(Closed) I'm done being a cosmetics snob….my drugstore picks.

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

My kit has “snob” stuff and drugstore picks 🙂 What I use everyday:

Concealer-Cover Girl

Foundation-MAC

Bronzer-Sephora and Hard Candy

Blush-Sephora

Eyeshadows-mostly MAC

Eyeliner-Rimmel

Mascara-Maybelline Mega Plush

Lip Liner-Rimmel

Lipstick-Sephora

Lipgloss-Hard Candy

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I use a combination. 

Brand:
Foundation – Shiseido only.  The drugstore brands end up too pinky or too yellow for my skin tone. 
Translucent powder – Shiseido.  I like the powder, it sets the foundation well and I see no need to change it.
Eyeliner – Makeup For Ever.  I don’t know why, but eyeliner just smears and melts off my eyelids.  Theirs doesn’t, and they have pretty colors.

Drugstore: 
Eyeshadows!  I can play with colors and no guilt over the price tag. 
Mascara – I haven’t found a designer brand that’s worth the price difference. 
Blushes/Bronzers – I like the PF brand, and there was one L’Oreal blush that was a really pretty color.  Just a super light wash of pink.

Post # 34
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Busy bee

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@MASPA:  We still get  Max Factor in Australia! You could probably get it online.

I love there lipfinity lip sticks (they do not move!) and some of their mascaras are amazing as well!

 

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@justjade:  what!!! Australians are so lucky!

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@PrincessBride27:  Yes! ITA with you re: Wet & Wild. I swear, whoever works for W & W now used to work for MAC and must have gotten fired/pissed off bc many of the W & W eyeshadows are dupes of MAC. The creamy beige color in the Walking on Eggshells W & W trio is a perfect dupe for MAC’s Naked Lunch. Beauty blogger Emily Noel really did her research and has W & W dupes for a ton of MAC shadows. It’s uncanny.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@mousepeach:  I am definitely interested in the PF “Happy” bronzer and the MUFE HD foundation. I just bought the Revlon one, but have not tried it yet. 

Who is the beauty blogger you follow? I am intrigued!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee

@mousepeach:  I’m going to try the bronzer first. I am loyal to MAC but I only wear pressed powder, lipstick and bronzer and that can easily cost me $100 every time I visit the MAC counter. I think you may be on to something here, I love a good find for cheap. My new find is Sally Hensen nail polish. It’s super cheap and super cute, bye bye overpriced Essie and OPI.

Post # 39
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have tried many drugstore makeup products with much disappointment. Almay foundation broke me out terribly. Same with Maybelline BB cream. The only drugstore makeup I like is my Almay concealer (which I can use pretty sparingly luckily). I generally stick to Clinique for stuff I put on my skin (except for mascara – love their Lash Doubling mascara), and I love Urban Decay and Dior for eye makeup.

 

I do however love *some* drugstore products… I love Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula lotion, for example. I always have many tubes of Chapstick on hand as well. I like to mix and match.. I won’t buy something that’s super expensive for the sake of it.. but in my years of buying products I have definitely done my share of trial and error!

 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

The only brand of foundation that hasn’t broken me out that I have tried (this includes Clinique, Mary Kay, other drugstore brands, etc.) is Almay. After a few months, I have noticed that my breakouts are just tiny tiny ones, where I used to get very large, scar-causing ones. Also, with the powder, my combination skin stays put all day long… I might touch up powder after 6 hours. Also, it doesn’t do that weird grainy/bubble thing that some do.

I have been curious about airbrush makeups for the big day… any tips anyone?

Also are there any good lipstains in drugstore brands? Most that I have tried just haven’t lasted.

Post # 42
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Busy bee

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@MASPA:  If theres something in particular you are after I am more than happy to post it over to you.

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@justjade:  oh that’s so sweet of you.  I have no idea what I used to use its been so long buti sure miss it sometimes

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