Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Cheapie Beauty Finds



So I've been using some awesome beauty cheapies, some new and some I've used for a while and wanted to share them with everyone. I love high-end products like MAC just like the next girl, but sometimes it's not always budget friendly and sometimes the cheapie stuff works just as great or better for some products. 

First up, I bought e.l.f. Mineral Mascara in Black on a whim and I've been using it ever since. It's seriously an awesome product! It really coats your lashes in just one application and is awesome to layer with other mascaras like my Holy Grail Maybelline Lots of Lashes (check out the review here). Whatever typ of mascaras I'm using, I usually will layer this on with it as either the base or middle coat. It's also great to add thickness to lengthening mascaras.

This Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener 60 may not be a secret, it's all over blog land and I think almost everyone uses it now. I've used it for over a year and love it! I've turned several of my friends and family onto it. It's awesome at brightening up any area, especially under your eyes and inner corners. I'll even use it on the sides of my nostrils as a highlight. I don't think this is going to cover up really dark eyes, but it really lightens up the area and brightens it altogether. It helps make me look like a barbie doll when I feel like a zombie. 

Finally, Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss, and I think I'm the last one to hop on this bandwagon. It's seriously only $2.99 (I saw it at Ulta for $3.99) and really enjoy it. Not like I needed another lip product, but I couldn't resist the price tag. It glides on really easily and feels really slick on your lips. I don't think this really moisturizes my lip, but I love the hint of color it adds without feeling like I have something heavy weighing on my lips. Plus, my favorite part is the soft nude color with a hint of shimmer it adds

These are just some great products I've used for a while now and have been really happy with my purchases. Not always you pick up something great just on a whim. What are some of your favorite cheapies? Have you used these products?

13 comments :

Heather said...

i haven't tried the elf mascara or the baby lips yet! i have so many lip products- its ridiculous! but i do love the maybelline. i recommend it to everyone!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

oh $3 mascara! must try
Xo Megan, TfDiaries.com

Carolyn said...

I'm trying both the Baby Lips and the Instant Age Rewind Concealer! Thanks!! :)

Meg O. said...

I like the brightener! And I ought to try that mascara - but I only really wear waterproof so I wonder if I will like it.

Alex said...

I LOVE the Maybelline age rewind brightener! I also love Loreal Color Riche BALM in Pink Satin. I mentioned it on my blog post yesterday if anyone wants to see what it looks like on.

http://bronzedsundaze.blogspot.com/

Ella Pretty Blog said...

Never tried the elf mascara - but their gel liner is amazing! I also really love the Maybelline concealer - it makes such a difference in the morning!

Veronika said...

maybelline brightener is the best product evah! i have also told everyone I know about it :) life changing!

Erin @ The Grass Skirt said...

I use and love both Maybelline products. They are great! ELF products are hit or miss for me, but I'll have to try the mascara. You cannot beat the price tag!

Anonymous said...

I love the age rewind and I'll def have to check out the elf mascara. You know how I feel about mascara.

Jill said...

I think a trip to Target is probably in order to buy all these products :P

Jenna DeSantis said...

OMG!! I just bought ELF mineral mascara, because other mascaras make my eyes water. I have sensitive eyes and skin, and i LOVE this product!! No eye irritation! good choice :-)

Lyndsy said...

i really love the instant age rewind concealer for under the eyes! so great!

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