I get a lot of requests to feature drugstore makeup on this blog. The reason why I haven’t been doing so is that I don’t use a ton of drugstore makeup, because it’s twice the price I would get it for in the States. I would rather buy something a little bit more expensive but higher end than spend my money on drugstore makeup that I don’t feel like I’ll get much use out of. After all, I buy 95% of the stuff on here. I’ve only received a box from BDJ Box and a Candy Cane Chapstick. There’s nothing wrong with drugstore makeup, but considering the Manila price point, I’d rather pay a little bit more for “better quality” makeup. Phew.
Obviously, not all drugstore makeup is a waste of money. I was proven that point when I picked up the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains (review) and ended up loving them to bits. Today, I decided to use just drugstore products for my “color” makeup. I used Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow liquid foundation, bareMinerals Mineral Veil, and The Body Shop Brow and Liner Kit (02) as the “base” and for essentials. But I was otherwise drugstore all the way!
For this simple, neutral everyday look, I used Maybelline 24H Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe over my entire lid up to the crease. This is an easy favorite for me and I just got it today. LOL. I guess I am easy to please like that.
Next, I used the Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Trio Eyeshadow in Walking on Eggshells (hauled here), which everyone and their mother has raved about. It’s a decent neutral trio that packs a lot of pigment and has a shimmery finish but no fallout. I used the eyelid color on the inner 2/3 of the lid, the crease color on my crease and the outer 1/3 of the lid. Then, I used the browbone color on the inner corder of the lid for a brightening~ effect. I found these shadows to be a bit too shimmery for browbone highlights or for the bottom lashline, though.
On my cheeks is the NYX Powder Blush in Bourgeois Pig, which is super pink. I didn’t think I would be able to wear this but it’s super pretty and easy to blend.
On the lips, I just have Revlon ColorStay Liquid Lipstick in Premier Plum (reviewed here), which is still my favorite among the three shades I got.
When I got home, a package was waiting for me! I ordered a bunch of stuff off of ASOS a few weeks ago, and they just arrived. Here, I’ve worn the look with one of the items I got, Rimmel London Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 101. It’s such a pale pink! Normally, I would never reach for this color but I ordered online and didn’t know it was going to look like that on my lips.
But now that I look at it more, I think I kind of like it?
Anyway, that’s it for my super simple drugstore look! If you’re just starting out with makeup or something, this is a very easy look to wear (and acquire!) everyday.
If you’re would like to try out the products mentioned, here is a list of where I got them:
- Maybelline 24H Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe — Stuff In Style
- Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Trio in Walking on Eggshells — SM Department Store
- NYX Powder Blush in Bourgeois Pig — Stuff In Style
- Revlon ColorStay Liquid Lipstick in Premier Plum — SM Department Store
- Rimmel London Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 101 — ASOS.com
Non-drugstore makeup used:
- Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation in Cheers to Me, Champagne — Stuff In Style
- bareMinerals Mineral Veil in Original — Bare Escentuals
- The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit in 02 — The Body Shop
That’s it for now, thanks for looking!