It’s ALL drugstore makeup look

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NYX eyebrow pencil, Burt’s Bees lipstick, Maybelline Master Conceal, Yes to Cucumbers Cooling Hydrating Mist, Pixi Brow Gel Pencil, Maybelline Master Contour, Maybelline Push Up Drama, Maybelline Dream Matte Velvet, Revlon Not Just Nudes, Pixi duo eyeliner, Sonia Kashuk Eyelash curler, Pixi lash line Ink

So technically I guess I could have called this a Target makeup tutorial because you can get everything at Target but you can get everything except the Pixi products at other drugstores!

Of the bunch, honorable mention must go to Maybelline Dream Velvet foundation AND the Sonia Kashuk eyelash curler. Both blew me away and compete with high end products that are very similar. The other products are great too, of course, but those two are absolute front runners to me!

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The lip color, Blush Basin, is such an easy to wear nude/neutral. It doesn’t look too pale or chalky and is a good option for “I don’t really want to wear lipstick but I sort of want to just amp up my natural lip color” look. And I love how the foundation gives me coverage, but still looks like skin versus something matte and non-dimensional.

Do you have any drugstore favorites in your makeup collection? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! 

Read more about two drugstore products that impressed me and my favorite Burt’s Bees lipsticks!

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Deb says · 05.13.16

Thank you so much for taking the time to do a drugstore makeup video! It’s a huge help for those of us who can’t necessarily afford high-end products! Love your blog!

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Emily says · 05.13.16

Thank you for doing this video! I actually picked up the foundation and contour kit after you snap chatted about them a few weeks ago. This was an awesome tutorial, and I now want to pick up some of those Burt’s Bees lipstick!

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Amber says · 05.13.16

What shade of foundation did you use?

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Amanda says · 06.13.16

I just watched the video and she mentioned Ivory…

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Anne says · 05.13.16

What would you say are the main differences between the Maybelline Master Contour vs. the L’Oreal Infallible pro-contour? Also between the Revlon nude eye shadow pallet and the Covergirl one?

I LOVE this tutorial!

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Leanne says · 05.13.16

Great video and the makeup looks just as good as high end products. Would love to see more makeup and hair tutorials for people with glasses.

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Courtney says · 05.13.16

Thank you so much for doing a drugstore makeup tutorial! These products are definitely more in my price range and I value your insight. I just purchased Burts Bees lipstick after reading your review and love it! Maybe someday it would be possible to do a hair version of this post?

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Andrina says · 05.13.16

This was great! I used to put major $$ into Estee Lauder, Clinique or,Mary Kay. Now, if I can’t find it at Walmart or Kroger, I live without.
I am trying the Dream Matte Velvet foundation–the jury’s still out on that, but I do like the way it goes on.
I love for eyeshadow the Blushed Nudes kit by Maybelline, but the little brushes are cheap and already fell apart.
I am mad at L’Oréal for discontinuing their Telescoping Shocking Extensions mascara. It was the best, including high end brands. Any suggestions for a replacement?
I will have to look for the Burt’s Bees. That’s a great color but it might be too brown for me.
Oh and your straight hair looks great!

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Renee McCranie says · 05.15.16

Loreal Carbon Black is awesome, just don’t buy the waterproof version. ?

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Meredith H says · 05.16.16

whats wrong with the waterproof version?

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Ashley says · 05.13.16

I love high end makeup, but I’m always looking for good drugstore dupes. I picked up the Covergirl Nudes palette after you reviewed it, and I love it! I also love the Loreal contour palette you recently talked about and liked it too. I absolutely can’t live without my ABH brow definer. It’s similar to the hourglass brow pencil you use in that it’s angled. I’ve been looking for a cheaper brow pencil that’s angled the same way. If you find one, you will have to blog about it! 🙂

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Callie C says · 05.13.16

The elf eye primer isn’t bad! Also, where are your earrings from?

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Danielle says · 05.13.16

What color nail polish are you wearing??? Lovely!!

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Laura says · 05.14.16

I could be totally wrong, but it looks like OPI lucky lucky lavender. Her sister uses it quite a bit and its a favorite of mine as well!

XO Lo

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Sarah says · 05.13.16

Thank you so much for doing this tutorial! I always love learning about drugstore products that work well. Dying to know–what was your impression of the Sonia Kashuk eyelash curler?

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Jaye says · 05.13.16

Me too!

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Laura says · 05.13.16

I’m so glad you did this!
one of my favorites is the Revlon Color Stay balm stain! The honey shade is a great natural color but I also love smitten for a more dramatic color. I recently tried e.l.f’s instant brow lift pencil in neutral brown and was really impressed! I know you’ve been searching for a new foundation. Have you tried anything from Boots? My local target carries a few different types of the no. 7 foundation. my sister in-law SWEARS by the matte one! Thought you might want to try it out if you haven’t yet!

