School Day Proof Make-Up at a Drug Store Price
For the Face:
1. Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Primer - $7.00
If you’re anything like me and your pores look like craters, you’ll love this primer. I used to think it was ridiculous when I saw young people using a product to “make you look younger”, but I quickly realized that there are other benefits as well. When I first purchased this product I was leery because my skin is extremely sensitive. One of the first ingredients in this product is Dimethicone, a silicone used commonly in hair products meant to smooth and shine your hair. However, after closer inspection and two weeks of use I’ve decided that I love it. You need the tiniest pea sized amount rubbed directly into your T-zone or wrinkle areas and they vanish before your eyes. This product is a great alternative to pricey department store primers. School day advantage? It’ll keep your make-up put through florescent lights and toasty classrooms.
2. NYX Hd Photogenic Concealer Wand - $5.00/$6.00 at Ulta
A great light weight concealer that is the perfect tool to combat under eye circles and red blemishes that need a little more love. I use this product under my eyes and on any problem areas. It blends in and disappears.
3. Physician’s Formula Loose Mineral Wear Talc Free Foundation - $11.00
I can’t tell you how many of these I have sitting in a drawer, unopened. I purchase them when they’re on sale or buy-one-get-one because I’ll never stop using this product. I hate the shine and grease that liquid foundations leave on my face, especially under florescent lights for 8+ hours. The loose powder formula allows a light weight feeling with the coverage I need. On the plus side, this foundation is Talc free (the stuff baby powder is made out of) which will not clog your pores and cause massive break outs.
4. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - $5.00
To combat shine (very important for me) I dab this powder onto my T-zone and chin. I also carry it with me for quick touch ups during the day or after school for those quick meetings with parents.
6. Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Bronzer - Around $4.00
This bronzer is HUGE for the price. It also doesn’t have sparkly glitter in it which can cause you to look like you’re a student as opposed to the teacher. I use this to quickly contour my face and give some definition. I believe there are three different colors. I use the shade Bikini Contest which is the darkest, but there is also a very light shade for those who don’t want an intense look.
A few posts to possibly look for in the future: Weapons of Choice: Affordable Make-Up Brushes and Tools for those on a Budget, Easy on the Eyes: Quick Eyes that make a statement without making you late, and How Lipstick can Change Your Day.
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