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GET THE LOOK:  Poison Apple Lips for Fall

Dark, burgundy lips are a fall staple that anyone and everyone can pull off!  I love lipstick trends because they’re easy to achieve without spending a lot of money.

On the eyes, keep it simple with nude eyeliner in the waterline and inner corner (Rimmel ScandalEyes in Nude, $4), and generously add mascara to upper and lower lashes (L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara in Black, $9).  

Brows are the secondary feature in this look, so keep them looking natural yet thick with a pencil and tinted gel.  Sculpt the brows to make them straight, and brush the brow hairs up and out for a modern look (Revlon Brow Fantasy, $8)

Now for the lips!  Whenever you do a dark lip, a liner is a must.  Go slowly when applying a dark lip liner, because it’s harder to clean up if you mess up!  Color in your entire lip with a dark, wine colored pencil (Jordana EasyLiner in Cabernet, $2).  Layer a deep red shade of lipstick over top, blotting between layers to build up color intensity (Wet n Wild MegaLast in Cherry Bomb, $2).  Finally, get that cartoon-inspired lacquer shine by finishing with a matching gloss (NYC LiquidLipshine in Wine n Dine, $2)

If you recreate this look, tag me on Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram!  #drugstoreprincess #getthelook

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Breaking Beauty News:  There’s going to be an actual eyeshadow palette from a major drugstore company.

In this video EmilyNoel83 (one of my favorite review YouTubers) gives a really in-depth look at the new Maybelline eyeshadow palette, called The Nudes, which is estimated to be released this June/July.

This palette is really the first of any major drugstore beauty brands.  It contains 12 neutral eyeshadow colors with varying finishes.  The price for this palette will be $12!

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clrvoyant asked: What type of eyeliner would you use to make a smoky wing?

Hello!  There are a couple of types of liner that would work well for a smoked-out, winged-out, cat-eye type of eye!  This is one of my favorite looks to rock at work, because it takes almost no time to do when I’m getting ready, and looks fantastic!

Your first option is to use a creamy pencil.  Kohl pencils tend to work really well, as do “gel-like” pencils, because they are very easy to blend, but still set in place so they won’t smear down your face during the day.  You will also need to have a separate brush to smudge the liner outwards, but if you don’t have one handy a Q-tip works just as well!

My recommendations for these would be:


Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencils - $19 - Found Here

These are super creamy, and set really well after applying a couple layers.


Milani Liquid Eye Eyeliner Pencil - $6 - Found Here

Formerly known as “Liquif’eye”, this is my holy grail black eyeliner pencil from the drugstore, and the black shade is actually a great dupe for Urban Decay’s “Perversion” pencil, the blackest black ever!

You could also use a gel eyeliner to create that type of eye!  Gel eyeliner is very creamy and opaque, and smudges to sultry perfection.  My favorite:


Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner - $6 - Found Here

This liner is pigmented, easy to apply, comes with  a brush, and is just as good quality as any gel liner four times the price.  You will need a different kind of brush to smoke it out on your eyes, but it’s nice that it comes with a proper tool!


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korijessica asked: Do you know where I can get the baby skin pore eraser?

Since the Maybelline Baby Skin primer is a relatively new product, it might not be in all areas yet.  I’ve seen it at Walmart and Walgreens so far in my area, but I’m sure that it’s in other retailers as well!  Keep your eyes peeled, it should soon be everywhere that Maybelline products are sold :)  I have a review for this coming soon!


Maybelline  Baby Skin Pore Eraser - $6-$8

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Review + Swatches - Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Gloss “Vision in Violet”

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color

What it is: An opaque, brightly colored lip product with the texture and shine of a gloss.

What it Costs: $6-$9

Where to Get it:  Any drugstore, supermarket, or beauty store where Maybelline is sold; Ulta stores, online

Quick Verdict:  The line overall gets a Thumbs Up, but this shade only gets an “Ehh”.


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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!

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no-interrvption asked: hi! recently i've been on the hunt for a good champagne colored eyeshadow and cranberry one. any suggestions? preferably drugstore or cheap ones? thanks!

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!  :)


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peregrinxte asked: do you know of any drugstore type foundations that have medium - high coverage and a more matte finish? i need a good one for school :/

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 :)


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fa11ingsl0wly asked: A dupe for the MAC lipstick in syrup?


MAC “Syrup” (Lustre) - $14

A couple similar lipsticks at a fraction of the cost are:


Revlon Superlustrous “Sassy Mauve” - $6


Maybelline ColorSensational “Make Me Pink” - $6

Both of these dupes have similar color and texture.  Maybelline’s is a little thicker.


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rellestiria asked: What are some great lipsticks/lip colors for fall?

