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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’oréal 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 🎄❤

– Meens

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