I <3 Drugstore Makeup

PicsArt_1405468792824Hi Loves!  This tag was going around a facebook group that I’m a part of called the Beauty and Fashion Blog Community.  I’m joining a few other ladies who will be tagged below.

Kate @ kflowermaquillage
Christine @ Simply Stine

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand overall?

I would say its a tie between CoverGirl and Maybelline.  I love CoverGirl foundations, but love the Maybelline concealers for my under eye area, and enjoy both brands for their mascaras.


{top}Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Frosted Cherry {bottom} Physicians Formula – Rose Glow

2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?

Face: CoverGirl Outlast or TruBlend
I love the Outlast for a big day out, when I need something with good coverage and staying power.  However, on most days this summer, I’ve been reaching for my trublend because its light, super blendable, and I feel like my skin can breathe with it on.  -It is more sheer so if I want to cover any blemishes up, I reach for the Outlast.

Cheeck: Physicians Formula  Sexy Booster – Sexy Glow Blush in Rose
It’s sheer, can be built up, and just the right amount of sparkle for me.  (Its scented which was an issue for me at first but when I got into using it, I fell in love with the color and learned to overlook the vanilla-ish scent!)

Lip: Covergirl jumbo gloss balm in frosted cherry
I love this so much more than I ever thought I would!  Its a sheer wash of pinky-red that looks like you just finished a cherry ice pop if you build it up.

3. Least favorite product / product not worth the hype?

I think I’m going to get some hate for this…but I cannot stand baby lips!!!! I included it on the picture since its part of the tag but I’m just not a fan.  Maybe something is up with me personally but baby lips seriously dry my lips out forcing me to re-apply and then they seem to get even drier.  …no thanks…not for me!

4. What is the best makeup bargain?

I’ve depotted all of my wet and wild trios but I love them!! I have a few and find that for being so inexpensive…they are crazy pigmented!!!
My favorites are – knock on wood, and I’m getting sunburned!

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

Nivea Lip Butters!  I have Raspberry Rose Kiss and Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss – I love to put these on when I crawl into bed and let them work their magic over night (esp. in winter!)   They taste nice, not too fake, and let me wake up with smooth lips!  One thing I have to warn you about – I have fairly pigmented lips naturally, if you layer these on, it will leave a white cast – so I if you try them during the day, use it sparingly or apply something over it.

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

Physicians Formula – I have a love / hate relationship with this brand.  I LOVE the blush I mentioned, and have heard raving reviews about other products but cannot get past their crazy prices.  I feel like there are less expensive alternatives to the brand but when I run out of this blush…I love it enough to buy it anyways!  🙂  I’ll probably stalk ulta for one of their sales – but I’ll be buying it eventually!


{top} nars orgasm {middle} pearlescent pink {bottom} rose glow

7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!

I think I’m terrible at dupes…but here is the closest I have.

I love Nars Orgasm…despite the name…its such a beautiful color.  At some point, a vlogger or blogger claimed that Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink was a good dupe…but I’m super fair, so it is quite different on me.  However – my Physicians Formula Rose Glow is pretty close.  If you like Orgasm but want to save a few bucks…check out Physicians Formula Sexy Glow Blush in Rose…I think you’ll like it!


I tag any of you who would like to take this on – if you do – please leave a link to your post in a comment, I would love to read what you picked!!


Thanks for stopping by Gracious Luck today!
Have you tried any of these products?  Any recommendations you think I should check out?

2 thoughts on “I <3 Drugstore Makeup

  1. Samantha Penninipede says:

    Check out your CVS for Physicians Formula deals! They have a lot of 40% off and $6 off deals! Their blushes are really nice though, and the Happy Booster packaging (I have the one in Natural) is just too cute!

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