Top 10 Drugstore Favs | Spring 2017

It’s been a while since I have posted a favorites blog or vlog. Since I have been using a lot more drug store products lately I have found some great items that I absolutely adore and I thought now would be a great time to share my current favorites.

Most of these items are under ten dollars and were purchased on sale and with coupons at Walgreens, Rite Aid or Target.  I have provided links below for more details regarding the product.  Note some of these links are affiliate links as an FYI.

L’Oréal infallible eyeshadow in color Endless Pearl

This is a must have in my collection.  I use it as an eye shadow base no matter what eye look I’m doing for the day immediately after priming my eyelids.

Milani Coconut Infused Lip Oil Treatment

Obsessed about this lip treatment is an understatement.  I put it on multiple times per day because I love how it smells & feels on my lips.  My lips have never been as moisturized as they are now after using this stuff religiously and it will be a permanent staple in my makeup bag/purse/night stand.

Elf Blush palette (Light)

I had low expectations for this palette when I bought it but was pleasently surprised how amazing the colors were.  They are pigmented, super blend-able and you can create so many versatile looks with the palette (day time/night time, office appropriate or night out etc).  I also love how you can remove the pans and customize the palette.  That’s pretty impressive for the price point.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme

I adore these!  I have three shades so far.  I’ve swatched them below.  As you can tell I’m mildly obsessed with nudes at the moment.  I also love how these smell like vanilla.  So many of my other liquid lip products have gross chemical smells to them which turns me off from using them, but not these!  They dry quickly, but don’t dry out your lips and they last a long time wear wise.  The bottom one is the only one of the Metallic ones I have.

L’Oréal Sublime Bronzer ***This sadly was limited edition and is no longer available***

I found this at the grocery store on an end cap with a tear off coupon pad attached and thought “why not try it out”.  I ended up absolutely loving it and am devastated to find out it is limited edition and no longer available.  I love how the shade is kind of an ashy/gray shade which makes it perfect for contouring.  I like to use my bronzer to contour on most days (because I’m lazy and usually putting on my makeup as quickly as I can in between bottle feedings and diaper changes for Baby K).  So this is perfect for a Mom on the go with fair skin like myself.

Rimmel Stay Matte powder

Out of all the setting powders I have tried, both high end and drug store this is hands down my favorite and the most affordable of all.  It’s less than $5!  What a steal.  The only thing I don’t like about it, is the super cheap packaging (to be expected for the price point).  The clear plastic lid falls off in my makeup and always seems to break or crack no matter how careful I am with it.  That won’t stop me from buying it though because it makes my makeup stay in place for 12+ hours and doesn’t make my face look cakey.

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Only tried this because I got a great deal on it via a drugstore sale and paired it with a coupon but it’s now one of my go-to drugstore mascaras.  It really makes my lashes look super voluminous and fake as well as adds some length to them.  I usually wear 2-3 coats of this on my lashes and do not pair it with any other mascaras.  If I want a more dramatic eye look I do a base coat of a lengthening and separating mascara first and then add 2-3 coats of this and I’m out the door and ready to take the day head on!

Wet & Wild Highlighter in color Precious Petals

This highlighter has been mentioned so much but that’s because it deserves a shout from the roof tops.  It’s stunningly beautiful for a drug store highlighter.  Wet n Wild has really stepped up their game with their makeup, while maintaining the affordable prices they are known for and this highlighter is probably one of the best Wet n Wild products I’ve gotten to date.  This is all I have been wearing this month and couldn’t be happier.

Wet & Wild Photofocus Foundation

This foundation really is pretty awesome for the price.  There aren’t many color selections though so it’s a shot in the dark regarding skin color matching but if you can find a shade that works for you then you will love this foundation.  It looks great on, doesn’t make your face look too oily, is a great price, and is perfect for people with combination skin like myself.

L’Oréal Magic Lumi Primer

I wouldn’t say it’s the best primer I have ever used, as it doesn’t appear to do a great job of filling in all my pores, but it does make my skin have a healthy luminous glow that you can see after my foundation is applied.  I’ve used it under all sorts of foundations and have been pleased with the results.  It’s been pretty good and worth a mention but I wouldn’t say it has become my holy grail drugstore primer.

What are your current drugstore favorites?  Have you purchased anything new I should try out?  Comment below and let me know!

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L’Oréal Infallible Eye Shadows

86174f63-be36-4c1c-9c7f-864d57e4464d-jpg-w960Welcome back peeps!  For today’s’ post I wanted to mention my obsession with the affordable L’Oréal Infallible individual eye shadows. I recently found one on clearance at Target and I had a coupon (naturally) so I decided to give it a try.  After using it the first time I was instantly in love.

When I recently become a foster mom I don’t have the time to get ready like I used to because I was on a demanding three year old’s schedule not mine.  Because of that, I perfected the art form of putting on a full face of makeup in 10 minutes or less as quickly as possible with whatever products I could quickly grab.  Some days this get ready as fast as you can beauty routine turned out great, other days I didn’t look quite as much of a hot mess and at least looked half-way put together.  If you are interested I put together a video of this get ready as fast as you can beauty routine.  Check it out on my YouTube channel below!

So back to the eyes hadows…  They are buttery smooth and go on so easily. They are very pigmented and the ones with shimmer aren’t overly shimmery which I like as well. What I mean by that is that it doesn’t look like I’m on my way to a Ke$ha concert when I wear them. I’m 33 and too old for that mess.  I also like that I can apply them with any number of my eye shadow brushes easily OR I can just use a clean finger and gently apply them.

After quickly becoming obsessed with the first shade I purchased on clearance from Target, I started stocking up with whatever colors I could find that were on sale and that would work for my skin tone.  All of my shades have been purchased at Target or Ulta so far as that is where I have been able to score the best deals.

So far I have:

#892 Amber Rush

#890 Bronzed Taupe

#556 Smoldering Plum

#899 Endless Pearl

Here are some swatches of them on my arm:


These are in order from left to right (amber rush on the far left and endless pearl on the far right). The flash was on so they look more sparkly and glittery than they really are.

I really love these eye shadows.  Since they are super affordable and can be found at any drug store or major retailer (Walmart/Target etc) it doesn’t hurt to give them a try if you haven’t already.  If you have tried them however, what did you think? What are your favorite shades?  Comment below and let me know!

Until next time,

XOXO

Crazy Jess 😘

Photo sourced from http://www.Ulta.com where you can purchase these amazing shadows!