I am a huge makeup/beauty junkie. I will confess that I love nerding it up and watching beauty You Tube videos in my lazy down time.
Unfortunately, some of my previous frivolous spending included spending thousands of dollars on high-end department store/Sephora/MAC makeup. I don’t fully blame You-Tube Beauty Gurus since I am a grown woman and have a brain of my own, but I do know that watching all those makeup/beauty videos did nothing but add fuel to the fire of my burning shopping addiction.
As a result, I will admit that I have a very nice makeup collection with everything you could ever need. If you can think of a beauty product, I probably have at least 2 different kinds of it. Yikes!
Luckily for my wallet, I am no longer
hoarding adding to my makeup collection because I’m serious about paying off my debt. That means no more buying any makeup/beauty product unless I run out of something and absolutely needed to. In the last few months I have only had to replenish mascara, liquid eyeliners and eyebrow pencils. But rather then going to Sephora or MAC like I normally would have done in the past, I have now been browsing my local drugstores for more affordable options. I have found some really fantastic goodies at the drugstore, so naturally I had to do this I Love Drugstore Makeup Tag to share with you all…..
1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand overall?
Without a doubt, Revlon. They have really been stepping up their game lately and in turn encouraging other drugstore brands to compete. The quality of Revlon’s recent releases has been quite impressive and their packaging is looking more elegant.
2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?
Face – Revlon Colorstay Foundation. This foundation will not budge. Good stuff. (I wear 330 Natural Tan for Oily Complexions in case anyone is curious)
Cheek – I have yet to find a drugstore cheek product that I love, but I do like Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush (wow what a mouthful lol)
Lip – Revlon Lip Butters (Red Velvet is my favorite color)
3. Least favorite product?
I don’t know if it’s my least favorite drugstore product, but I recently bought a Carmex lip balm and I am not a fan. At all. But I will use it all up since that’s what a frugal PF blogger would do
4. What is the best makeup bargain?
I am a fan of those NYC Kohl Brow/Eyeliner Pencil. I wear the universal color Taupe. They are long pencils and are usually priced at around $1.99 but I always try to buy them on sale.
5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)
It’s not exactly an underdog product but I don’t think L’oreal’s Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner gets enough love in the beauty blog/You Tube community. If liquid eyeliner scares you then give this gem a shot. Even a makeup newbie will be able to draw a sexy cat eye with this thing!
6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?
The Revlon Colorstay Foundation may be my favorite drugstore face product but DAMN it is overpriced!!! I try to buy it when it is on sale but even at Wal-Mart it retails at $17.99 CAD
7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!
Temptalia has a super helpful list of hundreds and hundreds of drugstore dupes but L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black is probably my favorite dupe for the famous Dior Diorshow Mascara
8. Drugstore product that isn’t worth the hype?
It may be one of the cheaper mascara options at the drugstore but I just don’t get why the pink and green tube is so popular. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara does NOTHING for my lashes. I just don’t get the hype!
I now #Tag anyone who loves drugstore makeup to do a post as well