I truly believe in the power of makeup. The influence that a black eyeliner or a red lipstick can have on your mood is sometimes beyond immagination: you feel better, sexy, confident, your can see it in your reflection on the doors and window shops when you walk down the street. Inexpensive and immediate self-confidence maybe, but hey, it helps, at times we just need a little boost during a crappy day.
Shops and ads continually try to sell us pricey products that look so shiny and luxurious, but that sometimes reveal themselves absolutely not worth the price.
Reading blog posts and watching countless Youtube videos (also because I love them), and rummaging through counters and aisles, I have found and tried a few drugstore products I am finally happy about.
In this post I will show you the first part (the second will come soon).
P.s.: I’m sure you can find these brands in Europe, but I don’t know about the rest of the world. I think I will try to write a post with alternatives or maybe link you a post/video.
If you click the photos you will go to the product’s page on the brand’s website.
Here we go!
Catrice Camouflage Cream concealer – shade 020 light beige
I have tried a lot of drugstore concealers, but no one seemed to work, until I found THIS *alleluia starts*.
This baby covers everything, and for only € 3.39 is basically my best discovery.
I recommended it to a friend and she is loving it too.
The shade light beige is perfect (the 010 one is pretty much vampire white, so Bella, if you’re reading, you’re welcome).
Catrice Calligraph Ultra Slim Eyeliner Pen
I am the queen of eyeliner disasters. I was going to give up when I found this.
The tip is very thin and it’s so easy to grap. I am finally able to do thin and elegant cat eyes.
I bought it with a friend, she tried it that night and the next day she went to buy it.
The price is always € 3.39.
Essence Silky Touch Blush 20 Babydoll
Very natural, cute and longlasting.
Great products! They have eye shadow, smokey eyes, blush, powder and eyeliner brushes, and even a kabuki. They do amazingly their job. The prices go from € 1.99 to € 3.99 I think.
Also, not from the drugstore but still cheap:
Zara “Black” Eau de Toilette
Perfection. Elegant, sexy, sweet but not too much, lasts all day.
Did you noticed I changed my theme? After like two months drooling over Elmastudio‘s themes I finally bought mine. I didn’t like the graphic of the free ones – for a reason or another they didn’t satisfy me – and I continued to return to this one but was stopped by the fact I had to pay. Today I decided to buy it. Minimalistic, with great attention to fonts (I study Publishing so I might have an obsession with fonts) and really elegant, I think it suits perfectly my blog.
Blogs are like digital photos of us, and having a theme you don’t like on your blog is like wearing that weird dress you have hidden in your closet just because everything’s dirty.
Tell me in the comments which ones are your holy grail drugstore beauty products, I’m super curious! :)