Glam On A Budget: Drugstore Make-Up Haul


IMG_20150219_152326 IMG_0533Hello there! I just wanted to quickly fill you in on a few products that I have been experimenting with lately. I created this beautiful daytime make-up look, pictured above, with 100% drugstore and beauty supply store products, and I spent less than $15. Pretty awesome, right? IMG_0543The primer I used was Rimmel London's Fix & Perfect PRO Primer 002. This primer goes on smooth and leaves a beautiful matte finish. A little goes a very long way with this product. I noticed a difference in how long my foundation lasted with this primer as well. In my opinion, this is a great option when you do not want to pay high end prices.

IMG_0550My drugstore foundation of choice for this look was Maybelline's FIT Me. Since my skin is more on the dry side, this liquid foundation is perfect for me. The coverage reminds me of Urban Decay.  I applied the foundation with a stipple brush to get a nice and even finish. The foundation is not matte, so I set it in with the matching powder (not pictured). I would suggest this foundation for a light natural look.

IMG_0544The E.L.F. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter is what I used to cover the dark circles under my eyes. I must say, this did a pretty good job. I am impressed. I also used this on the bridge of my nose to give it a little highlight.

IMG_0547L.A. Girl PRO Conceal. I had to see what the hype was about and this is another product I have to add to my go to. The shade pictured is "Toast." I used this to contour my cheeks and a little goes a long way.

IMG_0558I used Maybelline's Dream Sun Bronzing Powder Glow for my lower cheek bones, temple area, and on the sides of my nose. This bronzing powder has a light shimmer than gives your face a nice summer time glow. It is perfect for those days that I look paler than usual and want that pretty tanned look.

IMG_0557NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder has been my go to eyebrow powder for a while. I am a fan of shading in the eyebrows with powder instead of pencil for a more natural look. It does not fade away which is great when you need your daytime make-up to last throughout the night.

IMG_0554This Blush by S.h.e Makeup is actually from my local beauty supply. I paid one dollar for this huge palette. I used the top left shade. This blush goes on beautifully and is very pigmented but it does not have longevity.


IMG_0545The mascara used was L'Oreal Miss Manga. I have read so many great reviews on this product but sadly, I was disappointed. It just did not give me the volume that I was expecting and had received from other L'Oreal mascaras in the past. I will give it another try to see if I change my mind.

IMG_0556My lips were filled in with a lip liner by NK Auto Lip Liner collection. The product is not pictured. I purchased the lip liner from my local beauty supply store for one dollar. The shade is called Pink Flamingo. It is very bright and pigmented. The lip liner also goes on very smooth with out pulling at the lips.

I applied L.A. Girls Glazed Lip Paint in the shade "Elude" on top of my lip liner. The result was a semi-glossy, beautiful shade of pink. The lip paint is very pigmented but it is also very messy. I suggest using a little and applying with a lip brush. I would compare the glaze line to the Too Faced Melted lip paint collection. This was actually purchased on for about two dollars.

So there you have it. My daytime make-up look and product review on drugstore make-up products. These are only a few of many that I have recently tried. Of course, the love for high end make up will never be replaced, but there are many options when you are on a tight budget. Cheap make up is fun to experiment with and you will be surprised which products will give some high end products some competition.

Feel free to share your favorite drugstore products and why you like that product and do not forget to tag @MostlySugar.

As always my loves,


BeautyErica Shambley