Sunday, January 1, 2012

Favorite drugstore beauty buys of 2011

Happy new year everyone!

Are you broke from Christmas? Want to treat yourself to a little something without breaking your wallet?

Well, I've got a list here of inexpensive but awesome drugstore products for those that want to be beautiful on a budget.

This is not my top 2011 list (that is coming soon) but these are all really good products and I'd recommend trying them!

From left to right:

  • Cover Girl Lash Blast 24 Hr $9.99 CAD
    This literally blew me out of the water! I almost gave up on drugstore mascaras, until I tried this. It lengthens and volumizes all while holding a curl like nothing else! It stays on all day without flaking or smudging.
  • Wet n Wild coloricon palette in greed $6.99 CAD
    Almost every color in this palette is a MAC dupe, and the quality of the shadows in lust are by far superior to those in other WnW palettes I've tried. This also looks amazing with green eyes!
  • NYC smooth skin pressed powder in translucent $2.99 CAD
    One of my all time favorite powders ever. It's very light and doesn't oxidize, doesn't emphasize dry skin like so many powders do and it covers pores for a flawless look. You really can't go wrong with this.
  • Maybelline super stay 14 hr lipstick in beige forgood $10.99 CAD
    This color is a fantastic neutral beige nude. It stays on for hours and doesn't dry my lips out. This is one of my top lipsticks right now.
  • Maybelline baby lips lip balm in peach kiss $3.97 CAD
    Although the artificial scent and taste aren't to my liking, this is a nice light hydrating balm to wear by itself or under lipstick. I have found since using this daily my lips do not feel as dry or chapped as before.
  • Cover girl lip perfection lipstick in romance $ 8.99 CAD
    I was pleasantly surprised to find lip perfection lipsticks are super pigmented and rich. They last a while and hydrate, it's hard to believe these are made by cover girl. Romance is a lovely pinked mauve shade with slight shimmer, it looks great on pale skin!
  • Maybelline color tattoo 24hr cream gel eyeshadows $6.97 CAD
    These cream eyeshadows are just super. I love my MAC paint pots but these are just as good. You can see more about them here.
  • Revlon colorstay blemish concealer with softflex $10.99 CAD
    This is the best concealer I have found that covers minor imperfections and redness. I always feel better after I put it on because I know it won't come off until I decide to take it off. The amount of Salicylic acid is too low to have any anti-acne benefits but this is still a great choice if you want to keep covered all day.

Well that's all for now, do you like any of these drugstore picks?


Sari said...

Ooh, that WnW palette and the CG lipstick in Romance are two of my favorites as well! I will have to try the other products you recommend, I'm especially excited to pick up one of the Maybelline cream shadows. It was a good year for drugstore makeup, thanks for sharing your favorites!

Lexa said...

Hey Sari,
awesome we have similar taste! :)
I will admit that this has been a great year for ds makeup!

Savannah said...

I love the Wet n' Wild palette, it's really nice!


Vulcan_Butterfly said...

I agree with you on the WnW palette, I have that one and I love it!