MAKE-UP CAN GET EXPENSIVE! AM I RIGHT MY PEEPS?! This is why I am writing about my favorite drug store beauty scores that I cannot get enough of! For real these products amaze me because of the quality they are for the fraction of the price compared to high end make-up stores! So, let’s help each other out, hustle and save that money!
1. L’OREAL Infallible Liquid Lipstick
This lipstick is truly a game-changer. This is coming from a person who NEVER, EVER wore lipstick before because it would ALWAYS come off my lips in flaky little crusties even if I moisturized my lips before putting it on (I bet ya’ll know what I am talking about). This liquid lipstick is true to its name because nothing gets this to come off. My roommates and I would take a shower, come out and THE LIPSTICK IS STILL ON. It never leaves you like a tru best friend. It dries within a couple of minutes and the colors are gorgeous. 10/10 recommend this even if you are thinking of giving up hope of ever wearing lipstick, this product will surprise and amaze you at the same damn time.
2. Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara
Another drug store beauty product that has been making waves for a while. The brush is designed to lift and separate each lash, to give eyelash the chance to reach its full potential. If you are looking for volume in your lashes, this mascara will deliver! Even though I have received some high-end mascaras for Christmas from my family, once they run out, I find myself going back to this mascara time and time again, because it delivers.
3. E.L.F Brow Pencil
I could NOT figure out to keep my brow game strong no matter how hard I tried. I think the problem was that I was trying too hard when my friend introduced me to this Lil beauty. This eyebrow pencil will keep your eyebrows put with the wax but will not leave any residue on your brows when you are ready to take it off. It also comes with a brush, for your grooming pleasure. They come in three different shades: taupe, coffee and deep brown. AND CHECK THAT PRICE. You REALLY cannot beat that.
4. Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner
If you could not already tell, I am no beauty guru. I further assert this point because of my frustration with eyeliner. No matter if it was liquid or pencil, I could not obtain the results I wanted (I really just wanted to stay on my eyes and make me look good, that’s it). So I was searching for something to satisfy my beauty needs, and this gel eyeliner was my solution. It stays put all day and is SUPER easy to apply.
5. NYX Matte Finish Fini MAT Setting Spray
Setting sprays can be SO expensive. This one keeps my makeup in tact for multiple hours. It is from light and contains no fragrance which is super important for facial sprays. In addition, this spray contains niacinamide. Also known as vitamin B3, it is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly improve your skin! Sounds fabulous, sign me up.
6. E.L.F Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette
I was browsing the local Target one day looking for eye shadow and came upon this palette. If you are a fan of nudes such as myself, you will greatly enjoy this palette as well. The colors are well pigmented and can be used for a variety of different looks! E.L.F also makes another palette called “Nude Mood” which contains most of the same colors in addition to various shades of brown. Definitely going to pick that one up soon. This is my go-to every day for my eye shadow needs.
7. Soap & Glory Thick and Fast Mascara
This mascara was purchased on an impulse after I had ran out of the mascara my Mom bought for Christmas. I saw it at the store and thought I would give it a try! I am so glad I did. The brush separates each lash and gives them the volume they crave. It does not clump, no issues with flaking, and it honestly looks like I have lash extensions on when I apply this mascara.
8. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
This miracle worker gives me the extra brightening treatment when my face so desperately needs it from late nights of working or engaging in shenanigans. It truly brightens up under the eyes so much to give you a restful, youthful appearance.
9.Flower Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette
You looking for a glow?! This product will give it to you for sure! It lives up to the highlighting hype with it’s long-lasting, versatile, super pigmented, and is easy to apply. A little goes a long way with this highlighter! With its soft shimmery shades, you will be a glowing beauty.
10. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline never seems to fail me with the amount of high-quality products at fantastic prices. This foundation comes in an array of shades and for every skin type. One of my close friends and I have completely opposite skin (hers= dry and mine = oily) and we both received the same positive results from this foundation. Since this foundation provides smooth, even coverage, I think it lives up to its name. Super affordable! A great drug store beauty score.