Friday, August 1, 2014

I love expensive make-up as much as the next girl, but sometimes it's not practical to spend $40 on foundation or $20 on a lipstick. Here are some lower-end products that I have fallen in love with and use on a daily basis.

Now, tell me what your favorites are?

NYX Matte Lipstick (Perfect Red), $6 — This lipstick is fabulous. It's matte (my favorite), a perfect shade, and long lasting. The color selection is to die for and I can't wait to snatch up a few more shades. Even better? Most Ulta's have a buy one, get one 50% off on NYX products.

Revlon ColorStay, $12.99 — I swore by Benefit's Hello, Flawless Skin ($32) during the colder months, but during the heat it felt very heavy and cake-y. I wanted to try out a cheaper option with better coverage. I was worried at first because a lot of the reviews on Revlon mentioned breakouts, but instead, I fell in love. This foundation is smooth, light weight, and provides a full day of coverage. For the price, it's 100% worth it.

Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner, $7.23 — I'm not loyal to any eyeliner. I generally grab whatever is on sale and roll with it. I haven't found a decent one in awhile, but this one is great. It's smooth, dark, and perfect for a full day of make-up.

Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara, $7 — I've tried just about all of the cheap mascara's out there and this is one of my favorites. Perfect shade, beyond enough length, and just the right amount of volume.


L'Oreal Telescopic Liquid Liner, $9.99 — Obsessed with this liquid liner. The applicator is just the right shape to create a flawless cat eye.

Covergirl Cheeker's Blus, $4.49 (Deep Plum) — I have almost no experience with blush, but this color blends easily. It's not too bright or dull. It looks very natural and that's all I'm after with blush.

L'Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon, $8.99 — This concealer is really smooth and light. However, it is best suited for faint blemishes.

NYX HD Concealer, $4.49 — This concealer is wonderful. I was hesitant about a liquid concealer, but this is a dream. It has extreme coverage, looks natural, and blends easily.

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