School has just started, and I know that staying on a student’s budget isn’t easy. However, there’s no harm in wanting to save your money while looking great while sitting in your class through those boring lectures!
I am using a variety of drugstore beauty products for a general makeup routine. When I go to school, I am more focused in looking natural and awake. Those sleepless nights I had while studying made me look like a zombie most of the time, so a few budget beauty products should solve that! For this look, I am using…
- Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 115
- Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
- Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Medium Coral
- Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer in Golden Tan
- Maybelline Master Duo eyeliner
- L’Oreal Color Riche Eyeshadow in 840 Snooze Addict
- L’Oreal Volumnious Million Lashes
- Maybelline Color Whisper lipstick in Rose of Attraction
The Maybelline Fit Me foundation is great for those with dry skin and want a natural, dewy finish with light coverage. There is an array of colours in the drugstore and you can test out which colours suit your skin tone. The only problem I have with this is the packaging- it’s not a in a pump or airtight container; you have to pour out the foundation from its wide mouth and you can end up wasting product. Keep an eye out for sales on this foundation, as it can be priced as low as $6.99.
The Maybelline Dream Matte powder can be used after foundation or after blush (sometimes I applied too much blush, so I put this powder over it to soften it up.) I definitely recommend this powder as it keeps the skin matte the whole day- this is a bonus to those with oily skin, and also great for picture days!
For contouring the cheeks, I use Maybelline Fit Me Blush and Bronzer. The blush doesn’t show up as pigmented as I prefer, but I like the bronzer as it gives that natural glow. Another blush I recommend is Covergirl Clean Glow Blusher in Peaches. I do prefer using my higher end blushes, since the pigmentation last all day, such as Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface; but these Maybelline blushes are great to carry around with you in your bag and they come with a small brush.
For a quick eyeshadow look that is effortless, the L’Oreal Color Riche eyeshadow (using 840 Snooze Addict) is a great choice. It comes with a little brush to make a quick look; and there’s also a picture on the back of the packaging to show you where to place each colour. The pearl colour on the eyeshadow is also great for highlighting brow bones.
To finish off with the eyes, I am using L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes and Maybelline Master duo 2 in 1 glossy liquid liner. The mascara really enhances the volume of my lashes (full review + pictures to come!) This is the current drugstore eyeliner I own, and it is not my favourite. However, it’s easy to use and affordable.
Lastly for my lips, I am loving Maybelline’s Color Whisper Lipstick in Rose of Attraction. I will do a full review on this sometime because I love the colour, texture, hydration, and staying power so much. I highly recommend these lipsticks! I am eyeing on sales at London Drugs/Shoppers if these go on sale again. Althought I am showing a Maybelline lipstick here, Revlon is one of my favourite drugstore brands to buy lipsticks from!
Not all of these items would be applicable to everyone’s skin type, however, I hope this gives students a direction on what kind of makeup to use when they want to spend minimally. If there’s any items you want to see a full review on as soon as possible, let me know! 🙂
There are some makeup items that I rather invest in, such as concealer and primer and a god quality foundation. I will do a review on some of my most proudly invested beauty products in a future post!
What type of drugstore products do you swear by, and do you have any recommendations for me to try out/review? 🙂