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Cheap thrills!

 

It had been years since I purchased anything from the drugstore until a good friend started telling me all about the great stuff she would find. Lilahtov found those amazing Milani lip colors. Since I am on a serious low buy the next few months I thought I would give some of her product suggestions a try and VOILA! Many of the things she suggested are great!! Then I realized that there should be a thread specifically to share these low cost gems! I mean the Queen of Blending swears by Milani lipsticks, Spoiledbrat loves Wet&wild....why shouldn't I branch out? Maybelline full and soft mascara is my HG after all. How awesome would it be to actually have an idea of what you are buying, and to have even maybe have seen a swatch?  Please share your drugstore hauls, swatches and reviews here and share your wealth of knowledge! I know there are lots of us who have favorite things that come from a drugstore And for those of us on a low buy this could be a life saver! Smiley Wink 

 

Here I go: I bought a Milani lip liner in fuchsia ( love it- definitely worth 4$) , a wet & wild palette in Poster Child, Milani baked shadows in I heart you (red) and Must have fuchsia ( hot pink), and Revlon super lustrous lipstick in creme Cherries in the Snow ( inside swatch) and Revlon super lustrous lipstick shine in Fuchsia shock! So far I know I LOVE both lippies  and the lip liner. More to come...image.jpg

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All right my savvy shopping beauties! Share your best kept drug store secrets with the rest of us. I can't wait to hear and see!!!

 

for those friends interested in cruelty free drugstore cosmetics here are the brands found to be cruelty free so far*****

sulfate found : Milani, NYX , ELF, Wet & Wild, Burt's Bees, Physicians Formula and Jordana

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Yes this is 805. Give it a shot!

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i don't have a cvs in my area, i don't even have one in my state! but... i have an out of state friend who has three of them in her town so she's going to hunt some milani products down for me! woohoo Smiley Very Happy 

 

now that's some serious enabling Smiley Wink 

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Anyone else obsessed with jumbo lip pencils? I can't get enough! My drugstore fave is the Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain. They pack a good color punch and leave a really pretty stain on your lips after the initial shine wears off. Definitely comparable to Revlon's Just Bitten Balm Stains but only $2.99! 

 

 

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L-R Candied Coral, Sweet Pink, Tropical Frenzy, Rockin' Rouge, Honey Love, and Cranberry Crush

 

**I just realized the photo came in upside down, so the shades listed are now R-L... lol.

 

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I really want these! The only place I have seen carrying jordana is kmart and I don't have one near me. Where did you get yours?

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Walgreens! 

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Yes, I really like these as well and own several of them.  I get them at Walgreen's and the price can't be beat!  For me, they are long lasting as well, another plus!

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I'm loving this thread! I was actually just thinking today about buying a drug store product - Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser & Toner. It gets really good reviews online. Any BTers tried it?

 

I love Maybelline Volume Express One-by-One, then layered with L'Oreal Voluminous mascara

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Im not one to purchase my products at drugstores but something drew me down an aisle at a Giant Eagle grocery store, an isle that I have never bothered to venture before....and...I found the most awesome red eyeshadow -100%pigment in a cute little glass jar by LOREAL for $7.99 and another 100% shadow pigment in a bright perfect shade of purple in a glass container with a screw on top with a very good applicator attached by RIMMEL LONDON for $ 9.25 , and the purple is actually a very large size container  ( as soon as I figure out HOW TO or WHY I CAN'T get any pics up, I will be sure to share these finds with all. Both these pigments are in such awesome and unique colors I might have to venture aisles I never visit more often Smiley Wink )

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Check the image size.  Forums typically cap image uploads to a certain size, e.g. 2 MB.

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My go to drugstore products are Wet N Wild shadows-most are a-mazing!   NYX jumbo eye pencils-must wear over primer, shadow colors really pop! I love my $1 ELF brush, just used it today!  Many love Maybelline Color Tattoo & Loreal Infallible shadows, never tried, a trip to the drugstore is needed!

 

If you google "drugstore hauls" on youtube, you will be surprised how many of your beauty faves shop drugstore products!  I know you can return/exchange beauty products at CVS, prob other stores as well. Plus, drugstore products are always on sale! Nice!

 

As with anything else, there is always going to be the good & not so good products.

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I agree with all of the products you mentioned! Wet n Wild shadows are no joke! Love the texture and pigmentation!

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Almay Stay Smooth Anti-Chap Lipcolor in Rich is my default lippie.  Must have some methol-type of ingredient because it has a cooling effect.  This line is discontinued but I made sure to buy backups. Smiley Happy

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I went down to Target today and was just browsing the makeup section when I come across this magnificent Wet n Wild palette in "Comfort Zone" for A DOLLAR AND THIRTY-FOUR CENTS! That's right $1.34! I didn't hesitate to grab one.. Or seven. That is such a steal and the pigmentation is amazing! I've never tried any of their eye shadows before, but I'm sure excited to play with this tomorrow! 

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The last shade pretty much an EXACT dupe of Too Faced's "Girly" and resembles Macs "Club". And the other shadows are GORGEOUS!

 

Get your booties down to Target and pick one of these up! Smiley Happy

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Love my Comfort Zone Smiley Happy

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Comfort zone is so good, the pigmentation is awesome and the greens are some of my favorites. It's great that you got it for such a discount too, were any of their other palettes on sale because I might need to do a Target run. Smiley Wink

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No, this was the only one on sale! I scoured the entire makeup section to see if their were any others! 

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This is one of my favorite pallettes, and I've even hit pan on it!  

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I love this palette! Hope you enjoy yours!

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SCORE!!!

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I love it! I've used it every day since I've picked it up! Best dollar I've ever spent Smiley Happy

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Glad you like it!  Enjoy!  You've inspired me to pull out my palette.  The shadow trio's are great as well!