DrugstorePrincess.com’s Happy Holidays 20 Days of GIveaways!
Happy Holidays my beauties! ’Tis the season for giving and sharing your love and appreciation for one another, so I wanted to make this season as merry and bright as possible on DrugstorePrincess.com!
Now I’m happy to present 20 Days of Giveaways - a series of prizes that will be given away on a regular basis now through the end of 2014!
Check in every day to see if a new prize is available, and to check to see whether you’ve won! Every prize will require a new entry (sponsored by RaffleCopter) and the excitement is endless!
So keep your eyes on DrugstorePrincess.com/Giveaway and keep the Holiday Spirit alive by spreading joy and love wherever you go.
Hi there! Kat Von D is one of my favorite foundations, I hate that they’re discontinuing some of the shades (that never seems like a smart business move in my opinion).
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation - $36
What I did was I took your shade number into Sephora’s Color IQ (on Sephora.com - if you haven’t had a Color IQ done in store, do it! It’s fun!) and your Color IQ number came back as 1Y01… the rest of your color matches include Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet in #15, which is the closest thing that I could call a “dupe” for KVD. However they’re still offering your shade in the Tattoo Foundation, so I recommend stocking up online if you can’t find any in-store!
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet - $36
I also recommend checking out Temptalia’s foundation matrix! (Temptalia.com) There you can actually look at swatches of different foundations that are close to your color as well!
Hope that helps you and other beauties who have a hard time finding color matches between brands! :)
October/November 2013 - Beauty Hits and Misses!
Let’s try this again! As some of you may have heard, all the DrugstorePrincess social media accounts were hacked sometime in the past two weeks - and although I thought I was posting every day, it turns out that nothing actually made it to publication. Everything is back under my control now, thankfully, and so I wanted to make this post (which had already been long-awaited) a first priority! I hope you enjoy my cold weather and holiday inspired favorites and “not-quites”, and have a wonderful season full of joy!
Click through to see what made *which* list!
Battle of the Brow Products - Which Method Should You Choose?
1. Eyebrow Pencils - Use a pencil to recreate or define the shape of your brows. Pencils create a sharp line, which can create dramatic brows. If you are trying to even out the shape or length of your brows, use a pencil.
—- Use short, brisk strokes with pencils in the shape of hair growth in order to create a totally natural looking brow!
2. Tinted Brow Gel - Use tinted gels to alter the color of your brows and keep them in place. This method is best for people who already have shapely, even brows who just want a bit more oomph! Great option for people who have dyed their hair a different color and need to quickly alter the color of their brows to match.
—- Sweep brow gel through the brows in the direction of natural hair growth. For a really locked-and-loaded brow, first sweep all hairs up toward your forehead, trim uneven hairs, and then set in the desired shape.
3. Brow Powders - Powders are easy to use and are ideal for simply filling in sparse areas of the brows and adding a little extra color. Use powder to disguise holes or mistakes in your brow shape, but using them to create a whole new shape may look less natural.
—- Use a small angled eyeliner brush to apply brow powder to sparse areas. If your lines get messy, use concealer to clean up the edges of your brows. Use a gel or wax to keep powder in place longer.
4. Stencils - Use stencils to create perfectly symmetrical brows. Although eyebrows are supposed to be sisters, not twins, some people have severely different shapes, and would like to correct that. Using a stencil can be tricky but provides great looking brows.
—- Hold the stencil in place over your natural brow (stencil must be similar in shape to your current eyebrows) and use a powder or pencil to fill in the shape. Flip stencil over to create the other eyebrow.
5. Tinted Wax - Wax generally provides a bit of color and helps to keep brows in place at the same time. This method is ideal to use in conjunction with powder, and is mainly used for filling in sparse areas rather than creating a whole new shape.
—- Use the same small angled liner brush to apply wax as you would powder. Apply wax over or under the powder (experiment to see which order you prefer).
6. Gel Eyeliner/Brow Mousse - Use these options to create a very defined, bold eyebrow. These can be used for filling in sparse areas as well as creating a whole new shape. Can be used with stencils, and can be set with brow gel.
—- Apply these cream products to the brow with any eyeliner or brow brush that you feel comfortable with. Clean up messy lines with concealer.
Remember that your eyebrows are the foundations of your face! A clean, defined, well-groomed brow will instantly make you look more put together and help your makeup look more fierce! Bold brows are IN so don’t be afraid to embrace your natural shape and size!
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Hello! Thank you so much, this really made my morning. I’m not sure of ALL the places that will be having Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on drugstore makeup quite yet, but next week I’ll have a big post featuring all of the best deals around, in-store and online. Promise! And just off the top of my head, I know that drugstore.com will most likely have some killer deals, they feature almost all the drugstore brands for makeup, skincare, and hair products! I’m not sure of any other stores yet, but I’ll be sure to let you all know! :)
Thanks again, and have a lovely day! Stay Beautiful!
They’re from the Too Faced Natural at Night palette! It’s a gorgeous, dark neutral collection of buttery eyeshadows. I highly recommend it!
Too Faced Natural at Night Eyeshadow Palette - $36 - Sephora or online here
Best Holiday Beauty Sets for Your Money - 2013
'Tis the season, my beauties! Just about every brand you’ve ever heard of is coming out with one (or twelve) bargain sets, perfect for gifting to your best friends or to yourself! These sets are meant to be convenient and cute, as well as a huge value for what you’re getting. I’ve been shopping around since the first inkling of the holiday season began, and here is my list of my personal favorite gift sets! From makeup to skincare, these collections will be sure to please every beauty lover on your shopping list, and are such a bargain you’ll be buying one for yourself as well! Keeping all price points in mind, I tried to group similar items together for easier splurge/save navigation. Happy shopping!
