If you want to check out part one of this series, read all about it here!
As mentioned in my first drugstore makeup post, I said I was considering making this a series of posts. I’m only going to be the in the U.S. for a few more months before I graduate and head back home to my little island, so I thought I might as well make the most out of the drugstore makeup products I can get my hands on while I’m still here! So, with that said, I went into Walgreens to purchase a few household essentials, and I may or may not have walked past the makeup aisle unintentionally. Okay, who am I kidding, that was the first aisle I headed towards despite the rather pressing need for toilet paper in our apartment. Priorities, am I right? Anyway, about a month ago, I picked up a few things, and I’ve been playing around with them, and I was so happy with a couple of my purchases. So, here’s my top three makeup products from the drugstore that I’ve been loving these few weeks!
- As mentioned in my last drugstore favorites post, Wet N Wild has really stepped up with the quality of their products. Whenever I head to the Walgreens, the Wet N Wild section is empty or close to, especially the new contour palettes. And that’s my number one favorite in today’s post: the Mega Glo Contouring palette in Carmel Toffee. The pigmentation is out of this world, and there are no words to describe the easy application. I use an angled ELF brush and it gives me the a subtle contour look. I have to admit, though, the product is really powdery, but it’s worth it! I paid $4.99 at my local Walgreens, and I’ve not looked back. I usually use this if I’m going for subtle look, or set the cream contour from the Milani powder-to-makeup foundation I mentioned in my last post. The highlight color is also great, it’s comparable to the NYX banana highlight color. I use this over my Maybelline Superstay Better Skin concealer (mentioned next), and it lifts the areas under my eyes, forehead, and the other areas where the sun would naturally hit my face. This comes in two colors, and I think it’s a great find if you want to a slight contour for caramel skin tones like mine!
- As mentioned above, I’ve been loving the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer and Corrector. I love the formula because it does not dry out my face and nor does it crease. I use the concealer in Medium Deep, and it’s only about a shade or two lighter than my natural skin tone. I’m not big on the dramatic highlighted look, so this was the perfect shade. The concealer comes with a soft sponge applicator and blending is ridiculously easy with a creamy texture. It covers my dark circles on days I have to wake up for 8:10am classes, so what more can you actually ask for? Haha.
- Lastly, I’ve seen that Covergirl has been getting some awareness with their trunaked palettes. They are the Goldens, Roses, and Nudes palettes. First of all, can we please acknowledge the blatantly obvious sticker on the palette claiming to be like “shades like a leading $50 eye shadow palette?” Yeah, we know who you’re talking about, Covergirl. *Cough* Urban Decay *cough.* But the real question is, how comparable are they? Personally, I don’t own any of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, because I’m a college student on a budget, and uh, I don’t have $50 lying around to spend on an eyeshadow palette. I wish I did, though. I hear their worth the splurge! Anyway, they are somewhat comparable according to a few other bloggers and YouTube beauty gurus. However, you and I both know that it’s not an exact dupe to the Naked palettes. They’re $50 for a reason. The reviews explain how the pigmentation and application is better with the Urban Decay palettes, and I can’t argue. But is it worth the $12-odd dollars I spent on this palette? Yes, I think so. I purchased the Goldens and Roses palettes, but I’ll only talk about Goldens as I haven’t had enough experimentation with the Roses palette yet. The colors are a little powdery, but the pigmentation is great for it being a drugstore palette, and given my dark skin tone. The lighter colors don’t really show up, but the darker colors are gorgeous! And, lastly, *deep breath,* if you’re going to buy the palette, buy it for the Sunkissed color (swatched on my index finger)! Sweet lord, this color is just out-of-this-world pigmented and especially when you spray it, the color just comes alive! I’ll be posting a eyeshadow look from this palette soon, as well with the focus being that golden champaign color! So keep an eye out for that!
That’s all I have for you guys! I’m on the look out for more drugstore products to try, and if you have any ideas, let me know in the comments!