I have to admit, I can be a little on the cheap side. Just ask my husband. But one thing I do splurge on is my cosmetics. I buy Lancome. It’s expensive, but I love it. To justify the cost of the Lancome products, I only buy them when they have the free gift with purchase option. The free gifts often include a makeup bag, eye shadow, mascara, makeup remover and moisturizer. I highly recommend only buying Lancome when you can get the $150 worth of free product with it. It makes that $40 foundation seem more reasonable!
My makeup bag is not all Lancome. I do mix in a couple items from the drugstore that I have found to be every bit as good as an expensive department store brand. Here are my drugstore must-have’s:
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
This mascara has been around since the beginning of time, and I can see why. It’s a great mascara. Just be sure you use a good makeup remover because this stuff can go on a little thick. Right up my alley!
Cover Girl Blush
I’ve been using CG Blush for years (and so has my mom) and we both love it. It’s affordable and stays on all day.
Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder, Oil Control
I live in Colorado where air tends to be dry as a bone, so I don’t always think to wear powder, but when I do, I usually turn to Cover Girl. It works as well as anything I’ve tried to control oil.
Yes, I do enjoy using the luxurious moisturizers that Lancome put’s in my free gift pack, but I would never spend the money on it. Instead my standby lotion for my face and body is Lubriderm. I had a dermatologist recommend it to me years ago and I’ve been using it ever since.
Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes
I can’t stand going to bed with eye makeup on my face. The idea of waking up with raccoon eyes just isn’t appealing to me (or my husband, I’m sure). These wipes are fresh and clean and are great at removing all the makeup from my eyes without leaving an oily feeling. Even works on waterproof mascara.
What drugstore products do you like to use? Tell me about them in the comments. I’m always on the hunt for great cosmetics at good prices, although you may never get me to convert completely from my Lancome!