10 Under 10

10 under 10
I loves me some good High End makeup! But at the same time, I also love me a good bargain. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than finding something fab for less. I thought I would give you all a run down of my favorite products that will not break the bank! Everything on the list is under $10!

1. Rimmel BB Cream $6.99 – This is marketed as a 9 in 1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup. While I don’t know if I believe all that, it is the best drugstore BB Cream I’ve tried. It gives pretty good coverage for a BB cream and has a really rich, creamy texture but doesn’t feel heavy when you put it on the face.

2. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer $6.99 – This is one of my favorite concealers, high end or otherwise. While it does not have super high coverage, it can blend like a dream. Perfect for highlighting the under eye area. I have all the shades in my makeup kit to use on client.

3. Maybelline Color Tattoos $6.99 – These cream shadows are truly a gem of the drugstore. I used to be addicted to the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows but after discovering the Color Tattoos, I’ll never go back to buying high end cream shadows. They advertise a 24 hour wear and seriously, I think that if you didn’t wash your face, they would really last 24 hours. Without Creasing! They have a great color range in the permanent line and are constantly coming out with limited edition collections so there is something everyone will love.

4. NYX Powder Blush $5.99 – NYX makes some amazing affordable products but their blushes are my favorite. They have a wide color range in a variety of finishes to accommodate all different skin tones. They are never powdery and blend on the cheeks beautifully. As a bonus, I’ve seen NYX products popping up at CVS Stores so they will soon be more widely available.

5. Rimmel Show Off Lip Laquer $5.99 – I discovered these when I went to the UK a couple years ago. Over there, they are called “Apocalips” which I, personally, think is much more awesome name…but I digress. Not long after I came back, they were in Walgreens and now they are part of the permanent Rimmel display with a wider color range. These suckers are awesome. They are like a liquid lipstick but with a high shine and super long wear. These are not for the color faint of heart! One swipe and you are full on covered.

6. Real Techniques Brushes $5.99-$9.99 – Now I know the brush sets will run you between $15 and $20 but the individual brushes are between 6-10. I really don’t think there is a better range of brushes at the drugstore…and they beat out some ‘High End’ brushes as well. The Expert Face Brush will change the way you apply your foundation and the Miracle Complexion Sponge is a pretty solid dupe for the Beauty Blender…and only 6 bucks!

7. Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Trios $2.99 – I know I’ve raved about these in the past but Y’all, they can’t be beat! I know Wet n’ Wild has come out with some 5 pan palettes and whatnot but stick to the Trios. Seriously the best powder shadows in the drugstore. Serious pigmentation and blend-ability. I think that everyone needs the neutral trio in Walking on Eggshells. This is my go to trio for when I don’t know what to wear.

8. Revlon Lip Butters $8.29 – Revlon’s Lip Butters are some of my Summer makeup staples. These have the most delicious feeling on the lips. Some would even say ‘buttery’. ­čśë Unlike the Show Offs, these are more sheer on the lips so they are great for someone who is not used to wearing color on the lips and wants to try something new. There is a great color selection. Plus, I think the quilted looking packaging is adorable.

9. Jordana FabuBrow $1.99 – Easily the biggest bargain on the list. Jordana is a brand that I find at Walgreens and has excellent products for even more excellent prices. I am admittedly not a brow person. I don’t have them, I’m not good at filling them in, and they are often neglected. I know. It’s bad. But this brow product makes my brows a little bit more happy. The Taupe shade is perfect for people with my coloring because it does not have too much warmth, which is the problem that I have with brow products. It also has a little brush on the cap to help tame your unruly brows.

10. Maybelline Master Drama Pencil Liners $7.99 – These are my favorite pencil liners at the drugstore. I had notoriously stayed away from Drugstore liners because of past bad experiences with rock hard pencils. But after hearing good reviews on the Master Drama Liners, I checked them out for myself and was hooked. They are super creamy and easy to smudge out and have really good staying power. Pretty much everything you want from a liner. And again, Maybelline always has new collections and colors coming out.

So there you have it. A run-down of my top 10 products under $10. As with all Drugstore makeup, shop those sales and BOGO offers to get these lovelies for an even better deal. Don’t be afraid of the makeup at the Drugstore. There are really great gems to be found! What are your cheap-o faves?

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Pretty Rebel

Quit Trying to Make Fetch Happen

Quit Trying to Make Fetch Happen


I just love this Pretty Rebel Palette by Too Faced. Let’s be serious, one of the main draws in me buying it was that there is a color called ‘Totally Fetch.’ Who doesn’t love a Mean Girls reference?! Here’s a look using that fab ‘Totally Fetch’ shade as the main lid color. Love ya, Mean it!!! **muah**
Totally Fetch

Totally Fetch


Eyes:
Too Faced Pretty Rebel Shades: Totally Fetch, Jailbird, Miss Sparkles, Dainty
Inglot Liquid Eyeliner #42
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Liner in Perfect Black
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

Face:
Smashbox Photo Ready Primer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
MAC Select Cover Up
The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Powder
Wet n’ Wild Blush in Heather Silk
The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer
Seventeen Pink Bronze Highlighter

Lips:
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Retsina

Happy Halloween!