XO Lo

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Ashly says · 05.13.16

I agree that the Revlon Balm stains are THE BEST. Honey is now my go to shade for almost everything. It’s so easy to wear and lasts forever. My favorite of the matte balms is Sultry. Perfect rosy nude. 🙂

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Natalie says · 05.13.16

I just ordered the cucumber spray and got 25% off. Thanks!! 🙂

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Ashley Beth says · 05.13.16

Beautiful as always! I’m so glad you were as impressed with the Sonia Kashuk eyelash curler as I was! It’s just so similar to the Shu Uemura and that was a happy surprise for me when I needed a new eyelash curler in a pinch!

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Tracey C says · 05.13.16

A beautiful tutorial! If you’re up for it, I’d love to see a comparison/ranking of drug store foundations sometime.

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Gina says · 05.13.16

My favorite drug store makeup is Maybelline Fit concealer. Blends well yet covers good! Your hair is perfection by the way! I tried so hard to grow my bangs out like this. Can’t do it not for me. 🙂

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Page Miller says · 05.13.16

I haven’t tried contouring yet, so this palette would be a great way to give it a try! Lovely as always Kate!

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Amy says · 05.13.16

Lovely! For the last year or so I’ve actually been trying to switch from drug store to higher end makeup but there are some products I just can’t let go of! I love Cover Girls lash volume mascara and Loreal eye liner. Burts Bees Chapstick and lipgloss are some of my favorites too.
Did you feel that these products all wore nicely through out the day? I just love the lower price tag 🙂 Thanks again for a great post!

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Dawn says · 05.13.16

I love this post! Thank you!

I also saw your instgaram post regarding working out. I have been using wello.com and love it! It is a service you have to pay for, but it also comes with a live trainer working out with through two way video. It helps hold me accountable and I have made a connection with the trainers too. There are lots of trainers from all over the states and classes run from early morning through late evening. I would encourage you to at least check it out. My favorite trainer is Ashley Nicole. It’s also great because my kids are home with me and if they choose to be the trainers welcome them into the session. I can’t say enough about the positives I have experienced.

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Allison says · 05.13.16

This is a great post! I’m always paranoid about forgetting my make up for an important event (I did once before an interview!) but wouldn’t have any idea what to buy at Target. As I was watching and then also perusing hair texturizers I thought, maybe you should do a similar post for hair? Focusing on products and tools? I’m sure you’ve thought of this already, so maybe I’ll just say I look forward to the post!

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Katie @ Cup of Tea says · 05.13.16

You sold me on the foundation the moment you said “I forgot the undereye concealer!”. Sounds like a winner foundation in my book!! Woohoo!! #darkcirclegirlsrejoice

Katie @ Cup of Tea

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Meg says · 05.13.16

Love the Burt’s Bees lipsticks!
-Meg
http://www.smalltownsisters.blogspot.com

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Heather says · 05.13.16

How does the wear of these drugstore products compare to high end? I haven’t been impressed with the $$$$ foundations I’ve tried lately, maybe it’s time to revisit what’s available at target.

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Brenda says · 05.13.16

Your hear looks fantastic!!!!

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lilly says · 05.13.16

Hi Kate,I have not seen you use a foundation with SPF which I think is so important these days. What recommendations do you have? Also, what about a tinted moisturizer? Thanks for all the tutorials which are very helpful for me.

Lilly

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Lindsey says · 05.13.16

Thank you Kate for posting this!! With 2 small kids in daycare my budget is so tight, I loved seeing you use products I can afford 🙂 Like the comment above I would love to see you do a drug store hair products also. Have a great weekend!

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Sarah says · 05.13.16

I think you look pretty but I’m not a fan of the eyebrow pencil shade. It’s too warm and looks kind of smeary. Everything else is lovely though!

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Heather Aunan says · 05.13.16

Love your blog, especially your videos!

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Ashley says · 05.13.16

Thank you so much Kate. I am a mom on a tight budget and I can’t afford most of your products but this is I can try. So really thank you very much.

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Jennifer says · 05.13.16

I agree with all of the thank yous for doing this post. I spend $$$ on foundation (and a few other things) because I have tricky skin. But, it is nice to have have tips on what to grab in a pinch, or if you’re just wanting to try out something new. All of that being said, I would like to pass on that I LOVE Cover Girl’s Intensify Me eyeliner!!! Eyeliner has always been one of my splurges because nothing seems to stay on me and I have sensitive eyes. But, my mom originally gave me this eyeliner and it is all I have used since. It offers great control, whether you want something muted or bold. It stays on all day, but also washes off easily. Also, I have hooded lids, which has always resulted in eyeliner on the upper part of my kid. This is the first liner I have ever used that doesn’t do that at all.

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sam says · 05.13.16

revlon brow fantasy in blonde or dark blonde is the best for drugstore eyebrow pencil duo with a colored gel…gel is alright in a pinch but its my go to!

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Ashly says · 05.13.16

Thank you so so much for your review of the Maybelline velvet matte foundation! It has seriously changed my makeup game. I have really terrible skin with lots of hyperpigmentation and melasma, and this foundation has helped even things out so much. It’s affordable and so easy to apply. I just love it. 🙂 You are my go to make up guru!

