I love my current mascara wardrobe but if I could save a few bucks and discover some new drugstore mascara dupes, I could reallocate those expenses to something else (oh like you know, a new bag or something). Of the four I purchased, one thing is for sure: no wand is the same. Here’s a quick beauty breakdown on these four drugstore mascaras.
When it’s a hundred degrees outside, you just know your makeup won’t cut it. Last Saturday I went to a baseball game with my fiancé and less than an hour later, my makeup had melted off my face and in to my mojito. It was my own fault for missing a crucial step in my summer beauty routine… makeup setting spray. If you’re on the hunt for a product to keep your makeup in tact, don’t sweat it. I’ve got you covered with Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist. It’s infused with a rose water and green tea formula that feels light and refreshing. I like applying this on my T-zone and cheeks and refresh throughout the day. I read a couple negative reviews online saying the mist felt heavy but as long as you keep it a fair distance when spritzing it shouldn’t feel heavy on your skin at all (at least it didn’t for me). If you need eye makeup to stay put, spray this formula on your brushes and sponges to help prolong wear and keep from makeup settling into fine lines or pores. It really does work wonders for those long, hot summer days.
Right now my skin routine can be described in one word: minimalistic. And by minimalistic I mean: one facial cleanser, one eye cream, a day moisturizer, a night moisturizer, and the best daily scrub under $8. While most of my skin products are high-end beauty brands, my Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub complements my entire beauty routine. This formula is infused with moisture-rich soy extract with microbeads to gently exfoliate and wipe away dead skin cells, only to leave a smooth clean canvas (but not overly dry like most facial scrubs). While I normally stay away from exfoliating on a frequent basis, this tube is gentle enough to use daily—no redness or irritation. Goodbye flaky skin, hello smooth and bright complexion!