Summer is almost over. Honestly it feel like it just began! With school on its way I wanted to do some back to school posts…but…I couldn’t really think of anything unique to post. I’ve been cleaning and re-organizing my room lately, today I was going through my makeup and separating it into two bins, the first bin was makeup I use everyday and the second was makeup I don’t use everyday. I remembered I had planned to do a everyday makeup routine post months before but never got around to actually writing it. This inspired me to write todays post.
For school I have always preferred a more natural look because 1. It’s high school not a red carpet event, there’s to need for me to go full glam (This is obviously my preference, you do you <3) and 2. It takes barely any time (This is nice for those of us who aren’t very good at getting up on time).
I’m not very picky when it comes to primers, as long as it fills in the worst of my pores it’s good enough for me. Maybelline’s Master Prime does just what I want without the price tag.
My combination skin doesn’t seem to like matte or dewy foundations. My solution? Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte Foundation paired with 1-2 drops of the Physicians Formula Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil. The matte foundation keeps me from looking oily while the Argan oil provides dewy-looking moisture.
The Maybelline Master Conceal Concealer is undeniably my all time favorite concealer. A pea-sized amount is all you need of this product to perfectly conceal any imperfections on your entire face. This is the only concealer I have every tried that will last me almost an entire year per bottle.
In a powder I look for something that will 1. Last all day without making my skin appear dry, 2. Work fast so I don’t have to wait 15 minutes for it to “bake”, and 3. Brighten up my under eyes. The Coty Airspun Loose Powder does all of that! My only complaint is it can make my skin feel a little dry throughout the day but other than that, for the price this powder is a 9/10 for me!
I never really started filling in my brows until last winter and I’ve only used one product since, The Maybelline Brow Drama Palette. I don’t have much experience with brow products since I have only used one but it has lasted me quite a long time without hitting pan. I do plan in trying the L’Oréal Paris Brow Definer Pencil because I’ve heard many great reviews on this pencil and some people even compare it to the Anastasia BH Brow Wiz which is supposed to be the best of the best when it comes to brow pencils.
My all time favorite drugstore mascaras have to be L’Oréal’s Lash Paradise Mascara and their Voluminous Mascara. If I had to pick one it would have to be the Voluminous Mascara, personally I prefer the brush and I find I get just the right amount of product on my lashes every time I apply it. My only complaint is the “waterproof” version isn’t very waterproof. Both are great mascaras and I’d recommend either one to a friend.
In the past month or two, I have really loved wearing winged eyeliner. I have never purchased a liquid eyeliner myself, the 3 I do own are all from my beloved ipsy bags. I do not have one to recommend as of all the liners I have received, I do not love any of them as much as I want to. I plan on trying out L’Oréal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner so I’ll update you guys on how that works out.
HIGHLIGHT & BRONZER
Something I’ve noticed when it comes to Canadian drugstores is that they have a very limited selection of highlighter, in fact the Elf Baked Highlighter was the only highlighter in the store! I do like the highlight and there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with it. With that said I personally do not feel like I have enough experience with different highlighters to give you an accurate full review on this one but I would recommend for you to try it as it is very inexpensive and if it doesn’t work out its not a enormous deal.
When it comes to bronzers I have also not tried very many though the one I have been using is the Elf Bronzer in Warm it is quite shimmery which isn’t my favorite as I prefer a matte bronzer and some of the shade aren’t as pigmented as the others. I haven’t yet gotten to trying out more bronzers but hopefully I will be able to update this post with a better recommendation in the future!
If anyone has any recommendations for drugstore products I should try out let me know in the comments what your favorites are! This was a shorter post but I’d still like to say thank you to anyone who is reading this, Every view is appreciated!