Post # 32
My kit has “snob” stuff and drugstore picks 🙂 What I use everyday:
Bronzer-Sephora and Hard Candy
Mascara-Maybelline Mega Plush
Post # 33
I use a combination.
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.
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
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
what!!! Australians are so lucky!
Post # 36
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
@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
@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
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 # 40
Oh yea! Palmer’s Cocoa Butter is amazing! I’ve been using it for over a decade.
I’ve even found the most amazing combo. Slather yourself with Palmer’s CB and dab a few drops of Chanel No. 5 on your pulse points. The mixing of scents is heavenly.
Post # 41
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
If theres something in particular you are after I am more than happy to post it over to you.
Post # 43
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