Alright babes it’s Beauty Talk Tuesday and today i’m sharing all my favorite go to drug store products! I love a good beauty buy as much as the next girl so these are all items I use on the daily and won’t break the bank!
Okay lets start with my favorite items everrrrr these lip liners by NYX. I probably get most excited when I cruise the NYX aisle at Ulta. The selection is huge, the product quality is great and their colors are on point! These three lip liners are the bessssst and I always stock up! You will thank me later!
These three colors are the shizzzz ! I just throw on a little chapstick and one of these lipliners and I’m out the door!
So many of you have requested my winger liner tutorial and I promise you it’s coming soon! This is the liquid eyeliner I have been using for about 2 years now. I love how deep the black is (sometimes with liners they tend to lighten up when applied but this one is a super solid/contrast black) and that it doesn’t budget all day! It’s only $5 and is ammmazing. If you’re just starting out I would recommend spending a little more and getting This One (I used to use for years). The tip is a more firm and would probably be easier to apply for beginners.
If you saw on insta stories yesterday Maybelline sent me a killer box of goodies. These Master Strobing Liquids immediately caught my eye and I couldn’t wait to swatch them out.
These strobe creams are great if you’re looking for a highlighter on a budget. I wore the Light color out yesterday and really loved it. They pack a huge punch so just use them sparingly. I tapped a little down the bridge of my nose and tops of my cheekbones for a subtle glow. They actually remind me SO much of two that I used to use by Benefit. The Light one is very similar This One by Benefit and the Deep color reminds me of Benefits High Beam Highlighter (my go to for Summer months). Either way these are great drug store highlighter options and a little goes a long way!
Okay I will confess I am totally a lazy smokey eye girl. I don’t like to spend 20 minutes using 15 different products to create a look I probably could have just done with three. I like to use a few products that pack a punch and move on to the rest of my makeup (maybe that’s the mom life in me now that i’m constantly rushed to get ready these days). Oh the days when you use to go upstairs an hour before you were going to leave to start getting ready ha! Now it’s like a mad dash trying to get ready in 10 minutes when your husband has already given you the “i’ll be in the car” lol.
Okay sorry getting side tracked here. Back to the smokey eye…So these NYX Jumbo sticks are kind of my lazy girl version to the Mac Paint Pots I used to use as a base. I own them in at least 10 different colors depending on what look i’m creating. They glide on really easily, are super budget friendly and give your shadow a little boost and something to stick to. I apply them all over my lid and take them up in my crease, apply a shadow to my lid, a different shadow in my crease, then throw on some liner and mascara and call it a damn day. 😉
Ahhh yes the good ol’ Crest White Strips! Ladies I have used these for YEARSSSSS. I’ve turned down some seriously good paying collaborations with teeth whitening companies because these budget friendly babies really do work. I tend to just stick with the classic strips (they’ve changed the name over the years but basically the cheapest ones they make) bc I used the advanced strips once and my teeth were super sensitive to them. I only use these occasionally now for a little maintenance but depending on your whitening needs you will definitely see a difference after a couple weeks of use. Anyone else use these too?!
I don’t use false lashes as much any more because my lashes are super long now from the serum I did a post on HERE but when I do, Ardell are my absolute FAVORITE! The Demi Wispies are the BEST! They make them with a beginner friendly tool HERE and I also love the Half/End pieces HERE! If you are already skilled applying falsies I always loved using the individual pieces for a more natural look. I mix the short and medium lengths starting with the short at the middle of the eye and finishing with a couple long pieces on the outer corner.
I’ll be completely honest, now that I have long lashes (as mentioned above because of the serum I use // post HERE) it’s pretty hard to go wrong with mascara. For a drug store option I use this Falsies Push Up Angel Masacara. I love the thinner curved brush and it provides volume and length without clumping .It just does an overall good job. But when I had no lashes during my pregnancies (for some reason with both pregnancies I lost lashes and was left with short stick straight lashes ) This Mascara did wonders and was definitely worth a higher price point.
You girls know I will never give up My Holy Grail Concealer but as far as a budget friendly options This Brightening Creamy Concealer by Mayebelline is pretty great. I have some serious Sicilian dark under eye circles so I feel like I need something heavy duty like my Clea De Peau concealer but for weekday errands and super light makeup days these have been great! I wear the Medium 40 shade. If you have moderate under eye circles these would be perfect for you! Also if you have a drug store concealer your obsessed with please share! I also have been hearing good things about This Instant Age Rewind Concealer as well.
and a couple other items…
This NYX liner in Golden Bronze just about everyday (makes those green/blue eyes pop)
and as fas as drug store foundations I tend to spend a little more money on my foundations but if you use one you love PLEASE SHARE! I used L’oreal True Match back in the day and just tried This One by Maybelline that was in the box I shared on Insta-Stories the other day. I’ve only worn it once so don’t want to give you a full review on it yet but I was actually pleasantly surprised with it. They package was not great at all ( like you’re almost dipping into a sponge of foundation… I know sounds gross ) but the coverage, color and quality was actually pretty good. So will wear it a few more times and give you a fill review soon.
Okay hope I didn’t ramble on too much 😉 and you girls are still enjoying these posts!