Ulta trip!

I usually purchase a lot of drugstore makeup, but splurge a little more sometimes. Ulta is beauty heaven! You can always find something new to try or stock up on your usual products. I usually use the same makeup products. Recently I have been using the drugstore foundation Maybelline Fit Me, but I think it was causing me to have an allergic reaction to something in the product since I started using it. I decided to spend a little more on two new products. I am in no way shape or form a beauty expert (nor am I getting any sort of commission). These are my personal opinions so feel free to comment if you love these products as well.

Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation- I’ve used several different foundations in the last few years. I was using Cover FX for a while which works good with my skin (I had a darker shade for while ago when my face was a bit tanner lol). An employee at Ulta introduced me to this one and so far I love it! I’ve read mixed reviews but everyone’s skin is different. I love a light feel foundation with a matte finish. It’s such a cute bottle with a pump. Has 50 shades! I’m using shade 30NN. Still looked great after a long day at work.

(My face was breaking out so this is a perfect example of before and after pics using the foundation and concealer. I just brightened the pics up a bit so you can see the difference).

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer- I been seeing this concealer everywhere and decided I had to try it! I’ve also saw several bloggers I follow using it as well. My go to concealer has usually been the Maybelline Fit Me and looks great on my skin. The Ulta employee chose the perfect shade for my skin. Definitely hides the blemishes. I’m using shade 22B light beige.

Benefit Roller Lash- I love love love this mascara! This has been my go to for about a year now. They have a small and a large size. Doesn’t get clumpy and has a curved brush. Worth the buy!

Ulta Airbrush Blurring Foundation Brush- My favorite brush for applying foundation on my skin. Brush is a little pricey but worth the buy!

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo- I was introduced to this product over a year ago. I always use this product when my hair starts looking a little greasy and saves me a wash or two! Smells good too! Definitely worth the buy! There is a small travel size as well as a larger bottle.

My Everyday Beauty Essentials!

These items are my everyday faves that work well for me. I usually don’t go heavy on my makeup and I don’t like feeling cakey so these items have worked best for my everyday look. I have purchased these products from a drugstore, Ulta, Sephora or sometimes online. All are reasonable prices. If you love any of these products too, decide to try them out, or have a recommendation for me, feel free to share! 😊

1. Naked Urban Decay Smoky- My go to palette! This palette has always been my fave. It has a range of 12 shades. Perfect color combos to have a light shade during the day or darker for nighttime. It’s on sale now on Urban Decay’s website!

2. Cover Fx The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder- I got introduced to Cover FX products one time when I was in Ulta. I use this as a bronzer. I loved how this shade looked on me. I wear the shade Candlelight.

3. Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation- I just started using this one and so far I like it. Feels very light on your face. There’s a lot of shades to choose from to find your color. I’m using the Porcelain 110. I may try the Matte + Poreless one as well to compare.

4. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops- This liquid highlighter is one of my faves. A little goes a long way. It has a dropper so I put a few drops on my hand and then apply with a finger and dab with a beauty blender or brush. This liquid highlighter has a great glow. A little pricey, but it will last a while and is worth it. There are several shades, I use Moonlight.

5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy- This is one of my newer highlighter purchases several months ago. Love how this one looks on my skin! It’s a nice light golden color. Has a really good glow! I believe it was a limited edition, but I bought it at Sephora. You can always look on eBay or Amazon!

6. Precisely, My Brow Pencil by Benefit- This is my newest and favorite eyebrow pencil! It’s waterproof and has a twist up pencil on one side and brush on the other. It looks great on my eyebrows. Has several shades to choose from. The shade 3.5 works great for my eyebrows.

7. Roller Lash by Benefit- I have a few mascara faves but this is my most recent. I tried the smaller version before purchasing the bigger one. I love this one and it doesn’t get clumpy. It has a curved brush to give your lashes a lift and curl.

8. Maybelline Ultra Liner- This waterproof liquid eyeliner has been my favorite for years. Works great for all day and comes off easily.

9. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer- I love love love this concealer! I’ve been using this one for a while now. Works great for under eyes and covering blemishes. I use the shade Sand 20.

10. Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette- I’ve always liked Becca products. This is such a cute and perfect palette! All the shades work great for me. It has a blush, two highlighters and a bronzer. It’s still for sale on Becca’s website! Great for a summer glow!

My 10 Drugstore Makeup Faves!

If your on a budget like myself you might like/love these products! I’ve been using these products for a while for my daily look and absolutely love them. They work just as good for me as more expensive products. You can find these items in Walgreens, CVS, or Target. I am nowhere near a beauty expert lol, these products are just my opinion. All these products are under $11!

  1. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Face Sponge. I been using this beauty blender forever! I use this one dry or damp for my liquid foundation and concealer. Usually replace this within 2-3 months of use.
  2. EcoTools Ecofoam Sponge Duo. This is a pack of two and comes with 2 different sizes. Has the round base or wedge-like tips for straight lines. These work great!
  3. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. I love love love this concealer! I’ve been using this one for a while now. Works great for under eyes and covering my pimples! I use Sand 20.
  4. Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation. I just started using this one and so far I like it. I was using a more expensive brand but found myself looking more orange (color was probably too dark). I may try the Matte + Poreless one as well to compare. I’m using the Porcelain 110.
  5. Covergirl Eye Shadow Quads, Stunning Smokeys. Been using this one for a while. The color combos are great! Good for day or night.
  6. Maybelline The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette, Downtown Sunrise. I recently purchased this mini palette and love the colors! They have several mini palettes with different shades and they all look great. You can create a matte look or shimmer. Great summer look for day or night!
  7. E.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara Crystal. I don’t really use it on my eyelashes. Bought it more for my eyebrows. I don’t fill in my eyebrows a lot so it didn’t smear much for me. It does the trick and keeps them in place.
  8. Maybelline Ultra Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. I remember asking a friend years ago how her eyeliner looks so good and she swore by this liner. I loved it and been using it ever since. Removes easy for me with eye makeup remover or wipes.
  9. Maybelline Great Lash Washable Mascara. I think my mom introduced me to this mascara. I have been using it forever! This is always in my makeup bag. Goes on smooth and doesn’t clump up. They also have waterproof. I use Blackest Black.
  10. Milani Baked Bronzer. When I first saw this bronzer I loved the colors. You can also use it as a highlighter to give you that glow. Doesn’t look caked on. Comes in 3 shades. I use Dolce.