Drugstore Makeup Brands

Milani Melange Infusion of Colors Marble and Metallic Baked Eyeshadows

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Hard Candy Bad Girl Next Door Review, Swatches, Photos

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Anyone successful scoring some of the Hard Candy Holiday Gift Sets? Lots of endless, useless, and torturing steps through the Evil Empire but no luck here.

Good news though, some are available on Walmart’s website and have free shipping if it appeals!

I did get a Hard Candy Bad Girl Next Door Set to try out which should appeal to those wanting a quickie, budget smoked out eye look!

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Check it!

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Almay Wake Up Hydrating Makeup Review, Swatches, Photos

It looks like you’ll see a new wave of hydrating foundation powders in the makeup come Spring (or now if you check around), so far I’ve seen two. Both Revlon and Almay have two new hydrating powder foundations available which mimic MAC Dr. Facilier Magically Cool Liquid Powder.

It’s been a while since this type of powder has made the drugstore rounds. I can only remember one instance of it actually and perhaps you remember it too, it was from Physicians Formula and must be at least 10 to 15 years back when they had a pink powder that had a hydrating, cool, water-like effect. A few high end types such as Awake have had such powders as well.

You can commonly find these from Asian brands however they haven’t quite taken off in the US and if the formulas are anything to go by now, may never take off. But we’ll see….

Almay Wake Up Hydrating Makeup is my focus today and later in the week I’ll introduce you to Revlon’s new Photo Ready Hydrating Makeup.

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Let’s have a look and feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with hydrating makeups you’ve come across.

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Wet n Wild Color Icon Blusher Review, Swatches, Photos

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I used to stick to the high end road on Musings for a very long time but many of you expressed more budget friendly posts and thus my adventures in drugstore land began. I’m lucky the walls don’t crumble down around me when I walk into a drugstore because lord knows I avoid the makeup aisles at the local shops like the plague.

But lately….

Things have improved and brands are definitely competing with their more higher end sisters. So Beauty and a Budget is definitely a regular deal around these parts and I’m ever so happy to bring you a great deal on makeup that has high quality to back it up!

One such item, Wet n Wild Color Icon Blusher. Can you say wicked good?

Jump!

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the Muse’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 1 Pamper Yourself

This giveaway is now closed and random winners have been selected and contacted about their prize.

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Happy Holidays! I can say that officially now that’s it’s December 1st right? I hope you’re enjoying yourselves so far and you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with all your friends and family.

Today marks the first day of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways on Musings of a Muse. This is my way to give back to YOU considering how much all of you give to me each and everyday particularly those of you who take time out to comment and say hello, tell me about your hauls, etc….I feel like we’ve known each other for years! It’s also my way of saying thanks.

Last year we had a really great time with the giveaways and I can’t help but wish I had a truckle of gifts to give each and everyone!

You might be new around here so just a brief recap about my version of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Basically I’ll be posting a new giveaway every other day and giving you two chances to win that giveaway. This particular giveaway will last one week however other giveaways will last the month through and winners will be alerted via e-mail after the Holiday season!

The prizes range from HUGE and extravagant (at least I think so) to small and fun.

Sound cool?

Let’s get on with our first one!

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