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A Drugstore Hauliday – Faves + Tutorial

The holidays are always a busy and expensive time, so why break your piggy bank on beauty when you can get it for less? In the spirit of giving, I thought I would spread the joy and share a list of my favourite drugstore products AND an easy hauliday look anyone can sleigh – it’s a Christmas miracle!

You only have to jingle all the way to Shoppers (aka Canadian CVS) and Walmart to find these products (Prices are CAD). I’ve¬†underlined the ones I’ve used for my holiday look at the end.

Eyeshadow Primer:

  • Hard Candy Eyes the limit – $5.98 (Walmart)
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This primer is such a great deal for the price. It’s lightweight, but long-lasting and you get a lot of product.

Eyebrows:

  • NYX Micro Brow Pencil in¬†Brunette – $12 (Shoppers Drug Mart)
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This brow pencil is almost an exact dupe for the ABH brow wiz. Lightweight and pigmented.

Eyeshadow:

  • Hard Candy¬†Top Ten Trendsetter Palette in¬†Guilty Pleasure¬†– $5.92 (Not sure if this is still available at Canadian Walmart

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  • NYC HD Color Trio Eyeshadow in¬†Electric Funk – $9.95 (This particular set of colours is discontinued but they have other colors!)¬†

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Eyeliner:

  • Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen – $3.99 (Shoppers Drug Mart)
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner – $9.96 (Walmart)

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    For a drugstore eyeliner, Essence liners are surprisingly easy to apply and hold up really well.

Mascara:

  • Essence Lash Princess¬† – $9.98 (Shoppers Drug Mart)
  • L’or√©al Miss Manga Rock – $9.96 (Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart)

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    While I didn’t use any mascara for my look, because extensions, I swear by these mascaras. They give you volume without the clump!

 

Face Primer:

  • NYX Shine Killer – $16 (Shoppers Drug Mart)
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This primer is a GODSEND for oily skin types.

Foundation/Concealer:

  • NYX Total Control Drop in¬†Mahogany – $16 (Shoppers Drug Mart)
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I knew I said in a previous blog that I wasn’t 100% fond of this foundation but it grew on me – it’s very buildable and long-lasting.

  • Vasanti Liquid Cover Up Oil-Free Foundation and Concealer¬† in¬†V12 – $25¬†

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    This might be pricier to it’s drugstore counterparts, but still much cheaper than your high-end foundation. PLUS you’re getting a foundation and concealer in 1! Brown girls don’t sleep on Vasanti – they gotchu.

Contour:

  • NYC Big Bold Bronzer in¬†Metropolitan¬†– $4.99 (Walmart)

Blush: 

  • Quo Face Palette in¬†Contessa –¬†$20 (From Shoppers, but might be discontinued)

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Highlight:

  • Elf Baked Highlight in¬†Blush Gems –¬†$4 (Walmart)
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This beautiful highlight also works as a blush and for the price, it definitely packs a punch.

Lipstick

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in Shade 10 – $6.98 (Walmart)

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Get the look!

STEP ONE: BROWS-ING DAT ASS

I filled my brows in first, using feathery strokes and then primed my lids using the hard candy primer

STEP TWO: EYESHADE-OW – Refer to photos for shades

 

  1. I applied Shade 1 all over my lid as a base
  2. I applied Shade 2 in my crease
  3. I applied and blended Shade 3 into my outer crease
  4. I applied a small amount of Shade 4 deepen my outer crease
  5. I applied Shade 5 as a brow highlight and to the inner corner of my eyes
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  7. Line your eyes with your eyeliner of choice
    For this look I opted for the oil-free Maybelline gel liner since I have lash extensions in. As you can probably tell, gel isn’t my strong suit.

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STEP THREE: CONCEAL DON’T FEEL

  1. I applied NYX Shine Killer Primer all my face as a base
  2. I used 2-3 drops of NYX Total Control Drop on each side of the face and blended using my Mikasa Round Brush
  3. I then used my Vasanti Foundation+Conceal to conceal my undereyes using the triangle method and I set with a banana powder

STEP FOUR: BRONZE LIKE A KARDASHIAN

  1. I applied bronzer along my cheekbones, around my forehead and down the sides of my nose

STEP 5: A BLUSH WITH YOUR CRUSH

  1. Using the shade on the left, I applied on the apples of my cheeks (WHILE SMILING – THAT’S THE TRICK)

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STEP 6: SANTA BABY BRING ME SOME BLING

  1. I always feel like highlighter is like the frosting on a cake. I just applied a light amount of Blush Gems right above my contour

STEP 7: MEENA THE RED-LIP’D REINDEER

  1. I applied the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick (with no lip liner – bc I live dangerously) for the perfect Christmasy pout.

 

AND THAT’S IT!

I’m sorry I couldn’t get many photos while I was applying my makeup step by step, ’tis a challenge, but I hope you still liked this blog merry much.

HOLLA at me down below with your favourite drugstore blushes and eyeshadow palettes.

Happy Holladays¬†ūü饂̧

– Meens

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