Monday, August 24, 2015

REVIEW & FOTD Using Mostly Drugstore Products!

I am not a makeup artist, and there are days that I struggle with putting on basic makeup, but I try! Who else knows how I feel? I always have uneven winged liner or my brows are always looking like distant cousins. The struggle is real! Today I am actually happy with my makeup, so that's why I am sharing my face of the day (FOTD)! Hah!

Like my headband? I love it. It's from American Eagle, but I found it at TJ Maxx for only $1.99! That's an amazing deal!

 Foundation - Revlon Colorstay Foundation Normal/Dry Skin ($12.99) - The pricing for this varies depending on where you purchase it. Pricing at Ulta is usually more expensive, so you can find this at Walmart or Target for a cheaper price, but Ulta usually has deals and coupons that makes the price decent. Any way, this is one of my must-have foundations. My skin always look flawless whenever I wear this foundation. It's a semi-dewy finish on my normal/dry skin, and you don't need much of this product to get a nice coverage. It feels light-weight on my skin, as if I'm not wearing much foundation, but I would say coverage is medium-full depending on how much you apply. The best way to apply this foundation is to use a BeautyBlender or a Real Techniques sponge. This comes in two types: normal/dry skin or oily/combination skin, so be sure to choose the right one for your appropriate skin type.
Concealer - Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in "Medium ($6.99) - Another holy grail of mine is this concealer right now. It's a creamy, blendable concealer that conceals your blemishes and basically anything you want to hide. I like to use this under my eyes as well, and this shade currently works for me since I am tan from the summer. You will notice little creasing occurring underneath the eye area, but it's not too bad as long as you apply a thin layer of it and set it down with powder.
Powder - Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder in "Sandy Beige" ($8.99) - A favorite of mine is this powder from Maybelline! I love this powder because it is so smooth and is unnoticeable on the skin. It's easy to blend, and my powder blush picks up this product from the pan easily without any issues. I've had great experiences using this product, and I just recently hit pan!
 Brows - NYX Cosmetics Tame & Flame in "Brunette" ($6.99) I absolutely love this brow product! If you don't want to spend $$ on Anastasia brow product, try this! It works just as well, if not better. I feel like the texture of this product is a little smoother than the Anastasia Brow Pomade, so this is a little easier for me to work with.
Eyeliner - Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Eyeliner & Serum ($10.99) This is my holy grail liquid eyeliner. I always talk about this product on my blog and previous videos I've posted on my YT channel. Although I still don't know if my eyelashes are growing due to the serum, because honestly, how am I supposed to know, this liner stays on all day and night. This doesn't budge. However, if you have oily eyelids and you are not planning on wearing eye shadow, throw on your favorite eye shadow primer and a matte shadow so that the product doesn't crease because you will see it budge if this is your skin type.
Eye shadow - ColourPop Eye Shadow in "Nillionaire" ($5) ColourPop sells such quality cosmetics at such affordable prices. Nillionaire is a popular metallic finish bronze shadow, that I absolutely love. The eye shadow has a nice cushion-type texture, and it dries so quickly on the skin. There is barely any fallout with this shadow, unless you have a horrible tendency to rub your eyes a lot like me, so I highly recommend ColourPop shadows especially this shade. I love using this on my lids so that my eyes "pop." I used the LORAC Mega Pro palette for my crease and outer V in the shades, "Wisteria" and "Dusty Plum." Unfortunately this was a limited edition shadow palette from last holiday season. LORAC is releasing a LORAC Mega Pro 2 Palette this upcoming holiday season though, so get ready for that!

Highlighter - Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in "Champagne Pop" (LE - $38) - This isn't a drugstore product. Far from it. However, this is a much talked about highlighter that I think is a must-have if you're not on a tight budget. Jaclyn Hill, a phenomenal YouTube beauty makeup artist, collaborated with one of my favorite brands, Becca Cosmetics, to produce a beautiful pressed highlighter filled with white gold and peachy undertones. This seems to look good on everyone that I've seen pictures of wearing this product. I love the sheen and the glow that it gives my face! It's amazing! Becca products some of the best highlighters out there in the market today.

Blush - Makeup Geek Blush Pan in "Romance" ($9.99) - Although you can't purchase Makeup Geek in stores, I still consider this a drugstore-type of product due to its amazing price. While most blushes nowadays retail at high price points in the $20s and $30s, Makeup Geek pans are only $9.99, and the quality of Marlena's products are top notched. Romance is so beautiful and romantic, just like what the blush is named. As described on the website, the blush is a soft rose with gold shimmer. It's exactly that, and it stays on all day. A little goes a long way, so you only need to dip your blush brush in the pan once or twice for each side of your cheeks. :)

Lips - ColourPop Lippie Stix in "Brink" ($5) - This is my new go-to lipstick. This as described on the site as a warm dusty taupe lippie has a matte finish, and is so rich in color. I love that these lipsticks are on a twist-up stick, and are not drying at all compared to some other matte lipsticks out there. If you do drink or eat, the lipstick will gradually come off overtime, and you will have to reapply.

If I could choose my top three products from my look today it will have to be the Becca x Jaclyn Hill highlighter, ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix in "Brink," and the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Flame Pomade! :)

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