Foundation: Ulta Highlighter: Ulta Blush Illuminator: Ulta Mascara: Ulta Eye Shadow: UltaToday I’m sharing with you my drugstore makeup favorites. I’ll admit, I am a makeup snob. 95% of the time I do my cosmetics shopping at Sephora or department stores and only use designer makeup brands. Makeup has always been the purchase in my life that I continuously splurge on and honestly have no guilt over. If that means counting pennies elsewhere, I’ll do it!
That being said, when I do find myself at the drugstore, it’s getting my hands on these few favorites that I’ve fallen in love with.
First up, foundation. I’ve never been a big fan of foundation. In fact, I only use it for special events or times I know I will need something with a little more wear to get me through a long day. I usually stick to just mineral powder. When I do choose to wear foundation, one of my go-to’s is Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous. It’s light-weight, doesn’t sink in creases and the smallest bit goes a long way. I should mentioned I have the most sensitive skin. Like ever. Which is why I’ve always gravitated towards high-end makeup brands, but this foundation has never made me break out.
Secondly, highlighter. I’ll admit, I still have my other brand name highlighter that I interchange with. However, for the price (a mere $13 bucks) this has tied my other highlighter which is double the price.
Now illuminators, they are the hottest thing in the makeup world right now and for good reason. They just tend to be really pricey. This Loreal illuminator is a fraction of the price most brand name illuminators are. Plus, what I love about this specific one is the fact that it acts as a two-in-one illuminator and blush. Whichever shade you choose, based on your skin, it will add a nice touch of color to your cheeks too.
Next is mascara. This is probably the product I am the pickiest with. I want a certain shade, texture, curve of the applicator, material of the applicator…the list goes on and on. I close-to-never purchase mascara at drugstores, but I have taken a liking to this Maybelline Lash Sensational. One swipe goes a long with and at $9 bucks, it’s a steal. Prepare yourself….I usually spend….TRIPLE that amount on mascara. So you can understand my enthusiasm when I find one 1/3 of the price I actually like.
Lastly, eyeshadow. I never wear eye shadow. Call me lazy (cause that’s pretty much the reason why), I just never feel like figuring out what shades and where to put them on my eye lid. Probably why I’m such a mascara fanatic, I just rely on that pizzazz. Revlon’s Photo Ready Eye Art is the coolest little product. It comes with two liquid eyeshadows that dry quickly and stay put without creasing. Although they may look flashy, they go on lightly and give only a subtle shimmer and color-which I love!