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Drugstore Obsessions: 3 Things That Need To Be In Your Makeup Bag

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Hey guys, what’s up?

You know I love a good drugstore find. I’m very specific about these finds & there are ones I keep going back to over & over & can’t stop talking about. & the reason I can’t stop talking about them is because they work.

A lot of you have asked me about skin products from the drugstore, so we’re going to focus on the one skin care item I love, then talk about the 2 other finds that I’m addicted to.

You can expect all 3 of these to be in my makeup bag because, fun fact, the skin product also lays nicely under makeup. This post is for the babe on a budget who is in high school or college. I feel you. I used to be there. I totally get it. To this day, I’m a sucker for an insane drugstore find.

If you’re like me, you walk into the drugstore thinking you’re gonna get a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos & you walk out with a bunch of beauty products to try. This is always the case but I’m happy to go through all the products & find the best of the best then come to the blog to tell you about the ones that actually work.


You can’t live without a Vitamin C. Vitamin C is the one thing that every skin expert who has been on our podcast has recommended. Everyone from Kate Somervilleto Dennis Grossto Georgia Louise. It’s vital & so good for your skin.

If you’re unfamiliar with Vitamin C, let me break it down for you. First of all, it’s loaded with antioxidants which equals anti-aging benefits. Who the hell doesn’t like that?? Secondly, it reduces under eye circles. A bunch of you have asked me about getting filler under the eyes & I don’t recommend it because it squishes up the eye. What I would do is some lymphatic drainage with a Vitamin C in the morning. It’s going to tighten the face & the Vitamin C will get rid of under eye circles. Simultaneously, you’ll also be improving your skin texture & reducing inflammation which is huge in my book.

I’m not a fan of the sun because I feel like it’s so aging, but I do have hyperpigmentation, & Vitamin C really helps with it as well as skin damage.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Pure Vitamin C Serum

Now, let’s get into specifics… The one I got from the drugstore is one that I’ve been testing & one that everyone is talking about. It’s being raved about on the internet & has super cute packaging. It’s L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Pure Vitamin C Serum. I like to add this serum as the final step before I apply makeup. Like I said, so many of you have DM’d me about finding a budget-friendly item & this one is only $29.99. It’s made with 10% pure Vitamin C which is a lot. It’s tested by dermatologists & is also a clean formula- there are no parabens, no mineral oils, no dyes & no fragrance. This serum was tested on all skin types (even on sensitive skin) , and it won’t clog your pores.

The main thing I like about this serum is you’re going to see a brighter, more youthful appearance. This typically takes a week & it lays nice under makeup so it’s not going to be an annoying step in your skin routine. Another fun fact is that it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, which usually takes about 2 weeks.

You should also use this at night ( two times a day ). Again, if you’re on a budget this is the perfect product for you. I typically use a dime-sized amount & I’ll do the serum then SPF, then my makeup.

This won’t leak all over your bag either. It comes in this really chic silver tube that’s designed to preserve the Vitamin C (a highly unstable ingredient usually) &. If you have uneven skin tones or fine lines this is the drugstore product for you.

NYX White Shimmer

I know, we’re here again. But I just really think this is a product everyone needs. Its $6 & it’s one I keep recommending over & over. If you’ve been reading The Skinny Confidential & you haven’t used this you’re really missing out. It was a hot tip from my makeup artist & since she told me about it, I never looked back. This is also perfect for when you’re hungover, tired & feel like your face is swollen in a Doug Funny kind of way. It brightens the whites of the eyes & teeth, plus it pinches the nose in for an instant contour when you put it in the inner corners of your eyes. I swear to god it makes you look so youthful. If you haven’t pulled the trigger & used this $6 product you really need to add it to your cart immediately. Compared to the Chanel shimmer…THIS IS BETTER. Get the ‘platinum’ shade because we always want to keep it cool-toned over here. This is the last step in my makeup routine. Take a damp Beauty Blender & apply to the inner corners of your eyes. It’s also fun to use this above your lip in the ‘M’ part. This little makeup trick will instantly make you look like you had 8 hours of sleep, a vitamin IV, & incredible sex.

Ardell 113 Lashes

ADDICTED to these. Ardell 113 lashes, specifically. These are perfect & won’t make you look like an 80’s porn star. They’re super fun & flirty & easy to apply. I’ve been using them for years, & trust me they’re the best. It’s also fun to leave them around the house to creep out your significant other. Sorry Michael. These are very easy to apply ( scope a how-to here ) & I like to prime, curl, prime again, then use mascara.

There you have it. Those are 3 products that you absolutely need from the drugstore. The things I keep going back to over & over that I think you guys will love. If you like this post let me know because I’ll do my 10 favorite skin care drugstore finds next. I really wanna get into a post that’s just themed on skin.

You need to tell me all your drugstore secrets below. You know I love this shit. Tell me what I have to get from the drugstore, especially skin care. Always love to test lotions & potions.

See you tomorrow,

x, lauryn

+ if you like this post, check out how to apply a fake lash.

+ + this post is in collaboration with L’Oréal. as always, all opinions are my own.

{ pics: @jackjunk }


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