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MAKEUP UNDER $10 REC LIST
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
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!
Lips: NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and MAC Nightmoth Lipliner
Eyes: Shu Eumura Black Velvet Feather False Lashes, MAC Carbon and Brown Script Eyeshadow, Maybelline Define-A-Brow Pencil in Dark Brown, MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline, Annabelle Liquid Eyeliner in Black Out
Cheeks: Hoola by Benefit Bronzer, NARS Taj Mahal Blush, MAC Nylon eyeshadow, MAC Soft and Gentle MSF
READER FOTD: Submitted by rachelgarcialove <3
LUPITA + LIPSTICK
Hello! I’m Lydia from the personal style blog Style is Style. I seldom wear makeup in my everyday life, but Powder Doom is inspiring me to experiment more! One product I am always into is LIPSTICK. Nothing is quite as satisfying as punctuating my face with a bold (or subtle) lip color. This post is essentially a fangirl homage to Revlon’s range of lipsticks + Lupita Nyong’o’s general amazingness. Clearly, Lupita is everything, and the girl knows her lip colors. I did three looks ranging from super easy to still pretty easy, using various Revlon lip products. I love the creaminess of their formulations, and the intensity of the pigments are excellent for drugstore prices. But enough about the lipstick…on to the looks!
The Difference Between Pro Makeup Application and Yours? The Right Brushes—Here’s Your Guide
Did a guide on my fave makeup brushes for Teen Vogue — I’ve tried ‘em all and these are the best, affordable brushes you’ll wanna check out!
The Real Techniques Brushes I mention in this guide — as well as their entire collections!!! — are on sale on ULTA right now, buy one get one 50% off and a free Japoneque brush cleaner. So you can get two brush sets (my favorites) for $25 total, plus brush cleaner and free shipping. That is a super good deal, you should check it out.
I am RIDE OR DIE for the Real Techniques Blush Brush and the Contour Brush, in particular. I have several in my kit.
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
Ardell Double up False lashes
NYX gold eye shadow for highlight
Elizabeth Arden Bronzer
Jordana lip liner in brown
Mac lipstick in Taupe
FOTD submitted by ifellfromlalalandblog ♡