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ELF Blush Brush

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You can’t beat ELF prices.  They have a few stand out products that everyone raves about, so I thought I’d pick up a brush.

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Makeup Menu: Back to Basics

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After recent dabblings in high-end bases (and a particularly long stint of loyalty to the Diorskin Nude BB Crème) I have regressed to some old favorites.

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The Best Makeup of 2014!

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There were 5 MVP products of 2014 for me.

These were the things that I used daily for long stretches of time and know I’ll be able to rely on them for years to come.

And here are my favorites:

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My Drugstore Beauty Favorites

Here is a look at my all time favorite drugstore makeup products!

-Jules

NYX HD Concealer

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Finally.

A concealer light enough to highlight my fair skin.  Every brand I’ve tried seems to lack a color lighter than my skin tone. I am always the lightest shade of foundation in the range so when I look for a corresponding concealer it at best matches my skin, but is never light enough to really highlight my under eyes.

This shade is the lightest I’ve found and the drugstore price tag makes me love it even more.  It gives medium coverage and counteracts my dark circles well. I like to blend it out with a damp beauty blender to give it a more moisturizing application.  My one complaint is that it still tends to be slightly drying and can accentuate dry patches on the skin so I exfoliate and moisturize before use.

Otherwise this concealer was a solid purchase. Keep it up NYX.

-Jules

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Treatment Concealer

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This concealer is my current beauty favorite/savior.

The coverage is amazing and completely masks dark circles.  It also helps with baggy under-eyes and gives the appearance of bright, well-rested eyes.

I’m not sure if the “treatment” claims this product makes are true, but when I’m wearing it I definitely see an improvement.

I set this concealer with a translucent powder and it has easily surpassed my Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in my makeup rotation.  This concealer is easily my favorite and the most effective one I’ve ever used.

-Jules