Hello my beautiful guys and gals! Welcome to my blog. Today I wanted to do a face full of drugstore products. There is one product that is not a drugstore product because I don’t own a drugstore product in the brow category but everything else you can get at CVS or the drugstore side of Ulta. To make your shopping easier, I will try to link to as many products as possible if you find something you like. None of these links are affiliate links, I just provide them to make shopping that much easier. I had a lot of fun creating this look but there were one or two bits that I really didn’t like which you will find out down below!
For my primer I used the e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer. When I was finally able to get my hands on it, I fell in love with it. It really does what it says on the tin which is fabulous. For my foundation I used the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define foundation in F2, I love this foundation because it is truly full coverage and has a doe foot applicator which I really love. I also used the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealers in C1 and C3 as my concealer. This concealer has quickly become my favorite concealer. It’s heavy duty but never looks cakey or like I have a ton of concealer on. I then set my undereye, and my eye primer, with my Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in 003 Natural. This is a powder I have replaced time and again since I started using it back in high school. In my opinion it is the best mattifying product out there and the price is fantastic! For the rest of my face, I used my NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat powder foundation. I use the color Ivory and usually I more use this when I’m using a BB Cream for a little extra coverage, I just grabbed it to set this makeup too this time.
To bronze my face I used the ever popular Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer. I am very fair but the lightest shade didn’t show up at all so I went one level up. It blends beautifully and I believe it is worth the price tag. For my highlight I used the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter but the one I have is no longer available. I used the NikkieTutorials collab one that I love so much (which is also in my project pan, check that out here) but I know lots of people love the other colors so I will link those above. For my blush I used a basic e.l.f. blush in Twinkle Pink. This blush costs only $4 on their site and it is absolutely stunning! There is some shimmer and glitter in it but I’ve never had a problem with it, it gives my cheeks a nice healthy glow. Perfect for fair skinned people like myself.
To prime my eyes I used my NYX Jumbo Pencil in ‘Milk’. It creates a good blank canvas and since it is white, it makes brighter colors pop. I used a NYX That’s the Point liquid liner in black to do my upper lash line and then a Covergirl Perfect Point Plus pencil liner in black to line my lower lash line. To do my brows, though, I had to use my ABH Brow Wiz because I do not own a single drugstore brow filling in product. To keep the hairs in place, though, I used my NYX Control Freak brow gel. I love this brow gel, it works really well without being crunchy or sticky. For mascara I used the Voluminous Butterfly mascara which I have trashed. It made my lashes look spikey, it didn’t coat well, and I just all around hated it.
For my eyeshadow, I used the Makeup Revolution Sophx Ultra Eyeshadows palette. Unfortunately, it looks like it is no longer sold at Ulta but you may be able to find it on their actual website. On the left side picture, I have numbered the colors I used in order of how I used them. 1 and 2 are crease shades, 3 is the inner third of the lid, 4 is the outer two-thirds of the lid, and 5 is my inner corner and brow bone highlight. This palette is nicely pigmented and is smooth and creamy and very nice to work with.
To set my face I used my NYX Dewy Finish setting spray. Not the worst one I’ve ever used but not the best either. For my lips I used the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in 15 ‘Lover’. I love this liquid lipstick because it really does stay put when you put it on. It lasts the whole day with no touch ups really needed unless you eat something super oily, of course. They are not super drying and they are comfortable to wear, most days I forget I’m wearing it- that’s how comfortable it is. Here is the final look:
What do you think of the final look? Is it something you would try? Tell me your go-to drugstore products down below. If you like what you read, please consider subscribing/following this blog. You won’t miss another post on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. You can also check me out on Instagram under @ emmadelfosse_mua. Thank you for reading and I look forward to seeing you again. Don’t forget to be bold, be beautiful, and ALWAYS be YOU! XOXO