Full Face Of Makeup Under $50 | 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Welcome Back!

For this post, I teamed up with Taylor Flynn from Succulents and Sunnies to bring you guys a super fun read! Taylor and I met up at Target and put ourselves to the test. As you can tell by the title, I chose to do the "Full Face Under $50" challenge. I've seen a ton of other bloggers, and vloggers try this challenge with good luck, so I decided to give it a whirl!

Taylor chose to do a full skincare routine, as she is not one to wear a ton of makeup daily. All of the products that she chose, were all under $15 with exception to one splurge. Together, we trudged through the Target makeup aisles to try to find the best products to share with you guys, all while staying within budget.

Here's what I picked up:

Maybelline Super Stay Foundation in Natural Ivory ($9.99)

If you've been following LBB for a while, you have seen me talk about this guy here many times. This is hands down my favorite drugstore foundation. This is a full coverage, long lasting formula that literally does not budge. I wore this ALL summer long through my sweaty 12 hour shifts, and it still looked gorgeous at the end of the day without any need for touch ups. (Because who wants to worry about that?) I only need about a pump to cover my whole face sometimes less, so it should last you a good 4-6 months with every day use. It leaves you with a glowing natural finish, and perfect base for the rest of your products. 

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair ($5.89)

I have been using a high end concealer for years now, and admittedly haven't dipped into the world of drugstore concealers, ever. It's very easy to get caught up in the beauty community's newest releases, and the shiniest, most expensive products. The drugstore brands have really really stepped it up, and I was super impressed with this one here. It has a dewy finish, and has medium to full coverage, as it is buildable. The only thing I wasn't super in love with was the applicator. It is pretty small compared to others I have tried, and didn't exactly apply it evenly. With that being said, that's something I'm willing to look past if the actual product does its job, and does it well!

Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder in Light (5.89)

This powder is amazing! In the winter I have very dry skin, and this did not cling to any dry patches, nor look heavy or cakey. I'd say it gives a satin matte finish, and DOES provide a tiny bit of coverage due to the pigment in the powder. There are 8 shades total, which I was pretty happy to see coming from a drugstore brand. Inclusivity is key ya'll. This color ended up being a bit too dark for my liking and ended up making my foundation look a TAD muddy in places, but that has nothing to do with the formula. I tried it with just a primer, and it looked beautiful while providing that little bit of coverage for a natural no makeup look. I will definitely be saving this powder for the summer months, and will be dropping down a shade to match my basically translucent skin tone. 

E.L.F Contouring Blush and Bronzer Powder in "Fiji" ($4.00)

This pick up was essential while trying to stay on budget. This little duo saved me probably fifteen dollars or so. If I were to buy a blush and bronzer separately it would have cost me double for just one of the products. I love the color of these two equally as much. They are both on the warmer side, so I like to use a light hand with them. (No one likes to look too orange).

Wet n' Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in "Precious Petals" (4.69)

I went into Target with this product in mind so I was very pleased to see they had it in stock. I have heard mounds of good reviews about these highlighters, so I knew it had to make it into this haul. This is extremely intense, and I tend to lean toward a more natural "glow from within" highlight, so I use a super light hand with this one. I ended up loving it soooo much that I already went back and bought another shade which I will share with you guys in my next blog post. 

Wet n' Wild "Walking on Eggshells" Eyedshadow Quad ($2.89)

These quads are an OG favorite of mine. When I first started really wearing makeup in 2013, these were an obvious pick up for me; someone who didn't have the money for high end shadow. This quad in particular, I remember buying and being obsessed with it. I love that it tells you where to apply each shade, as it can be super helpful for a beginner. I mean, you can't pass up three dollars for a full eye look either. They have tons of different color palettes to choose from, so you can go as neutral or as bold as you would like!

Maybelline Snapscara ($5.99)

This was the only product I picked up that I wasn't super into. The brush is a curved natural bristle brush, so I figured I would really like this one. The commercials with Gigi Hadid are what got me. (I'm low key obsessed with her). It claimed to give intense volume which is what I look for in a mascara. This ended up being so watery and thin that my lashes couldn't even hold a curl. This was a no for me dawg.

Wet n' Wild Ultimate Brow Retractable Brow Pencil ($2.89)

This was the best pick up from the trip hands down. I bought this on a whim because the shape of the pencil tip itself reminded me of the Benefit Goof Proof pencil that retails for $24. I wouldn't say that it is an exact dupe, but its pretty damn close. This one has a bit more of a creamy formula where the benefit pencil is a bit more waxy. The waxiness helps the staying power of the product. I don't know about you guys, but I love the savings of $21.11 each time I refill my brow product. We all know how fast we go through them!

***Disclaimer: I also spent $2.68 on a Burt's Bee's lip oil that I unfortunately could not find at the moment to photograph. It was a decent product. I probably would not repurchase as it didn't moisturize my lips at all ***

After about an hour of Taylor having to deal with my head (and body) going in a million different directions, we finished out strong and both achieved the challenge! I ended up spending a total of $48.84 including that lip oil I lost. I wanted to do this challenge to show you guys it IS possible to glam on a budget. Go ahead and click on the link below to see Taylor's take on our challenge!

As always, thanks for reading!


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