So maybe I don't have zero knowledge about makeup but it's almost zero. What I mean is that I buy makeup based on the price of it. I buy the basic makeup products whenever they're on clearance/sale: eyeliner, mascara, bronzer, lipgloss/lipstick, and foundation. I do own a few makeup products that I would consider pricey like a good aqua gel eyeliner by Tarte (sold at Sephora for $18) or the amazing all night makeup spray by Urban Decay (small travel size bottle sold at Sephora for $11). At $18 and $11... I think that's a little pricey. For that much money I can get a pair of jeans and a top easily, just saying. I try to use the aqua gel eyeliner only on special occasions and the all night spray only when I know I'm going out for the night (clubbing usually; somewhere where I know my makeup will run).
In this post I will discuss makeup products I recently purchased from Rite Aid and Target at great prices!
I will also have pictures of me wearing the makeup to show the quality and use of each product. Photos are all taken 'as-is' and are not retouched so the makeup is shown as the way it is applied.
Oh and nail polish just for fun! :)
This makeup style is very simple and I would wear it to work or out on a date. It took less than 10 minutes to apply. I usually don't wear this much everyday and I would wear a little more for a night out or on a special occasion.
These products I purchased were all on clearance. At Rite Aid they will have selected products on clearance marked by the Clearance 75% off stickers. At Target there will be about 3-6 shelves dedicated to clearance makeup, hair products, hygiene products. Usually some of the reasons why these products go on clearance is because of a surplus amount or product (color/type) discontinuation. Sometimes I see the products will be expiring in the next 6 months so I believe that is another reason to why some of the products go on clearance too.
**Note- only these selected products were on clearance. Notice that not all colors were on clearance.
Item 1-- Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
Original price: $8.99
Purchased price: $2.24
Item 2-- Rimmel Moisture Renew cream lipgloss in colors Pink Spa and SOS Red
Original price: $6.49
Purchased price: $1.62
Item 3-- Borghese Rapido Nail Lacquer in Menta
Original price: $8.00
Purchased price: $2.00
Item 4-- L'Oreal True Match Natural mineral powder
Original price: $12.49Purchased price: $3.74
Item 5-- L'Oreal Tescopic Explosion Mascara (2 pack)
Original price: $11.98
Purchased price: $5.98
1. I applied the Rimmel match perfection foundation under my eyes to lessen the puffiness and around my nose and under my mouth where I had some redness. I simply did this by dabbing the foundation with my fingers and blending it on my skin.
2. I applied 2 layers of the L'Oreal explosion mascara to my top and bottom lashes. It's kind of cool that the mascara brush is a spherical shape so it can reach the tiny lashes on the corner of my eyes. The mascara is a little clumpy but I evened it out with a eyelash comb. I did not use an eyelash curler here. I hardly ever do unless I want more dramatic eyelashes when I go for the night out.
3. I applied 2 layers of the Rimmel Rose Spa lipgloss. I chose to go with the Rose Spa color because it's a softer color for work. I really like the lipgloss because of how smooth they make my lips feel! I would usually put a layer of lip gloss on after a layer of lip stain/lipstick on an evening out.
4. I applied a quick brush of the L'Oreal mineral powder all over for a finishing touch.
The only thing I added (not pictured) was a brush of my honey bronzer on my cheek bones from The Body Shop (Original price: $18, Purchased price: $6.00 - combination of other items purchased on a $20 groupon deal and 40% off sale)
Macy's Spring Spectacular starts tomorrow Wednesday, March 28 to Sunday, April 1!
50%-80% off storewide with 2-day specials Wednesday, March 28 & Thursday, March 29
And my work outfit in the photo:
Item 1-- Gray dress with pockets and button design
Type of sale: Ross everyday
Original price: Compared at $36.00
Purchased price: $12.99
Item 2-- Purple Cardigan
From: Forever 21
Type of sale: Forever 21 everyday
Purchased price: $12.50