I admit that the majority of my makeup comes from department stores and beauty stores like Beauty Brands, Ulta and Sephora. I simply don’t take the time to shop for beauty products at the drugstore. When I finally do decide to shop at the drugstore it’s usually because of some hype I’ve heard about a particular product. Well, I recently made a trip and I think I’ve found some of the best beauty products that I’ve found there in quite a while.
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint – This retails for $14.99 for a 1 oz bottle. The bottle and applicator remind me of a Clinique foundation that I have (but the formula is very different). It’s available in 10 shades. Natural Beige is my perfect match. This foundation is formulated with hyaluronic acid and is supposed to hydrate and plump the skin for 24 hours. Let’s be realistic though. When you have 51 year old dry skin nothing’s going to keep it hydrated for 24 hours. With that being said, this foundation is really nice. I love the way it provides moisture and isn’t cakey. It wears well over my daily skincare products, which is very important to me.
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer – I’d heard so much hype on this bronzer that I just had to buy and try it. It contains a powerful blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter, from the lush and nutrient-rich Amazon. I’d never heard of these ingredients before, but I’m always game to try new things. The bronzer really is “soft as butter.” There are 2 different shades available. I use mine as a bronzer some days and as a contour product on others. The shade is not and doesn’t turn orange on my skin. The bronzer comes packaged with a unique sponge applicator. Retails for $14.99 for .38 ounces.
Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer – I struggle with a few thin spots in my brows and bought this this fiber-infused gel formula that’s supposed to add volume and color for an instant brow boost. It has a tapered spoon brush that makes application easy. I’ve never seen a brow product with an applicator wand like this before. This brow product retails for $9.99 for .27 ounce and is available in 5 shades. I bought the brunette shade called Deep Brown. This product is a winner for me because it helps me to do my brows fast by giving the appearance of more hairs than I really have while also providing color.
Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor – I picked up two of these high-definition gel lipsticks. They feel lightweight and provide a nice pop of color. The only caution that I have with these is that the gel like formula might be suited to those who don’t have issues with lipstick bleeding into their vertical lines. If that’s what happens you, then you’ll want to use a liner with these. These are formulated with hyaluronic acid to provide hydration, which is nice for those of us who happen to be seeking anti-aging qualities in our makeup (but they’re good for all ages). There are 15 shades available which retail for $8.99 each for .1 ounce.
One of the best things about drugstore makeup is that you can usually find it on sale. In addition, there are often times coupons for these brands as well. Most stores that sell these brands also have some sort of reward program for their customers to earn bonus dollars or points to use on future purchases.