Maleficent

Maleficent


Maleficent wants to wish all of you in blog land a Happy Halloween!!! Or as I like to call it: Holla-Ween! Dress up, be fierce and eat a lot of candy!

Products used to create the look:
Graftobian Cream Makeup
BH Cosmetics Take Me to Brazil Palette
Shany Gel Eyeliners
Wet N’ Wild Megalast Lipstick

The Lost Summer Look

The Lost Summer Look

The Lost Summer Look


Because it has been unseasonably warm here in Texas, much to my dismay, I thought I would share with you a look that I wore back during the summer but never shared with y’all. It’s using one of the limited edition Wet n’ Wild Pop Art Trios so unfortunately it’s not available anymore. The colors are not all that uncommon or special so you should be able to duplicate it with other shadows if you want to. A matte peach, matte warm brown and matte sky blue and Ta Da!
Pop Art Eyes

Pop Art Eyes


Here’s what I’m wearing:
Face:
Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer
Garnier BB Cream
Laura Geller Balance n’ Brighten
Physician’s Formula Translucent Correcting Powder
Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser
ELF Golden Bronzer
Inglot Blush (Not sure the Number)
Eyes:
Wet n’ Wild Fergie Primer
Wet n’ Wild Pop Art trio in To Muse and Carouse
Benefit Bad Gal Liner in Espresso
Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara
Lips:
Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Cantaloupe Cream

Now I need everyone out there to send their cold weather this way! I’m tired of this flipping humidity!!!

On Cloud 9

Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes


Am I the only one who actually loves wearing blue eyeshadow? A lot of people say it’s dated and 80’s but when done right, I think it can be lovely. I’ve used the On Cloud 9 Wet n’ Wild trio in pieces but never done a look using all three colors together. Here’s the look:
On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine


Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
Wet n’ Wild On Cloud 9 Trio
Cover Girl Sapphire Eyeliner
Cover Girl Clump Crusher in Brown
Face:
Flower Tinted Moisturizer
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
L’Oreal Lumi Concealer
Wet n’ Wild Coverall Concealer
ELF Golden Bronzer
theBalm Down Bow Blush
Lips:
Rimmel Show Off in Nude Eclipse

Don’t let anyone tell you what colors to wear. You wanna wear blue? WEAR BLUE!

Smoke During the Day

Smokin' During the Day

Smokin’ During the Day


Silent Treatment

Silent Treatment


No people, I’m not talking about nicotine. I loves me a good dramatic smokey eye. Who doesn’t? I find that the Wet N’ Wild Color Icon Trio in Silent Treatment is a perfect all in one easy smokey look. (Bonus: The ‘Crease’ Color is pretty much a match for MAC’s Beauty Marked) As you can see, you don’t have to use a TON of products to look glam!
Silent Treatment Eyes

Silent Treatment Eyes


Face:
Wet N’ Wild Coverall Foundation and Powder in Fair
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Coffee Cake
Benefit Fake Up in Light
**I used bronzer to contour a bit…but can’t for the life of me remember which one!**
Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
Wet N’ Wild Color Icon Trio in Silent Treatment
Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeliner in Black
Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara
Lips:
Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle

Fierce your face ladies. Don’t be scared!

PS: The below Photo is special for my Husband who says I always make ‘duck face’ in my blog photos!

Love you Chrissy!  **MUAH**

Love you Chrissy! **MUAH**

A “Wicked” Good Time!

#wicked

#wicked


Two of my bestie girlfriends and I headed to Dallas to catch a performance of Wicked. I loves me a good theatre performance. Not only because I’m a total nerd, but I love a good excuse to get dressed up and drink wine with my ladies. As I mentioned before in my post about the Ginda Palette by Urban Decay, I’m a total Wizard of Oz nerd. What better way of celebrating a Wizard of Oz type of night than with a look using this palette! We had such a blast and the show was ah-mazing!
#glindaeyes

#glindaeyes


Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
UD Glinda Palette Shades: Magic, South, Aura, and Oz
UD 24/7 Liner in Rockstar
Maybelline Extreme Volum Mascara in Glam Black
MAC Shadow in Omega (for brows)
Face:
Temptu Airbrush Foundation Pod in 002 Ivory
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Light
Maybelline Bouncy Blush in Plum Wine
Wet n’ Wild Bronzer in Bikini Contest
Lips:
UD Super Saturated Lip Color in Glinda

Savy’s Bonus Makeup Question inspired by the performance: What on earth kind of makeup did they use to make Elphaba green?! I need that formula in a foundation, STAT!
Bonus, BONUS Question: How to I get to do theatre makeup? What a fun job that must be!