I am a self proclaimed beauty junkie. I am a Rouge member at Sephora, which means nothing more than I spend WAY too much money on products. I have always been quick to grab a lipstick or eyeshadow palette at the drugstore, but I always felt like foundation and mascara had to be more high end to be worth anything. Well, I was so wrong! I have found myself basically using all drugstore makeup lately, with the exception of my bronzer/blush. This isn’t because I have some new found will power to say no to Sephora, but because I really love the products! I am going to break down each product below that I have been loving.
Cover Girl Tru Blend Concealer: OMG this concealer is amazing. I had been using Tarte Shape Tape concealer for quite a while (enough time to go through a whole tube) and I love the coverage, however, I really felt like it settled into the fine lines around my eyes. Enter this Covergirl concealer. The coverage is amazing, and the concealer is so blendable. Best of all, after wearing this for hours, it doesn’t settle in my fine lines at all. This is hands down my favorite concealer I have ever tried! https://www.target.com/p/covergirl-trublend-undercover-concealer-buff-beige-0-08-fl-oz/-/A-76153366?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Beauty%2BPersonal+Care%2BShopping_Local&adgroup=SC_Health%2BBeauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9013085&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1247077&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=CjwKCAiA__HvBRACEiwAbViuU7P7xH4Az-NytggeFocPPqi2E_k30OAJzd0IDNT64Rj4uaFDlVgYfRoClksQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
No. 7 Lift and Luminate Powder: This powder is supposed to be a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury setting powder. I have not tried the Charlotte Tilbury one because I love this one so much! The No. 7 powder is $12.99 versus $45 for the Charlotte Tilbury option. This powder is silky and smooth and stays on all day. It also doesn’t make your skin appear dry and “powdery”. I highly recommend this as a setting powder. https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/no7-lift-&-luminate-powder/ID=prod6392359-product?skuId=sku6323063
Maybelline 665 Creamy Matte Lip Color in shade “Lust for Blush”: I love the look of matte lip color, but I do not love the dried out look it usually gives my lips. I really tend to stay away from matte lipstick, however, this one is great. It somehow manages to be creamy and moisturizing while still being matte. This color is a nice pink color and I think it would work for a variety of skin tones. https://www.target.com/p/maybelline-color-sensational-creamy-matte-lip-color-665-lust-for-blush-0-15oz/-/A-15425176
Loreal Infallible Pro-Glow foundation: I have spent hundreds of dollars on foundation trying to find the perfect one. I want one that has great coverage, isn’t cakey, and provides a nice glow. I have tried Estee Lauder, Nars, Georgio Armani, and Make Up Forever just to name a few. I am being totally honest when I say that I always come back to this one. It provides a nice amount of coverage for everyday and gives a nice glowy look to your skin. It stay on pretty well when I combine it with the No. 7 setting powder. If you are going to an event, you may want something with a little more coverage, but for daily use, I cant recommend this one enough. https://www.target.com/p/l-oreal-paris-infallible-pro-glow-foundation-201-classic-ivory-1-fl-oz/-/A-50437881?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Beauty%2BPersonal+Care%2BShopping_Local&adgroup=SC_Health%2BBeauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9013085&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1247077&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=CjwKCAiA__HvBRACEiwAbViuU8nahp4X3UlqKH3kn4ldAKEIJBBmOa3opg1pV0eD4vc3OpMtytw1MBoCvlkQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Loreal Voluminous Primer: I have decently long eyelashes, but they are blonde and stick straight. They are also not very voluminous. I have used this mascara primer for years and love it! I notice a huge difference in my mascara if I don’t use this first. I apply it, wait a few seconds and then apply my mascara. It is amazing how much volume this adds to my lashes! I have purchased and re-purchased this product more times than I can count! https://www.ulta.com/voluminous-lash-primer?productId=xlsImpprod14321015&sku=2305256&cmpid=PS_Non!google!Product_Listing_Ads&cagpspn=pla&CATCI=aud-830916162641:pla-566330162081&CAAGID=35321891920&CAWELAID=330000200000632136&CATARGETID=330000200001619369&CADevice=c&gclid=CjwKCAiA__HvBRACEiwAbViuUw4dfttMzfWRyHe23ECkKhRlKZE9RpGvyo5G97N_i_8de1IM7yTWNRoCvIcQAvD_BwE
Maybelline Falsies Push Up Mascara: Let me just say that I love each and every product featured on this post, but if I was forced to pick one in some weird makeup hostage situation, it would be this one. This is my favorite mascara I have ever used. I have an entire make up bag stuffed full of mascara ranging from Loreal to Chanel, and hands down I would pick this one every time. It doesn’t do a lot for volume, but it provides amazing length. Mixed with voluminous primer, it is an amazing combination. https://www.ulta.com/falsies-push-up-angel-waterproof-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod14371005&sku=2304861&cmpid=PS_Non!google!Product_Listing_Ads&cagpspn=pla&CATCI=pla-294680686006&CAAGID=28397269470&CAWELAID=330000200000820840&CATARGETID=330000200001394369&CADevice=c&gclid=CjwKCAiA__HvBRACEiwAbViuU7ML0l8fB-jBWfK2GuwxrdNqAeLXKCwab-xNWmCPVYX0-ijueVY2BhoCx3EQAvD_BwE
These are some of my tried and true drugstore favorites that prove you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get great products! I hope you will try some of these out and love them! Happy shopping!