Sunday, September 22, 2013

Let's talk makeup: Drugstore Hits and Misses

It is no secret that I have been on a bit of a makeup rampage for the past few months. I'm going to share some of my favorite things and some of these I think everyone should have. Some are not worth the hype. Hopefully this will help you before you spend the money on a product that is not worth it. 

OK, Let's start with my absolute favorites. These items work with multiple looks- work, just hanging out or all out glam. They are worth every penny and usually can be found at CVS, Walgreens or Rite Aid for buy 1, get 1 50% off.   FYI- All of the swatches I show are with a very heavy application on my arm. The colors are much more muted and natural looking on your skin. :) 

FAVORITE LIP COLOR HANDS DOWN GOES TO: MILANI lipstick in Nude Creme. This color is sooooooo nice! Creamy formula and can be worn for work, night, to work or any occasion you can think of. Dress it up with a lip gloss or just wear it by itself..YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE. :)  BEST NUDE LIP COLOR.
FAVORITE BLUSHES HANDS DOWN AGAIN GOES TO MILANI! They have a wide range of colors but these 3 are my favorite. The formula is so creamy. The swatches are pretty heavy on my hand so you can see the color. On your cheeks it's much softer. From left to right: Luminoso- Light beige/nude color with some sparkle that is barely noticeable. I'm also wearing this blush in the picture above. You can wear it very light and natural or add a little more to make it more intense. Middle color is Fantastico Mauve- Very nice mauve/plum color. Great for Fall! Right color, Rose D' Oro- A beautiful, rose gold, peachy color. This is my current favorite. YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE TOO! I like these blushes better than any other brand at the drugstore, period. 

FAVORITE LIP GLOSS/NON TRANSPARENT- RIMMEL SHOW OFF LIP LACQUER-  These are $4.99 at Walgreens and usually there is a $1 off coupon. These are soooo pretty! Gives good color with just 1 swipe. They have brighter colors but I went with the more neutral colors. Left to right, Celestial (mauve/pink), Luna (peachy/orange, and Nude Eclipse (nude).

FAVORITE DRUGSTORE LIPSTICKS: MAYBELINE- I have a few different shades but this is all I have with me right now. The formula is nice. They have a humongous color selection. The one on the left is from the vivids collection, Pink Pop. It is a bright pink, very vivid! The one on the right is from the peachy color selection, Peachy Scene.

RUNNER UP: REVLON LIP PRODUCTS: Let me start by talking about the products on the left. The Super Lustrous Lip Glosses. Everyone RAVES about these. I think they are just OK-too sticky for me. Even the darkest shades don't give great color. I bought almost the whole line before the new packaging for $1.74 each. They are swatched on the top left  tiny swatches. I hardly ever use them. In the middle are the Revlon Lip Butters- Top 2 long swatches, Berry Smoothie and Cotton Candy. LOVE, these! You can do one swipe for sheer or build up the color. Feels like chapstick on your lips, so creamy. The bottom swatch, is a Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Temptress. It is supposed to be a creamy, shiny lipstick. Not my favorite but not horrible.
RUNNER UP CHEEK PRODUCTS: PHYSICIANS FORMULA: These products are kind of pricey for the dang drugstore, I'm not going to lie. Each item is $10.99 and up. BUT, CVS a lot of times has a deal buy 1 get 1 free which is how I got these. The sale is on right now as well (9/22/13).  I do enjoy these products ONLY from this line. Some of the products are not that great for the amount of money you spend on them. These four, come off subtle and are great for everyday and work. Very natural looking. Left to right: Bronze Booster in Medium to Deep, Happy Booster Blush in Warm, Happy Booster Blush in Rose and Highlighting Light Bronze Pearl. BEWARE: I ONLY RECOMMEND the "BOOSTER" products. The regular blushes and bronzers do not impress me.

TOTAL MISS: RIMMEL LIPSTICKS: The colors are nice but there are just too many cons for me personally. 1. I do not like the smell. It is almost like fruity pebbles or something. 2. The color looks different when it is on your lips. 3. The Kate Moss line (the red tube also comes in a black tube) is VERY drying. I have 5 of them so I will wear them until I use them up but I wont recommend them or repurchase them. I DO LOVE RIMMEL EYELINERS, slim and fat pencils. BEST EVER!

1 comment:

  1. Girl! You have a lot of makeup!!! I love Milani lipsticks! I also want to buy some more blushes and I don't like lip glosses, except for very few, like the nyx that you gave me :) Some of them are just so sticky. When are we going shopping?