July Beauty Favorites | Drugstore Makeup Buys for Busy Moms


FYI – none of the links below are affiliate links.

I can’t believe another month has just whizzed by already!  Isn’t that crazy?

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite beauty products that I have been using for the last month or so, and I love every single one of them!  They are have some serious lasting power, which is perfect for the Mom who doesn’t want to keep reapplying makeup all day.  Each one just makes your every day makeup routine feel a touch more special.

Plus, BONUS!  They are all drugstore cosmetics – wallet friendly!

Foundation | L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup in Soft Ivory/Classic Ivory (N1-2) | I’ve been trying out different foundations recently, hoping to find one that is 1) long lasting and 2) looks natural but decent coverage.  I cruised quite a few YouTube beauty blogger videos and saw plenty of positive reviews of the Lumi foundation.  It’s so pretty!  Medium coverage, but still a slight dewiness/glow to it.  It also lasts throughout the day, which is a miracle considering I’m a chronic face toucher.

Eye Brow Pencil | Milani Easy Brow Automatic Pencil in Dark Brown | All I really care about a brow product is that is darkens my eye brows up a touch (because they’re lighter than my natural hair color) and stays put.  This does the job, and cheaply.  I apply the color to my brows, then brush the product through with the attached comb.  Then I finish up with some clear brow gel.  Easy!


Bronzer | Milani Baked Bronzer in Glow 04 | Most bronzers end up making my pale skin look dirty.  While most women would want a nice pigmented bronzer, I like a lightly tinted one.  I can layer up this bronzer pretty easily, and even reapply later in the day (which can be dangerous with me and other bronzers!).  The “shimmer” that’s in this baked bronzer shows up a little bit on the skin, but not much.

Eye Shadow | Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze | Holy moly, talk about color pay out!  These eye shadows are really pigmented.  I have been wearing this bronze color almost daily since I purchased it.  I’m able to build the color easily and even smudge it well in my crease.  The color looks intense in the pot, but goes on really natural with the first swipe.  It also lasts ALL DAY!


Lip Stain | Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in India Intrigue | Now, I’m really just a tinted lip balm kind of girl… but these are amazing! Bright colors, lasts a long time, and really does moisturize.  I feel like this has the lasting power/color payout of a lip stick, the sheen of a gloss, plus the moisturizing benefits of a lip balm!  Win-win-win!


If you want to see them on a live body, you can see them all on my face here:

What have you been loving recently? Any favorite makeup items?  I’m itching to test a few more!

Don’t forget to follow me: Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | Google+ | Bloglovin’ | Pinterest | Twitter

8 thoughts on “July Beauty Favorites | Drugstore Makeup Buys for Busy Moms

  1. These look like some great new makeup products to try out! I’m especially always on the lookout for an eye shadow that won’t smudge or wear off by the end of the day, so I might check out the Maybelline Color Tattoo!

    There are two lip balms that I love – Nivea’s A Kiss of Milk and Honey, and Nivea’s Fruity Strawberry. I like using A Kiss of Milk and Honey in the wintertime or overnight to moisturize my lips – and I like the Fruity Strawberry because it gives a hint of color and shine!


    • Thanks for dropping a comment, Colleen! Yes – I love that Bad to the Bronze color! The first swipe goes on nice and light, but you can easily keep packing it on for a night time look.

      I need to try the Nivea lip balms! I’m currently loving the Burt’s Bees versions, but the Nivea ones will need to go on my list for next time. Thanks for the recommendation!!


  2. Love that the eyebrow pencil has the spoolie on the end! Those are hard to find. I also want to try the new Revlon lip color! GREAT PICKS!

    Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. If you don’t know what it is, head on over to the blog. I found it to be fun and easy!

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget


I want to hear from you! What have you got to say?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s