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CURRENT MAKEUP FAVORITES FROM THE DRUGSTORE

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Okay, I'll be honest with you. If you asked me three years ago what my makeup favorites from the drugstore were, I would have had no idea! I used to be such a snob about using products from the drugstore. I guess that's what happens when you work in the high-end beauty industry for a few years. It put such a bad taste in my mouth towards drugstore beauty products, but I am SO glad that I've fallen in love with them again. I mean honestly, what was I thinking?! Some of these products are better than products ten times the price!


Today, I'm sharing my makeup favorites, but in May, I'll be sharing my current drugstore skincare favorites as well! I've been using a lot of these products for a year or so now, but a few of these I've just picked up or received in PR within the last month, and they were truly love with first use. These drugstore brands have really stepped up their game, and it makes me excited to head to Ulta & Target and pick up some more goodies! Okay, let's get started!

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This 3-in-1 product is bomb. It's a moisturizer, primer & mask all in one. It has a tacky feel to it, which is exactly what you want in a primer. It helps my makeup stay on so well and it gives my skin a radiant boost at the same time!



I use the foundation quite often when I'm not quite as dark as my It Cosmetics CC+ Cream Medium shade. It still gives me really great coverage and lasts all day for me!



Talk about my holy grail beauty sponge. I use this everyday when I apply any liquid foundation, blend my concealer, and I even use it to set my makeup with my loose setting powder.


Before I worked in beauty, no lie, when I would wear e.l.f foundation/finishing powder, people thought it was high-end. It goes on so smooth and doesn't cake on my skin.



I got this bronzer on a whim, because I needed to add something extra to my Ulta cart to take advantage of a discount, and I'm so glad I grabbed this! I've been using it non-stop. It goes on so smooth and blends really easily. I use the shade light and it gives me the perfect sun-kissed glow!



I've been loving e.l.f. blushes lately--they go on so well for me. I do apply an extra layer just to build up the pigmentation, but for the price, it's well worth that extra second to apply another layer!



I was using this brow pencil for about year, but just last month, I switched to using this NYX one and I've 100% found my favorite brow pencil of all-time. I use the shade Taupe and it's the perfect color for my brows. I also love using Taupe, because the color will slightly change with the amount of pressure (just like any brow color will do), but even pressing down hard, it still not too dark for me. It's honestly fool proof! Plus, it has the spoolie on the other end to brush through and blend out the color!



My obsession with Pixi Beauty products are all too real. I was lucky enough to start receiving some of their products in PR, and I've truly loved each product they've sent me! They just sent me a box full of their liners, mascara primer, and mascara, and I'm in love. The liners are so creamy and waterproof! I've been on the hunt for an eye brightening nude pencil, and this is the perfect color! I highly recommend anything by Pixi!



I debuted these on the blog in my Ride or Die Beauty Products of 2017 post! I've been using the primer everyday and I switch between this L'oréal mascara and my Too Faced BTS mascara. It depends on my mood, honestly. haha!


Hello lip liner perfection. Every time I go to Ulta, I grab one, because they are so inexpensive and help my lipstick & glosses last so much longer! I prefer them over most high-end lip liners, because they aren't insanely creamy, just enough to have a smooth application. Every time I would get a creamy, high-end lip liner, it would slip right off of my lips and half way down my chin. These don't dare budge!



After using these for the past few months, I honestly keep forgetting that I have other lip products. They last so long--I mean 8+ hours through eating long. If you're looking for the perfect matte liquid lipstick, look no further!



Setting spray is my jam. Not only is it great for setting your makeup (duh!), but I use it to wet my eye shadow brush to make my shimmer shadows more pigmented. I find that this one works just as well as my high-end setting sprays!

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Shop Products From Ulta Beauty //

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless //
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge //
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder //
NYX Matte Bronzer //
e.l.f blush in Mellow Mauve //
NYX Micro Brow Pencil //
L'oréal Voluminous Primer
L'oréal Lash Paradise
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner //
NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray //

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Shop Products From Target //

Pixi Rose Flash Balm //
Pixi by Petra Eye Bright Liner
Pixi Lash Line Ink //
Pixi by Petra MatteLast Liquid Lip //

What are some of your favorite drugstore makeup products?! I'm in need of a good drugstore highlighter & eye shadow palette! Leave your suggestions in the comments below.



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24 comments

  1. I absolutely LOVE the NYX dewy finishing spray! And Lash Paradise is a total game changer for my lashes. Great picks babe - will have to check out your other faves next time I'm at Target.

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    1. Aren't they both amazing?! Yes--def check them out!!

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  2. girl NYX finishing spray is the bomb! great items!

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  3. I love ELF cosmetics! I leave make up at the lake during the summer so I don't have to pack it when we go to the house and it lasts all day! I have never tried Pixi but I always hear such great things about that brand.

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    1. I definitely need to get more e.l.f products. Oh that's such a great idea--to leave a bag there! Def try Pixi! Their products are so amazing! I've never been let down by them.

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  4. The Elf blush make up looks really nice. That is something I wouldn't mind purchasing, but I haven't seen Elf in my local Wal-Mart store. I'll have to search around.

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    1. Definitely check around, but you can grab it online from Ulta! :)

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  5. I love NYX! Also I use that sponge, it's great! I have yet to try Pixi.

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    1. Yes, NYX is amazing!! You'll definitely have to check out Pixi--their products are amazing!

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  6. LOVE all of these! I just got the Pixi PR package too and can't wait to try the liners!!

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    1. I've been using them every single day. They're sooo good!!!

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  7. Great picks! Love Pixi products.

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    1. Thank you!! Pixi products are amazing!

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  8. Does the FitMe foundation cover melas makes or age spots?

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    1. I'm not sure if will cover them, but I have acne scars and it covers those! I hope that helps! I will usually use a little concealer on my problem areas as well! :)

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  9. Love the NYX setting spray and Pixi lip products!

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    1. Yes, yes, yes!! I don't know what I would do without my Pixi lips!

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  10. I love Elf products, but can't believe I've never tried Pixi. I really need to! Thanks for your reviews!

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    1. You definitely have to try them!! Seriously makeup game changers.

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  11. I'm with you, just got into drugstore products within the last year. And I am so impressed!! I love Pixi, and have been curious about the Rose Flash Balm. Sounds like I'll have to get it on my next Target run!

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    1. I can't believe it took us this long to get into drugstore products. They're so amazing, right?! Definitely check it out!!

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  12. I love the NYX bronzer, I have been using it for almost 2 years now. You already know I love the Pixi lipsticks. So good.

    I need to try the NYX brow pencil.

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    1. I've been obsessing over the NYX bronzer--I can't believe it took me so long to get it! Def try the brow pencil--you'll love it! It reminds me a lot of the Brow Wiz!

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