Monday, February 6, 2012

current drugstore favourites

here are some of my favourite drugstore make up items - tested and tried by me :) my favourite drug store make up brand is Maybelline. i tend to buy drugstore products in the states as the price difference can be up to $5 (cheapest at Target or Walmart) or Superstore or Walmart in vancouver.


Revlon Photoready spf 20 (liquid) : this is the go to foundation for me currently. it has very subtle specs of shimmer, which you don't see on the skin. it is very easy to blend and can be built up; only need one pump of the foundation and is more than enough to cover the whole face. i love that it comes in a pump form so you don't waste the product. staying power is about 5 hours on my combination skin. approximately $13

Neutrogena Healthyskin spf20 (liquid): this is definitely comparable to Nars Sheerglow without the hefty price tag. Nars is $55 CDN while Neutrogena is $12 USD. the coverage is medium and can be buildable without looking cakey. the best part is that it has a substantial SPF without making your face look ghostly in pictures. the staying power is less at about 4 hours.

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse (creme): perfect for the cold, winter months. easy easy to use, just swipe a sponge and blend away. no need to concealer and it is my weekday makeup. takes 2 minutes tops. will need some powder after 4 - 5 hours but which foundation doesn't? it is $12 CDN (under $10USD). CVS or Walgreens usually has buy one get one 1/2 off.


Neutrogena Healthyskin spf 20 (compact): yup, they have a powder version in this. it's great for summer - the only thing is the shade selection is very limited at 3 shades :( about $10

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder: never cakey and so soft. I don't like the small puff it comes with - so I use a big fluffy brush to set my foundation. $9 - 11 CDN. Again, much cheaper in the States (around $7)


Maybelline Dream mousse (mousse): very fun to use - mousse consistency blush that stays on without fading. I tend to use my blush brush, not my fingers. the very best baby pink blush I have found at the drugstore. about $6 - 8

Wet n wild color icon(powder): wet n wild has upped its game in the last little while. the blush can be as cheap as $4 in the states. the powder is finely milled and the color pay off is very good. currently enjoying their new bronzer.


Maybeline age rewind undereye circle eraser: this comes in an interesting tube with a non detachable sponge applicator. quick and easy to use; i don't use concealer all the time but this seems to do the trick to hide and brighten my under eye area on a daily basis. about $9


Wet n wild: awesome palettes for under $5. the powder is almost buttery and when properly worn, will last all day. they do have quite a bit of fall out so be careful not to over apply. i love the trio in Silent Treatment.

Maybelline (quads): a huge range of colour combinations. $6 - 9


Maybelline Falsies: love this mascara since I love volume in my lashes.It volumizes AND lengthens. I always use waterproof but I think the regular one is just as good. About $6 - 8CDN

Loreal Voluminous: I always have a tube of this in my drawer. It gives the best color pay off (Carbon Black) and full lashes. but it does smudge after 6 - 8 hours. Well all mascara smudge on me except for the Japanese brands...


Revlon super lustrous: not sticky but has great color selection and moisturizes your lips very well. even the clear one has pretty sparkles. About $8 - 9 CDN but goes on sale often.

Maybelline Color Sensational: GREAT color range. love their pinks and reds. has a vanilla scent that you may or may not like. $7 CDN

Loreal infalliable (glosses and lipstick): colors are very wearable and they STAY ON for more than 4 hours! $9

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