I love finding great products at the drugstore, but sometimes its worth spending the cash and getting the high end item. These are a few of my favorite department store products that are worth every penny.
Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay
I am sure you’ve heard about the amazing line of Urban Decay Naked products. They basically exploded a few years ago. Well, in case you haven’t tried the shadows, they are amazing. I know that $50 sounds like a lot for eye shadow but this palette will last a long time. I’ve had mine for two years and it’s still going strong. If you’re a eye shadow person this is worth the cost. What makes it so great? These shadows are perfectly pigmented to provide the perfect color application. Not to heavy, not to light. Also, the palette comes with enough colors to give you severals looks from a day at work to a night on the town.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Brows are in and with this product my brows stay on all day. I used to use a cheap brow gel and half way through the day my brows were gone. With Anastasia they are “on point” until I take my makeup off. This little tub was only $18 and has lasted me way over a year and I still have a ways to go. I use it with a E.L.F. brush instead of the one they sell.
Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush
I discovered these blushes through fellow blogger Kate at The Small Things Blog. She raved and raved about them so I figured I’d try them out. Turns out she is right. These really are lovely blushes. They are well pigmented and go on smooth. They last all day for a great look. I own blissful and Tipsy. Look around and find the color that works best for you.
Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation
I did my own makeup for my wedding. One of the things I was concerned about was my foundation so went searching for a super strong all day foundation. I wanted something that would cover any blemish, conceal redness and issues, and last 12+ hours. I found this in the Kat Von D Lock-it foundation. Now, I have to admit that was not a brand I had every really thought was worth it, but it is. Her products stay all day, something very important to me. I mix this with a little bb cream for everyday use to thin it out a little. I get the best application with a stippling brush, but a beauty blender would be great too if you’re into that.
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Have you tried any of these products? What do you think? Of course everyone is different and what works wonders for me may or not be your cup of tea, but these are just some of my faves. I have an order coming in next week from Tarte so you can look forward for my thoughts on those products as well.