Welcome to DrugstorePrincess, a place to cultivate your love for all things beauty! Here you will find endless pages filled with advice, inspiration, Q & A, reviews, dupes, and tutorials on all topics from makeup & hair to skin & nail care. This is an interactive site where you can ask your biggest beauty questions and browse others' as well, so that we can all learn from one another! It doesn't matter if you're completely new to makeup, or if you're a practicing MUA, you'll be sure to find something new and interesting.
My name is Hilary, and I'm the real DSP. DrugstorePrincess takes pride in being open and accepting of all people who have a passion for the beauty industry, no matter their age, experience level, sexual orientation, gender identification, race, color, religion, level of education, language or location. As long as you do not bring negativity to the table, you are welcome here as a part of the DSP community!
lieslneil asked: FYI (or you might already know this) But Kohl's is now selling Lorac, TheBalm, Cargo and Pur Minerals!!! Not sure if its only for the holidays or what...but HELLO!?!? They always have coupons and it's pretty rare that you can get them on sale at all. Happy Shopping:)
That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing… I’ll be checking out my Kohls tomorrow for sure!!
athejournalist asked: Hello :) I have green eyes and fair skin, which palette should I buy? Naked 1, Naked 2 or Nude 'Tude? Thanks <3
Hi Hon! Well, since they are all neutral palettes, they will all work about the same for you… and for everyone else for that matter! The Balm Nude’Tude palette is significantly cheaper, but otherwise they are all the same, but different.. if you understand what I mean, haha! They are all neutral palettes with 12 different colors that can be combined in infinite ways without ever clashing with one another. The Naked palette runs more warm-toned, the Naked 2 cool-toned, and the Nude’Tude palette has a pretty good mix of warm and cool tones. The Nude’Tude palette also branches out more from the metallic-brown-taupes that you find mostly in the Naked palettes… for instance a plummy wine color, and a yellow-gold.
TheBalm Nude’Tude Palette - $36
Urban Decay Naked Palette - $48
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette - $48
My best advice is to pick whatever one *speaks to you*. Sometimes seeing them all side by side will help you figure that out. They will all look good on you, so I can’t be the one to tell you which to get ;)
kayyyyydf asked: Hi just found this blog, and absolutely love all your advice/opinions i am a huge fan of bronzers, and shimmers, what would you say has the best color/glow to it? what is your favorite bronzer? also do you have any favorite gradual tanning lotions or self tanners?
Hello, thank you!
If you like a shimmery bronzer, then baked bronzers are definitely the way to go. They have a gorgeous sheen that is finely milled and not chunky or glittery - they look natural, but still glow.
Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Heatwave - $8
Milani TanTastic Baked Bronzer in Sun Glow - $8
Lorac Tantalizer Baked Bronzer - $32
I also really like these shimmery, but not “baked” options:
The Balm Betty Lou-Manizer - $24
Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Bronzer - $8
I have a bronzer addiction too, and I don’t think I could pick just one bronzer as my favorite!!
As for a gradual self tanner, I think that my favorite easily-accessed one is Jergen’s Natural Glow. It gives the best color without streaking terribly, and it also provides moisture. I just hate the smell of it.. mostly because it’s a memory triggering scent for me haha.
I also love Banana Boat Summer Color - I can’t find it year round, but that might just be because I live in NY and the demand isn’t there in the winter.
But my favorite tanning lotion that I’ve used is Color Couture! I was sent their products a few months ago and I fell in love. St. Tropez is also very good, if a little bit pricey! :)
fantasized-perfection asked: Hey, theBalm is on sale on HauteLook and I was wondering what the best products to buy would be for someone with really light cool toned skin?
I absolutely LOVE The Balm - their packaging, their colors, and the quality of course.
All of the eyeshadow palettes would work for you - since they’re mostly neutral colors, anyone can pull them off. I love all of the ones that are on there right now… the Nude’Tude palette is one of my special favorites, and the new Meet Matt(e) Nude palette looks really great (I have the original one). The Shady Lady palettes are also exceptional… I couldn’t pick one ;)
Their glosses are very nice - sheerly tinted and very hydrating. Their lipsticks aren’t my favorite because of the scent, but otherwise they’re very beautiful as well.
I love their cheek products most, I think - particularly the blushes (Down Boy is a gorgeous pink, Frat Boy a poppin’ coral!) and the Mary Lou-Manizer Highlighter… it’s my FAVORITE ALL TIME love love love
caught-between-worlds asked: OMFG THAT'S YOU?! You are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! How are you human? Not even lying, I wish I looked like you! Watch that pic have 100+ notes in no time! And can you please do a post on your makeup in that all matte post since u said everything was under 10 bucks? :)
Foundation used: Maybelline Superstay Liquid Foundation
Powder used: L’Oreal True Match (with beauty blender) and Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent pressed powder
Bronzer used: Wet n Wild Color Icon bronzer
Blush used: Jordana blush in Sandalwood
Highlight used: (Only thing not matte, I can’t go a day without highlighting) The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer (over $10)
Lipstick used: Revlon Matte in Smoked Peach
Eyeshadow used: 88 Matte palette (not drugstore, but I got it for $9)
Eyeliner used: NYC Liquid Liner in black
Mascara used: L’Oreal Telescopic Clean Definition
And thanks again :D
pixie13dust asked: Hey Hilary! I have a question, what bronzers would you recommend? I have Hoola from Benefit which is amazing, but I'm getting bored with it haha. I love your appreciation for makeup btw!
Oh my goodness, you used my real name! Haha <3
I have a lot of bronzers I love. A lot. Here are a few…
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer - $4
TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer - $20
LORAC Tantalizer Baked Bronzer - $28
Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster - $11
ELF Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzer - $3
jediqueen77 asked: Where can I find Balm products seen them on your posts
I adore products from The Balm… they’re fantastic quality, and the packaging is very cute. The Balm is probably one of my favorite brands!
Their website, where you can find all of their products, is TheBalm.com (witty, I know)
You can also find them at Sephora.com and in some stores.
I get most of my products from Hautelook.. they feature The Balm quite often, and you can get sale items for 50-75% off!
(Picture is of some of my own products from The Balm!)
DrugstorePrincess is pleased to host another giveaway for the fabulous people who follow the blog! This time I’ll be giving one of you TheBalm’s Nude’Tude Eyeshadow Palette, worth approximately $36! It’s one of my favorite palettes, and I hope that it will soon be yours as well.
This cute and versatile palette boasts 12 incredibly pigmented eyeshadows that will suit any eye color and skin tone. The packaging is sinfully cute and convenient, and I guarantee you’ll be reaching for this palette often when it comes to creating any eye look. The palette I am giving away is completely unopened and unused!
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So what are you waiting for??
Super huge haul from The Balm!
See something I reviewed a couple weeks ago? There’s a surprise coming up for you!