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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

Products mentioned can be found on Drugstore.com - internationally!

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osakablossom asked: hey! for months and months ive been searching for a good medium coverage foundation that will not make me oily. I get so, so oily I find myself retouching every 30 minutes. I've had no luck so far and have tried all high-end products

Helloo!  Well let me just say… I feel you.  My skin has been SOO oily for the past few months, it’s incredible.  But just look on the bright side… the oilier your skin is, the less prone you’ll be to wrinkles when you’re older!

I would HIGHLY recommend the new YSL Fusion Ink foundation for your skin type and preferences.  It’s a bit of a splurge, at $60, but it feels and performs like no other foundation I’ve ever tried.  It has a really velvety finish, and contains “special sweat and sebum controlling agents” to keep you shine free for as long as possible.  They claim it’s a 24-hour-wear product (not that I’d recommend wearing makeup for that long) but I’d say they’re not far off!

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Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Liquid Foundation - $60 (Sephora.com)

I also like the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, and for my beauties on a budget, the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation.





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brakhos asked: Hello! I just found your blog and I know you have probably already answer this but which ones are the best drug store setting powders? which ones you recomend? Thank you :))

Hi!  I have quite a few favorite powders, I’ll list my *current* loves below!

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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - $5

I use this powder in the translucent shade because I don’t like my finishing powder to give me any additional coverage, but it is nice that it comes in several tinted versions!  This has a soft-focus effect that blurs pores without being too flat.

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Essence All About Matt Compact Fixing Powder - $3

This is a great translucent powder that’s small enough to throw in your bag.  The texture of this powder is very matte, so I just like using it for touchups throughout the day, or in the summer when my skin gets more oily.

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ELF HD Loose Powder - $6

This is a cult favorite by now (a dupe for the Make Up For Ever HD Powder) and is a great finishing powder that sets your makeup but doesn’t necessarily absorb all your oils… you still look fresh faced with this powder.





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Review: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation

What it Is:  Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

What it Does:  Provides lightweight, full coverage while controlling shine

What it Costs:  $5-$7

Where to Get it:  Drugstores, Ulta, or online

Quick Verdict:  Thumbs Up!

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bright-as-blackk asked: Does translucent powder make your skin lighter?

If it’s a good translucent powder, no it won’t!  Translucent powders are supposed to be completely colorless, even though they might look light (or even completely white) in the pan.  Translucent powders aren’t meant to alter your skin tone or add any extra coverage, and are merely setting powders - generally to absorb oil or minimize the appearance of pores.

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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - $4

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Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder - $36

The reason I say “if it’s a good translucent powder” is because some translucent powders are a bit thick and will look chalky or ashy on dark skin tones.  That is why many brands offer “tinted” versions of setting powders - they’re still sheer, but will have a warmer tone and will counteract ashiness.

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bareMinerals Tinted Mineral Veil - $20

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Rimmel’s Mod Revival + My Photoshoot!

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Yes, believe it or not… that’s me!  Recently I was invited by Rimmel London to help promote the new Retro Glam cosmetic collection.  I spent an amazing week in New York discovering my inner 60’s diva, resulting in the awesome photoshoot you’re glimpsing here!  Retro Glam is all about bringing back the Mod scene - an iconic time in the fashion and beauty industries.

For years I’ve been a fan of Rimmel - since my first experiments with makeup, actually - and they’ve consistently come up with trendy and effective formulations.  This year they’re pulling inspiration from one of the biggest fashion revivals,  and they have created products that really channel the glamour and intrigue of the Twiggy era.

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Review + Swatches: Rimmel ScandalEyes Eye Paint

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What it Is: Rimmel ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Paint

What it Does: A liquid eyeshadow applied with a doe foot applicator with high metallic shine. Claims to be long wearing and waterproof.

What it Costs: $5-$7

Where to Get It: Drugstores, Ulta, or online

Quick Verdict: Thumbs Up!

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January 2014 Beauty Hits & Misses!

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thinknoevil asked: Hi! Do you have any dupes for Urban Decay Naked Basics palette?

Hi hon!  I sure do!  Because this palette is so basic (as the name implies), it’s actually pretty easy to find TONS of dupes for the colors inside.  I don’t have any singlular palette that has each shade exactly, but I have some singles and very similar palettes that will get you the same looks for WAY less!

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette - $27

(All are matte shades except for the first color, Venus, which is a pearly white.)

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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!

Click through to see what made *which* list!

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meliebeanjelliebean asked: I just bought Rimmels Scandal Eyes today, the newer one with the pink tube with a brush similar to that of Benefits They're Real (which I loooove). I have used the original Scandal Eyes (the one you reviewed in the orange tube) and loved it so I was excited to see this one with the brush I loved. I got home and opened it and was sadly disapointed. I didn't even put it on my lashes, the make up looked dry and not at all like the original. Can I switch the new brush into the other tube?

Hello!  Well first of all, the ScandalEyes Show Off mascara is a very dry formula to begin with.  Not all formulas are created equal, so I do suggest trying it out before you give up on it completely.  I’m not a fan of that mascara either - but it’s worth a try in case it works for you!  And likewise, you might want to see if you even like the way the brush applies the mascara to your eyes before you bother with anything else.

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Rimmel ScandalEyes Original

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Rimmel ScandalEyes Show Off

I really advise against just sticking the Show Off brush in the Original’s tube.  You should NEVER add anything to or switch the brushes of mascara because you run the risk of ruining the mascara and infecting it with things that will make it dangerous to use.  You can put the brush in the other tube ONLY if you completely wash out the brush and sanitize it with rubbing alcohol first.  That will keep everything sanitary and safe!

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