(Closed) Makeup Splurge & Drugstore Faves!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Katie1359:  I am a Clinique fan too… the Dirty Delete lotion and the City Block SPF 25 (works as a primer/sunscreen – I often put it on after the Dirty Delete lotion and skip tinted moisturizer/foundation). Also, Clinique Lash Doubling mascara.

Ditto to the UD Naked palette… I also love their Primer Potion that makes the eye shadow last all day.

Dior Ultragloss is my favorite lip gloss.

I use Almay concealer when/where needed occasionally.. the one that helps fight blemishes. I figure it’s less pore clogging than other concealers.

Post # 4
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Katie1359:  I also LOVE the UD Naked palette. It’s definitely my go-to for every day looks, night looks, etc. I find I have to fight myself to use my other products! LOL. I could spend waayyy too much money in Sephora, so I try not to go in that often.

As far as drugstore products, I love the Revlon Balm Stains and Lip Butters. They are moisturizing and have such fun pops of colour! 🙂

Post # 7
3230 posts
Sugar bee

@Katie1359:  I resisted the UD Naked Palette and then finally got it just this past year. I LOVE it!

Here are my favorite pricey items:

-Urban Decay’s Super Curling Mascara – it really works!
-Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara
-Urban Decay’s Naked Palette
-Urban Decay’s Primer potion
-Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Blissul – $25 but it last FOREVER! I cake it on everyday and I haven’t reached the pan yet. I’ve had it for over a year.
-Tarte’s Amazonian Clay bronzer
-Make Up Forever’s finishing powder
-Stila’s liquid liner

And my favorite drug store items:

-Oil of Olay’s moisturizer – my college roommate’s grandmother used it everyday since she was a teenager. She had great skin until she passed away.
-Nyx lip liners
-Nyx eyebrow pencils
-Burt’s bee chapstick

Overall, I just love make up!

Post # 9
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am also addicted to Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation!! It’s my HG foundation! Too bad I can’t wear it for my wedding as the SPF causes your skin to look super pale with flash photography :

I also love EL mascara, I second the UD Naked palette (wear it everyday), UD eye primer – love it, Clinique blush is awesome too.

Drugstore – I love Rimmel Stay Matte powder! 

Post # 10
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I splurge on powder, foundation, blush, and sometimes shadow (I love my Bobbi Brown pallette) but I always buy drugstore mascara and lipgloss!

Post # 11
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@IzzyBear:  I actually used double wear for my wedding and it held up beautifully. I dont know if it is because i am so pale already, but i didnt notice any problems with ghost face.

Post # 12
1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a mix of high end and drugstore products in my bag. I NEVER splurged on makeup until I got a Sephora in my area and now I am hooked!

High end products in my bag (all from Sephora)


Makeup Forever HD primer, concealer, foundation and finishing powder

Tarte Amazonian eyeshadow quad

benefit’s Coralista blush

UD Naked 2 palate

Philosophy moisturizer


Drugstore products:

Maybelline “The Falsies” mascara, Ultra Liner (waterproof liquid liner)

CoverGirl Outlast eyeliner

Glo-minerals brow pencil (got this from the spa I get my brows waxed at)

Eucerin face lotion/SPF 30

Post # 13
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sweetpeony:  I’m super pale already too so this actually makes me feel better 🙂 Thanks!!

Post # 14
1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Katie1359:  I am tempted to get that balm. Right now I use store brand wipes (compare to Ponds Clean Sweep wipes) that work pretty well EXCEPT for when I wear my liquid liner. It takes a while to get off.

How much was the balm?

Post # 15
4948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My must-haves are MakeUp Forever foundation, Naked II palette (though I really only use two colors from it), and Perfect Formula pink gel for nails.


@Katie1359:  I also got a sample of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and I like it alot. Although I’ve also heard that Phillips Milk of Magnesia (believe it or not) works awesome as a makeup primer because the Magnesium is good for your skin and helps control oil in the t-zone.

I’ve never heard of using milk of magnesia (I would think it would make your face chalky white), but rather the Monistat Chafing Gel. It’s $5 a pop and works in the same way and has some of the same exact ingredients as the pricey primer from Smashbox. I’ve been using it for a few years now and it works really well.

Post # 16
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Katie1359:  I’m a bit of a makeup snob (I really try not to be!) but I LOVE Makeup Forever’s foundation – I’m super pale and it’s the only one that doesn’t make me too yellow or pink. Also, UD Naked 1 and benefit Badalash – my 3 makeup bag staples!

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