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Makeup Artist Favorite Drugstore Makeup

Makeup Artist Favorite Drugstore Makeup

So, recently I asked my friend, makeup artist Kim Porter, to share her favorite drugstore products! She had a great selection, I know I need to try a few new colors of lipstick now! I love sharing these Makeup Artist Favorite Drugstore Makeup Picks!

You can also check out some of my favorite beauty bloggers and their favorite drugstore beauty products too!

My favorite mascaras are 1. Maybelline Great Lash for natural looking lashes, 3. L’Oreal Voluminous for overall amazing lashes, and my newest favorite is 2. Maybelline The Falsies Big Lashes with a dual-ended wand, that is great for top and bottom lashes!

4. Maybelline 24 Hour Tattoo Crème Shadow– I recently found these and I can not tell you how much I love these cream eyeshadows. They go on like a dream and when used with an eyeshadow primer, they last all day. My favorite go to is Bad to the Bronze!

5. Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner– This eyeliner is BETTER than the more expensive brands. It goes on and stays on, and comes with a great brush!

6. Jordana Retractable Lip Liner Pencils– They do the trick in keeping lipstick from creeping into fine lines for a really cheap price. I hear a lot of makeup artists talk about how great these liners are!

7. Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss– These glosses go on beautifully and there is such a pretty range of colors from shimmery to rich tones to choose from!

8. Maybelline Expert Brow & Eyeliner Pencils– Products that do double-duty are always great. Use these pencils to fill in sparse brows or use as an eyeliner, they are so inexpensive and you get two in a pack!

9. Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo– I use this product all the time! All the time!!! It is great for adding body to the roots of limp hair and for day old hair that you don’t have time to wash.

10. St. Ives Apricot Scrub– It’s cheap, it works, I love it!
(Note from Christine: Lots of people love this scrub, but this is always the one to be careful of! It does have some sharp edges on the grit and you can do some damage to your skin. Scrub gently, your goal is not a pink face!)

11. Revlon SuperLusterous Lipsticks– They are amazing quality and are just as good, if not better than the more expensive lipsticks. Some of my favorite colors are Blushing Mauve, Blushing Nude, Pink in the Afternoon, Coralberry, Spicy Cinnamon, Really Red, and my newest favorite, Rich Girl Red.

Kim Porter has been in the makeup industry since 2001, establishing herself as one of the most sought after makeup artists in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Her work can be seen in local and national wedding magazines, television for Fox News and CNBC, and her work with individual and group makeup lessons. Currently she is working on creating her signature line of cosmetics, Kim Porter Cosmetics, that will highlight flattering shades that are easy to use for all women. She lives with her husband and two children and blogs about makeup in her free time.
You can see all of her work at Makeup by Kim Porter.

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 10.4.13

    I love the Maybelline 24 Hour Tattoo Crème Shadow. It's the one drugstore brand that has made it's way into my high-end eyeshadow drawer. And I like the Neutrogena lip gloss too. But I have never understood the obsession with Maybelline Great Lash. Every make-up artist, every magazine editor recommends it, but it does nothing for my eyes. I'm going to have to try those Revlon lipsticks!

  2. 10.5.13
    Heather said:

    Great post! I will keep some of these in mind 🙂 x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  3. 10.5.13

    Siren Princess, I'm really loving the Maybelline Great Lash "BIG" it is better for those who want their lashes to pop a bit more!!

  4. 10.5.13

    My favs among these are maybelline color tattoos, revlon super lustrous lipsticks, maybelline mascara and gel eye liner 🙂


  5. 11.6.13
    katie said:

    I can honestly say I've tried ALL of these products and love them as well. Good post!


  6. 11.12.13
    Kara said:

    Hi! great post! quick question- is the revlon lipstick pictured the "blushing mauve"? if not, then which color? it's super pretty! thanks!! 🙂