Monday, March 13, 2017

Drugstore Makeup Testing

I was intrigued by the article Here's What 5 Cult Drugstore Products Look Like On 5 Women by Refinery 29 that kept popping up on my blog feed.  In the article they test out five popular drugstore cosmetics, each under $10, on five of their staffers to see if their cult status holds up.  I thought it might be fun to try them out for myself so I jotted them down in my phone and looked for them whenever I was out and about (and near cosmetics).  So far I've only found two of the products, I guess they are as popular as the article points out.  I found the blush at Target and the eye shadow at the grocery store.
First up is E.L.F. Cosmetics Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder ($4) in St. Lucia.  
 The blush is a light, shimmery peach-pink and the bronzer is a medium toned matte finish.  I rarely use bronzer but I tried it do some contouring and really liked it.  The blush is very light and perfect for a daytime look but can also be built up for a darker, more dramatic look for nighttime.
The other product I was able to find was L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush ($8.49)
 This is a pretty, shimmery rose gold color.  It's very silky and smooth to apply and stays on! I love the hint of glitter without being too blingy!
 Here's a quick pic (no filter) of me in the products.  I could definitely use some lipstick, I'm still looking for that one (NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen)!  What are your favorite drugstore cosmetics?
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9 comments:

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Hey Pretty Lady! Good feature on these favorites! I always like trying new beauty items. I was just online yesterday at Lush and Sephora checking out some new finds. Quick question - if I use that Bronzing Powder in "St Lucia" will I be transported immediately? Definitely not digging our upcoming forecast - 16-24 inches tomorrow/Wednesday and that will move our last school day to...(gasp) JUNE 27th - latest ever! Spring has to come sometime! Thanks for the tips!

Tamar SB said...

So great! I get all my make up at CVS!

Anna of Mutton Style and Years said...

I'm liking the Rimmel eye crayon that I blogged about. I managed to get it in the supermarket. Buuuut that L'Oréal eyeshadow in Amber Rush looks fab. I will go and get that.

Clairejustine oxox said...

These look like great products Heather, they look lovely on :) I love shopping for makeup!Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

These look great. I love the bronzer combo! Nars lipstick is suppose to be awesome. It's not a drugstore, but I see it online all the time! I need a glossy spring color too! laura

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

The blush and the eye shadow both sound so nice. I use the blush and I love it. I will look for that eye shadow the next time I'm in a drug store. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for the review! I like Benefit cosmetics. I have been very happy with the products. I do a sample subscription from Birchbox. I enjoy trying new to me makeup products. Thru Birchbox I was introduced to Benefit and I really do love their product line.
Carla

Morgan said...

I haven't tried those. I do love ELF's makeup brushes cause they are so inexpensive. :)

The one drugstore product I use everyday is Rimmel brand eyebrow pencil because I barely have eyebrows, haha. I have to fill them in all the time.

That eye shadow is a really pretty color!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Thanks again for linking up Heather, I am featuring your post today at Creative Mondays.

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