I’m in the process of finding fulltime work, people. This means stress. This means no money. Yadda, yadda.
Consequently, my face and I can’t lust over Makeup Forever or Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics for a short while. My heart, it breaks.
I need to harken back my to my drugstore beauty roots. And I’m THRILLED, because I’ve found some beyond effective products for you all to try.
Pair this stuff with a powdered foundation and BLAMO! You have flawless skin. I’ve always had trouble covering up those cystic zits -- you know, the ones that brew under the skin like little marble-sized hell nuggets -- but this crayon covers up any redness without looking chalky or obvious. Again, I use a powder over this foundation, to effectively blend, but the crayon does most of the work.
Speaking of amazing powder foundations, this foundation from Flower is particularly wonderful. It’s only 10 bucks, for one. For two, it reminds me of my Bare Minerals powder foundation days. You can puff this stuff all over your face without using a mirror, and you’ll look flawless. Given that you’ve used the right shade, of course.
I usually use this over my Maybelline Fit Me liquid foundation, which works amazingly, but tends to get greasy. It needs a powder to anchor it down, and Flower works like a charm.
Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick (Shade 01, FTW!)
I’m sorry, but this SIX dollar (you read that right) lipstick is by far and away the best lipstick I’ve ever purchased at a drug store. I said it, and I’d say it again. Screaming from a rooftop or two. Get the picture?
It goes on smooth as butter, which implies that it’s greasy, but it’s not. Sure, you should blot a few times after you apply, but this lipstick is far from a gloopy gloss. It’s vibrant and lasts forever.
Plus, the Rimmel website says it’s infused with “black diamonds.” Which makes me want to buy these things in bulk. I’d have so many diamonds! Extravagance!
OL, I’m loopy.
My best friend, who is rocking some 90s nostalgia grunge makeup on the reg -- greasy eyes and heavy bottom liner -- swears by this stuff. And now, I do, too!
It’s essentially two eye shadows in one, lip gloss-looking package. Right now, I’m using their brown shade, which gives me the sullen, jaded, sunken-eye look I’m going for. This is important to me, since I want to look moody and unimpressed most of the time.
And there ya have it: my favorite drug store products that I’m surviving on right now. Tell me all your drugstore buys, so I can scrounge through my change jar and head to the Rite Aide.