Gems of the Drugstore: 2nd Edition

Hey y’all!! Today I’m back with some more awesome drugstore makeup. I am super excited to share these products with you guys!

L’Oreal Voluminous Primer – So I mainly decided to write a Gems of the Drugstore post this week so I could tell all of you about this primer. I haven’t been this excited about a new makeup product in a while! I was wandering through the drugstore section of Ulta recently, saw this was a new item and knew I had to try it since I love lash primers. I’ve only been using it about a week and a half, but I can already say that this is the best lash primer I’ve ever used. The formula coats my lashes thickly and evenly and doesn’t look clumpy when I put my mascara over it. Best part? It’s 8.99!!! RUN to the store and get this!!! I’m serious. You need to try this!!

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Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – I haven’t tried a ton of drugstore concealers, but I discovered this one a few years ago and have used it off and on and really like it. It has light coverage and blends well to a luminious (but not glittery or shimmery) finish. I have the shades Fair and Light. Fair is lighter with more pink tones, which is what I prefer. Light has more yellow undertones, if that’s what you need. I love using the shade Fair to brighten up my under eye area, but it also works to cover redness and blemishes. I’ve heard this is comparable to the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. I’ve used both and think they are every similar, though the Nars one is a bit thicker and has slightly more coverage, but this one from Maybelline is so good that I won’t be buying the Nars one anytime soon (it’s $30!), and I will just stick to this one since it’s only $6.99.

Top: Fair Bottom: Light
Top: Fair  Bottom: Light

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light Bronze – I mentioned this bronzer in a favorites post a couple months ago and since then, my love for this bronzer has only grown. I use this pretty much every day to lightly bronze/contour my face. I love how it isn’t matte, but it isn’t shimmery; it just gives a nice healthy glow. I also like how it isn’t too orange, like a lot of bronzers are, which is not cute when you have fair skin. Oh, and it smells soo good!

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Wet n Wild eyeshadow trio in The Silent Treatment – A few years ago, my sister-in-law sent this eyeshadow trio to me saying it was really good and that I needed to try it. Man, was she right! I’m on my second one! I don’t use the glittery black shade (it’s a bit chalky), but the other two shades are perfect. These are pigmented and blend smoothly. The quality is amazing for their $3 price tag. On days where I want simple makeup, I will just swipe some of the taupey-purple shade over my lid, use the light shade to highlight my inner corner, and call it good!

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IMG_3471IMG_3485Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob – If you are looking for a good lip liner in a neutral pink shade that will go with almost any neutral lipstick, this is the liner for you! It’s only $7!! I’ve heard that this is a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk. I have both liners, and I wouldn’t say that they are an exact dupe since the Rimmel one is more pink, but for a third of the price, this one works just fine!

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Top: Rimmel liner in East End Snob Bottom: Charlotte Tilbury in Pillowtalk

Hope that you guys try and love these products as much as I do! What are your favorite drug store items? I want to try them!

 

-L