MAKEUP UNDER $10 REC LIST
By Kham

Hey there! I’ve put together a recommendations list of drugstore brand cosmetics. I figured it could be useful for those of you who might’ve just started experimenting with makeup, or if you’re just looking for new things to try. All of these products are under $10. I tried to include products that are relatively inexpensive, as even drugstore makeup can get a bit pricey. Hopefully this is helpful to some of you. Enjoy! ♡

HOW-TO: SUNSET OMBRE LIPS
By Kailey

I finally got my hands on three of the NYX Macaron lipsticks and I LOVE them! While playing around with the lipsticks, I noticed some wouldn’t stick to the center of my lips, making them look patchy. I thought I’d mask this slight problem by creating an ombre effect - one that also makes an unconventional color more wearable!

YOU WILL NEED:
- NYX Lavender Lipstick
- NYX Apple Streusel Butter Gloss
- Red Lipgloss (I’m using MAC’s Strawberry Malt)
- Translucent Powder

FOTD: Sunkissed by Raye for Powder Doom
Raye is wearing:

Urban Decay - Brightening and Tightening Complexion Primer Potion (x) Urban Decay - 24/7 Concealer Pencil (x) Urban Decay - Naked Skin Beauty Balm (x) Urban Decay - Setting Powder (x) NYX Eyebrow Pencil (x) Eyeko Brow Gel (x) Urban Decay - eyeshadow primer potion Urban Decay - naked 2 pallet & eyeshadow brush Colors used : YDK (lids) Busted (crease) Black Out (outer corner) Booty Call (brow bone & inner corner) Urban Decays - gel eyeliner & angled brush MaryKay Masacara Ardell Double up False lashes NYX gold eye shadow for highlight Elizabeth Arden Bronzer Jordana lip liner in brown Mac lipstick in Taupe

FOTD: Sunkissed by Raye for Powder Doom

Raye is wearing:

Urban Decay - Brightening and Tightening Complexion Primer Potion (x)
Urban Decay - 24/7 Concealer Pencil (x)
Urban Decay - Naked Skin Beauty Balm (x)
Urban Decay - Setting Powder (x)
NYX Eyebrow Pencil (x)
Eyeko Brow Gel (x)
Urban Decay - eyeshadow primer potion
Urban Decay - naked 2 pallet & eyeshadow brush
Colors used : YDK (lids) Busted (crease) Black Out (outer corner) Booty Call (brow bone & inner corner)
Urban Decays - gel eyeliner & angled brush
MaryKay Masacara
Ardell Double up False lashes
NYX gold eye shadow for highlight
Elizabeth Arden Bronzer
Jordana lip liner in brown
Mac lipstick in Taupe

FOTD: Strawberry Fields Forever
by Kailey

Two of my favorite drugstore brands, Maybelline and Revlon, are 40% off right now at Ulta, so it gave me the perfect excuse to spotlight some of my favorite products by them!

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
What I wear when I’m too lazy to put on foundation, this bb cream is dewy without looking oily and has an SPF 30!

Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red
Here I’m wearing Really Red, a gorgeous strawberry red, and paired it with Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color in Signature Scarlet for a glossy finish. I’m kind of obsessed with the lip elixirs and just might be taking advantage of the sale to get more… *cough*

Also wearing: NYX Liquid Black Liner, NYX ‘Milk’ Jumbo Pencil

I'm coming over to new york from the uk next week and was wondering if there were any drugstore brands/products I should def check out? Feeling pretty overwhelmed by the amount of stuff on offer! Thank you in advance you are both angels xo

Asked by
ro-zap

Sure thing! It depends on what drugstore you’re in, if you can get to an ULTA while you’re visiting, definitely go there because there will be more brand selection from both drugstore to luxury brands and they’ll have harder to locate products. Keep an eye out for NYX, Milani, Wet n’ Wild, Revlon and Maybelline specifically. Here are some products we’re both way into right now: 

Eyes Wise: The drugstore creem eyeshadows are definitely interesting — pick up some L’Oreal ones, and try out Wet n’ Wild 6-pan eyeshadow palettes, too. Wet n’ Wild also has great, cheap liquid eyeliner, as does Milani. And L’Oreal has some great mascaras. 

Cheek Wise: Skipping foundation because neither of us are fans of any drugstore base makeup products at the moment (our faces, unfortunately, break out whenever we try any new formulations from the drugstore…). However, there are plenty of nice blushes and bronzers. Keep an eye out for Maybelline Limited Edition Baked Blushes and grab ‘em if you can, and if you see a NYX stand — definitely grab up some blushes. 

Lips Wise: There are so many great drugstore lipsticks out right now, really you’d be hard pressed to find a poor formulation. I find myself most loyal to Revlon colors, but Wet n’ Wild has stepped up their lipstick game too, and there are a bunch of new Maybelline colors released because of summer. So honestly, try out whatever you want!! I Here are some of our longtime favorites. 

Other shenanigans: Here are other random stuff that you should be on the lookout for — all are favorites, comparable to high end counterparts. 
Whew! Hope that helped!  Have a nice visit in the U.S.A my friend. 

WoooOOOwwww an actual FOTD!!!! It’s only been… an embarrassingly long time. Anyway, this is the makeup I did for my graduation ceremony for a university program. I could have done a totally respectable neutral smokey eye, but I do that every day and I wanted to use makeup products I haven’t used in awhile. It ended up being yet another version of my Lady Vengeance obsession. 

*Means these products were not purchased by me, but sent for editorial consideration. This doesn’t impact how I feel about the products though — honesty first!

Quick FOTD — I decided to mimic the eyeliner method Lisa Eldridge used in her latest video (she’s kind of the patron saint of powder doom, we both love her TO THE END OF TIME). I don’t really do makeup like this very often, but I think it came out quite nice. 
Here’s what I used: 

Nothing new here, really — I guess this is the first time I’ve worn Siren (the lipgloss) on PD though! It’s fantastic isn’t it?! I sprayed over everything with Mario Badescu’s Aloe Vera Spray and I’m in love, it really moisturizing and brightens up the face and makes it less…. ”done”. I’m a fan. My eyeshadow is just a mixture of Wet n’ Wild and Urban Decay shades from the previous Holiday collection and 50th anniversary palette, respectively, but the Naked palette should have similar colors.  High-res

Quick FOTD — I decided to mimic the eyeliner method Lisa Eldridge used in her latest video (she’s kind of the patron saint of powder doom, we both love her TO THE END OF TIME). I don’t really do makeup like this very often, but I think it came out quite nice. 

Here’s what I used: 

Nothing new here, really — I guess this is the first time I’ve worn Siren (the lipgloss) on PD though! It’s fantastic isn’t it?! I sprayed over everything with Mario Badescu’s Aloe Vera Spray and I’m in love, it really moisturizing and brightens up the face and makes it less…. ”done”. I’m a fan. My eyeshadow is just a mixture of Wet n’ Wild and Urban Decay shades from the previous Holiday collection and 50th anniversary palette, respectively, but the Naked palette should have similar colors.