Happy Friday Friends,
I’m rounding off this week with a beauty post, finally! It’s been a while since I shared my favourite products with you guys, so today I’m giving you all the details on my makeup bag hits and misses. I’ve been reaching for more and more drug store products lately. I find CoverGirl, L’oreal, and Maybelline have been stepping up their game, so I don’t feel the need to go out and splurge on higher end products as often, which is amazing!
Foundation & Concealer
Laura Mercier Foundation in shade ‘Medium Ivory’
I am obsessed with the full coverage and dewiness of this foundation. And the shade I have is perfect for when I have my fake tanner on since it has a bit of olive undertone to it. I can’t seem to find a shade in it that matches my natural(extremely fair) skin tone though, which leads me to my next foundation choice….
This stuff is soooo good for a drug store foundation. Its not quite as full coverage as the Laura Mercier foundation but it can be built up but adding an extra pump wherever you need to more coverage. It’s dewy and light-weight, and a fraction of the price of high end foundations, making this one a great alternative. It also has SPF which is amazing! I have this one in the lightest shade, and the third lightest(for when I have my tanner on) and reach for it everyday.
Maybelline Better Skin Concealer in shade ‘Ivory’
I’ve been using this concealer for years now and can’t stop, it has great coverage and sets really well with my favourite loose powder. The combo together gives me flawless and crease free results, everytime!
I firmly believe this is the best translucent powder on the market for setting your concealer. I used to use this powder to set my whole face but found it left me a little matte, and for someone who likes the glowy/dewy look to their foundation it wasn’t my favourite look. Also its pretty pricey so I started saving a lot more money by only using it to set my under eyes lol!
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Loose Powder in shade ‘Translucent Light’
Okay, I feel like I keep raving about everything but here I go again – I’m obsessed with this powder. Its sooooo good for setting your whole face because it doesn’t make you look powdery or matte. Its also amazing at covering any discolouration on your face. My nose is usually red on the end and its so hard to cover with just foundation and concealer. So what I do is pack the powder on the discolouration after applying my foundation and leave it for a few minutes to ‘bake’. Then I just dust it off and it will completely cover the redness, and it works the same for pimples too.
Two Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in shade ‘Milk Chololate’
I have used this bronzer for years, its the perfect matte bronze shade to use for contouring. It helps make the contour look more like a shadow then any other bronzer I’ve used, and it latests forever! I don’t know how but its like never ending haha and smells like milk chocolate!
CoverGirl Brow & Eye Makers in shade ‘Soft Brown’
I had been searching for the perfect brow shade for my hair colour forever, because its so hard to find a blonde eyebrow shade thats not boarder line orange. I stumbled upon this one by complete accident when my sister bought a pack and then never used it, so she gave it to me to try. I never would have purchased a ‘soft brown’ shade in fear that it would be too dark, but this colour is perfect! I use a light hand because it can look dark if you press down really hard, but a light brushing stroke gives me the perfect brow shade.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in shade ‘Scratch’
There was a colour very similar to this in my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette called ‘Buzz’ and I used it up right away because I loved it so much. So I went to Sephora and asked the girls there to grab me a shadow pot with the closest shade to ‘Buzz’ in it, and they gave me this one! I love using a light shimmery shade on my lids and this rose gold one is no exception.
I have mentioned this pallet before to you guys but its still a favourite of mine that I use daily. The mauve and brown shadows are my go-tos and the largest, lightest highlight shade is an all time favourite! The quality of this palette is just insane for the price point, its a definite must have for me.
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in shade ‘Eastend Snob’
I love this liner, its new to my collection and its stolen my heart already! Its so creamy and smooth, it lasts hours and doesn’t bleed. The colour is also the perfect shade to pair with any of my pink or rose lipsticks.
Mac Lipstick in shade ‘Please Me’
‘Please Me’ is my go-to everyday shade of lipstick, its the perfect pinky rose and compliments any outfit perfectly! If you’ve seen any of my instagram/blog OOTD photos then you’ve definitely seen me wearing it, I wear this shade almost daily.
L’oreal Colour Riche in shade ‘Matte-caron’
My favourite matte baby pink shade to wear with light and bright outfits. The formula is super creamy and it smells like cotton candy, its soooo good!
L’oreal Lash Paradise Mascara in ‘Blackest Black’
I wanted to love this mascara… it applied nicely and made me lashes look really good. However the transfer and fall out was what ruined it for me. I couldn’t go a few hours without getting black dots on my brow bone from my lashes touching whenever I would look up. And I found the formula flaked off really easily so I would end up with little black flakes under my eyes too. It’s a shame because what It does for your lashes is great, and the packaging is beautiful!
Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara in ‘Blackest Black’
After trying the L’oreal Lash Paradise and being disappointed I went back to the drug store in search for another one to try out. The Maybelline Push-Up Mascara caught my eye, but to be honest when I saw the packaging I thought it was a double ended mascara. One with a primer on one end and a mascara on the other, so I was a little disappointed when I got home and it wasn’t. It’s my fault though for not properly reading the package, Peter was with me and he hates makeup shopping so I just grabbed it and left lol! I don’t find the mascara does any sort of lifting or ‘push up’ like the packaging says, but the brush end is nice. However it applies a lot of product at once, so I have to use it with a light hand or my lashes look really chunky.
With all that being said – I’m still on the hunt for a affordable mascara so if you guys know of any good ones let me know in the comments below! If not, I may have to go back to my old trusty Givenchy mascara. It’s pricey but it works wonders! Anyways I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I’ll talk to you on Monday 🙂
Enjoy your weekend!