Hi, hello, how are you guys? This post has been a long time coming. These are 3 products that I keep going back to you that you can find at the drugstore.
They’re all under $10, which we love, and I always need to have them in my makeup bag.
I’ve tried more expensive products, but I keep going back to these standouts – they’re real stars. Plus, all of these items are universal. They can be used for any skin type and the results will be mind-blowing. You’ll want them in your makeup bag for sure.
With that, let’s not waste any more time and get right to these products that you have to have:
NYX White Shimmer Powder
My go-to makeup artist, Kelsey, recommended this shimmer powder to me. It’s used more as an eyeshadow, but I’m not a big fan of eyeshadow. Instead, I put this white shimmer on the inner corners of my eyes ( examples here ). It makes the whites of the eyes pop and teeth look brighter.
It also pinches in your nose – almost like an instant contour. I love putting this in the middle of my lip with a gloss too. It makes them look bigger and fuller.
I’ve tried a lot of different brands and there’s nothing better than this – it’s always in my makeup bag. I apply it with a mac eyeshadow brush and I like to get the brush a little bit wet first.
Oh ya! I do this very last, after the rest of my makeup is done.
Great Lash Clear Mascara
Ok, this is clear mascara but I don’t use it as mascara. I use it to brush my brows up. I SWEAR this is better than any brow gel there is. There’s something about this that holds the brows in place perfectly. It’s sticky but not too sticky – ya know?
It does make a great lash primer too, though. It makes them thicker and mascara sticks to it just right. Here’s what you do: prime, curl, prime, mascara. Got it?
This particular brand really holds everything in place. Erica of Fashionlush loves it too. We’ve both been using it since grade 9 – we made sure we matched every day. Just ask her if you see her, I’m sure she’ll have an extra one handy.
This is something I will buy forever.
So, a lot of people don’t know that L’oreal owns Maybelline. I got the inside scoop from Jill from the Breaking Beauty podcast ( we just had her on Him & Her! ). L’oreal also owns Georgio Armani makeup, AND they use a lot of the same formulations!
You need to make sure you get your color match, and someone at the drugstore can always help you. I’m a light/medium shade.
If you’re getting a powder I recommend Cover Girl, but as far as drugstore foundations go, this Maybelline one IS IT!
I HIGHLY recommend first applying caffeine sunscreen before you apply your foundation. A BeautyBlender is a must. Whatever you do, DO NOT buy a fake, cheap makeup sponge. BeautyBlenders are SO worth the few bucks more. Trust me.
I feel like we’re all the type of girls who walk into Rite-Aid for only one thing so we don’t use a shopping a basket, then have our arms full and are dropping 100 things as we try to make it to the cash register. Right?
You guys have to tell me all your drugstore secrets below. You know I live for this shit. Tell me something I HAVE to get next time I’m at the drugstore. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!
See you tomorrow,
+ more of my favorite beauty tips here.
+ my all-time favorite drugstore lash.
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