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Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Beauty Steals

I love a good bargain, and I especially love a good makeup bargain.  Lately I’ve been on an affordable makeup binge.  While I do love my high end products, I also think you can find really good quality makeup on a budget.  Below is a list of my favorite affordable makeup finds – some old, some new, all loved. Wet ‘n Wild Photofocus Foundation – $5.99:  If you enjoy a medium, buildable to full coverage foundation, this little gem is the one for you!  There are 20 shade selections, which is great for drugstore.  What I truly appreciate about this foundation is the finish, which is not too matte nor too dewy, and it photographs well.  It gives great coverage, lasts for about 9 – 10 hours on my combination dry/oily skin, and it’s cruelty free to boot.  The one con is that it transfers a bit.  I use a sticky primer (such as the Nivea Sensitive Skin Shave Balm) to help keep it in place.  At such a great price point this is a beauty steal indeed! Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte & Inti-matte Lipsticks – $7.49  A lightweight matte formula that rivals high end lipsticks, these are highly pigmented and extremely comfortable matte options.  There’s a large range of colors and finishes (i.e., metallics) available.  While these aren’t long wear like a matte liquid lipstick, they’re still very nice without the drying effect. Shades shown are Siren in Scarlet, and Almond Rose. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso – $10.49:  Probably the most beautiful peach toned blush at the drugstore, Luminoso leaves a beautiful peachy, glowing finish on the skin.  It’s a great year round blush but is especially beautiful…