Fall is the perfect time of year to start experimenting with new colors… you can still get away with wearing summery shades, but it’s also appropriate to edge into the vampier side of lip color!  Here’s a few of my top picks for this season:

Starting from the left column, going down, to the right column, going down (lightest to darkest ;])

  • Covergirl Lip Perfection “Sultry” - $6 - Mauve/brown/nude, creamy, opaque
  • Covergirl Lip Perfection Gloss Stick “Mauve Twist” - $8 - Sheer pinky nude gloss finish
  • L’Oreal Colour Riche “Saucy Mauve” - $7 - Medium, neutral pink, opaque cream finish
  • Milani Color Statement “Fruit Punch” - $6 - Bright medium pink, very opaque, slightly creamy
  • Revlon Matte “Strawberry Suede”- $5 - Soft coral, matte, opaque finish
  • Wet n Wild MegaLast “Coral-ine” - $2 - Bright orange toned red, very opaque, satin matte finish
  • NYX Round Lipstick “Eros” - $4 - Bold neutral red, creamy opaque finish
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish “#107” - $4 - Vampy, deep red, matte & opaque
  • Maybelline Vivids “Hot Plum” - $5 - Bright magenta, very creamy and opaque
  • Maybelline Color Sensational “Blissful Berry” - $5 - Purpleish red, creamy
  • Wet n Wild MegaLast “Sugar Plum Fairy” - $2 - Dark violet shade with pink undertones (MAC Rebel dupe), very opaque and matte
  • Revlon Superlustrous “Black Cherry” - $5 - Vampy oxblood color, creamy

Hope that helps you!  I think I covered all the bases ;)


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ruby-elvis-makeup asked: What would you recommend using for a bright colourful eye look? xx

Hello!  When working with bright colors, the absolute KEY to the look is the base you put underneath.  I highly recommend using a white, cream base for your eyeshadow (or a colored base to match the main color of your look whatever that may be).  The cream base will give the eyeshadows something significant to stick to, and will help them show up as vibrant as possible.  You could use some concealer as a base if you don’t have any cream products on hand, but remember that less is more (if you use too much, you’ll experience creasing).


NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Milk” - $4.50


Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow - $6

Using bases will help brighten even the poorest quality eyeshadows and make them appear more opaque.  However I still recommend using an eyeshadow primer underneath the base (yes they’re different, see how on this post) to prevent creasing and extend wear time.

The brushes you use are also important.  Understand that when working with bright colors, the blending process can take a lot more effort than with neutral shades, because you don’t want to create a clash of color.  Use a nice, dense shader brush (flat eyeshadow brush) to pack color onto the lid, and fluffy blending brushes to help soften the edges and create a gradient.  You are going to be doing a lot of adding color, blending out, and adding color again (color takes patience!).  One of my favorite ways to cheat at blending is to use a face powder on the outer edges of the color to help soften and create the perfect fade!


ELF Essential Eyeshadow Brush - $1 (Target)


SOHO Crease Brush - $3 (Walmart)

Now I’m not sure if you were actually looking for colorful eyeshadow recommendations?  But here are some anyway, haha!  


Wet n Wild Color Icon Trios - $3 each

These are soft, buttery colors and come in all different shades!  Great for experimentation!


ELF Brightening Eye Color Quads - $1

Don’t let the itty bitty price tag fool you!  These tiny quads actually have pretty soft, pigmented eyeshadows… they are much better quality in comparison to some of ELF’s larger palettes, which are very powdery.

Here is a GREAT video by GoldieStarling on YouTube on the technique for blending lots of colors together, I think it might be helpful to you! »>Click«<

I hope this helps you!  Good luck, and be bold! <3


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cestemily asked: Is the Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation the same type of product as the Benefit Fake-up concealer? Thank you <3

Hi hon!

No, they aren’t the same at all… beyond the fact that they are both “stick” products.  Firstly, one is a foundation and one is a concealer… so one is for your entire face, and one is just for spot coverage.


The Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation is a satin matte, medium coverage foundation.  It is very blendable, but although it is marketed towards people with normal-to-oily skin, it doesn’t have the needed longevity or oil control.  It covers most imperfections well, but is difficult to build up and I find that It looks kind of unnatural on the skin.  You could certainly use it as a concealer, but it’s not my favorite for all over the face.


Benefit’s Fake-Up Concealer is a hydrating, creamy, brightening concealer for under the eyes and dry patches.  It provides medium to full coverage and is very blendable as well, but I wouldn’t apply this all over the face as foundation.

So depending on what you plan on using them for, either could work, but they are definitely different.  I wouldn’t use either of them as all-over foundation, and they have different levels of coverage in my opinion, as well as different finishes.  Hope this helps you figure it out!  :)


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Review: Maybelline The Falsies “Big Eyes” Mascara


What it Is:  A two-sided dramatic mascara for the upper and lower lashes

Where to Get it:  Drugstores, Ulta, or online

What it Costs:  $5-8

Similar To: Le 2 de Geurlain Two Brush Mascara

Quick Verdict:  MEH

Oh gee, another mascara from Maybelline, imagine that!  This is not only a new addition to the ever expanding Volum Express collection, but also the super-popular Falsies line.  But this IS actually unique… because it is actually two mascaras in one!  There is one large brush designed to be used on your upper lashes, and a thin brush for your lower lashes.  Together they are supposed to be the perfect mix to create big, bold, beautiful eyelashes.

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