So the last time I was in the USA last November, I decided to get some great makeup for my collection. The only problem was that I didn’t have lots of money to pack up in Sephora, so I decided to search for the best drug store makeup products that are used by professionals, meaning makeup artists and of course, celebrities.
Here’s what I purchased on challenge:
I got these items in different places such as CVS Pharmacy, Target and Wal-Mart.
Listed as on of the best primers, I got this Maybelline primer-base which is pretty great to be honest. It soothes the skin and fills small wrinkles.
Since I bought a primer I obviously had to get a foundation as well, so I got this highly praised Maybelline Fit me! foundation. I love this product very much, it stays on all day and my skin doesn’t get oily. The only problem is that it doesn’t have SPF. So my solution…
…is to buy ANOTHER primer, just like the one I got, but with SPF. Waste of money you say? Well, not really if you think about it… ahaha But to be honest, this one is pretty great at well, you can use it by itself and it gives a healthy glow to your skin without putting on anything else.
Then came an eyeshadow called Color Tattoo, color leather from Maybelline (I guess this brand is considered a great drug store makeup brand and it really is). This eyeshadow is amazing! You can use it on its own as a matte brown color, or use it as a base and build it up. I use is on its own lot of times because I like a natural look. It stays on, doesn’t crease and looks pretty.
Another quick, happy mistake of mine was this Covergirl Lashblast Fusion mascara. Since I’m blonde and my lashes are not that visible on their own, I always used black mascara. This time when I grabbed this Covergirl favorite I accidentally bought a brown one. First I panicked so I bought a black one a day later… but to be honest, when I tried it I ended up liking it. It makes your everyday makeup more natural so you can go harder with a black one on special occasions.
One of the things I got obsessed with is doing my brows. When I looked for a great product that is quick and effective I came across this L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper. It’s quick, it’s easy to use and looks great!
And finally the lipstick. This was the first time I saw black lipstick at all, so I was instantly fascinated. And who else could pull off representing a black lipstick than Katy Perry?! So she did. And all the other colors in her collection were very exciting so I got a purple one as well. It’s not too pigmented, so you can even wear it every day, but still cool enough that people will ask, “what lipstick are you wearing?” Or “are you cold?” Anyways, it’ll be the talk of the town.
So that was my experiment with drug store makeup. Tell me your favorites and if you tries any of these!