Monday, August 20, 2018

Makeup Favorites for Summer & Back-To-School With COVERGIRL

Summertime is winding down and back-to-school is starting to take over. Getting back into the swing of things can be difficult. There are usually so many changes! And change is ROUGH. BUT these products are perfectly versatile and can be used now in sweet summertime and also flawlessly transition into that back-to-school, fall-but-not-quite-fall seasonal awkwardness. And they are all affordable, drugstore options by COVERGIRL.

1. Clean Matte BB Cream

This has become my go-to foundation. Medium coverage, smooth, long lasting, and 0 breakouts. What more could you ask for? If it looks great, survives the summer heat, and doesn't anger my difficult skin, I'm sold for life.

2. Vitalist Elixir Lip Oil

I'll admit, I wasn't sure about this at first. I'm much more of a tinted lip balm girl than any other type of lippy. And I definitely am not one for lip gloss (have you seen how long my hair is? What a sticky nightmare!) But this is a smooth, thin, moisturizing tint that isn't gloppy or sticky. My hair doesn't stick to it and it sinks into my lips the way a good moisturizer sinks into skin. The tint also has the staying power of a stain. My favorite shade is Berry Libation. (I think these might already be discontinued - Which makes me so sad! If they are, I hope CG decides to bring them back!)

3.  Mascaras - Full Lash Bloom, Flourish by Lash Blast

Both of these mascaras give a voluminous, 0 clump, beautiful, eye-popping look. The Flourish mascara contains coconut, papaya, and avocado oils that help nourish your lashes. The Bloom has been a favorite of mine for a while. It replaced my much more expensive Mally Beauty Volume mascara because it achieves the same look for a fraction of the price.  Plus, honestly, I receive so many compliments on my eyes when I wear either the Bloom or Flourish mascara.

4. Melting Pout Matte Liquid Lipstick

This is another one I was SURE wasn't going to be my cup of tea. But I was wrong. I usually can't stand matte lipsticks and liquid lipsticks are normally too much for me to handle. But these are a different breed. Especially when it comes to drugstore makeup. These don't settle into the lines of my lips, are easy to apply, don't stick to my hair, and stay put! I like the shade "Coral Chronicles".

5. Vitalist Healthy Elixir Liquid Foundation

If you're looking for more coverage or if you have drier skin, I recommend this foundation. Even with combination skin, it really made my skin look so healthy and smooth. It applies nicely (I use a beauty blender type sponge) and a little goes a long way.

6. Katy Kat Palette

You've probably heard other beauty fanatics raving about these shadows. They are super pigmented and blend out beautifully. The "Hot Kat" palette is my favorite.

7. Vitalist Look Lock Up Spray

A setting spay! YES! I have such a hard time finding a nice setting spray that isn't high-end. And, although this does not completely replace my high-end favorite (Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray), it is a good, lower cost alternative. It does have a floral scent to it, which I don't really mind. Overall, it does its job and keeps my makeup in place without any stickiness or patchiness.


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