Best Drugstore Beauty Products

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While the majority of my makeup are high end brands, I have a few tried and true drugstore favorites that I will ALWAYS go back to. I’m always looking for great drugstore suggestions (especially if you need something in a pinch!), so I love when other bloggers share their drugstore beauty faves! This post is for all you budget friendly babes out there, and I’m hoping you’ll share your best drugstore beauty products with me as well!

Best Drugstore Beauty Products

1. Best Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer. This stuff is not only a great concealer, but a fantastic highlighter as well. I came across this from a suggestion of a favorite beauty blogger and it’s now a product that’s always in my beauty bag. While it doesn’t last as long as my more expensive brand of concealer, it definitely does the trick and is budget friendly! I’m a stickler for good mascara, so take my word on this!

2. Best Gel Liner: L’Oreal Infalliable Gel Liner. I use this daily. I know makeup artists who swear by this stuff in their kit! It’s perfection for like $10. Better than some of the more expensive stuff, and lasts FOREVER. It truly stays on all day without any melting. I use the Espresso color because it’s like a black brown, which is my preference. The little brush is comes with is great too (I’ve yet to buy a different one!).

3. Best Mascara: Maybelline Define-A-Lash. So I’m also a big stickler on mascara. I keep going back to this one anytime I’m in a pinch for mascara on the fly. I feel like it really lengthens and defines my lashes, which is a must for me. I prefer lengthening over volume! They also have a waterproof version for days you need it ;)

4. Best Blush: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush. A really great drugstore option for blush, I suggest applying it with a stippling brush. This was also a recommendation from a favorite beauty blogger who has yet to steer me wrong.

5. Best Pencil Liner: Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner. I’ve been using this for YEARS. Literally years. And it’s almost always sold out in the store, so I know it’s a good one! This stuff stays on all day no issues. I’ve tried other drugstore brands, and NONE compare to this bad boy. I always have one in my purse makeup bag!

6. Best Lip Pencil: NYX Slim Lip Pencil. I love how cheap these lip pencils are, and the array of colors they come in. I have 3 that are my go to depending on what color nude lip look I’m going for. For $3, how can you go wrong?! Stock up!

7. Best Lipgloss: NYX Lip Gloss with Mega Shine. The NYX line just rocks in general for their price point. I love how inexpensive these lip glosses are (which is good because I’m a lipgloss addict), and the colors are endless. I promise you will find at least one you love!

8. Best Nude Lipstick. Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Lip Color. You already know I’m not a fan of lipstick unless it’s nude, and this line is hands down my favorite. I love Nude Lust for my skin tone. They go on smooth and look great paired with a lip gloss!

9. Best Eyebrow Pencil: NYX Micro Brow Pencil. While it’s not my tried and true, this is a great brow pencil to buy in a pinch! I’m a stickler for brows, so I have one specific brand I use, but because they’re so popular they’re always out of stock! I’ll grab this to hold me over in the meantime. And again, the price is worth it.

Now you might be wondering why I didn’t include a foundation here. And the truth is, I haven’t found a drugstore winner for me yet! Do you have one you love? What are your other favorite drugstore beauty products? Tell me in a comment below!


A Flare Affair

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Hey babes! I’m excited because my friend Ruthie Ridley is going to be guest posting for me today! Ruthie writes a self-named life and style blog based in Northern California. I’m super jealous of the perfect weather she’s been having while I’m over here sitting in the rain, so she’s bringing a little bit of sunshine to the blog today! Enjoy! ;)

Hi there, I’m Ruthie! This is my first time guest blogging for the lovely Lauren McBride! I am currently in Northern California but I have known Lauren since my CT days and have always admired her matchless style. SO honored to come hang with you all today! Here in Nor Cal it has been anywhere from mid 60’s to mid 80’s on any given day! I can’t keep up really, but none the less I am dressing for spring when I can, anxiously awaiting that summer heat! The outfit below is for a cooler spring day.

flare jeans, spring style

Sunglasses: Amazon
Blazer: Thrifed
Jeans: Hand me downs! (Low end Options: similar, similar; High End: similar, similar)
Shoes: Ross

I remember being in middle school wearing Bell Bottoms and loving them! These are not quite crazy as Bell bottoms, but they indeed have a bit of a flare. I know this is such a cliché statement, but fashion really does repeat itself, and I am learning more and more to hold on to things for longer periods of time. Flares are back in, so if you have em in your closet from 10 years ago, its time to take those bad boys out again!

flare jeans, spring style flare jeans, spring style

Many of you don’t know me yet, but I am a big bargain hunter-thrift stealer-consignment finding-clearance fanatic! I love to buy quality items for less. A lot of times that requires either waiting until prices get marked down or buying on consignment. This particular blazer/ jacket was bought on consignment and I am truly in love. It is comfy, cool, a light enough fabric and has a color just perfect for spring time and my skin tone. I paired this look with some edgy sunglasses and big hair to complete this look.

flare jeans, spring style flare jeans, spring style

What are your take on flares?! Yay or nay?! Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post! Be sure to check out my blog Ruthie Ridley, and have a fabulous rest of your week!

Ruthie xoxo