If your like me, then you love ALL beauty products, a makeup junkie if you will. Growing up my mom, aunt and I would spend hours at the local Shoppers Drug Mart looking for new products to try. I decided since I already shared one half of my beauty routine it was only fair to share the other!
Here are a few of my must-have finds (excluding Neutrogena, which I love but I have only found in the States – if you get the chance take a look at their cosmetics, they are amazing!). Some of these are actually great alternatives to more expensive brand name products that I’ve tried so it really goes to show that its not all about the price tag. For example, mascara is something that I have tried a lot and I repeat A LOT of, but for the amount I use on a daily basis I can’t justify spending $50 dollars on it, especially when I can get the same result for $7! Take a peek at my suggestions below.
1. Revlon Eyelash Curler
people always think my eyelashes are fake, the answer? everyone, I repeat everyone should have an eyelash curler in their bag! your eyes will never look better and this curler never breaks my lashes
2. Physician’s Formula Pressed Bronzer
great for contouring and has little to no shimmer which can sometimes make your skin look muddy
3. Tweezerman Tweezers
the best tweezers out there and it doesn’t hurt that they come in pink either!
4. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
I usually always have two mascaras on the go! one as a base for length and one to build volume + great lash works well for the lower lashes (also check out Maybelline Falsies Mascara) I buy all of my mascaras in the curved brushes to add extra lift!
5. EOS Lip Balm
I can’t live without my eos lip balm! cute packaging never hurts and the balm does wonders
6. CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Rose Silk
this has a natural looking peach-pink colour and adds a great sheen, almost like a built-in highlight!
7. CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Everbloom Kiss, Revlon Lipstick in Pink Cloud
this is an absolute must have in my makeup routine, adds a natural looking tint to lips and doubles as a lip liner for definition layered under lipstick or gloss + this sweet pink lipstick has just enough shimmer to give lips a plumper appearance and a pretty pink wash of colour
8. Almay Clear Complexion Foundation
I swear by this foundation, I have sensitive skin and this has been the only foundation that consistently keeps me breakout free, it contains a low percentage of salicylic acid to keep blemishes at bay
9. Revlon Photoready Skinlights Illuminator
I use this for any special occasion or when I want that extra oomph to my look! I mix it into my foundation and apply all over for a flawless look
10. Covergirl Eye Shadows
if your looking for a cheaper alternative for shadows these are great, they have good pigment and lasting ability compared to other drugstore shadows I’ve tried