November 23, 2012

Tag | I ♥ Drugstore Makeup

I have never been a huge fan of tag for some reasons, but I am actually really getting into them and now, I just can't get enough! Let's be honest here; they are pretty easy posts to write, but most importantly, they are fun to do, and to read! I found this tag on Evelyn's blog (which is one of my favorite, by the way!) and since I happen to prefer drugstore makeup to high end products, I thought it wouls be super interesting to do it!

1. What is your favourite drugstore make-up brand?

I would probably say Revlon since it's one of the only cruelty-free drugstore makeup brands that is of high quality at an affordable price, even though I have not tried a lot of their products besides their lipsticks, lipglosses, lip butters and nail polishes.

2. What are your favourite face, cheek and lip products?

Face - I never wore foundation on a daily basis but I am a big fan of Marcelle BB Cream which buffs imperfections without feeling like a mask. I am also still in love with 
Annabelle Zebra Bronzing Pressed Powder which is the perfect bronzer for a natural healthy glow on fair skin!

Cheeks - My favorites are Hard Candy Fox in a Box in Spicy & Sweet and Annabelle Mineral Powder Blush in Au Naturel since they are both greatly pigmented and of high quality for the price. NYX and Milani also makes great drugstore blushes.

Lips - Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Primrose which is a close dupe to the limited-edition MAC Lazy Day Lipstick*, and also a gorgeous wearable pale pink. I have also been impress by NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in La La - amazingly pigmented, great smell and genius applicator!

3. Least favourite product?

Probably Maybelline Great Lash Mascara* - did absolutely nothing for my lashes.

4. What is the best make-up bargain?

Does nail polish count as makeup? If yes, Barry M Nail Paints, definitely - amazing selection of opaque shades that take so long to chip at such a cheap price!
5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

I would say store brands in general - most products are exact dupe at a fraction of the price, it's crazy and absolutely worth a look!

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

L'Oréal and Physicians Formula makeup products in general, for my personal budget.

7. What is the best drugstore dupe?

For me, it is probably Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Primrose for MAC Lazy Day Lipstick*, as mentioned earlier.

8. Drugstore product that is not worth the hype?

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters, definitely! I am a bit ashamed to admit that the only reason why I finally caved in and bought Cupcake is because this product was getting so much rave on the blogosphere, but I quickly realized that it really has nothing special! It is not moisturizing enough for my dry lips to allow me to skip lipbalm, and it is not as opaque as a lipstick - I just can't justify the price!

*Please note that these products are NOT cruelty-free


  1. je partage le même avis que toi sur les lipbutter, j'en ai un que j'ai acheter en spécial avec une carte cadeau.. et j'en acheterai pu personnellement, surtout a prix régulier!

  2. moi aussi j'ai acheté trop de lip butter pour pas grand chose comme effet! Je préfère de loin leur rouges à lèvres "normaux" !!! Je vais p-e le faire! ;)

  3. I totally agree with you on the Revlon lip butters they are not moisturizing for my dry lips :(.
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  4. Je n'aime pas les Lip Butters moi non plus! Et j'adore la BB Cream Marcelle. :)

  5. I love Revlon lipsticks -- Primrose is one of my all time favorites :))

  6. Moi aussi j'aime les tags ces temps-ci! J'suis aussi coupable dacheter des trucs a cause du hype des fois! Faut pas trop s'en faire, ca vient avec le territoire lol!

  7. I also think the most favorite drugstore brand would be Revlon :) i love their lipsticks!

  8. @Anik @Kathy @CrystalCandy: Wow, je suis tellement surprise de ne pas être la seule à ne pas être complètement sur leur charme! Étonnant ahah!

    @szaidik : I am so surprised to not be the only one who have not completely succumbed to them! Now I know I will probably not buy another product simply because of the hype again!

    @Maryam Maquillage: Isn't it the prettiest? I love it so much!

    @Ms Bubu : Ahahah ouin bin moi c'était mon premier achat impulsif vraiment causé par le hype de la blogosphère, et tu peux être certaine que ça n'arrivera plus! Même à 5$ en spécial, c'est cher pour ce que c'est!

    @heyhanee247: I really think they make the best - cruelty-free - drugstore lipsitcks!

  9. Great post. I totally agree with you on #6. I'm going to have to check out that Revlon lipstick b/c I love the color of MAC's Lazy day


  10. Such a great post, I'm going to TAG myself and do this!! Off to check out more of your blog doll ;-)

  11. I love Revlon as well, and Primrose is one of my favourite lipstick shades :) Such a lovely and soft pink.

  12. I love your blog so much thank you and keep posting.

  13. @MaviDeniz: It is really awesome, and Lazy Day is beautiful!

    @Naja Diamond: I'd love to read your answers hun!

    @sleepandwater: I agree 100%!

    @ Skin Care : Thanks so much (: