Oh, Monday, we meet again!
As I was putting on makeup yesterday before church (2nd service only for us, as hard as I try to get the fam up for first service it never happens!) I realized almost all of my favorites lately have been drugstore brand, and you know how I love a good product on a budget, so I left out my favorites from my Makeup Drawer to share with you!
I've mentioned it to you in some of my Bumpdates, we're actively saving and paying off debt in the most aggressive way we ever have, you know, to be set up for success when little guy gets here, so that means that as much as I love a Sephora shopping spree, most of my makeup purchases have been at the grocery store lately! Luckily, i've got some tried and true products that work just as well, if not better, than the higher-end brands, and save you lots of money in the process!
Almost everything in this look is from the drugstore. The only exception would be my brows...I haven't found a product I love quite like my Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder. If you have any suggestions, leave a comment below, i'd love to hear 'em!
Starting with your face, if you prime, I find that almost any foundation will do you wonders! I always start out moisturizing, and truly my favorite of all time is the Burts Bees Intense Hydration day lotion. I have very dry skin, that is so sensitive and acne prone at the same time, and although i've tried plenty of other moisturizers, I always come back to this one. I mix two primers, the Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer, and the Hard Candy Perfecting Primer. The Pixi gives of a luminous effect, while the Hard Candy primer blurs pores and leave you with a near flawless complection!
I've been using the Maybelline Better Skin Foundation for a little over a month now. It claims to give you better skin the longer you use it, I don't know if it's pregnancy or if i'm just SOL when it comes to skin problems, but I can't say that it's really improved my skin. However it has AMAZING lasting power and the color options are endless. I feel like it is my best matched foundation i've found in forever and i'm obsessed. I mix in a little Magic Lumi before applying and I love the luminous finish. To highlight and cover my dark circles (if you follow me on Instagram @absolutelyarkansas you know that sleep has been few and far between lately, so I need ALL the concealer I can get!) I have been using the Maybelline Master Conceal, and i'm a huge fan! I actually picked it up because they didn't have my shade in my usual concealer, and it's been a great replacement! It doesn't have the staying power of some of the higher-end concealers you will find, but the brightening quality and nice formula make it a win for me. Plus, for the price, it can't be beat!
I could own every nude lip product in the world, and still feel like I don't have enough! I don't stray far from my favorite Nude Lip, and for years i've been using the NYX Butter Lipstick, and topping it with NYX Butter Gloss, The formula's are so rich and light, I love that Butter Gloss gives you such pretty shine without feeling goopy or sticky on your lips. I'm pretty loyal to liquid liner, it's the only thing that sticks around through the day! As much as I love the ease of a pencil, nothing beats liquid for staying power. You definitely don't need to go expensive, either. NYC takes the cake for affordable drug store makeup, and i've used their Liquid Liner since high school. Why mess with a good thing?!
Pixi Primer // Butter Gloss // Butter Lipstick // Hard Candy Primer // Foundation c/o influenster // Burts Bees // Magic Lumi // Master Conceal // NYC Liner
What are some of your Drugstore favorites? I don't see our budget growing any time soon (diapers are expensive, ya'll!) so I'd love to hear some of your must-haves!
Have a great Monday, thanks for coming by!
Until Next Time,