First Impressions: Drug Store MakeUp Finds

I’m all about saving money, so when I hear drug store brands are pumping out some amazing products, COUNT. ME. IN! Manny MUA is one of my favorite YouTube makeup artists and he did a few videos with full face makeup tutorials with all drugstore brands and he had a really good experience with many of the products. I really dig when he does these because my skin type is very similar to his (oily to combination). Obviously, I’m not a famous makeup artist *yet* (I CAN DREAM PEOPLE) so I didn’t get a ton of makeup, but I got a good amount and I had pretty great experience with it all.

First I got the Maybelline Fit Me! matte and poreless foundation in 3 shades because I’m going to get a spray tan soon, but since I’m pasty white right now, I tried the lightest shade I bought first which was 110 porcelain. I also bought 115 Ivory and 220 Natural Beige. I tried to put it on with my morphe M439 like I used to put on my hourglass stick foundation. That didn’t work so hot for me. I felt like it gave me a very light/medium coverage, which is not my style. I decided to try and dab it on my face with the brush in little circles and this worked *SO* much better. I then went over this with a damp beauty blender and it looked really beautiful!

Next I added some concealer on top that I already owned and then set my whole face with the Fit Me! matte and poreless pressed powder in the shade 120 classic ivory using the e.l.f complexion brush. I felt like I had to really use a lot of product to get the results I wanted, but I really didn’t mind because the powder was so cheap.

Following this, I used the Wet n Wild blush in the shade 328B Mellow Wine for my cheeks and also applied this with the e.l.f complexion brush. This went on beautifully and blended very nicely into the skin. One thing I personally really love to look for in blushes is that they aren’t super pigmented. I wanna be able to put by brush in it on the first try and not have to think about it. It aways happens to me where I get so excited about new makeup and I do swatch my make up *sometimes* but let’s be honest sometimes I just get too excited and put my brush in it and BOOM… clown cheeks. Luckily, this was not the case with the Wet and Wild.

After the blush, I went in with my usual bronzer and light highlight, just to finish off my face to have a complete face look. I looked for bronzers, but they didn’t have the shades I wanted to complement my fair complexion so I moved on to some eye makeup. Now, I have never done winged eye liner in my life…

I know, its tragic, please pick your jaw up. I know, I’m very embarrassed. I have very big eyes and I’ve always been very self-conscious about them and I think winged eyeliner doesn’t compliment them. I decided it was time to get over my fear and give it a go so I got the Wet n Wild felt tip eyeliner in black and this thing is Ah-Maze-Balls. Before I put this on I threw on a little light brown eyeshadow and some glitter first just so my eyes weren’t naked. The eyeliner was super easy to use and it went on BLACK. Like really black. I found it super easy for a fist timer so get yourself one of these. The best part? Its less than $6

To finish off the look I grabbed a magaslicks lip gloss from Wet n Wild as well in the shade 556B Sun Glaze. First I tried it on its own and it wasn’t going on smooth. It had this really neat peach, metallic color to it, but it just wasn’t giving me what I wanted. I then put my Kylie Cosmetics lip liner on underneath in the shade KoKo K and looked much nicer. Still wasn’t a super huge fan, but maybe I’ll use it again.

Overall, I think my makeup came out awesome! I put in some close up pictures so you can see if the foundation and powder live up to what they’re supposed to do, which is keep your skin from getting oily and make your pores disappear. I wore the foundation again today all day and it held up AWESOME! I had a long day and it was hot outside and I tend to touch my face a lot during class so I would highly recommend this to anyone who has oily skin and is looking for a cheap, awesome foundation and powder. Small note: My forehead was oily by the end of the day, but this happens to me no matter what. You really do have to do some touch ups to your face/makeup throughout the day if you want it to stay truly flawless, but us ladies are out here getting things done and working hard, we don’t have time for all that.

As always, I encourage you to try this out, but remember you do not need makeup to feel beautiful in your own skin. You are beautiful from deep inside and it radiates outward. Thanks for reading!

-Clarissa