Oh Walgreens, how I love thee. With a convenience store with a beauty section within walking distance to me, Walgreens is a curse and a blessing. I can walk in and buy overpriced milk and a new lipstick. Ahh the life.
I recently went through the ridiculous amount of makeup that I never wear and decided to part ways (that 3 year old gray eyeshadow that I swear I was going to learn how to wear without it making it look like I have a black eye had to GO). With my new lifestyle needing to be quick, easy and pretty, I’ve been doing some research and buying items that do just that. The natural look is in people, and this new mom needs anything but trending “you can learn it!” statement beauty items. #aintnobodygottimeforthat
Here are my recent drugstore beauty buys and wins for anyone looking to create that everyday look with nude shades. These can be found at your local Target, Walgreens, etc.
Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Classic Nude $8.99
This is my all time favorite item, hands down. Goes on really smooth, gives a nice sheer tint without it looking matte and pale. Best of all it smells like watermelon. Un-fragranced/flavored lip products are a no-no for me.
Wet ‘n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells $2.99
Can we just stop and look at the price for this product? A steal people. This particular trio is my favorite because of the neutral, flattering shades, but I’ve bought several of these. They last a good amount of time (but at $3 does it even matter?) and the color payoff is great.
Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Pencil in Sharp Brown $7.99
They do have this pencil in black, but I like to keep it a little more subtle with the brown. Easy to apply, doesn’t smudge and great for lining the bottom lashes. I can get a very thin line with this pencil, so it’s a keeper!
I’ve tried a lot of the drugstore mascaras and none seem to really create the volume I need even after using my trusty eyelash curler. This one seems to do a great job. If you’re looking for a waterproof mascara that keeps up with splashing, tears, humidity and the like, this one rocks, and it’s $4!
I’ve got some dark circles you guys, and need a concealer that will cover that up stat. While I love the consistency and the slight glowy-ness that this one gives, it’s best if set with powder so it doesn’t melt throughout the day.
AND as a bonus, if you do decide to walk into an Ulta or Sephora on your beauty buying binge (did you see the $3 price tag for the Wet ‘n Wild shadow trio???), this would be a good one to steal:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Champagne $20
This tiny tube lasts a LONG time you guys. Although it’s marketed as an eye shadow primer, I use it on the daily as a cream eyeshadow. Since it’s a primer first and foremost, it stays on all day.
So what do you think? These 5 drugstore beauty buys totally hit the spot for me and I use them practically everyday. Try them out and see what you like!