Saturday, August 8, 2015

fabulous drug store finds

One of my favorite things to do is watch youtube vloggers go over their drugstore beauty "hauls".  I love my high end stuff but I also know that CVS always has something great.  Who wouldn't want to save a buck here or there?  I am too broke right now to do an actual haul but I can tell you about fantastic things I have discovered over the years.  And they are....

NYX Intense Butter Gloss really is intense and not for the faint of heart.  It wears more like a shiny liquid lipstick that turns into a fairly long-lasting stain.  I bought one recently because I am just out of my forties I wanted to shake things up a bit.  And I love it! For a more sheer look try the regular Butter Gloss. (NYX is available only at the occasional Walgreens but Target and Ulta carry them regularly)

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream totally smoothes things out, gives a nice hint of color, and makes your skin look super hydrated and glowy.  Perfect for those of us who are too lazy to do self-tanner.

Garnier Clean + Nourishing Cleansing Oil For Dry Skin takes ALL your makeup off!  Cleansing oils are the rage these days, and can get quite expensive, but it's because they clean so well and so gently.  In general they work on all skin types but this one says specifically for dry skin so I guess I'd stick to that.  This is the perfect dupe for all the fancy brands.

L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Make Up is seriously the best foundation I have ever tried.  It has medium coverage but you can easily build it to full. There are tons of colors: warm, cool, and neutral.  Plus it covers up my rosacea.  Enough said.

NYX CC Cream comes in peach, lavender, and green to color correct your skin (green corrects redness, lavender sallowness, and peach brightens).  Because I am perpetually red, I tried the green and it cancelled out the red better than any green primer or cream has ever done.  Therefore I just use it as a primer - it is light enough and a little bit matte so I can layer foundation on top.  Of course you can wear them alone for a very light coverage.

Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Toweletts are my go-to face wipes.  I like some of the more expensive brands as well, but this is truly just as good and way cheaper.  It is my favorite of all the drugstore brand wipes.  They get the job done.

Tresemme Expert Selection Runway Collection Make Waves Shaping Gel Cream is the best at boosting, shaping, and defining the waves in my hair. It is non-drying and I don't even have to blow dry.  It's not for everyone though, because when it defines the curl or wave by sticking the hairs together it can get a tad bit crunchy.  I find that satisfying, especially because it doesn't look crunchy, but it is really up to you.

Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Mascara gives good volume and curl, and on me doesn't flake or smudge.  I am always dying to try the latest drug store mascara to see if it matches my $30 Guerlain Maxi Lash yet I keep coming back to the Rocket.  It is that good.

RoC Daily Resurfacing Pads exfoliate gently.  My super sensitive skin can't handle them every day however a couple times a week is wonderful.  But you can use them everyday - they are an easy way to clean your face and leave you glowing.  Just wipe and swipe! 
"love them!" .

I WANT TO TRY:  the new make up line at Walgreens called Circa.  It has cool art deco packaging and was, thoughtfully and with care, put out by Eva Mendez.  I have't heard too many reviews on it yet but I'm a sucker for the packaging.  Have you tried this brand?

If you liked this post you may enjoy: 
the best drugstore buys
great very last minute gifts at the drugstore

Pictures stolen from Walgreens web site and Google images.

And for loads of tutorials and pretty things check out my NEW beauty-vixen youtube channel.
all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. I am not financially compensated for my reviews

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