I love high-end makeup. But I can’t help checking out the beauty aisle at Walgreen’s, Longs, and Target. I literally can’t walk past them. These makeup aisles are the places young girls find their first makeup collection. Their hold on me remains until today. And that’s a good thing, cause these places have really upped their game lately (and price, unfortunately, though still a bargain compared to high-end).
Here are five drug store products that are hard to beat:
1). Cover Girl Clean Classic Color Soft Mink Blush. – I think I first saw this one in my 16-year-old sister’s purse. It still is a holy grail decades later. I love the chunky, 1970’s generous portion they give you…they last forever. Minimal fall out. Great everyday blush!
2). Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder. – Yes, I said in my last blog, this was Mom’s fav. But, it is also a great face powder. Great for hot weather. Keeps you dry! It is free of Topical Antibiotic, MCI/MI, Nickel, Gluten, Soy, and Propylene Glycol, so it gets high score for being allergen free. It has a high talc ratio, so is long-lasting. Only down side? Needs to stay on the makeup table. Don’t want this puppy to open up in your bag!
3). L’Oriel Brow Stylist in Blonde. – Have had to look for this in several stores, because it is a super popular, low price brow product for blondes. Has taken the place of Anastasia Brow Wiz. It works better (goes on smoother), has a great price, and doesn’t break like Anastasia’s does.
4). Revlon ColorStay Full Cover in Matte – Much talked about in review world recently. Goes on smooth and has staying power. Not 24 hours, as claimed, but who wants to wear makeup to bed anyway? Get’s you through the day and works best without a primer. Very matte, but doesn’t feel drying. Good in the Summertime, or hot temperatures in the Hawaiian islands.
5). Maybelline Total Temptation – Would buy this over high-end mascara any day! It is the perfect mascara. Creates big, big lashes, without going to clumpy land. It’s a generous size and had a flattened side to the wand, for better control during application. Great for clumsies like me. It’s a great improvement to rounded handled wands. Gives you lots of added control to get the mascara where you want it.