Current Makeup Favs (Including some drugstore finds!)

///Current Makeup Favs (Including some drugstore finds!)

Current Makeup Favs (Including some drugstore finds!)

Sharing my current makeup favorites!

Happy Fashion Friday party peeps!!

I am so stoked that it’s Friday again.  I just might start doing a dance.  AND I’m extra excited because I have no big plans this weekend.  After plenty of packed weekends, it will be nice to be chill for a change.

I decided to shake up the regularly scheduled Fashion Friday and talk a little about beauty and my current makeup favorites.  I’ve done this post before, but it’s been a few years and I’ve found some new products I thought you’d like.  I’ve even found some steals at the drugstore that I know you will want to pick up.

I’m far from a makeup expert, but I do enjoy it, use it alot and like looking my best.  I’m also always curious to what everyone else buys… so I’m assuming some of you will be curious about  my picks too!  So here we goooo…..

Current Makeup Favorite

Stowaway Dusk to Dawn Pallette <—less than $20!

I got this palette in my POPSUGAR Must Have Box a few months ago and I love it!  it’s slim and has the prettiest shades.  They are highly pigmented and seem to stay put!

Almay Smart Shade Pink Powder Blush <– less than $10

This was another freebie I got from a blog campaign and I grew to really love it.  I like the different tones and the cheap price tag.  Almay is also hypoallergenic!


Almay Intense I-Color Everyday Neutrals (blue eyes)

Same thing with this eyeshadow.  There is also one for brown, green and hazel eyes…. although I think the hazel one has nice neutrals for almost anyone!

Clinique Lid Smoothie Eye Color

I used to use a similar product from MAC, but they stopped making it!  I am glad they did though because I love this one from Clinique even more.  It’s a liquid base for your eyeshadow.  You can use it by itself for simple makeup or layer your eyeshadow on top to keep it from budging.  I use the Bit of Honey color because it’s nice and neutral.


IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brown Pencil

This pencil was a total impulse buy at the ULTA counter one day.  Turns out it’s one of the best things I’ve ever bought makeup wise.  It’s a brow pencil that brushes in like a powder and totally stays put.  It’s a “universal taupe” color and they claim it can work for anyone depending on how much pressure you apply to the pencil.  All I can vouch for is it works wonderfully for me!

Almay Eyeliner Pencil

I had actually been using the Revlon ColorStay Pencil and felt like no matter I did, it still smudged… but I changed over to this Almay Eyeliner Pencil one and it is perfect!  It stays put even with my watery eyes.  And it’s less than $7!

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eyeliner <– $7.99!

I’ve tried several drugstore brand liquid eyeliners, including the Almay one, and this one is my favorite.  The pen tip is easier to apply than some and the color is good!  It also stays put.

Benefit BADgal Mascara

My favorite mascara was discontinued (boooo!) and I was forced to find a new one!  So far my favorite is this one.  I also just bought a tube of They’re Real Mascara.  I really enjoy having big dramatic lashes (length and volume!,) which both of these do!

Joe Blasco Corrective Highlighter/Concealer

I have the worst dark under eye circles ever.  They never go away either!  I have been using this corrective makeup for over a decade now and swear by it.  I use Orange Highlight 1 and it balances out the dark blue/black color.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

I have been using this product for years and years and it is worth every penny!  If you use a brush one tube will last a long time and the coverage is beautiful for everyday wear.  I think spending more money on your base is worth it!

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

I used to use a different setting powder, but recently switched to this one.  I adore it!  Once again, it’s a more pricey makeup but I feel like the finish is worth it.  I’ve gotten lots of compliments since I’ve switched.

Hope you enjoyed my makeup favorites and found some new ideas for spring!

Want to learn more makeup secrets? Watch my video on Makeup Tips from TV… That You Can Use in Your Everyday Life!

Did you miss any posts this week?

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  • Long Weekend in Dayton
  • Easter Popcorn

So nice to see you today. Have a great weekend and come back Monday for a fun giveaway!

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I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

Your turn!

What are you doing this weekend?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:49-04:00 April 7th, 2017|Beauty, Fashion|25 Comments


  1. Farrah April 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Hooray for drugstore/affordable finds! 😀 That blush and the eyeshadow are so pretty!

  2. Kerri Olkjer April 12, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    I’m such a makeup junkie, lol. I love my Laura Mercier foundation, will have to try the tinted moisturizer and powder!

  3. jess jannenga April 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Love your picks! I would love to try IT brow product, but my brows are a ginger and its tough to find that color. Love the LM products !
    Thanks for linking
    jess xx

    • JulieWunder April 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      I bet that is tough! One color for all probably doesn’t account for your lovely locks!!

  4. Vickki April 9, 2017 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I love Almay eye shadow! It has great stay power for me. Thank you for the tips 🙂

  5. Edye April 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I LOVE Bad Gal Lash! Talk about giving your lashes great definition and volume! 🙂

  6. Lisa Ballantyne April 8, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I love Almay products! Easily affordable on my limited budget and they feel so good on my face! I was a Clinique person for a long time and still use a few of their products as well.

    Enjoy your weekend Julie!

  7. Mary Beth Jackson April 8, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Those look like some great products. I too think you need to splurge a little on the good stuff when it comes to your face. I love the Dr. Jart BB creme- comes in SPF 45- great for everyday! Have a great relaxing weekend!

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Reply

      Ohhh that sounds good too! Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

  8. Annmarie April 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Ooooh I have been look for new moisturizer! I will have to check that out 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. I am using the Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer now but may take a look at the Laura Mercier. thanks for the idea!

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2017 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      I haven’t tried the Bobbi Brown one to compare, but I adore the Laura Mercier one. I’ve used it for years.

  10. Blane Sherer April 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Good idea; I bet a lot of your readers will enjoy your
    make up blog today. I hope you have nice chill weekend ( smile )

  11. Susie @ Suzlyfe April 7, 2017 at 10:20 am - Reply

    I’ve been using Maybelline Full and Soft waterproof for over a decade now. It is my forever mascara! I used to dabble in Bad Gal, but it never gave me enough curl

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      I have one of those too! I’ll have to try the Maybelline one.

  12. [email protected] April 7, 2017 at 10:14 am - Reply

    What a bunch of great products. I have bad under eye circles as well. I will have to try that one.

  13. Carrie this fit chick April 7, 2017 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I’ve heard great things about the tinted moisturizer! I use one from the Balm, which is GREAT and very affordable. I’m loving Benefit’s mascara lately!

  14. heather @Lunging Through Life April 7, 2017 at 6:50 am - Reply

    I love seeing products others use and recommend! Thank you for sharing. The liquid eyeliner looks great and is a steal!

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