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?

4 comments:

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!

xxx

Vulcan_Butterfly said...

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