If you can’t get it at Target, then chances are, I’m not going to buy it! It’s definitely a cost thing… I just cannot bring myself to pay $15+ for something that will be used up in a couple of months that I can get something similar way cheaper at Target.
While I do wear makeup every single day (I never leave home without it!) I keep my routine pretty simple and it literally takes me less than ten minutes to put on my entire “face” for the day. Haha.
Every single day I wear moisturizer, foundation, powder, blush, eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara, and lip gloss. Some days I add lip stick, but that’s usually only for church, date night, girls’ night out, or some other special event.
Without further ado, my makeup routine...
Foundation – I absolutely adore Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse . I have very sensitive skin on my face, and after I shower, my whole face turns red. This is the only foundation that I have tried that actually covers the red splotches well. It pretty much hides every single imperfection on my face and gives me a flawless, airbrushed look.
Powder – I use Covergirl Simply Powder Foundation. Technically it’s a foundation and powder in one, but it doesn’t provide enough coverage for my splotchy skin alone. I do like that it's compact and not loose as I don't do well with loose powder. I have been using this for probably ten years and I love it!
Blush – I have been using the same exact brand and shade of blush since I was a teenager… Covergirl Cheekers in Rose Silk. It is perfect with my skin tone and it goes on nice and smooth.
Eyeliner – I wear liquid eyeliner on my top lid and after trying many different brands throughout the years, I found that Rimmel's Liquid Liner is the easiest to apply because it has such a short brush. For lining my bottom lids, I use the darkest charcoal part of my eye shadow for a softer look.
Eye Shadow – Confession: I have never owned an eye shadow palette with more than three colors. I know that the Urban Decay Naked Palettes are all the rage, but frankly, anything with that many choices intimidates me. Not to mention the fact that I probably won’t use the majority of them. Oh, and experimenting with different combinations? #AintNobodyGotTimeFoDat I started using the Almay palettes a few years ago and I love mine! I have green eyes, so I have always worn purples, greys, charcoals, silvers, and other smoky colors. This palette right here is just perfect! Plus it’s incredibly inexpensive and I always use the entire thing so I don’t have to feel guilty about waste.
Mascara – I use Covergirl Lash Blast Volume. It gives my eyelashes tons of volume and it really thickens them.
Lip Gloss – Friends, it does not get any better than the Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush lip glosses! I love them because they add a bit of color along with extreme shine. And it lasts for so long! I don't have to reapply nearly as often with these.
Lip Stick – I don’t wear a lot of lip stick, so I don’t really have a favorite brand or shade. I pretty much just try anything that I think will look good, and I typically stick to rosy pink shades as they look the best with my skin tone. Right now my very favorite is Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Color in Pink Peony.
Miscellaneous Beauty Products
Moisturizer – I love plain ol' Cetaphil. Good, traditional, non-fancy Cetaphil. It’s great on my super-dry skin, but it’s not greasy and it doesn’t make me break out.
Self Tanner – I have always loved Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer for a subtle glow, but I recently bought the Jergens Instant Sun for a quicker and darker faux tan, and it is great. You do have to be careful around elbows and knees, but other than that it goes on pretty smoothly, it dries pretty quickly, and it doesn’t stink as bad as most other self tanners.
Body Lotion – This is the only department where I shop somewhere other than Target. I am a Bath & Body Works girl through and through and have been since I was in my early teens. The very first scent I started wearing from there was Sun-Ripened Raspberry when I was probably 12 years old and then I moved on to Cucumber Melon, Sweet Pea, and so on. There are a few different ones that I wear at different times during the year... I switch them out for the season. My fall scent is Black Raspberry Vanilla, my Christmas scent is Winter Candy Apple, and my New Year's scent is Champagne Toast. I am obsessed! Then in spring and summer I always wear something fruity or floral... that's the time when I like to try new scents!
Shampoo – I just love L'Oreal Volume Filler Shampoo. I started using it a couple of years ago and it really does seem to make my hair have more volume. My hair is naturally thin and straight, so I need all the help I can get! No conditioner here! It makes my hair look FILTHY.
Wet Brush – Best. Invention. Ever. I have a paddle brush for myself and a traditional one for Olivia! I'm confident in saying that I will never use another hair brush ever again as long as they are making this one.
Nail Polish – The Insta-Dri line from Sally Hansen is just amazing you guys. It dries so fast. I’ve gotten to where I only buy this now. It’s perfect for wiggly toddlers who want their “shownails” (fingernails) painted.
Well, that's about it! My apologies if my drugstore tastes bored you… it’s just who I am! Maybe one day I’ll branch out and try some fancier things, but for now, I heart Target and Amazon for all things beauty!
*Linking up with Home of Malones for Thoughts for Thursday.
*This post may contain affiliate links.
*This post may contain affiliate links.
To link up – just grab our graphic, link up, and let’s get to chatting! Make sure to stop by a few others in the link up for an extra bit of girl chat!
And don’t forget to follow your hosts!