TGIF blog friends, today is the last day of school before April vacation! (All you mom’s out there say woohoo with me, I know you want to…) Anyway, I’ve been shopping the drugstore circuit lately and I’ve found some great new products that I have just been in love with so I figured I’d do a quick springtime drugstore makeup look. I’ll be using some new favorites along with some longtime loves, so keep on reading if you’ve been looking for some affordable makeup inspiration!
- I started with a base of the Matte + Poreless Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in shade 112. My old favorite drugstore foundation (Revlon ColorStay) now has a new pump packaging (yay!), but unfortunately the formula has changed and it doesn’t offer the same great coverage as before (boo…) So, I tried this Fit Me foundation on a whim and I am really enjoying it. The coverage is pretty similar to the old Revlon formula, but the Maybelline one is slightly drier, which works fine with my oily skin. $5.99
- Then I spot treated with my ever trusty Maybelline Master Conceal. The shade Fair matches my pale ass perfectly and does a great job at covering unsightly pimples. In my opinion it’s a little dry to use as an under eye concealer, but I don’t typically use concealer there anyway. I’ve had this tiny tube for a few months and its still going strong. $7.99
- Next, I did my brows with the Milani Stay Put Brow Color in Dark Brown. I usually use the Too Faced Bulletproof Brows but I decided to try this one to see how it stacked up. It comes with a dual ended brush like the Too Faced one but the color is slightly on the warm side (I prefer cool tones). However, it is extremely creamy and pigmented so I only have to use the tiniest amount for my thin, sad little brows. Bonus: it doesn’t budge all day and costs about $20 less than the TF one. $7.49
- I kept my eyes very minimal because of my bold lip color and only applied 1 coat of the new Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara. This mascara has a synthetic wand, which isn’t my favorite type, but the nicely spaced out bristles really help to separate and lengthen my lashes for a light, flirty look. $8.99
- Now we are onto the cheeks where I applied a light layer of Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in the new shade Smitten, a soft rosy pink (and I found it at CVS.) This is my first time trying one of Revlon’s cream blushes and I really like it. The application did take a bit of getting used to, and this blush can not be over worked because it tends to “disappear.” Don’t let that scare you, it lasts me all day once its set, but you have to be careful. Applying it with a beautyblender didn’t work so well, so I like to take a semi firm blush brush and apply it using a stippling motion instead of a rubbing one. $12.99
- After my blush, I blended on a few shades from the new NYX Strobe of Genius palette. You can’t see the highlight too well in this photo and I plan to do a full review of it, but this palette is amaze-balls! Like, if you love highlighting, you need it right meow. I used some of the more subtle shades on my cheekbones, under my brow and along the bridge of my nose. You get 7 highlight colors for $18.99!
- Lastly, we have lips. For this look I picked up the new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Temptation, a warm, vibrant pink. It does have a strong sweet scent but it goes away soon after application. The intensely pigmented formula is fairly comfortable for a matte and lasts me a good 5-6 hours. In fact, the photo above shows it after about 3 hours and you if you look really close (not too close though!) you can see some slight wear on the inside corners of my lips. I love this bright punch of pink, it reminds me of flowers in bloom!
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So there you have it…a simple, fresh (yet fun) makeup look for spring! What do you think?
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Have you tried any of these products yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!