Happy Tuesday! It has been SO cold here lately, and we officially used the fireplace to get the chill out of the house this morning. I think Winter might be coming a little early this year! I want to share my recent drugstore makeup purchases with you guys today, because I have really been loving some that I picked up over the past few weeks!
You all know that I have been wanting to get a good foundation that provides more coverage than the Maybelline BB Cream I have used forever. I was going to try out the “Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation” that I have heard amazing things about, but I decided to try out a more affordable, drugstore foundation first. The “Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation” always catches my eye when I am at the store, so I looked it up and it has amazing reviews! I used the foundation match finder tool on their website to double check what my exact shade would be. I am the shade “Natural Ivory”, and it blends into my skin really well!
My skin had started getting really shiny and oily feeling throughout the day with the BB Cream. This new foundation keeps my skin completely matte all day! Ashton even said he noticed the difference! 🙂 Just make sure to moisturize your skin really well before applying it so you don’t get dry spots. I use “Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer” before applying the foundation. Another one of my recent drugstore makeup purchases is the “Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer”. This stuff also has amazing reviews, and I’m loving it as well! I use the shade “Fair”, and I apply it on top of my foundation under my eyes in an upside down triangle shape.
I also just got the “e.l.f. Concealer Brush” to apply concealer under my eyes. I had been using my Beauty Blender to do that, but I wanted to try something else out as well. The brush blends the concealer into my skin so well! I use a dabbing motion and then sweep it right under my lower lash line as well. If you’re wondering how to apply the foundation I got, you can either use a Beauty Blender or something like the “e.l.f. Foundation Brush”. I just pour a little bit of the foundation into the palm of my hand, and I dab spots of it onto different sections of my face. Then I blend it into my skin on each section.
Another recent drugstore makeup purchase is my favorite “NYX Micro Brow Pencil”. This is not a new purchase, but I figured I would mention it. I have been buying this for a long time now. It is also a great dupe for the “Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz“. I use the shade “Taupe”! This isn’t makeup, but I also got a couple nail polishes recently that I’m loving for Fall and Winter. The Essie Nail polish shades called “Licorice” (black) and “After School Boy Blazer” (dark blue) are perfect for this time of year!
I grabbed a new lip color recently as well! A couple of my favorites already are the NYX Matte Lipsticks in the shades “Natural” and “Whipped Caviar”. I just got the NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick in the shade “Soft Femme”. It is such a pretty shade for fair skin with a fun pop of color!
If you guys ever want any more details on any of this, just let me know! 🙂 I just wanted to give you an update on what drugstore makeup purchases I am loving lately! You can shop everything I mentioned below! You can also always shop my current beauty favorites on my “Makeup Favorites” blog page.
Shop My Recent Drugstore Makeup/Beauty Purchases Below!
If you want to shop my outfit as well, you can just click on the clothing pictures below the picture above! I’m wearing an XS in the chenille sweater, and I went down 1 size to a size 0 in the corduroy skirt! It runs big!
Have a great rest of your week, friends! 🙂