Hello everyone and happy weekend! :)
Today I decided to talk about my favourite drugstore products :)
As I've already mentioned a couple of times, I'm from Croatia, and here everything's pretty much drugstore (I mean we don't really have a lot of high end make up), but also expensive.
But, I do have some products that are great for the price :)
Here we go!
This foundation is by Maybelline New York. It is the Affinitone perfecting & protecting foundation with vitamin E. My shade is 03 light sandbeige.
It has great coverage, and it's very smooth. It doesn't dry my face. But (there's always a 'but')! It does feel kind of heavy on my face, even if I put very little of it. Also, it is a little bit too liquid so the packaging is not the best. It would be a lot better if it had a pump. It always runs out of that tube and I end up wiping the extra off of my hands.
But as far as foundation is concerned it was around $12-15 I think, and it is really good for the price!
I have been using this powder for such a long time. I believe this is my 6th and I'm running out of it. I really love this product. It is by Manhattan Clearface- Compact powder in 75 beige. It has a really nice texture, it doesn't clog my pores, it's really light on the skin. For me it really doesn't have a down side.
I use this on a daily basis. I don't even need foundation underneath. I would just put my moistruiser and this powder on top and my face is ready :)
For the price.. It used to be around $6, and now it's $10.
My favourite blush is in this palette by L'Oreal Paris. I don't really know what is the name of the palette or the blush, but here's what it looks like:
It is a really nice peachy-pink color, it looks great on my skin and it has just a tiny amount of shimmer, so it's really flattering :)
As far as my favourite bronzer and eyeshadows, I love the ones in this palette! It is by Jasmine La Belle cosmetics.
For my bronzer I like to use a combination of these two. It looks quite lighter in the picture, but the 1st one is more like the second one in person haha, and the second one is quite dark, so I think that combination makes the perfect balance :)
For my eyeshadows, lately I've been wearing a lot of nudes. This is olso from my Jasmine La Belle palette. So, I like to combine 2nd, 3rd and 4th for the entire crease, and then use a combination or one of the last three for the smokey effect. (I'm sorry I have no idea why I have the first two in the picture, I never use those, haha).
It is a little bit shimmery, but when I blend it out nicely it's perfect! :)
My favourite mascara is this one by Maybelline NY- The colossal volum' express waterproof.
Mine's in Glam black (not sure wether there is any other).
It's a great mascara. I have really long lashes, so only one layer on daily basis is enough for me. It doesn't make lashes clumpy, they don't stick.. they are nice and separated and also longer and thicker :)
When I go to a party or some kind of event where I want to look just a little bit more dressed up, I would put one more layer of this mascara and it does all the work!
This eyeliner is by Alverde natur kosmetik. It's a really good black liner, it doesn't smudge at all. All you have to do is apply and wait for a few seconds for it to dry, and that's it. :) Mine is in 01 Schwarz.
I don't really use lipstick that often, I would just wear my lip balm and go with the natural lip (mostly because I don't really want to go check out my make up every once in a while and fix it if I'm at a party).
But when I want to wear something on my lips other than lip balm, I like to go either bold- with this beautiful red color by Avon in Lava Love. Great texture, glossy, too, doesn't dry lips and stays on for such a long time!
Or nude with this nice brownish creamy colour. This is also by Avon, and this one is in Cappuccino.
9. Lip gloss
I don't actually wear lip glosses either. I think they are sticky, messy and they dry out my lips. I wear lip stick more often, and I don't wear lip stick that much. But when I do I usually go with this one by Essence in 08 Glamour to go, and I like to combine it with Cappuccino by Avon (lipstick mentioned above).
My eyebrows are not very full, so I like to fill them with something. But I don't like brow pencils that much. So I found this! It is Eyebrow stylist set by Essence. It comes with two shades of brown (I use the lighter one), a little angled brush, and 3 shapes you can use to shape your eyebrows more nicely. Great set, and does an amazing job for me!
For my hair I really like to use this Advance Techniques Dry Ends Serum by Avon. It makes my hair very nice and smooth, my ends don't split, and it smells amazing!
And last but not least- nails!
I have 3 colours here. The first one is by Essence colour&go in 146 that's what i mint!
beautiful minty color, which I was opsessing about for quite a long time
The second one is by MaxFactor Glossfinity in 120 disco pink
it's a beautyful hot pink colour, and it's my go to whenever I want my nails a little bit bolder.
The last one is by Avon and it is in luxe lavander.
a beautiful lavander color, for those days you're feeling super girly, haha :)
So that's it! Tell me what do you think of my favourites. Have you ever used any of these? What did you think of it? Would you like to try any of these?
Also, if there's a product you'd like me to talk about a little bit more let me know and I will be glad to do so.
Or if you want me to include one of them in some kind of a tutorial :)
Is there a product (except for palettes) that you'd like me to include in a giveaway some day?
And, just for you to be sure, I'm not payed to talk about any of these products :D (if that wasn't obvious)
Stay tuned for more posts :) and let me know what you'd like to read :)
Have a great weekend!