Best Drugstore Makeup

Hey babes! I wanted to share with you all what I believe are the best of the best drugstore makeup out there. It’s no secret that makeup is one of my favorite things ever. But boy it can get so expensive! Not gonna lie, I do splurge on some things here and there, but I honestly think that drugstore makeup has so much to offer. You know me and you know I’m not going to be the one spending hundreds of dollars on only high end makeup. Every high end makeup I own I either bough it on a sale or I received it on my monthly Boxycharm. So, I’m going to break down basically each step and tell you guys what I believe is the best drug store makeup out there. Every product I’ll mention here you can get it at your local drugstore and I use it on the daily. So I can not recommend them enough!

PRIMER – MAYBELLINE FACE STUDIO MASTER PRIME HYDRATE + SMOOTH

FOUNDATION – MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE + PORELESS FOUNDATION

CONCEALER – e.l.f 16 HR CAMO CONCEALER

LOOSE POWDER – MAYBELLINE FIT ME LOOSE FINISHING POWDER

BROW PENCIL – L’OREAL BROW STYLIST DEFINER

BLUSH – MILANI BAKED BLUSH

BRONZER – WET & WILD MEGA GLO CONTOURING PALETTE

HIGHLIGHTER – E.L.F BAKED HIGHLIGHTERS

EYESHADOWS – COLOR ICON EYESHADOS 10 PAN PALETTE

EYELINER – NYX MATTE EYELINER

MASCARA PRIMER – VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE PRIMER

MASCARA – L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS MASCARA

SETTING SPRAY – WET & WILD PHOTO FOCUS SETTING SPRAY

LIPSTICK – L’OREAL COLOUR RICHE SHINE LIPSTICK

Let me know what your favorites are and what should I try out! I’m all about trying out new products! And let’s be honest… drugstore makeup is killing it lately.

XOXO

Hair Goals with Formulate

Would you believe me if I told you I have a personalized shampoo and conditioner? Well yup, is true!

Hair Goals with Formulate - Red Sweater

But first, let’s talk about my hair. I don’t have that much hair and it’s super thin so it gets oily very easily. That being said I have to be washing my hair almost every day. I know, is not the best thing to do but believe me that it does not look good at all. What’s my ultimate goal… Well, I have some key accomplishments with my hair. Above all I want it to look healthy, but I also want for it to have volume and grow. I want to grow my hair and to be hones, that’s one of my biggest struggles.

Recently Formulate reached out to me to try out their costume shampoo and conditioner. The process was phenomenal! This company attention to detail is #goals. First you answer a detailed questionnaire about your hair and what’s your Hair Goals. What do you want for your hair? For me, I wanted volume, oil control, length and I also wanted to improve scalp health. But there are so many other options available. The great thing about this is that all the ingredients Formulate uses are 100% sulfate free, paraben free, and animal cruelty free.

Hair Goals with Formulate - Shampoo and Conditioner
Hair Goals with Formulate - Shampoo and Conditioner bottles

The package is very personalized and it gives you instruction on how to use it. With the explanation of that ingredients are used to your specific needs. Don’t get alarmed if you don’t like it in the first run. It may happen to you what happened to me. The first batch I received was not the right one for me but they adjusted the formula. So it’s OK to not like the product initially, once you give them your feedback they will make any adjustments necessary.

Hair Goals with Formulate - Red Sweater

Very EXITED to team up with Formulate to give one of my readers a free personalized shampoo and conditioner set. All you have to do is enter your info here and that’s it!
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XOXO

My Birthday Wish List

My birthday month is here you guys!!!Now, can we talk about how in the world did November got here so fast? It’s insane. This year I turn 29… Yes, I’m a year away of the big 3-0. Don’t know if I should feel exited or nervous. But anyway, every year I have a birthday wish list and this time I wanted to share with you guys what’s on it.

