makeup for a minimalist: drugstore favorites

IMG_2960maybelline fit me concealer: i have the shade 15 fair and it is pretty spot on similar with nars radiant creamy concealer in vanilla.  i love this concealer as more summery option to the heavier, drier nars concealer.  it’s very similar in coverage but the formula is creamier and more liquid-y.  it is helpful to set this though, which i don’t have to do with the nars.

revlon matte balm: i have the color sultry and i am dying to get more of these.  this is a beautiful dusty rose neutral shade with the perfect hint of brown.  these are super creamy but with a matte finish and not drying at all.  they don’t have a ton of color options but it is a nice range that isn’t too boring.

l’oreal color riche nail polish: in after hours and tangerine crush.  i love these polishes!  the brush is wide and curved at the bottom so it fits the nail perfectly.  the formula’s are amazing and they have some great color options.  i only have these two shades but am definitely looking to add more to my stash.

nyx butter gloss: i have the shades creme brulee eclair (both pictured here).  these glosses are nicely pigmented and super smooth and buttery (oohhh shocker).  i love the small packaging and the scent of these glosses.  plus they aren’t sticky glossy.  that’s always a good thing.

nyx mega shine lip gloss: i have the shades beige and some other one that the name wore off of (not pictured) – it’s a light peachy pink.  these glosses are probably less pigmented than the butter glosses, but to me they are all basically the same.  if i’m going to wear gloss, you bet it’s a nyx gloss.

no7 stay perfect shade and define cream shadow sticks: pictured here in cool mink, but i also own coffee bean (warm brown), velvet truffle (a cool toned brown), and deep purple (a shimmering navy).  i use the darker shades for smudgy eyeliner looks and cool mink all over the lid. these are great dupes for the laura mercier caviar shadow sticks which are the only other cream eyeshadow sticks i’ve used, but i heard they are also a good dupe for the by terry ombre blackstars.

l’oreal telescopic mascara:  i’m terrible at saying whether things are dupes or not, but i think this is a pretty good dupe for my beloved bare minerals flawless definition mascara.  it creates great definition but very naturally, which is just how i like my lashes to be look.  if you like natural lashes but a little bit enhanced, i would definitely check this mascara out.  just make sure you wipe off some of the product on the bristles – sometimes i find you can get too much and that’s never a good look.

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