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3 Drugstore Beauty Must Haves Now!

Confession time: I can’t remember a time when I have NEVER not worn drugstore mascara.  There is a reason Maybelline is a brand trusted by pros, keep reading….

Confession time: I can’t remember a time when I have NEVER not worn drugstore mascara. There is a reason Maybelline is a brand trusted by pros, keep reading….

Today’s post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own.

When it comes to makeup, one of the first brands I ever purchased with my hard earned allowance money was a tube of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. You know the one- pink tube, green top- in the coveted favorites of all makeup pros and behind stage in their cases at some of the best fashion shows in the world. To this day, I will always remember purchasing that tube of mascara and have been a loyal Great Lash user ever since until now…

Recently Maybelline launched one of the most amazing new mascaras on the market and O-M-G it is sooooo good! Today I am teaming up with Maybelline to give you a bit of a rundown on a few of their new amazing beauty products. Trust me you are going to want to take notes for this as you add them to your MUST BUY list.

Confession time: I can’t remember a time when I have NEVER not worn drugstore mascara. There is a reason Maybelline is a brand trusted by pros, keep reading….

Confession time: I can’t remember a time when I have NEVER not worn drugstore mascara. There is a reason Maybelline is a brand trusted by pros, keep reading….

I have to admit, I am not one to wear a whole ton of makeup on the daily- I know bad beauty blogger, right? However, I am more of a simple, natural girl- think a bit of mascara, some brow products, a bit of blush and tinted lip balm when it comes to a daily routine.  For me, the one item I will NEVER not leave the house with on is a good coat or two of mascara. Something about mascara just opens the eyes and makes you look refreshed even if you aren’t wearing other makeup. Thankfully I was born with naturally curled lashes (thanks Mom), so for me daily I never need to really bust out the lash curler. However, although I was blessed with curly lashes, I was shafted on the volume and length so for me a volumizing AND lengthening mascara is a MUST HAVE. Recently I tried the Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Express Mascara and literally MIND BLOWN! Think longer, thicker, bolder eyes within two coats.  Literally, your lashes look absolutely AMAZING- like you were born to be fierce with these amazing lashes. I am OBSESSED!

Confession time: I can’t remember a time when I have NEVER not worn drugstore mascara. There is a reason Maybelline is a brand trusted by pros, keep reading….

When it comes to eyeshadow palettes I am usually not the drugstore kind of gal since I find the pigmentation usually isn’t as up to par as my normal brands. Heck, when it comes to eyeshadow I am not a huge wearer unless I want to add a bit of depth and drama to my eyes. Lately, I have religiously been picking up the Maybelline 24K NUDES palette. This palette is pure perfection as it is a glorious collection of warm colors mixed with some jewel-tones. This palette contains the perfect amount of shimmer with its gorgeous copper, bronze and gold shades (AKA my favorites and usual go-to’s) but it also contains the most gorgeous dark purple and khaki green I have ever used on my medium-tan skin tone. I love that there is a great matte espresso shade that is perfect to help line and define eyes or be a brow filler in a pink. Of course, there is always the two blacks (a matte black and a shimmery black) to help create any smoky eye possible – making this probably one of the most versatile palettes of the year so far. Let’s also talk about the pigmentation- HELLO! The pigmentation is by far superior to any other drugstore brand I have tried so far, and almost making me rethink why I spend so much on high-end eyeshadows. The fall-out is super minimal and the shades last quite a while without touch up through the day.  It is a serious MUST TRY for anyone looking for a new, uber versatile eye shadow palette for such a great price.

Confession time: I can’t remember a time when I have NEVER not worn drugstore mascara. There is a reason Maybelline is a brand trusted by pros, keep reading….

Last but not least, let’s chat eyeliner. So I have to fully admit- when it comes to eyeliner especially liquid eyeliner I am a nob and always pass on it. Some eyeliner in the past just SUCK and smudge on my oily eyes within minutes after application. Talk about annoying, right? So I have to admit for me I was SUPER skeptical to try out the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Ink Pen Eyeliner, but now I must admit it a solid keeper.  I can totally see why it has won Allure Beauty in Beauty before, it’s SOOOOOOO good.  Think no more do-overs, no more smudges, no more have lined eyes mid-day because your mascara disappeared- this is a solid keeper.  The application tip is just the right amount of stiffness and super easy to work and control to get the most perfect line or flick.  I think this literally might be the best drugstore liquid eyeliner I have ever tried possibly.  Now I need Maybelline to make it in more shades and possibly a waterproof formula- thoughts?!?

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Overall the new Maybelline launches are A++ in my book and are some serious MUST HAVES if you are cruising your local drugstores. I mean the 24K EYES alone can make over 13 versatile looks possibly more- when was the last time your high-end eyeshadow palettes came with every shade you can possibly think of in one palette? I can almost promise you once you try the Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Express Mascara, you might never buy another high-end mascara again- it’s that good.  Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself and let me know what you think and don’t be surprised if I am right… xoxo

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Confession time: I can’t remember a time when I have NEVER not worn drugstore mascara. There is a reason Maybelline is a brand trusted by pros, keep reading….

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Let me know in the comments below what are a few of your drugstore favorites? Have you tried any of the new Maybelline launches?

This post was sponsored by Maybelline. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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