Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Drugstore Makeup Haul

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video.  This is a haul devoted strictly to drugstore makeup.  I found some really great items that I've started using on a regular basis.  A lot of these products are great for back to school and I've even stuck some of them in my professional makeup kit.

Click here to see the haul!
Check out my video!

Here are some of the items I picked up:

ELF eyshadow primer $3:  Works pretty good on my normal/dry lids...but those with oily lids might have some issues.
Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzers $6.99:  I picked these up because Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine loves them.  They're not completely matte, but the shimmer isn't obvious.  I actually like them.  Great for women of color.  I haven't used them on clients yet which is why I bought them, but I tried it on myself and it applies smooth and pigmented.
ELF Beauty Book in Smokey Eyes and Eye Brights $5:  I was pleasantly surprised by these palettes.  The colors are super pigmented and don't disappear when you blend.  They are a bit soft so watch for fall out...and skip the 2 or 3 super glittery shades in the palette because they kinda suck.  I've been wearing these palettes every time I go out and I'm loving it.

Milani Infinite Liquid Liner $5.49:  If you're looking for a dupe for MAC's liquid last liners this is it.  The formula is pretty thick but believe me, it will not budge.  I had it on my hand for three days!  Wipe the excess off the brush before you apply.  Great for crying brides!

There are a bunch of other products I picked up but I couldn't find pictures for them, so you'll have to check out the video!  This includes:  ELF brushes and Oil Blotting Sheets, NYC Bronzer in Bronze Gold, and Studio Tools Crease Brush.

I've been using these products whenever I apply makeup.  This look is the same makeup I rocked in my Avon Hair Blowout vid.  I wanted to film a tutorial for it but of course I forgot to press record, lol.  You'll find a lot of FOTDs coming up where I use these drugstore palettes.  Stay tuned!

FTC Disclosure:  All items purchased by me.

Atlanta Makeup Artist


Marie A.K.A. ReeReeKins said...

That Studio Tools crease brush is the business! I have no idea how many of them I have in my kit lol.....

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hanidee said...

I love the Milani Infinite Liners and the Studio Tools Crease brush! Two of my all-time favorite items!

Casey J. Hobbs said...

Great looks Ren. At which TARGET did you find these items? I live ih Atlanta and would love to pick up some of the elf products without having to order them from the site.

cjx3pooh said...

I wish my Target carried the Mineral eyeshadow primer; I have oily lids & it works great for me! (Still creases after ~6 hrs but that's pretty good)
Studio Tools brushes are awesome :)