July Beauty Favorites | Drugstore Makeup Buys for Busy Moms


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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!

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