Savannah Drugstore Makeup Haul + Review

March 18, 2018lifewithcattitude

Hello friends! I did a recap of my weekend in Savannah, but I did get some requests to talk about the emergency makeup I bought and whether or not I would buy it again. I’ll start by saying that most of the stuff I bought were items that I had heard about for a while from different beautubers and had been wanting to try but never got around to it until then. Some of this stuff is just as good as I had heard or read about, some of it was decent, and some were just awful. I’ll break it down in order of what blew me away to what I will never purchase again.

Note: this post contains affiliate links. All this means is that if you use my links to make a purchase, I make a small commission at no extra cost to you!

“>Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighter in “Blossom Glow”: This highlighter actually surprised me very much. I have heard so many beautubers raving about this highlighting powder, and I’m fairly glad I have it in my collection now. It’s certainly not a highlighter that will blind you upon glance, but it does provide enough of a glow so that it looks healthy. I will absolutely purchase this again.

“>Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Lipstick in “Rebel Rose”: This is another cult favorite product of which I was VERY skeptical that I finally purchased because of the circumstances. However, given these circumstances, I still would re-purchase this lipstick. The color is phenomenal, and the formula is fantastic. Admittedly, it is a bit drying, but of course, my lips have just been very chapped this winter so it’s not the lipstick’s fault. For only $5, I will definitely keep this in my lip supply!

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow in “Nutty”: I have a big collection of these single eyeshadows, mostly the glitter colors. I don’t have this one, which is why I got it in the first place. I thoroughly love this color! I’d call it a dupe for MAC’s eyeshadow in Trax. It’s brown with a hint of burgundy, and it went perfectly with my skin.

Markwins Beauty Brands

“>E.L.F. Fan Brush: I’ve been needing a fan brush for a while because my current highlight brushes are very patchy and I’ve been needing an upgrade. I don’t have much to say other than this is a great powder brush from the drugstore!

“>Wet n Wild MegaWear Mascara: I get this mascara all the time from Dollar Tree. For $1, it’s decent mascara. It’s good for when you want your lashes to look natural and “every-day.” It doesn’t do much for dramatic looks, but it gets the job done.

“>E.L.F. Blush & Bronzing Powder: I have to admit, I’ve been pretty skeptical of this product for a while just because I didn’t think a combo product would work for my skin. I’m only partly right with this. This product certainly didn’t exceed my expectations, but it wasn’t the worst thing I purchased in the haul. I would buy this again if I needed bronzer and blush on a budget.

“>E.L.F. Prime and Stay Finishing Powder in “Fair/Light”: There’s not too much to say about this $2 product, other than it set my foundation. It did its job.

“>Wet n Wild Contour Brush: This is a very decent brush from the drugstore. I got it for $0.88 and honestly would buy it again. I used this to contour and set my foundation with the finishing powder. It gets the job done. That’s all I have to say about it.

Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Fini Mat Setting Spray: The literal only reason I got this is because the Walmart didn’t have the dewy finish one. My skin is very dry so anything matte does not complement it well, but I had no choice but to buy it. Therefore, I won’t buy it again just because of my skin type.

Wet n Wild photofinish Foundation in “Shell Ivory”: There were plenty of reasons to be thoroughly pleased with this product. However, this product goes towards the bottom of the list for one very big reason. I’ll start with the pros. The coverage and shade match for my skin is great. Especially for using my fingers and not a brush or a sponge, it was very good for an emergency situation. The applicator is great for not needing to pour any foundation onto your hands and just transferring it straight to your face. It also didn’t dry and cake up on my skin, especially with some setting spray. Here’s the biggest con, and why this product is at the bottom of the list and why I won’t buy it again unless I’m in a similar situation: It. Smells. Awful. Guys, I’m not even exaggerating when I tell you this stuff smells like straight paint. When I opened the bottle, I was overwhelmed with the smell of paint. I had to work fast so I could close the bottle. While it made my face look decent (a bit light albeit), I can’t get past the smell. 6/10.

E.L.F. Eyeshadow Brush: A standard $1 eyeshadow brush. It’s not amazing, but it’s not horrible. Good for a last-minute situation.

E.L.F. Eyelash Curler (not pictured) This is your run-of-the-mill eyelash curler that you can get for a dollar. The kicker? It doesn’t curl your lashes. This curler did literally nothing. What a waste of a dollar. Oh well!

Overall, I was fairly pleased with what I purchased with the given time constraint. All together, I spent a little over $25, so if you’re looking for drugstore products to add to or even begin your stash, then I would recommend at least a few of these products! What drugstore products did you try and love/hate this month? Let me know in the comments below!

e.l.f. cosmetics

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prev Post

The Spontaneous Savannah Soiree: Why Last Minute Trips Are The Coolest

March 13, 2018

Next Post

My Birthday Weekend + Thoughts on Turning 25

March 20, 2018
%d bloggers like this: