I always say that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to look or feel good. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in yourself. My mom always says that you should always dress the part because you never know who you’re going to run into. While it might be the Latina in her, my mom definitely has a point! You should always try to look your best. I grew up in a really tiny town and trust me, I always ran into someone no matter where I went. I would literally see about 5 people when I went to the grocery store. So yeah, I always try to look “good” when I leave my house. I don’t want to traumatize anyone. LOL!
Just remember – you don’t need to break the bank to look your best! I love finding great beauty and fashion products that do the job for a great price. I’ve rounded up my 10 favorite drugstore products that will make you look flawless and confident throughout the day.
1. NYX “Set it & Don’t Fret It” Setting Powder: $9.99
It’s important to note that this setting powder won’t give you flashback. By that I mean, when you use flash on your camera, you won’t look like you just came out of the Scarface movie. Remember when Angelina Jolie looked like a crazy cocaine addict because there was white powder all over her face? (See pics here) Yeah, you don’t want that happening. This powder really sets your foundation and concealer nicely, and your makeup won’t budge. For $10, this is a product I can’t live without.
2. Milani Baked Bronzer: $8.49 (I’ve mentioned this bronzer before in another favorites post)
This bronzer is definitely one of my all-time favorite drugstore bronzers EVER! As I’ve mentioned before, it gives you a flawless glow. It’s perfect for summertime.
3. Flower “Go Baby Go” Blush Bronzer Duo: $7.63 (I think this cosmetic line is exclusively sold at Wal-Mart)
I absolutely love that this is a blush/bronzer duo. It’s perfect if you’re traveling or need to sneak it into your purse for a little touch up throughout the day. This product has a lot of pigment, so don’t go in heavy handed. The brush will pick up a lot of powder! I also like to rub the bronzer on my lids to use as an eyeshadow.
1. Maybelline Lash Sensational: $5.99 (I’ve mentioned this mascara before in another favorites post)
I love that this mascara gives you both volume and length! It can be hard to find a mascara that does both, and this one definitely gets the job done! I also love that it doesn’t get clumpy. Even after two coats of mascara, my lashes don’t look clumpy or stuck together. It has a fast drying time, which is nice, especially if you want more than one coat.
2. Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal: $6.99
This mascara truly gives you thicker lashes. It creates a falsie lashes look that I love so much. Not only is the mascara as black as my soul, but it adds so much volume and drama to my lashes. I love it.
3. NYC City Proof 24HR Waterproof Eyeliner: $3.57
I personally like using a brown eyeliner because it warms my brown eyes more than black eyeliner. I love that this one applies smoothly and easily. It lasts all day without too much smudging on my top liner. For the price, it’s a solid eyeliner that I can’t stop buying.
4. L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow: $7.99
I LOVE THESE!!!! These shadows are seriously gorgeous! Not only does L’Oreal have a beautiful color range, but I love the added luminosity and glow these shadows give your eyes. The color pigmentation is just too flawless. I highly recommend buying more than one shadows because you won’t be disappointed.
1. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: $6.99
I cannot stop buying this concealer. If you have oily skin and crease a lot under your eyes, then you’ll love this concealer. I noticed when I use this concealer, it gives my skin a flawless finish, while also keeping my eyelids and under eye area from smudging or looking cakey. It lasts all day. I tend to get red around the nose and chin area, and when I use this concealer, I notice that it keeps the redness from showing through throughout the day. As you can see from the picture, I need to buy a new one soon.
2. Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer: $7.99
This is another concealer I love using. It really hydrates my skin when I’m feeling more dry. Normally, I’m an oily person, but when I use my nightcream it dries out my skin in the morning. I love using this product when I don’t want any heavy coverage. I like using this product the most during the winter because it helps with the dry, patchy skin as well as gives me light coverage.
3. L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray: $16.99
If you can’t splurge on the Urban Decay setting spray, then this is your best option! I love that this setting spray hydrates my skin while also setting my makeup. I like that this setting spray gives you a lot of product from very little pumps. I usually have to spray my Urban Decay spray so many times to get product out, but this one does the job in one or two sprays. If you have oily, combo skin, then this product will leave your makeup matte. It won’t make you more oily throughout the day.