Mock Neck Semi Sheer Pleated Floral Dress

Mock Neck Semi Sheer Pleated Floral Dress

Plaid Longline Coat

Plaid Longline Coat

KitchenAid Mixer

Kitchen Aid Mixer

SUMMER FRIDAYSJet Lag Mask

Summer Fridays - Jet Lag Mask

Flared white Heel Sock Boots

Flared Heel Sock Boots

Stud Trim Cleated Heeled Chelsea Boots

Black Chelsea Boots

HUDA BEAUTY LIQUID MATTE MINIS – RED EDITION

HUDA BEAUTY Liquid Matte Minis

I have to be honest, I may have already bought somethings from here. Also, can a Christmas tree be part of my birthday wish list?  I always get super exited for my birthday mostly because is the perfect time to start decorating for Christmas. And, because this year falls on Thanksgiving Day, so I will be surrounded by lot’s of food. Birthday goals right?! 🙂 I also get to celebrate birthdays this month of some very important and special people. What are you guys doing this Thanksgiving?

XOXO

Everyday Makeup Routine – All Drugstore

I would be lying if I say that I don’t love makeup. To be honest, that’s one of my favorite things to do. I work a 9-5 job, and as much as I would like to do a full face of makeup, I feel is not always appropriate. So I try to keep my everyday makeup as simple as possible. Today I wanted to share with you guys my everyday makeup routine- all drugstore products. You all know I’m a girl on a budget, so needless to say, most of my makeup products are very affordable.

PRIMER

I never do my makeup without a primer. That really sets a great canvas for you to work your magic. Because I have oily skin I always have to use a matte primer for whenever I want my makeup to last all day long. My favorite one is this L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Lock Primer. This if one of the few primers that will actually last al most all day. I have really really oily skin, so personally I don’t think there’s a primer that will keep me matte all day long without me having to blot or refresh my face with powder. But this one here is one of the best ones I’ve tried.

BB Cream

For the longest time I used foundation all day everyday, see my favorites here. And to be honest, I don’t think I have to wear foundation everyday. So I started to use this Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream 8-In-1 Skin Perfector and let me tell you is one of my favorite finds! This does exactly what I need for an everyday use. It has a little tint to it so it balances my skin tones and reduces my redness completely. It makes such a difference and to great part to it is that you still look very natural. This does wears off throughout the day, but for my everyday when I know I’m going straight home from work, I don’t mind.

CONCEALER

If there’s something I really hate is to have my under eyes looking really dry. I don’t have that big of a problem on my under eyes, so I really don’t use heavy concealers that much. My absolute favorite is the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Concealer. This has such a great finish to it! It gives me the coverage I need and it last all day long. What I don’t like about this concealer is the fact that if you apply it very close to your eyes, it can burn a little. So be mindful of that if you use it. But other than that, this concealer in my favorite!

LOOSE POWDER

For me, this is the best way to set your concealer. Either just applying it on your under eye or to bake. For my everyday makeup routine, I only set my concealer. I like to keep the rest of the face dewy and glowy as possible. Makes my makeup look more natural. Normally I use the Coty Airspun Airspun Loose Face Powder, Translucent. This powder makes your face look flawless. I use the unscented one because that has a very particular smell to it. So if you come across that one, please buy it! 🙂

BROWS

I’ve come a long way with this one. For so long I never touched my brows, I don’t really have that much hair so I never wanted to plug them or do anything with them. Basically I was scared of having a really bad experience going somewhere to do my brows. Practice make the world of a difference, and YouTube of course! Currently I’m using the L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer. This brand is killing it! I’ve tried using different types of tips for my brows and what works best for my type of brows is the definer pencil. This type helps me create the shape that I want and still make it look natural.

BRONZER

This if my favorite part of this everyday makeup routine. I have fair skin so making my face look a little bronzed up is always a good thing. When I bronze like to mix two different Wet n Wild products that work amazing together. I use the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette (I love both sides BTW) and the Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer. The Countouring palatte is very matte, which helps with of course the contouring, and the Color Icon Bronzer has a certain shine that will make your face glow. They both are super affordable and work amazingly.

BLUSH

OMG these Wet N Wild Wet n Wild Color Icon Blushes are super pigmented! A little goes such a long way with these. I just dab my brush a little in the pan and tap the excess out. Slightly apply it in circular motion on my cheeks. I believe blush is one of those products that you can never miss, it gives your face the color it needs to be complete.

