This blog post is sponsored by Discount Drug Mart, but all my opinions are my own.
New Year, New You
Have you made your BEAUTY resolutions for 2019? TOP beauty resolutions from major stylists, beauty editors and other beauty big shots are all compiled here for 2019. Look your best self(ie) and (obvi) stay within budget. Done & done… Spilling drug-store secrets on how to get a gorgeous glow within budget.
I don’t know about you… but heading to the drug store for a birthday card turns into a stop (first) at the beauty aisles. I always visit Discount Drug Mart to save money and get all the goodies to look my best.
Goal: First things first. Find a one-stop shop to save you the runaround & find all the essentials for your go-to looks for 2019, while staying within your budget. This is easy to do with Discount Drug Mart. Their stores are incredibly convenient and make it easy to find all top brands for all beauty needs. You can find your favorite beauty products that are within budget, plus you can receive FREE make-up advice from their well-trained beauty advisors.
Bonus: ALL of the TOP beauty resolution products mentioned in this post are available at Discount Drug Mart…
These are products that are almost identical to top-selling (expensive) products can be found at Discount Drug Mart. These products are friendlier to your wallet and give you the SAME gorgeous results!
Revlon Blush in Tickled Pink: Heard the hype for NARS Orgasm blush? Get this one instead.
Cult classic beauty products are the i-ching products that all beauty experts use. Don’t you want to use what the pros rely on too? No question that they’ll be amazing! Good news is that many of the faves that the pros use 24/7 are found in quality drug stores like Discount Drug Mart.
Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara: One tube is sold every two seconds. It’s THAT good. Great volume, no clumping.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment: Ultra moisturizing for flaky winter skin with only 7 ingredients (aka it’s good for everyone!). Also, Vogue Beauty Associate Zoe Ruffner swears by this product and has one in every bag she owns!
Eucerin:Eczema Relief Body Creme: Hey girl hey – Catherine Piercy, Vogue Beauty Director, always keeps Eucerin at hand. Even without suffering from eczema, she confirms that this product that was shared with her by a makeup artist is a game-changer for moisturizing skin.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Balm: Miracle worker for every-skin-care-need. Fixes dry cuticles, dry heels, and even random flyaway hairs from winter static. Bonus: smells incredibly amazing!
Yes – we know. Clean your makeup off every-single-night. But, even if you CLEAN your skin your skin might NOT be clean – eww. Who wants to go through all that time and effort “washing” your face if your face doesn’t even get clean? Makes no sense. Instead, find what works and do that to give your skin a glow!
Simple Cleansing Wipes: Adios residue and hello glow. P.S. – good to use even on sensitive skin.
A fierce pout can NOT happen if you have dry, flaky, icky lips. And nothing is worse than getting all photo ready with your besties with a stunning red lipstick to only realize post-photo that your lips are a hot mess. Photoshop? I think not. Time to moisturize. stat.
Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm: Wear it alone or over a matte lipstick to keep lips from feeling/looking dry. This will give your lips the smooth look that you are going for!
You know the situation. Its mid-day and your blow-dry from the morning has fizzled and FRIZZled. Time to use shampoos and conditioners to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.
Science: Our buddy, H2O, causes frizz … but if you take a second to check the top ingredient in your shampoo or conditioner right now guess what you’ll find listed? Yep. Water. UGH. Instead, you want aloe juice as the main ingredient to lock in all kinds of smooth and silky style.
Maui Moisture Color Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo: A hidden gem of hair care that you’ll adore!
Know what’s no bueno? Taking time to apply makeup for it to magically “disappear” during the day. By using a setting spray you just lightly spritz it on immediately after application and it sets the look for the day.
E.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set: Spray and your makeup will stay all day. #Truth.
Reapplying lipstick 1,000 times a day can get annoying! Lipstick is a quick way to enhance your complexion. But we’re all busy and can’t schedule in lipstick re-applications every hour on the hour. Here’s a thought: add lipstick only once.
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color: Literally lasts and lasts… and looks gorgeous. This lipstick stays in place but doesn’t feel tight or cakey.
In a hurry? Dot this darker shade sparingly onto the apples of your cheeks/lids of your eyes for a mod monochromatic look in about 10 seconds.
Without the right brushes and tools to apply your makeup, all the fancy-schmancy makeup you bought won’t be performing at its most-gorgeous-self for you. And without the correct tools, just accept a major challenge to get a glowing appearance. Yes, you do need a “powder” brush to apply powder. That’s why they call it a “powder brush”. The struggle can be real. Who has hundreds of dollars in their budget to buy all of these different brushes?
Instead, use what makeup pros use that cost around $10 a brush. These brushes are just as good, if not better!
e.l.f beautifully precise precision brush: Loosely bound and high-quality, this luxurious brush gives even distribution and light coverage when used with powder.
Swisspers Make-Offs Blend & Contour Brushes: Two shapes and size brushes for a flawless finish. Each has a fine point for reaching around tighter spaces like around your nose or under your eyes, and both will beautifully buff and apply your makeup.
Professional manis/pedis can be brutal to your budget. But this tiny beauty detail is one that people notice. Wonky cuticles, chipped nail polish or unevenly sized nails can make an icky first impression to others. Scheduling in regular nail treatments, however, is expensive. Get a gorgeous mani/pedi at home using tips from the pros! These top-trending stylist polish picks can keep your mani and pedi always ready!
Revlon Nail Polish in Revlon Red: Literally THE most perfect shade of red (not too blue or orange or anything else… just red). When you see it, buy it – it sells out often! This shade is a cult beauty classic.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel: THIS ends the search for a polish that lasts longer than 10 minutes! Although it claims 14 days of color and shine, most people (on average) say it has around 7 days of wear. The color doesn’t fade, either. It’s also loved for being a 2-step gel manicure with no light needed.
ICYDK: Store your nail polish in the refrigerator to keep it from thickening over time.
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MVB: Most Valuable Beauty Brands to always feel confident using because of their high-quality and years of popularity with celebrity stylists.
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Happens that Discount Drug Mart carries ALL of these MVBs… so YAY to that!
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I am so excited that Discount Drug Mart can save me the beauty runaround & deliver all of my go-to beauty resolution looks for 2019 – all while staying within my budget!