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Sarah B says · 05.14.16

Thanks Kate! One of my favorite drugstore products is Physician’s Formula mascara. I have always been impressed with how well it lengthens my lashes without clumping! Your eyelashes look beautiful in this tutorial too so I might have to give that Maybelline one a go next time.

I think I might be the only person who’s not particularly sold on the Burt’s Bees lipstick. I tried Blush Basin and liked the way it went on, but it doesn’t seem to have much staying power and I don’t feel like it moisturizers my lips. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. Any tips for how to maximize how well it works??

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Martina says · 05.14.16

Yet again another great post! I enjoy your blog so much. What would you suggest for a gal like me who is getting married this summer for makeup? I will end up doing my own and would love to see a simple classy wedding makeup tutorial. I’m ok with spending a Little bit of money to get good products. Thanks!

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pat. says · 05.14.16

good eyebrow color to cover the gray that the salon will not touch up on my brows.

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Michelle H. says · 05.14.16

Great tutorial, Kate! If you are ever in a pinch and need a drug-store brand eye primer, the NYX HD eye base is fantastic!

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Kay says · 05.14.16

Thanks for doing this video! Sadly Target is no longer in Canada so your northern friends are still aching for some all drugstore products, but it was still a helpful vid. 🙂

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Amy Sewell says · 05.15.16

Totally agree – love the Sonia Kashuk curler and brushes! I make frequent TV appearances, and rely predominantly on affordable products like this – why spend more if you don’t have to? Here are a few more of my fave drugstore beauty buys:
http://www.shopwithstyle.com/stylewise/2016/3/23/drugstore-beauty

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Anna says · 05.15.16

I love my maybelline Great Lash (that green and pink bottle) mascara. It’s been my go-to mascara for a decade, and whenever I attempt try a high-end brand, I end up right back to my old ways.

Thanks for doing this! I’m always curious to complare drug-store to designer make up.

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Jennifer says · 05.15.16

Thanks so much for this, Kate! I love spending time finding new products at Sephora, but can’t get there very often with my two year old. But we shop at Target every week!

I picked up the eyelash curler, lipstick, and Pixie brightening line this week. Like be them all!

Thank you!

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Teresa H. Fields says · 05.15.16

Thank you for doing these drug store finds. I do use some more expensive products, but am so glad when I find a bargain that is a gem. I bought the Burts Bees lipstick in the Blush Basin and absolutely love it. It is the perfect summer shade, even for this 52 year old. Thanks again!!

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Andrea B. says · 05.15.16

Loved this! Thanks!!

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Aleeha says · 05.16.16

Ooh, the Maybelline contour palette looks really good, I definitely want to try that out!
Aleeha xXx
http://www.halesaaw.com/

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Cecily says · 05.16.16

The Sonia Kashuk brow definer pencil in taupe is great! I think it provides a little bit of a cool tone to it. I have medium-dark brown hair but very light features/skin/eyebrows. My eyebrows are almost a gray-ish color, and the taupe shade works perfectly! It’s a pencil, not a gel or self-sharpener, but it’s been working great as both a brow fill and lower lash liner if you’re ever in the market for a new brow pencil!

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Mel says · 05.16.16

I love this!! I am trying to bring more drugstore products into my daily makeup routine. I am trying to be nicer to my wallet. This is so helpful!!

Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

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Amanda says · 06.13.16

Thanks for sharing this video; I tried the foundation, contour kit, and lipstick and like them all! I hope you do more ‘drug store’ videos, on makeup and/or hair. Thanks!

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Rachael says · 07.22.16

Would love to see a list of the brushes you use to apply your makeup.
Also, I am new to the short hair look and your videos have helped sooo much with giving me ideas on how to style it. Thanks

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Stephanie T says · 06.02.17

THANK YOU so much cor this post. I grew up very post and mh mom didn’t wesr much makeup. I have just sort of copied how she did it because thst is all I had ever seen. Now I am 34 and have been wanting to figure out how tout makeup but didn’t want to go to a mall or something and have to drop a ton on makeup for what they used. I appreciate you using drugstore makeup that is the level I want to be right now. Maybe one day I will learn more and have more money to use better products but this video has help a beginner lkme me feel like I could do it. I look at myself so much more actually having makeup on. THANK YOU again!!! It is kind of fun to feel nice and looking more put together. If you have any more advice for a very beginner, I would love to hear it.

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Stephanie T says · 06.02.17

Sorry terrible writing:
THANK YOU so much for this post. I grew up very poor and my mom didn’t wear much makeup. I have just sort of copied how she did it because that is all I had ever seen. Now I am 34 and have been wanting to figure out how to put makeup on but didn’t want to go to a mall or something and have to drop a ton on makeup for what they used. I appreciate you using drugstore makeup that is the level I want to be right now. Maybe one day I will learn more and have more money to use better products but this video has helped a beginner like me feel like I could do it. I look at myself so much more actually having makeup on. THANK YOU again!!! It is kind of fun to feel nice and looking more put together. If you have any more advice for a very beginner, I would love to hear it.

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Melissa says · 02.25.18

Thank you for the awesome tutorials

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