Make-Up Best Buys

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A few of my drug store favorites...
  • Hard Candy Primer can be found at WalMart. I was using the Benefit Porefessional until a girlfriend recommended this - shockingly, I prefer the $6 primer over the $32 primer! I have oily skin so I use the basic one but my friend uses the illuminating and she's always getting compliments on her glow!
  • Revlon's Color Stay Foundation can be found in most places. If you are a new reader, you'll find that I've tried many foundations and I always go back to this one. {with exception of Kat Von D's new foundation which is in a previous post}
  • Maybelline's Falsies is just plain awesome. You'll see what it does to my lashes in the photos below. The key, however, is applying it correctly. Many girls don't apply their mascara in a way that makes their lashes look thicker.
  • Maybelline Age Rewind is for under the eyes. I use the illuminating and I use it in all of the places on my face that I want to be illuminated since I try to do some contouring. It's just a good brightener to make you look more awake and to make your eyes bigger.
  • E.L.F. Eyebrow Wax/Powder is.the.bomb. I realize that most women don't consider this an essential... but you should re-think it! Just an FYI - a good eyebrow lesson will rock your world. The Benefit Brow Bar gave me lessons and re-shaped mine. It's something that, as cheesy as it sounds, changed my life {and my look}.Your eyebrows anchor your face - so give them some attention, since that's kind of important.
Of course, the most important thing you can do to your skin is take care of it and prevent wrinkles/scars/etc. I swear by NeriumAD.
 
What are some of your drug store favorites?
 

16 comments:

  1. Excuseeeee me but can you a correct way to put on mascara tutorial :) I want your lashes! I use Revlon Colorstay and I need to try that Hard Candy primer!

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  2. LOVE! I need to do a post like this!!

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  3. How do you apply your mascara? It looks amazing!!

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  4. Helloooo gorgeous.
    I Just bought one of those 32 dollar primers..... damn itttt.

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  5. You are so pretty Emily! And goodness gracious your eye lashes are long! I'll have to pick up that Falsies mascara next time... I used to use Estee Lauder mascara in college (when my parents were still giving me an allowance)... but now that I'm on a budget I can't spend as much money on makeup! Thanks for the tips :)

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  6. Thanks for the review! I love when girls do this because I am always interested in buying new makeup!

    Xoxo
    Makenzie

    http://sosimplychic.blogspot.com/

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  7. Great review! You have me itching to buy lots and lots tomorrow morning at Target! Thanks again for the review, beautiful girl!

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  8. I am for sure going to try the Hard Candy primer! I am SO over paying top dollar for a primer that doesn't do what it says! Thanks for the tips :)

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  9. I will definitely be trying the mascara! Your lashes look phenomenal!!:)

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  10. I love Covergirl mascara! I switch between the kinds I buy every time I get a new tube, but they have the best mascara ever!

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  11. I've been trying to find a reasonably priced primer so this is great news for me! Thanks!!

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  12. Not sure about Nerium AD, looks like one of those con tricks. You buy and can't stop them taking money out of your account. Just my opinion.

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