My Beauty Product Blind Spot

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I consider myself to be well versed on beauty products, of all kinds.  But, I have a beauty blind spot… drug store beauty.  I have a couple of things that I get from CVS, Ulta, or Target, but I never really looked any further than that.

 

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High end Cosmetics from Woo!

I always equated drug store beauty to being cheap and crappy, but little did I  know, it isn’t exactly cheap or crappy anymore.  I’m a product junkie, as I’ve said a million times before, and a product snob.  I thought the more expensive, the better the quality.

I recently realized that I am probably missing out on some hidden gems. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline?  lol!  I reached out to a large group of Beauty Pros to ask about some of their faves!

I’ll begin with links to my own low budget favorites:DSC_1299

Psssst Dry Shampoo- A classic product from back in our moms day.  It’s a great dry shampoo to hide oily roots, or slept in hair.  It adds texture to fine hair and can help to hide dark roots for blondes.

 

IMG_9403Purpose Face Wash- A great basic gentle face wash that I use to remove my makeup at night.  I do add a few drops of Melaleuca Oil to it to add an antibacterial element.  The oil can burn your eyes, so keep that in mind.

 

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Insta-Dri Sally Hansen Nail Polish– This is a product that I buy for my 2 year old daughter.  She can’t sit still for more than a minute, so quick drying polish is a must!


When I reached out to a larger group of hair and makeup professionals, here is some of the feedback I got.

Jon Driggers loves Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. Hands down an all time favorite! I also love Aussie Instant Freeze Hair spray to finish a style you want to have minimal movement.
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Jesse Wellington likes L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara, Maybeline FIT Me poreless skin Foundation, L’Oréal liquid pen eye liner ( same as Lancome Art Liner), Milani Lipsticks, NYX lip pencils/eye liners/baked shadows and blushes, NYX Bronzers
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I keep getting more and more suggestions, so it looks like even the pros love a good drug store bargain.  It’s great to know I’m not stuck spending a fortune on products!  What are your favorite drug store beauty finds?  Share your secrets!!!!!  Comment below!

 

XO, Amanda

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