Welcome to the first in a series of posts on my favorite drug store makeup! 🙂
So, anyone knows me, knows that I am a coupon guru and there is no where that is more fun to coupon than CVS. Mostly because you can get great deals on MAKEUP!!!!
For the last month or so I have been hitting up Extra Bucks deals at CVS and trying all kinds of things!!!
This is the first of a series of once a month posts on drugstore makeup. Generally I do not go for drugstore makeup for the simple reason that I am allergic to much of it and I prefer mineral based products, which is why bare minerals is my “go to”. However, I know that people love drugstore makeup because it is more affordable. So, for this post I decided to highlight some drugstore products that are super affordable and look great on the skin! I did not find something in every category that I love, but for this post I am focusing on base (foundation & concealer) makeup.
Maybelline Superstay – $9.99 RP ($5.99 after extra bucks) – This foundation is wonderful, especially if you love full coverage. I don’t use full coverage all the time, so when I do want it, I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on it. It just sits in a drawer most of the time, so why would I spend much on it. This makeup does oxidize a bit. Thankfully I knew that before I bought it, so I bought one shade lighter than I usually would and it was perfect. It goes on seamlessly. It does feel a little heavy, but I kind of expect that with a full coverage foundation.
(The worst foundation that I tried was Revlon age defying foundation. That foundation oxidized so much, it just kept getting darker and darker after it was applied and it looked a little orange as well. Definitely did not work for me!)
Maybelline Master Conceal by FaceStudio RP $8.99 ($5.99 after EB) – This concealer is the bomb! It is not super heavy, but it is full coverage. It has a great shade range and I was able to find the perfect color to hide my dark under eyes. It is thick, but I would rather have thick than runny. This is actually my new “go to” concealer. I was using Bare Minerals Bare Pro concealer or It Cosmetics bye bye under eye, but this is just a fraction of the cost of those, so I have been reaching for this as an everyday concealer. It wears great without creasing and will definitely last all day.
(The worst concealer that I tried was Cover Girl Outlast All Day. It was very runny, didn’t cover much, and definitely didn’t last all day!)
I was allergic to many of the products I tried and many did not work for me at all, but I love that I found a few favorite things that will save me so much money in the long run. Are there any drugstore items that are your “go to” items? My sensitive skin needs a rest, but I am already making a list of other things I want to try!!