Fresh drugstore makeup look

Since December was quite an expensive month, I thought January is the best time to post a makeup look using all drugstore products. If you want to know what look I created with these products, keep on reading!

The base
First I used the Bourjoir healthy mix serum foundation in the shade 52. With a damp Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge I applied the foundation onto my face in dabbing motions. I didn’t use a primer today, because especially in the winter I like glowing primers. Do you have any recommendations for a glowing drugstore primer?
After the foundation I used the Maybelline Eraser Eye concealer to conceal my dark circles and any redness around my nose, on my chin and forehead. I also blended this into my skin with the complexion sponge from real techniques.
To set the concealer I used the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. As you can see I really like this powder to travel with, because the text has almost completely rubbed off. This is a nice setting powder with a light coverage. You could also wear this on its own if you just want a light layer of powder foundation.
After setting my makeup I’m going in with bronzer and blusher. For this I’m using the Makeup Revolution Iconic Blush Bronze & Brighten palette. If you have similar skin tone to me, I recommend being light handed with the bronzer and the blush. A little goes a long way, if you are going for this natural look. I’m not going to use the highlighter in this palette, because I find it to be very glittery instead of a nice shimmer.
For highlighter I’m using an eye shadow from Essence in the shade Snowflake. When you apply this light handed you’ll get a nice ice colored sheen on the cheekbones. I also used this highlight on my brow bone, tip of my nose and Cupid’s bow.

The brows
I recently picked up a new brow product from the drugstore and I am really amazed by it. It is the Make Me Brow by Essence in the shade soft browny brows. This is a perfect color match for my brows. It gives the brows a little bit more definition, without looking unnatural. The only downside is the amount of product coming out of the tube. I have to scrape off a lot of the product back into the tube before applying it to my brows.

The eyes
For my eyes I mainly used the Fleur the Force eye shadow palette in Lunar Rose. The shadows in this palette are really pigmented and blend very well. I also noticed that there is little to no fall out when you use these shadows. I didn’t use an eye shadow primer today, because I haven’t found a good replacement for my Primer Potion by Urban Decay. Do you have any recommendations?
First I used the top left shade over the entire lid and in the crease. This is going to be the base and it will help the shadows applied on top of it to blend better. I want this look to be daytime appropriate, so I’m only going to use the darkest shade (dark purple on the bottom right) as eyeliner. To give the lid and crease a little bit more color I’m going to use a single velvet matt eye shadow from Catrice in the shade Pink-Up Girls. After that I use an angled liner brush from Ecotools and the purple eye shadow from the palette to give the lash line more definition.
I finish off the eyes by using the Get Big! Lashes mascara from Essence. This mascara has quite a big wand, which I usually don’t like. However, this mascara gives very nice volume and length to the lashes without being overly clumpy or messy.The Lips
As you all know I love my nudes! So for this look I’m keeping it fresh, glossy and pink. For lip liner I use the Rimmel Exaggerated Lip Liner in the shade Eastend Snob. After lining my lips first, I also fill them in completely. The reason why I used a lip liner to completely fill in my lips is, because the Essence lip lacquer in the shade Beauty Secret I’m using on top is not the most long lasting product. This lip lacquer is very comfortable to wear and I find it not sticky at all.

To finish this look I use the L’Oreal Infallible fixing mist to keep my makeup in place all day. Let me know what you think of this type of blog posts!

xoxo Annaleid


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