My secret beauty weapons
The first step is admittance you have a problem, right? Well, I have a problem with always wanting to try new beauty products. My beauty drawer is overflowing, but I have a few products I come back to day after day. I occasionally like to splurge on a more expensive product, but I’ve found that sometimes price doesn’t mean quality. I’ve found some great products that are inexpensive but work just as well as the high-priced department-store items.
I have oily skin that become very shiny by the end of the day, and I’ve tried primer after primer in all price rangers. L'Oreal’s Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base bests them all, and only a little shine comes through by the end of the day. To build my base look after applying primer, I apply L'Oreal’s True Match (in the palest shade, of course), Revlon’s PhotoReady concealer (in the stick, which is more concentrated than the liquid shown above), and CoverGirl’s translucent loose powder.
My favorite blush is a cream blush by E.L.F (technically called an all over color stick). It’s $1 at Target and quite possibly the best purchase of my life. I also love applying some color on my lips, and the lipsticks with the most concentrated color and the most variety are, hands down, made by Revlon and Maybelline. They’re inexpensive, which means you can try trendy colors without having to worry about blowing the bank.
I prefer to play up my eyes most days, which for me means lots of neutral browns, coppers, and bronzes to pop against my blue eyes. The best pigmented shadows that I use daily are L'Oreal’s H.I.P. eyeshadows (although I wouldn’t suggest using the white and blue shadows pictured above) and Revlon’s ColorStay shadows. I tend to love Clinique’s High Impact mascara, but if I happen to run out without the chance to get more, CoverGirl’s Lash Blast mascara.
What are some of your favorite beauty products that won’t break the bank?