Thursday, January 15, 2015

Repeat Drug Store Buys

As much as I appreciate higher-end beauty products - hello MAC and Sephora - I love a good drug store buy. Here are all the items I purchase over and over again, without the heavy price tag ; )
L'Oreal Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairspray - A favorite amongst celebrity hair stylists, this product leaves my hair shiny and the hold lasts all day. I wear my hair in a bun when I teach barre classes and it helps keep my baby hairs and fly-aways at bay ; ) And it smells like real hairspray, if that make sense?

Jergens Original Beauty Lotion -  My favorite is the cherry almond scent (it's so good you'll want to eat it!) and you can get a big bottle for under $12.00 that will last you awhile. It's a must for the dry, cold winter months.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm - Super creamy and moisturizing! And the perfect nude color.

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer - I wear this under my foundation. It's a high definition primer so if you put this on before you do your makeup your skin will look great in photos. It's a little hard to blend but but it makes your makeup stay on longer.

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black - A staple in my makeup bag. Leaves my lashes looking long and full. 

EOS Lip Balm- I love the shape of this lip balm (which contains all natural ingredients), the sphere makes it easy to apply. Very moisturizing and smells amazing! The pink one is a fruity flavor.

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation  - The best drug store foundation, in my opinion. Great coverage, with a bit of SPF in it. See my review here.

NYX Super SKINNY Marker in Carbon Black - I've tried a lot of liquid liners and this one tops my list. I'm not very good at applying them but this one is easy to put on and lasts all day.

*To see reviews of all the NYX products, click here.

What are your favorite drugstore purchases? Leave a comment in the comment section below! I love hearing what other people are using and loving : )


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Sparlingo said...

My favourite drugstore products are:

L'Oreal Colour Riche lipstick in 590 - Blushing Berry. The perfect berry colour for my pale skin, and I seriously love the formulation. I like it as much as my MAC lippies.

L'Oreal True Match foundation in N2. If they ever discontinue this product, I will be lost. Love the SPF 15, love the easy application, smooth moderate coverage, and I have never found a better colour match, including looking at Merle Norman, Sephora and MAC for products.

Rimmel Stay Matte translucent powder. I was surprised at home much I love this product, given how any other Rimmel product I've tried just didn't work for me... I had all but given up on them when the kind cosmetic counter lady recommended it to me. It's great at a great price!

(I'm going to be counting Target as a drugstore here, so bare [bear?] with me) e.l.f. lip exfoliator. Love that it tastes like coconut, comes in a lipstick shape, leaves my lips SUPER soft, and costs $4 CDN.

Also, we use the same mascara - love that stuff!! If, in some alternate universe, I was offered to be the cover girl for any drugstore brand, I think I'd choose L'oreal. Their products just seem to agree with my skin and my colouring.

Marie a la Mode said...

Oooh these all sound so good! Thanks for sharing! I'm a fan of L'Oreal, too ;)

J. said...

Fun Post Marie! Very helpful!!! That is my fav hairspray too!!! Great minds think alike ;) Was looking for a new liquid liner...Going to try your suggestion :)
:) J.

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Oh, these all products sound good, would love to try them out! I love Revlon Colorstay foundation too. Nice post dear <3

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