MASCARA

To have super black full lashes without the falsies I mix the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer and the L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara.  This is the greatest combo! After I curl my lashes I apply these and OMG what a difference it makes. My lashes look very full and voluminous (duh). This mascara is an oldie but a goodie.

LIPS

I love nude lips, it makes the entire look feel a little bit more natural. This time I’m wearing the L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Paris Lipstick.  I’m not a liquid lipstick kind of girl, so you’ll always see me either with lipstick or with a gloss. The creamier the better because I have dry lips. This one here has an amazing color and the creaminess is great. The are on the pricier side tho… but it is worth it!

SETTING SRAY

The final and most important step of all if you want to make your makeup last all day long! And since I have oily skin I need all the matte I can get 🙂 This Wet n Wild Photo Focus Matte Finish Setting Spray is such a great product for an amazing affordable price. It get’s the job done. This is one of the products I wake with me in my bag, check out my favorites here, to refresh my face every so often.

I’ve been trying to keep my everyday makeup routine as simple and relaxed as possible, and let me tell you I love it. Let me know on the comments down below what do you do differently on your routine and what other drugstore products I should try. There are so many options out there 🙂

XOXO

Last month favorites

Can you guys believe it’s already mid year!!! I still can’t believe it. I’ve been trying to buy as less as possible, but sometimes that’s just impossible. But I have to say I’ve been a little smarter on my most resent buys. I bought so many good stuff this past couple of weeks and of course wanted to share them with you. So, these are my last moth favorites.

MArio Badescu – FAcial Spray

This is one of the best things in life! I’ve already re purchased this so many times and I will continue to. I like using this after I shower, before I do my make up an any other moment during the day to refresh up my skin. It moisturizes your skin and leaves it with this cooling refreshed feeling, that you just want to continue spraying again and again. Also, the smell, this smells amazing! And that’s a big factor, having to spray your face with something that does not smell good is like not OK at all. Since the summer started this has been my go to all day everyday!

Christian Siriano for payless

I am IN LOVE with these shoes!!! Although I was not completely sure to buy these I’m really glad I did. These are super flattering, they are very comfortable and very much in trend right now. Even though they are pink, these go with everything. I wear them for work, dinner with Bae, shopping… everything! What made me hesitate the most about these was the heel height. I’m more of a higher heel kind of girl. But be sure that these made me change my mind. These are very very similar to the Christian Dior J’Adior Slingback Pumps but only for a fraction of the price.

Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick

I bought this mostly for the packaging, LOL! This rose gold packaging convince me even before looking at the color selection. Lately I’m more of a nudes girl. I think they look super classy and elegant. I chose the color Baddest Beige and OMG I am in love! These are the most creamiest and pigmented lipstick out there! They just glide on you lips and make your lips feel moisturized. I’ve always been a lipstick king of girl so is pretty obvious that this was going to be one of this last month favorites.

panacea jerlwery – half flower earrings

These earrings are one of my best buys! I found them at Nordstrom Rack and I immediately snag them and bought them. They are not super heavy but they are really good quality material so it makes it a little bit heavier than others. They are delicate and sophisticated and make every outfit stand out. These are definitely my last month favorites! They go very well with my statement earring collection, which you can see here. I tried to find this exact ones everywhere but I could not find it so I linked a similar one.

round bamboo bag

I was a lucky girl this day! Per usual, one day I was browsing through Ross and I saw this super cute black round bamboo bag, and of course it was the last one. So I immediately grabbed it and kept doing my think. Funny thing is that I was there to buy a gift for my brother, so one for him and one for me 🙂 What I liked the most of this bag is that it is black. Although everyone has this type of bag I wanted something that I could use with other outfits. I feel that the beige color sometimes can limit you, and I already have a couple of them. I have to say, something I do not like, is that you keys peek out of the wholes it has. But overall, I love this purse!

I have to say, this was a very successful month for me! I found amazing stuff that I could use one the season is over or even next summer. Even though some of these items are on trend right now, they won’t go out of style for ages. Let me know in the comments down below your last month favorites or this month favorites!

XOXO