We’ve all been there before… Okay, in all honesty I haven’t been there since the 10th grade, but let’s face it, I’m not the norm. My good friend Rachel frantically wrote me from vacation saying she in fact had forgotten her makeup bag at home and she needed a drugstore shopping list from me pronto. Rachel had the right idea in replacing her makeup with drugstore finds. The last thing you want to do is spend a ton of money on dupes of department store and Sephora makeup. And depending on where you’re on vacation, such luxuries may not even be an option. So don’t panic! I’m going to get you through your vacation:
Foundation: Do you really need foundation on vacation?? Really? I personally say skip it but if you insist, try L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup ($10.95) which contains no oils, fragrances, or pore-clogging fillers. It also has skin-loving ingredients like Vitamins A and C, wheatgerm and grape fruit extract. And most importantly, it comes in 33 different shades so you shouldn’t have a problem finding a match.janna Tags CoverGirl, Drugstore Cowgirl, L'Oreal, Neutrogena, Physicians Formula, Revlon, Rimmel, Wet n Wild
Yes, I’m a bit late on this one (like a day), but with a good excuse, I swear!! I blame my husband’s boss for this one. My poor hubby didn’t get home from work until 9 pm and I had to let the poor guy eat before assaulting him with my red lips. Since I went high-end for Day 4 I thought I would dip into the drugstore treasure trove for Day 5. I’ve been dying to try the Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Colour SPF 18 since I heard a lot of good buzz about it so I picked one up in Red Alert at my local Target. I was definitely impressed with how creamy and moisturizing the lipstick was for such a rich pigment. I also love that it has SPF 18, which makes it ideal for every day use. But on to the true test…
The True Test
My husband first exclaimed, “sexy” when he saw me pursing my fire engine lips into a pucker. He changed his position post-kiss when he looked in the mirror and saw that he looked like Ronald McDonald after a street fight (one which he miserably lost) and I didn’t look much better. I looked like a cross between Cat Marnell and a street hooker who got roughed up by her John. In the lipstick’s defense, we did make out a little. (too much information?)
We’ve got another lipstick that I absolutely loved before it went to the smooch battle. I highly recommend this lipstick for work or for a ladies night out (as long as you don’t plan on having any random hookups) but I certainly would stay away from slicking on this bad boy for date night. I regret to say we have another 0/5 smooches.janna Tags lipstick, Rimmel, Rimmel London, Valentine's Day
Ignore what you’re seeing on the runways… Unless you have Karlie Kloss’s bone structure, the “no makeup” look takes on more of an “Oops! I got all dressed up but I forgot to put on my makeup” look. You just got all those fabulous Fall clothes out of storage and they deserve to be celebrated with some sexy eye makeup. Luckily the top makeup brands didn’t toss all their pigments when they saw the “no makeup” look gain momentum in the February shows, instead they launched their Fall Collections with gorgeous, innovative products to help create the full spectrum of “going out” looks. Leave the “no makeup look” for the model-types and get your binge on:
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Posted by janna Tags Eyeliner, Going out eye, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Rimmel, Smashbox, Smokey Eyes, Tarte