I did a post on back to school fashion a few weeks ago, now it's time for one on makeup. Check out my essentials list :)
A girl can't be fab without her eyeliner. And the best thing about it is there are so many different kinds.
LOREAL LIQUID EYELINER $7
I use this eyeliner like DAILY! It's just that good. If you are looking for a cheap liquid eyeliner this one is it!
MAC FLUIDLINE GEL EYELINER $15
No other gel eyeliner can do what MAC does. The pigment is so, so, dark! Ahh I love it so much. If you have trouble using liquid eyeliner this will give you that cat-eye effect without the messy clean up.
MILANI LIQUIFEYE EYELINER $8
For my gals who like pencil eyeliner this is the ideal drugstore brand! It is very pigmented and goes on smoothly. I LOVE THE TURQUOISE ONE!
Lipgloss. Lipgloss. Lipgloss. Every girl's favorite item.
REVLON COLORBURST LIPGLOSS $9
This lipgloss is comparable to any department store brand. I take a tube with me everywhere I go. There are many other drugstore lipglosses but this one is the best, buy it in every color!
NYX MEGASHINE LIPGLOSS $8
NYX is a favorite for every makeup guru because it is department store quality but at a drugstore price. These lipglosses are so pigmented that it looks kind of like shiny lipstick.
REVLON LIP BUTTER $6
I know this isn't lipgloss but I had to put it on the list! This lip butter is sooooo nourishing and pigmented. And the colors are lovely.
Plump up those eyelashes girly! Your makeup is not complete without big, bold eyelashes.
LOREAL VOLUMINOUS MASCARA $9
I have been using this mascara a lot lately and I definitely see a difference. It creates volume and lengthens.
MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH MASCARA $5
The all time favorite mascara! This pink and green mascara is not only cute but it really works and it's CHEAP. You can't beat that.
DIOR "DIORSHOW" MASCARA $28
This item is sooo pricey but if you can afford it BUY IT! You will really think that you are wearing fake eyelashes. I had gotten a sample of it a long time ago and it was heaven. I need to buy another one ASAP.
Eyeshadow is the most fun makeup item because you can experiment with so many different looks.
COASTAL SCENTS 88 PALETTE $15
Another makeup junkie favorite. I have been meaning to buy my own for some time now. Not only are the colors super pigmented you get 88 for under $20. You can buy your own at coastalscents.com or amazon.com
NYX EYESHADOW TRIO $10
When I first began to get into makeup in high school I bought these trios and they are lovely. They are very pigmented and cheap. At Ulta they usually have a buy one get one half off sale.
MILANI BAKED EYESHADOW $7
Aren't these colors beautiful? Milani is known for their bold pigmentation and their eyeshadows do not disappoint. They have other eyeshadows but their baked ones are the best.
Yall know I'm a blush junkie! This is my favorite category because blush really does make a difference.
MAC MINERALIZE BLUSH $23
MAC is known for their fabulous blush, but their most impressive is the mineralize blush. It is so beautiful and you get so many hints of color in one compact. It is a little pricey but it's worth it and will last a long time.
REVLON PHOTOREADY CREAM BLUSH $12
Revlon really is the BEST drugstore makeup brand. Their new cream blushes are just gorgeous and I love the sophisticated packaging. A trick I use with cream blush is I take a Q-tip and stick it in the compact and put some on my hand; then I apply it with a stipple brush. This technique will give you more of an airbrushed look.
MILANI BAKED BLUSH $9
Yep, another Milani product! What can I say, they have some great stuff. They are beautiful and a great dupe for the MAC Mineralize blushes.
Foundation can be a little too much fuss for some girls but EVERY girl should own a good face powder. In my opinion you should splurge on your face products more than any other makeup item, so my picks on the list might be a little pricier than the previous lists.
MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER $25
My life is not complete without my MAC Powder. It gives just enough coverage without looking cakey, it feels light on my skin and it has never broken me out. Invest in this product, it is the bomb and it lasts a long time.
BARE MINERALS POWDER $30
Bare Minerals is so luxe. It gives you such an airbrushed look because the powder is loose. Next time you see their counter go have an assistant try some on you, I promise you won't be disappointed.
PHYSICIAN'S FORMULA MINERAL POWDER $11
I like Physician's Formula because they really consider the health of your skin when formulating their products. This powder is lightweight but will provide you with the coverage you desire.
Every girl doesn't wear foundation but I know some of you do so take a look at some of my favorite picks.
CHANEL LUMIERE FOUNDATION $60
I know what you guys are thinking, it is expensive but it is SO worth it. I have been using it lately and my makeup has never looked better. And it's Chanel I mean what girl doesn't love Chanel? Full review coming soon.
CLINIQUE STAY MATTE FOUNDATION $23
OK I have combination skin, so after an hour my T-Zone is usually oily. Not with this foundation! I did a review on this product a couple of weeks ago and I still love it. You also get a lot of product for the price.
REVLON PHOTO READY FOUNDATION $13
Last but not least this product is lovely! It's not oily or cakey and the price is just the icing on the cake. I also love the packaging because it reminds me of Makeup Forever HD foundation. If you are into drugstore makeup this is the best foundation you will find.
Well that concludes my list! I tried to give a variety of prices for everyone's budget. Enjoy shopping divas. Until next time <3