Hi! Wow, that’s really awesome, thank you!! <3
Bronzer is applied along the perimeters of the face (hairline, temples, jaw) as a part of the contouring technique. Contouring shouldn’t just be done in the hollows of the cheeks, or it will look fake. Blending the contour color out into the areas of the face that would also naturally have shadow is a part of making it all look more natural. A face without some kind of color will look flat and one-dimensional! :)
*Note that the dark “stripes” are bronzer, or contour color, and the white “stripes” are luminizer, or highlight color*
Hope that helps, thanks for being such a loyal follower! It really means a lot to me <3
Hello! Well the champagne eyeshadow will be easy, there are lots of really pretty and affordable ones.
Covergirl Eye Enhancer in “Champagne” - $4
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow “Iced Latte” - $5 (Stila “Kitten” dupe)
Also check out NYX Single Eyeshadow in “Blondie” and Maybelline Expert Wear Single Eyeshadow in “Champagne Fizz”
As for the cranberry color, it gets a little more tricky to find one, especially at the drugstore level. I love that shade on the eyes.. it’s very fall appropriate and enhances every eye color. There are a couple affordable ones to choose from, and I also recommend trying out blush on the eyes. Some blushes look really gorgeous on the eyes, because many have pretty golden shimmer to them.
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow “Glistening Garnet” - $5
NYX Eyeshadow “Rust” - $5
Also try ELF Baked Eyeshadow “Burnt Plum” and Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in “Berry Shimmer”.
Hope that helps! :)
Review: Spa Sonic Skin Care System
What it Does: Motorized cleansing device deep cleans skin on face and body beyond the ability of traditional methods
What it Costs: $70
Similar To: Clarisonic Skincare Systems, $125-$200
Quick Verdict: Thumbs Up!
As many of you have heard me discuss before, I have always had terrible skin. It has an uneven texture, is severely oily and yet has dry patches at the same time, and I have had acne since I was eleven years old. I’ve tried almost everything out there - cleansers, lotions, pills, diets, treatments - and not much has significantly made a difference in my skin. After years of aggravation, I now know that most of my issues are caused by hormonal imbalances, and spend most of my skincare focus on prevention and overall health in the hopes that I’ll at least have great skin when I’m old!
I have spoken about the coveted Clarisonic before, and I can’t really say anything substantial about it. Yes, it deep cleans the skin nicely, gently exfoliates without irritating, and is fun to use, but the cost is a huge negative. After being exposed to this system, I have to say that I can truly enjoy the benefits of a cleansing device without feeling guilty about the hefty price tag. Yes, it still costs more than a washcloth, but compared to it’s expensive cousin, this product is a bargain!
Hello! My list is changing all the time, so here are my current recommendations:
NYC Liquid Eyeliner - $3
Oldie but goodie. This is the first liquid eyeliner I ever used, and I keep going back again and again. The brush applicator is easy to use and creates the perfect line, while the formula is seamless and dark. It doesn’t smudge badly either on my greasy eyelids. [Buy]
ELF Precision Liquid Eyeliner - $3
This liner is also really wonderful and is totally affordable. It’s very similar to the NYC liner, just with a thinner brush. It doesn’t smear everywhere and is very smooth and opaque, although it does take a bit of time to dry in comparison to some other liners. [Buy]
NYX The Curve Liquid Eyeliner - $15
Yes, the angle of this liner really does make a difference. At first it requires some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll notice how much easier it is to create a fluid line. It’s a more natural way to hold the brush and makes the whole process much quicker. [Buy]
Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Liquid Eyeliner - $9
This has been one of my holy grail beauty products for a long time. This liner has a really amazing applicator… it’s a brush, but is stiffer and more controlled like a felt tip would be. It creates the perfect line every time, thick or thin, and is great for detailing. Plus it contains a lash serum which really helps your lashes to grow! [Buy]
Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner - $18
This is the one TRUE waterproof liquid liner I’ve ever used and enjoyed using at the same time. The applicator is very similar to my Physician’s Formula love, with an inky dark formula that never smudges, budges, flakes or cakes. Worth the money, for sure. [Buy]
Hope this helps you! For more eyeliner discussion, check out the tag - #eyeliner
You can wear ANY color of lipstick in the world. It doesn’t matter what skin tone you have, what hair color you have, your age or size…. nothing matters. As long as you’re wearing that lip color with CONFIDENCE it’s going to look amazing. Just stop worrying what other people are going to think, and then people won’t think anything other than how cool and expressive you are for wearing that lipstick. I PROMISE!
Absolutely! Definitely try Revlon Colorstay foundation for Oily/Combination skin - it’s my most recommended product ever. It provides medium coverage that builds up really easily because it dries quickly on the skin. It also helps to control shine and provides the longest-lasting satin matte finish under $15! It looks natural and doesn’t feel cakey at all, and will totally last through the school day.
Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin - $9
Other good ones that are relatively inexpensive are:
Maybelline Superstay - $9
Sephora Collection Perfection Foundation - $20
Hope that helps you! And never underestimate the wonders of a good mattefying powder :)
(Late) Beauty Hits & Misses! - September ‘13
It’s time again for the Beauty Hits and Misses of the month! Lucky you - because I was slacking and didn’t get these up at the end of September, I’ll be sharing a whole month and a half’s worth of the good and the bad… beauty products that made me smile and scream! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the fall season, whether you’re going back to class or not. I’ve been extremely busy and hope that you’ll all forgive me for my absence!