Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cheap Thrills I am Loving Right Now

Hi Beauties,

So not all of us are rolling in the dough, per say.  However, a little run to CVS always seems more appealing to the bank account then, say, a Sephora shopping spree.  So, if your makeup collection is in need of a little pick me up, here is the list of my current, favorite Flawless Cheap Thrills!


Since it is the end of summer, my tan is in full effect.  I am very freckled in the summer months, so I like to avoid full coverage foundation and stick to powder foundation to avoid covering them up.  This product is great for everyday coverage, it is light to medium depending on the amount of powder you apply.  Since it is a powder, it is not as full coverage as a typical liquid foundation, which I prefer in the hot summer months.

Maybelline Natural Perfecting Powder Foundation is a great lightweight, breathable foundation.  I use a Total Face brush by ELF Cosmetics ($1) and apply the powder all over my face over my moisturizer.  This is definitely NOT full coverage, but it is good at evening out skin tone without hiding my freckles.

Breaking the Bank?
Definitely a Cheap Thrill at only $9.99 at drugstores!


This product is my current favorite eye shadow palette.  It is incredibly afforadble and the colors are so very pigmented.  NYX 10-Color Eye Shadow Palette in Smokey Eye has the most beautiful neutral colors.  They range from brown to black and have great highlights mixed into the palette.  Currently, this is the palette I reach for in the mornings to do my makeup.
The colors are both on the matte side and the glittered side, however, the glitter is not tacky at all.  I find it's best to start with the golden colors as a base and then apply a shimmery color over a matted one in the same color family.  

Breaking the Bank?
At only $11 it is impossible not to call this a cheap thrill.... it's only $1 a color!!


This lipstick is perfection.  The formula glides on so silk like and the finish is glossy and elegant.  I am really enjoying this cheap thrill and may be heading back to the drugstore to pick up a few more colors.

Revlon Color Burst Lipstick is a definite must buy for back to school.  Any color would look flawless since the formula is so spot on.  However, my personal favorite is Pink Sugar and Peach.  Both are muted pinks that could be called a nude.  In a previous post I compared Pink Sugar to MAC's Hue Lipstick (my all time favorite) and I still agree.  Peach is a little more pigmented, but it is still rather nude.  Bottom line, between the packaging, the colors and the final product, I think this product is Flawless.
Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Peach

Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Pink Sugar

Breaking the Bank?
Only $8.99 at drug stores, it is on the higher end of Revlon lip products, but 100% worth the extra buck... in fact, why not pick up two!

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