Fall Makeup Basics

It’s been a while since we talked about makeup, so I wanted to share a few items I’ve been using lately.

 

Drugstore Makeup Finds

 

Drugstore Makeup Finds

 

Foundation:

After a year or more of using Laura Gellar’s baked foundation, it started looking a little orange.  Perhaps I was using the wrong kind of brush, or should have tried a lighter color, but I got tired of looking orange and randomly grabbed Revlon’s ColorStay Makeup hoping it would do the job while I searched out a new favorite foundation to wear.  I was surprised when I liked it so much!  It does require sponge application — which I basically hate, because it’s so hard to keep a clean sponge on-hand — but it is smooth and it definitely lasts all day.  I’m wearing number 180 – Sand Beige.

Concealer:

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind is a modern classic, and I highly recommend it.  It feels nice going under your eyes and the bottle lasts for ages.  Jessica from How Sweet Eats also sings its praises, but I was wearing it even before she was!  (It makes me feel cool to say that.)  I’m wearing Fair — I typically purchase a shade lighter for under-eye concealer.

Eyeliner:

I’ve always used CoverGirl’s perfect point plus eyeliner, and I’ve always hated how easily it breaks and how rough it can feel along your eyelid.  Maybelline’s masterDRAMA eyeliner is fantastic.  It is smooth and soft. I’m wearing the slate gray color called “coal commander” and it is lovely.

Mascara:

My eyes are dry and a little sensitive, and I’m always rubbing them — which leaves mascara everywhere! Dry and flaky mascaras make this worse, leaving me itchy and uncomfortable. The Maybelline Full ‘N Soft mascara has been lovely.  I feel comfortable all day and much less itchy.  I’m wearing Very Black and I like how it looks with the dark gray eyeliner.

I have such a hard time choosing which products to purchase, finding the right shades for my skin tone — it always feels like it’s so easy for everyone else, but I’m sure that isn’t actually true.  If you’ve found some awesome products — drugstore or otherwise — I’d love to hear about them.  Share the wealth!

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3 comments

  1. Abby Norman

    Almost all the lipstick that I love (and you know I LOVE lipstick) is Revlon. There is a color called Cherries in the snow that looks good on EVERYBODY! And my grandmother wore it. So. I love that. I also own Love that Red, Fuscia Fushion, Wild Orchid.

    • Mary Beth

      I actually have never worn lipstick well. I’ve tried a few times but I always end up getting it on my face and my teeth but not on my lips. Maybe I need to try this Cherries in the Snow and see if I can be as awesome as you and your grandmother!

  2. Sarah Kerner

    I need to try the Age Rewind stuff… I’m starting to get crows feet and it does not please me.
    I <3 Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Color. The color goes on separately from the gloss and it really does last a long time (4-8 hours?) and doesn't smear.

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