New Drugstore Beauty Buys

And, we’re at the start of another week. Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good weekend. It’s been a while since I sat down to have an old school beauty chat with you, so today we’re talking all about a few new drugstore beauty buys.

New Drugstore Beauty Buys
 
Drugstore beauty products have been my jam lately because, well let’s face it – budgets are tight! And, there are just other things these days that I’d rather spend money on. Luckily for me (and all of us!), the drugstore has SO many great beauty items right now so there’s no sacrifice of quality. Let’s get into it!

Makeup

Face | As I mentioned in a recent weekend links and loves, the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation has been my go-to. You guys, I’m not exaggerating when I say this is just as good (if not better) than my holy grail Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. The coverage is incredible while still being lightweight, and it lasts all day. No touch ups required! I use the pink L’Oreal makeup sponge to apply the foundation, and this is a dream team duo. It has been a few years since I’ve used the brand name Beautyblender, but this is pretty dang comparable if my memory serves correctly.

Cheeks | Pinterest keeps telling me that a dupe for my ride-or-die blush, Tarte Amazonian Clay in Exposed, is Milani Powder Blush in Romantic Rose. So naturally, I tracked the Milani blush down to give it a go. The colors between Exposed and Romantic Rose are similar, but the Milani blush doesn’t exactly stand up to it’s high-end sister. It’s definitely not as pigmented, and I find that the color fades after a few hours. That said, it’s still a nice formula for a drugstore blush. I get the most use out of it on lighter-makeup days.

Eyes | I’ve been using the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer for a while, but I never mentioned it on here. Silly me because this is a GREAT drugstore eye primer! I have ridiculously oily eyelids, and this keeps my shadow intact with no creasing for the whole day. My only gripe is the tube packaging, but it still works. I also finally found the cult favorite Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Mascara. On its own, it leaves my lashes long with a fluttery effect. I prefer to use it as a second coat over another mascara to help build volume.

Lips | I’m still in love with the Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick. In case you missed, it, check out my less than $12 mauve-nude lip combo to see the product in action. I’ve since also purchased Nudist Peach and Berry Recognize. Seriously, for $4 you can’t go wrong.

Skincare

Once or twice a week, I use the Aveeno 60-Second In-Shower Facial instead of my normal cleanser. This stuff is oil-free and safe for sensitive skin like most Aveeno products. It’s amazing! My face feels baby bottom-smooth after I rinse the cleanser off. In addition to that product, I use the Acure Facial Brightening Scrub once a week after my regular cleanser. This product is a little grittier, so I know it’s scrubbing away dry skin and helping to even out any dull spots. I’ve noticed a few minor breakouts from both these products, but I believe it’s because they’re working to reveal fresher, healthier skin. I’d say these products would work on any skin type!

Whew – chatting about my new drugstore beauty buys got a little more long-winded than I anticipated. πŸ˜‰ Hopefully this helps give you an idea of what to look for and pick up on your next trip down the drugstore beauty aisle!

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  • Biana Perez

    Good to know about the milani blush – I do like the brand but haven’t tried any of their blushes before. I need to get that makeup sponge – sounds like a great dupe for sure!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • I have been using that mascara since college! I always try the ‘gimmicky’ ones and I always go back to that one! Great finds and I need to try that blush and brightening scrub!!

  • Debra Stachelski

    I’m going to try and find that mascara since my Loreal Voluminous has been letting me down lately. I’ve tried the Aveeno scrub, it’s wonderful but did irritate my sensitive skin, maybe that would get better with repeated use. My tried and true drugstore blush is the Cover Girl Cheekers, I’ve used them for years and I think they have some nice colors. Thanks for all the other suggestions here!

  • So many great products! I’m going to have to test some of these out!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

  • I may need to try one of those cleansers. What do you use for a moisturizer? Same goes for that sponge. I love the Beautyblender but not the price tag. :-/ I used that mascara for years too. Thanks for sharing lady and I hope that you have a great day! πŸ™‚

  • I love the Tarte Amazonian Clay blush, so I definitely need to pick up some of that Milani blush since you swear that it’s a dupe! The high end makeup just ends up getting so expensive!

  • Christina Sotherden

    Instantly in your picture that bright lip color stuck out – it’s always fun trying new ones when the price tag isn’t bad!

  • Pro Infallible foundation is my favorite foundation. I have oily skin and I don’t have to worry too much about my skin looking dewy or caky with this foundation.

  • I love drugstore beauty product posts! I need to check out that blush and lipstick.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • The Adored Life

    I swear if my shower allowed more products I would be doing ALLL THE things with drugstore beauty! Have you ever done the Neutrogena in shower oils? Are they good?

  • This is great! I’ve actually never tried any of these drug store brands so I will definitely have to check them out! That eye shadow primer is definitely going to be the first thing I scoop up! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Great picks! I have been looking for some good quality drug store products and I need to try the Wt n’ Wild lip gloss!
    -Olivia
    Miss Olivia Says

  • I love the wet n wild lip creams! They’re amazing color and long-lasting!

  • I haven’t picked up anything new from the drugstore in a while so this post is awesome! I used to love the positive radiant tinted moisturizer, and that in-shower facial sounds so nice!

  • i have the L’Oreal Infallible stuff but never actually tried it (i’m really good at buying things that stay in their packaging for like 2 years.. remember that hair tool thing i bought that you used? still in the box…). never tried that mascara!! gonna go hunt for it now.

  • I need to give Pro-Matte a shot! I have heard suuuuch good things!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • I’m on the hunt for a new blush, so I might just have to try that tarte product! I want one that lasts all day. Also need to check out that mascara!