TOP 8 DRUG-STORE BEAUTY PICKS
NYX HD PHOTOGENIC CONCEALER
Sleepless nights and dark circle will not be an issues any more. You do not have to look any further because this HD concealer from NYX is the bomb. It conceals your dark circles really well as it has a high coverage and at the same time brightens up the under eye area. A little goes a long way so it will last quite a long time. The concealer is super easy to blend, doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin and the best part is it does not crease, once you have set it with a powder it will last all day. Now you don’t have to worry about dark circles or eye bags or about spending a fortune on a good concealer and worrying if it will do the job, all you have to do is just get yourself a NYX HD Photogenic Concealer.
COLLECTION 2000 FIX ME UP LONG LASTING MAKEUP FIXER
Don’t you hate it when you have spent a long time and finally got the perfect makeup look and then within a few hours it tends to either get oily or slowly but surely tends to fade. I have a solution, add this Collection 2000 Makeup Setting Spray to your routine. It’s a fine mist that dries up very fast once you have sprayed it onto your face. Believe me when I say it will keep all of your makeup in place till you get home. It comes in a handy little tube that’s perfect for on the go as well. I know there are a few pricier setting sprays out there but I think this works just as well.
ETUDE HOUSE DRAWING EYE BROW PENCIL
I always try to do my brows before leaving the house as I have very sparse eye brows and to be honest it’s quite pitiful, hence the need to find a good brow pencil. Since moving to Hong Kong I have been trying my hand at a few Korean beauty brands and one particular brand that I really love when it comes to brow products is the Etude House Brow Pencil. Their automatic brow pencils are really good, it’s super easy to outline and fill in the brows and it looks very natural and not too overdone. Once you have filled the brows the pencil lasts all day long. They kind of remind me of the Anastasia brow pencils, only less expensive.
JORDANA POWDER BLUSH
These Jordana Blushers are super pigmented and there is a big collection so you will definitely find a shade that you will love. The blush is super soft and smooth making it very easy to blend. You need to remember to use a light hand when applying it onto the cheeks because of the intense pigmentation. They last pretty very for a budget friendly brand as I didn’t need to touch up during the day.
RIMMEL EXAGGERATE LIQUID EYE LINER
Wish you can achieve the perfect sleek looking cat-eye every day? It’s not impossible with this Rimmel Eyeliner Pen, the tip of the pen is pretty thin but at the time sturdy making it easy to draw a thin or thicker liner so you can achieve the perfect cat-eye look you want every day. The eye-liner is quite pigmented and is actually a really nice black shade. It dries up pretty fast so you don’t have to worry about smudging it if you blink accidentally. I have been using mine for about 6 months now and it still hasn’t dried up, so it’s definitely worth the money. One of the best eye liner pens I have tried and I use it every time I go out.
WET N WILD COLOR-ICON EYE SHADOW PALETTES
On the lookout for a budget friendly eye shadow palette that actually is worth the time and effort? Then you definitely need to try out the Wet n Wild Coloricon Eye Shadow Palettes. In the palette you get 8 eye shadows that are super pigmented, soft and smooth. This makes them easy to blend but you do have to watch out for a bit of fall out so I would suggest doing your eye makeup first and then doing the rest of the makeup. The eye shadows will last all day with the help of an eye shadow primer if not you will be able to get about 4-5 hours of them. If you’re on a budget then these palettes are definitely worth trying out.
NYX MATTE LIPSTICKS
My biggest weakness is matte lipsticks, I have an obsession of buying and collecting a range of matte lipsticks. One brand that I really enjoy when it comes to lipsticks and especially matte lipsticks is NYX. These matte lipsticks are super pigmented and they have a lovely range of colours to choose from. The lipsticks are matte but they are easy to apply and the best part is that they don’t dry out your lips. These lipsticks last all day and feel super light on the lips. Certain matte lipsticks tends to stain the lips but these don’t do that, they are easy to take off. If you’re on the lookout for a good matte lipstick that won’t break the bank, then get your hands on these NYX Matte Lipsticks.
THE MAC CAREBLEND PRESSED
Having oily skin myself I tend to stick to pressed powders most of the time. Pressed powders tend to work much better than a liquid foundation on a daily basis, it’s easy to use and touch ups on the go becomes a breeze. One of my favourite pressed powders is the MAC Careblend pressed face powder. The powder is finely milled making is very light and easy to blend into the skin. The coverage is medium and with the help of a concealer you’ve got a good base for every day. The powder is light making it easy to wear every day since it doesn’t feel heavy or cake-y on the skin.
These products are what I can swear by and definitely give both thumbs up, they have really made a lasting impression and I am so glad that I came across them. You definitely need try at least of the products that I have mentioned.
What are some of your top drug store beauty finds? Let me know in the comment box below.