A few weeks ago, I shared my favorite beauty products. Since then, I’ve discovered a few new products that are now part of my favorites. And the best thing is, two of the products come from the drug store, so they’re affordable!
First up is a new mascara that I had mentioned wanting to try. Well, I finally tried it and I really like it. It’s L’Oreals False Fiber Lashes. Retailing for around $8-9, this mascara delivers lush black lashes nearly as well as my standby favorite(Dior’s Blackout). The first time I used it, I did NOT like it and almost threw it out. But after that initial trial, I decided to give it another shot and it’s been my go-to mascara for the past 3-4 weeks. It’s starting to get a little clumpy now that I’ve been using it so much(something I don’t have issues with when I use Dior) but I just use a toothbrush(one that’s I’ve never used for mouth hygiene) to brush out any clumps. I will definitely continue to use this mascara on a daily basis and save my Diorshow for special occasions. I recommended this mascara to my sister and she loves it too.
I picked up a pot of Maybelline’s Dream Bouncy Blush on a whim one day at the grocery store because I wanted a peachy colored blush. Turns out, I love this blush. Probably more than any of the expensive premium blushes I own. I apply along my cheekbones with my fingers and it lasts all day long and give me a nice peachy glow. I use the color Peach Satin and it’s a perfect compliment since I colored my hair a more coppery color(trying to get back to the color I had as a child).
You guys know that I’ve been on the eternal quest to find lipstick that doesn’t wear off 2 seconds after I apply it. Well, I have found such lipstick! Mac’s Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo and Russian Red. This stuff literally stays on for at least 4-5 hours and I only have to reapply after eating a meal. I think that it’s due to the fact that because it’s matte, I don’t spend the whole day smooshing my lips together like I do with glossier lipsticks. It feels a little dry on the lips, but you get used to it.
In the mornings after I brush my teeth, I apply vaseline to my lips and let it sink in while I do my hair and apply my makeup. Then I rub off any remaining vaseline, apply coordinating lip liner and one coat of matte lipstick and I’m good to go for at least 4 hours. I personally prefer the Russian Red to Ruby Woo. Ruby Woo is really, really matte and dry and it’s more of a pinky-red than Russian Red which is more of a true red(with blue undertones). But either one are gorgeous and I believe they would be flattering on just about anyone. If you’re looking for long-lasting red lips, definitely try one of these colors!
Here’s a picture I just snapped via iPhone of my lips 5 hours after I applied Ruby Woo. I’ve drunk coffee, water and eaten a larabar.
Any new beauty products you’re currently loving or recently discovered?