I am really excited for today’s post because it combines two of my favorite things: beauty products and good deals. This is my drugstore beauty guide, so tell me in the comments if you want to see my favorite higher end beauty products on sale. I used to get the drugstore cosmetics so I can test and compare them to other brands, but now I know that the pigmentation means more than the brand name. Here are my favorites!
The first product is the Revlon Lip Butters. I was curious about these, and with all of the hype around them, I decided to try them. The quality and pigmentation in these is incredible! You can easily make them more opaque, but with a soft layer you can get a light wash of color. These have a really nice sheen to them, they are glossy without being too shiny. My favorite out of the line is Tutti Fruitti, which is such a cute mango!
My next favorite is the Maybelline 24 hour Color Tattoos. These will last all day and night, so you don't have to worry about any touch ups. I was amazed when I tested out Bronze, it reminded me of a Mac paint pot! Not only is this amazing on its own, but it works really well as a base. I like to apply these with a 242 for a more bold effect, and a 217 for a light wash of color.
The NYC lip stain is a great alternative to a lipstick because it gives the color without wearing off. This product claims to last 16 hours, and it really does! A lip stain looks a lot like a marker, and the main goal is to "stain" your lips, keeping the color on. It is pretty much self explanatory, but you don't have to worry about constantly re-applying your lip color. I love all of these, but my favorite color is a really deep plum-ish red in rock on ruby.
The next favorite of mine is the Aussie smoothing serum. This works just as well as my Redken silk wear, and it is about $20.00 less! This makes your hair super soft and it tames any frizzy sections. I let my hair air dry for about ten minutes, and then I apply this and brush it through. You can put this in when your hair is dry, but it works better for me when my hair is damp. My hair is a darker brown but it looks a lot lighter because I have these natural reddish-bronze highlights. This doesn't add any color to my hair, but it really brings out the red in it! I love putting my hair. A high bun because it really brings out the shine in it.
This product you can find at Target instead of most drugstores, but I just had to include the E.L.F. Translucent powder. This is a great dupe for the Makeup Forever HD powder, you get about twice the product for a fourth of the price! I apply this with a 152 brush, it covers larger areas and blends it in perfectly. It is great to have a translucent powder on hand, I even dab a little on top of a creamy lip color to make it stay on longer! Another great use is to pile it on under the eyes before you do your eye makeup, and then wipe it away when you are done to catch the fallout.
My favorite drugstore mascara is the L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara. The brush on this is so thick and full, and it really coats every lash. I prefer this one over L'oreal telescopic, my lashes clumped together really easily with it. I love the Voluminous because it makes them thicker and adds a hint of length. I have to be careful in my mascara choices, I have these really long eyelashes that clump together easily. You can always see when I am wearing it, so when I want my eyelashes to pop out I like to go for a thickening mascara. I switch between this one and my Mac false lash mascara.
And these are my favorites! There are so many products I could write about, so tell me if you want a part 2. Tell me in the comments what your favorite drugstore beauty products are, and make sure to follow! Thanks for reading!