I’ve been dabbling with affordable cosmetics and decided to brew-up a summer makeup look using all drugstore products. Summer finally hit Montreal with a crazy heat wave. Well, not crazy, but we just got out of fall-like weather overnight.
I’m into nudes and pastels, opting for liner as opposed to eye shadows for pops of colour around the eyes. Wing eyeliner is one of my go-to and of course, we can’t forget dramatic highlights with the NYX Strobe of Genius palette.
I’ll stop the ramble and let you check out the play-by-play in the video below.
Summer Drugstore Makeup Look
Pixi Glowtion Day Dew—here
Marcelle Ultra Gentle Moisturizing Cream
Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous 115
Covergirl Clean Matter 540
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind® Eraser Dark Circles Concealer, Neutralizer
Elf High Definition Powder—here
NYC Bronzer, Sunny
NYX Strobe of Genius Highlighting Palette—here
NYX Powder Blush, Terra Cotta—here
NYX Sculpt & Highlight Brow Contour, Golden Peach/Black SHBC08—here
Joe Fresh Matte Liquid Eyeliner
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner, Nude
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner, Light Blue
Rimmel London Volume Colourist Mascara
NYX Liquid Suede, Sandstorm
NYX Makeup Setting Spray—here
Starting with moisturiser, I used one for hydration from Marcelle and the other for an added glow by Pixi Beauty. Then, I used two foundations to match my complexion, both have a matte finish.
When I’m going for a highlighted look, I sometimes opt for a matte foundation because I want a glowy look and not an oil-slicked, disco ball look. I like toset my makeup with the NYX Makeup Setting Spray at the end.
I used a translucent powder from elf cosmetics, because this is a must for oily skin chicks. I sculpted my cheeks with the cult favourite Sunny Bronzer by NYC and went for a glowy blush and topped that with a highlight.
For eyes, I went for liner as opposed to eyeshadow. Rimmel cosmetics does great waterproof eyeliner, including a couple pastels and a nude. I used the Joe Fresh Matte Liquid Eyeliner for a dramatic wing and called it a day.
Lastly, my favourite addition to my makeup collection, NYX Liquid Suede in Sandstorm! I thought this colour would wash me out, but I was surprised to find that it gave me an unusual nude pout.
What products do you used to complete your favourite drugstore makeup look?
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