of the brush so its good for getting those small bottom lashes. I love using it for my top lashes too though before I apply my Voluminous Mascara. I also just use this alone when I am not wearing a lot of make up and don't want to wear thick lashes.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in Honey: around $8

I love these Lip colors! I only own 2 but this one is my favorite, its kind of a mauve-y color and it gets a tad bit darker when it sits on the lips but I love the color. It is really moisturizing and last a very long time. I eventually plan on buying more colors. 

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick: around $4

This is my favorite red lipstick. Although its not really a true red, but I don't think the true red's look that great on me so I lean more towards the darker more berry looking reds. I love this one because it's matte, which I didn't think I would like because I thought it would be really drying on my lips but its not. Now don't get me wrong its not really moisturizing either, but its not gonna dry your lips out. I just make sure my lips aren't cracked or chapped when I wear this lipstick. It also smells really yummy which always sells me on lipsticks because most lipsticks smell gross and chalky to me.

Well there are most of my favorite drugstore products. There are more products I love but these are just the ones I use pretty regularly. Have you tried any of these? What do you think?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Beauty on a Budget!

In case you weren't aware I am obsessed with anything hair or make up related.
But like many people I can't afford to spend a ton of money on high end make up. Don't get me wrong I love high end brands and I even used to only use MAC face products (back when my parents still paid for my make up) and urban decay is my fave for eye shadows but for your basics you can find products that work just as good in the drugstore that are A LOT more affordable.
Over $20 for a tube of mascara??? Ain't gonna happen, you know how fast I go through that stuff??
I am always trying out the newest beauty products at the drugstore to see if its really gonna do what it says. So over time I've collected some favorites that I thought I would share with you!
I think I am going to break up the posts because I have quite a few products to show you :)
Here we go!

Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1 foundation: around $9


I recently started using this foundation and I LOVE IT!! I've already used an entire bottle and repurchased it. I do my make up at 5:30 am so I need it to last a really long time for it to look even decent at the end of the day. This does just that. My face doesn't get greasy or oily throughout the day like it usually does and it covers really well. I would say this is a full coverage foundation so if you like more of a light or medium coverage then You may not like it. Although I just don't understand the point of foundation if it isn't full coverage but that's just my opinion. It says it has primer and concealer in it and although I still do use concealer I noticed that I don't need to use it as often as I used to with other foundations, this one covers so well.

Flower BB Cream: $12.98

If you haven't heard of the new brand Flower its a cosmetics line that is only sold at wal mart created by Drew Barrymoore. This is the only product I have tried from this line but I really, really like it. For those days when you don't want to wear a ton of make up you could just use this and with some powder and blush and be done. It really does a great job of evening out your skin tone . Like I said though when I wear face make up I like to wear it to completely cover my face, so I use this under my foundation on days when I know I am going to be busy all day long and need my makeup to last extra, extra long that day. When I do use this I don't need to use concealer at all, it covers everything! It creates a very nice palette on your face to apply the rest of your make up. It is very matte though, so if you like more of a dewy finish with your make up you aren't going to get it with this. Also maybe not the best product for people with super dry skin. This has become one of my favorite face products recently though, I am really impressed with it.

Hard Candy Tattoo Concealer:$6.00

First of all can we talk about how much product you get for the price of this stuff?? Such a good deal.
So this is supposedly supposed to be able to cover tattoos (haven't tried covering mine with it, so I can't vouch for that) so it is obviously a thicker consistency. A little goes a long, long way. I can't even remember when I purchased this but my tube isn't even close to being empty and I wear make up every day. This brand is also only sold at wal mart. (sorry, I hate wal mart too )

Maybelline Mineral powder: around $8.99

I use this powder to set my foundation. There isn't much to say about this product except that it gets the job done. I also sometimes use this for concealer too because  I have combination skin so some days my skin is a little more oily then others and using this powder with a concealer brush directly on my really oily blemishes works extremely well. So its kind of like having 2 products in 1!

NYC Bronzer in Sunny: around $2.79

This is a basic matte bronzer that I have repurchased many times. I have tried other bronzers but I always go back to this one. If you like to dust a little bronzer all over your face after your foundation to give you a little color I would suggest this one because it has no shimmer or glitter in it. Especially if you have oily skin you don't want to use a bronzer with any shimmer in it or it will just make your skin look even more oily. I think the color of this bronzer will look good on most skin tones too, plus you can't beat the price!

Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk: $2.99

I have a few different blushes that I use but this is the blush I grab for when I I'm not really thinking about it, I know I can trust it to give me a good color every time. You only have to use a little bit and it will give you a lot of color, so you do have to be careful not to use to heavy of a hand when running your brush through it or you may end up looking like a clown. There are other great blush colors in this line that I would have pictured but I broke them :/ oops. Although since they are so inexpensive it wasn't to devastating.

I am not a professional make up artist or anything so if you dis agree with me about any of these that's fine, these are just my opinions that I have formed over time of trying so many different products.

So what are your favorite Beauty products?? I love to hear what everyone else is using!
I will be doing a post highlighting my favorite eye and lip products next so stay tuned!

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