Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bitten by the green eyed monster - a.k.a. My face goes budget friendly

Lately I've been finding myself more and more impressed with drugstore cosmetics offerings. I've incorporated quite a few budget friendly products to my daily arsenal and I'm constantly discovering new gems!
Quelle horreur! My face is going mainstream! The boy teases me and said that my face is "going cheap".
In all seriousness though, for the price of one high end foundie, I can buy an entire basketful of drugstore fun, and if they're duds I won't be too disappointed.
Today's FOTD uses only drugstore products. I cheated a bit and used a mixture of Asian, European and North American drugstore buys, but most of the products retailed for under $10.
Products used:
Sleek Storm palette; Canmake Chocolate stripe; NYX Grinding Blush in Georgia Peach; Revlon Color Burst in Soft Nude; NYX Concealer in a Jar in 04; NYX HD Foundation in No. 1 and No. 2; Sana Super Quick Liquid Liner; Maybelline Falsies mascara; L'Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadow in Time Resist White and Permanent Kaki.
With some smart shopping, everything in the above photo can be had for around $60.
End look:

Swatches from left: Gosh Cool Lip Jam in 102; Revlon Colorburst in Soft Nude; Infallible in Time Resist White; Infallible in Permanent Kaki; Sleek Storm palette dark green; and NYX Grinding blush in Georgia Peach.
Eyes - Pat Time Resist White all over lid, Permanent Kaki on outer V and define crease with dark green shadow from Sleek Storm palette. Line upper lash line with liquid liner and lower lash line with dark green shadow from Sleek Storm palette. Mascara.
Face - Concealer and foundation, contour with Canmake Chocolate Stripe and NYX blusher on apples of cheeks.
Lips - Revlon Soft Nude topped with Gosh Cool Lip Jam.
More cam-whoring:

 We end with this:


  1. Okay, a couple of things:

    1. You're pretty.
    2. THE PUPPEH! LMAO. Auditioning for little red riding hood?

  2. Great look!!! The NYX blush looks interesting...I wonder if they have it in stores.

    Have a good week!

  3. this makes me want to dabble into more drugstore make up too! awwww the little pooch is adorbs!

  4. ahahahahahahah cute hobo/ewok puppeh!!!
    ps the look looks great!

  5. What a gorgeous FOTD! I love good quality DS products. The DS products are getting so expensive these days though. Love the blush. What a cute puppy! I thought you guys had two cats, did you adopt a puppy too? :)

  6. Cute fotd! Very pretty colors. They look almost blue in the photo, but I take it that they're green?

  7. Haha...the doggie is too cute! ;) Dept store or drugstore, who cares as long as it works right? You look great :D

  8. so pretty!!! i am surprised at how well some drugstore products actually work. i need to start giving them a chance too hehe

    gahhh that dog is adorbs ^o^

  9. Don't worry - you still look expensive, my flat-nosed twin!

    Love the goggie babshka!

  10. You look beautiful!! The silver color really works with your skin tone.

    What an adorable doggie!!

  11. Wow, you look so pretty! Love the fresh look. your dog is super adorable!!