Spring 2014 Trend Alert: Orange Lips

Bright orange lips were all the rage during New York Fashion Week for Spring 2014. At the Rag & Bone Show, Makeup Artist and Revlon’s Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman started the trend by using a Revlon color inspired by … Continue reading

Raychl’s February Buys

February was a pretty good makeup month for me. In addition to the items I previously posted, I added two new eyeshadow palettes. *screams* Now, I always buy individual eyeshadows, but find myself never using them because I can’t figure … Continue reading

Beauty on a Budget

I was inspired to write this post while cruising the cosmetic aisles in Walmart.

Here are MY 6  favorite drugstore products that are under $10:

1. Milani Baked Bronzer
This is my absolute favorite bronzer. It gives me the perfect bronze/golden glow. The Baked Bronzer comes in three colors: Glow, Soleil and Golden( my fav!) Not all drugstores sell this product, but I can usually find it at CVS for $8.99. Please let me know if you have tried their Baked Blushes. The colors are so pretty.

milani bronzer

2. COVERGIRL Queen Collection by Queen Latifah
I love this collection because it’s made for women of color so the shades fit my skin tone better than other drugstore brands. I have used the liquid foundation, foundation compact and pressed powder in the shade Golden Honey and they worked great for me.

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3. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor
This was my random find this weekend at Walmart. The bright colors drew me in, but I went with a red called Very Cherry. This was the best $5.50 I have ever spent on lipstick. The colors are very vivid like the label says and they last a long time too (Put it on around 5pm and it was still on at 11pm). I can’t wait until I can purchase more colors. Quick tip, check the lipstick before you buy to make sure no one has tried it on. I’ll upload pics of the shade in another post.

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4. NYX Concealer Wand- HD Photogenic
I purchased this on a whim from Ulta because it was $4(I think) and its actually a good product in my opinion. The color I purchased is CW08 for deep tan color with yellow undertones. It applies easily and didn’t crease under my eyes and covered my dark spots all day. I would purchase this product again.

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5. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
This is my favorite mascara and it’s only $5. (May even be less if you have a coupon.) I wear this mascara in Blackest Black and it gives my lashes the perfect POP. This is definitely a makeup bag staple for me.

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6. E.l.f Studio Brushes
These are my go to everyday brushes for my powder and foundation. I use the complexion brush, stippling brush and powder brush. You can visit http://www.elf.com to purchase the full professional set for $30. I also use higher end brushes, but for $3 they’re pretty good for basic makeup application.

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