1 // When applying your face lotion in the morning and at night don’t forget to bring it down your neck! Fighting age is a constant battle.
2 // Apply facial lotion while your skin is still wet to help it absorb into your skin better.
3 // Warm your lash curler or mascara tube with a hair dryer or under hot before applying to help give you some extra lift & prevent clumping.
4 // If you have lash extensions, wet your lash spoole and brush the top of your lashes to remove any eye shadow fallout.
5 // Clean your beauty sponges by putting them in a cup of water in the microwave for 60 seconds!
6 // You can put spoons in the freezer or use tea bags to help with eye puffiness.
7 // Use a toothbrush and hairspray to keep flyaway hairs in place.
8 // Use dry shampoo at night before your hair is dirty to prevent & absorb the oils before it’s too far gone.
9 // Use bio oil to help acne spots or scars heal quicker.
10 // Apply lotion to your hands, elbows, and feet before a spray tan so they don’t absorb more color than the rest of your body creating an uneven skin tone.
11 // You can make your eyes look bigger by lining the water line with a white liner.
12 // If you accidentally get mascara on your skin, don’t rub it right away & smudge it! Wait for it to dry & get a clean make-up brush to rub and it will flake off.
Alright ladies & gentleman (if you’re a guy & you’re reading this just know I love you) it’s FINALLY here! I’ve tested and compiled a list of all my favorite drugstore products. I was honestly surprised after testing these because you really can’t tell that big of a difference between the prestige brands vs drugstore on certain products. I’m here to tell you it can be done!
Maybelline Master Blur Stick Primer
NYX Pore Filler Primer
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation – I had heard so many people talk about this foundation, but I never believed that it could be good at the price point. WRONG. This foundation is now my everyday go to.
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer – Seriously this bronzer smells like coconut dreams.
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner – Goes on like butter. Stays like sharpie.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise – My ride or die mascara.
Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – I’m obsessed with these drops, a little goes a long ways I always blend with my fingers. This is liquid gold.
NYX Butter Gloss – They have so many awesome colors, but one of my favorites is creme brulee.
Finally feeling inspired again to get back to my writing and blogging. Thank you to everyone who has followed along it has meant so much to me the sweet messages that I receive. Blogging is a huge thing and something hard and scary to break into, but hey if nothing else it’s a personal journal for me!
My first favorite I have found is the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara. I get the washable formula, but they do make a waterproof! I’ve used a few L’Oreal and other brands mascara and there is NONE that compare. The first time I used it I was hooked. The formula makes them dramatically long and dark (I use it only on my lower lashes because I have extensions). I have naturally long lashes plus with this mascara they look just like top lashes! It’s so cheap too which I love because there are tons of other expensive things and for this to only be $9.99 really makes it attainable for everyone.
Next isn’t make up but I still have been obsessed with it. The Batiste Dry Shampoo!! Holy grail of dry shampoo. Hallelujah and thank the Lord!! I don’t even know what it is that makes this stuff so great, but it brushes out very nicely and works like a wonder. Using it will make my hair last days longer than normal. They have different smells (thank you Batiste) I really love that because I was previously using the LUSH powder dry shampoo but it only comes in one scent which I don’t like. Batiste even comes in TINTED versions. I’m extremely happy the beauty industry is finally looking out for us brunettes! Only $7.99, we’re bargainers right now because I’m saving up for a new car.
Finally we have our cream shadow the Pro Longwear Paint Pots from MAC! I bought both the Painterly and Soft Ochre. I use them as a base shadow/primer. The Painterly color is a soft pink and soft ochre is a more yellow hued color. The yellow would also be great to outline and define the edges of your brows also (for medium skin tones)! They are both really pretty colors if you just use them with a crease color or even if you build on top of, they just make your colors brighter and better all around. I use my finger to apply and blend them out, you could also use a concealer brush. I promise they’re not scary or intimidating, I know the word cream makes you think it will be hard to blend out but these are easy. I’ve used these before but forgot they existed until recently and I’m glad I rediscovered them!
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