I have a confession to make. I am a recovering makeup snob. I used to think that the only place to get good quality makeup was at a department store…and pay an arm and a leg for it. My Mom always used high end cosmetics so I just accepted that as the norm. The first makeup I remember was Color Me Beautiful. Remember that? I think I’m a Summer. My stepdad used to give my sister and I $500 gift cards to Macy’s for Christmas when we were younger. It was always an epic shop-a-thon. I used mine my Sophomore year in High School to start my makeup collection at the Clinique counter like my Mom suggested. I used Clinique throughout High School and into College. Once I got to College, I would occassionaly pick up something from the drugstore (hello! College. Broke!) but it never seemed to work out right. I’d just scrape together the money to get more Clinique. I guess I wasn’t trying the right things. Then my sister introduced me to MAC and I overhauled everything in my collection to MAC products. After a few years, I discovered Benefit and wore nothing but that for a while. However, since getting into the makeup blogging world, it has opened my eyes to some great products at the drug store. Now, I have no loyalty. My go to products now consist of some of my old, high end favorites and new drugstore discoveries. Moral of the story: go try out some products at the drugstore. No shame in that game! You never know what you might find and there are some really great things out there. Trust!
Things from the Drugstore that I’m loving right now:
Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Pallets
Revlon Smokey Shadow Sticks
Rimmel ScandalEyes Eye Pencils
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense Felt Tip Pen
Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circles
Word! I learned the hard way after lots of money lost that expensive mascara is not worth it. I used Benefit Bad gal for a long time and then realized that really maybelline pink mascara was just as good and way cheaper. There are certain products you can go cheap on and some no way! Rock on.
I am totally with you! I have always gone for the color of a makeup product and what ever skin care makes my face happy. My beauty box goes from ELF to Dior, and I have had equal success with both bargain bin and high dollar. Moral of the story, try everything and finds out what works for you!