Drugstore Beauty Haul

Feb 27, 2014

Its been awhile since I have wandered aimlessly among the beauty isles at Target, but a few weeks ago I did just that. I love trying new products, and I especially love finding products that can mimic some of my higher end favorites! Here are some of the recent ones I am loving! 

- This makeup bag is one of my more recent purchases, it is not from Target sadly, but it is from Forever 21 at the bargain price of $9.00!!! It is super cute, and who doesn't need lipstick? 

-I am a die hard L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara addict, but I decided to try out its sister L'Oreal Telescopic and can I tell you I am a huge fan!!! The wand is super skinny, but it lengthens and separates like a beast. I have very long lashes so mine can go from nicely separated to spider lashes in a flash, but two coats of this and I am good to go. 

-L'Oreal Silkissime Eyeliner is next on the list, this one is a great substitution for my MAC Longwear Pro eyeliner. It glides on so nice, and the plum color is a gorgeous alternative to black!

-BROWS!!! I have naturally blonde hair so my eyebrows are much lighter than my hair would lead you to believe. I found this NYX Brow Set and it can go toe to toe with my Bobbi Brown Brow Kit. The colors in this set give me just enough color without being too overpowering and making me look like my eyebrows are tattooed on, I call it a win!

-Hair stuff is pricey, so when I passed this new Suave Moroccan Hair shampoo and conditioner I said why the hell not? I normally use Kerastase Nutritive shampoo, but at 40 bucks a pop that can add up. I have only been using the Suave for a few weeks but it makes my hair feel the same way. I only wash 2-3 times a week, so I am always looking for a shampoo that doesn't add oil, but is able to get rid of all the dry shampoo and other products I stick on my scalp. This seems to be doing quite well. 

-Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, on the days I take the time to put on a face full of foundation, I need that to stay in place. This powder gives me face some make up longevity! I usually use Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder, but I really like this Rimmel alternative. And for the price it is amazing. I would not recommend this for anyone with dry skin though, I have combination skin and I moisturize like a fein so this works well for me. 

-Revlon PhotoReady Illuminator. This liquid highlighter really surprised me. Most of the drugstore highlighters I have tried make me look like I could work at Disneyland as a part time princess. Just too pink, too shimmery, too much! But this one is light and can compare nicely to my NARS Illuminator. I use this to highlight my cheekbones, and put a tiny dab on the inside corner of my eyes to brighten them up. I will use the crap out of this come spring time!

-Maybelline Color Sensation lipstick in Nude Lust. This is the perfect nude lipstick! I love a nude lip, and for spring it will be something I sport all the time. My favorite favorite favorite nude is Chanel Mythic, but since it has been discontinued I try to use it very sparingly! This nude lust though is a very close clone in my opinion. 

-NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair. I really like the Butter Gloss line and this pretty pastel pink is perfect. I have been layering it on the Nude Lust lipstick and it is the perfect combo. It is sheer enough to wear alone, but gives just enough of that peachy pink color. It reminds me of the Estee Lauder Pure Color gloss in Star Pink. 

Anyone have any make up favorites (doesn't have to be drugstore)? Anything I should be trying out? I will more than likely find myself in Target in about a day or so... I can't stay away too long or I start to twitch. So let me know what I should pick up!


  1. The ELF brow kit is my absolute favorite. Now I want to go to Target to buy make up.

    1. Get on it Hana!!! You need some time to walk very very slowly through Target alone!!!

  2. I am completely ignorant to all things beauty. I use baby wipes to wash my face so I figure I need this post. Thank you. Thank you.

  3. I love that Suave shampoo and conditioner! It has done wonders for my hair.

  4. I wanna try that shampoo and conditioner!

  5. I have that exact same lip gloss. I would have never tried NYX if my make-up loving cousin hadn't got me hooked. Love it!

  6. LOVE Telescopic mascara. It's my favorite! I've gotta try that brow kit.

  7. I need to hop on the NYX bandwagon. STAT! We like Suave's Rosemary Mint shampoo and conditioner. Nice dupe for Aveda...well the smell anyway.

  8. I love this post! I'm a bit of a beauty snob myself (can we say "Sephora"?). I love finding cheaper things, especially with a good recommendation. Thanks! :)

  9. Man I miss buying fun makeup!! I can't wait till I run out to buy some over here!

  10. I'm a voluminous and telescopic girl. That's right. The both of them together. Always stock up on voluminous when I'm in the US.

    SSG xxx



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