Rite-Aid will be the death of me.
I literally go in for a Smart Water & walk out with new red matte lipstick, cuticle scissors, Flaming Hot Cheetos, leave-in conditioner, polka dot gift wrap, & the latest foundation that promises “the best coverage ever.”
It’s kinda like the drugstore is a playground.
I walk in making a promise to spend $5 dollars, & $45 dollars later I’m perusing the ‘thank you for being a good friend’ cards, #REALNESS.
When I think about it, there’s actually something oddly therapeutic about roaming the aisles looking for nothing, finding everything.
Anyway, let’s talk specifics: firstly, I’ll never be a blogger who doesn’t shop smart. Don’t get me wrong, I love designer items & MAC Cosmetics, BUT NOT EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD needs to be brand name. Some of my best finds are from CVS or a thrift store. In fact, some drugstore brands are way better than the more expensive brands. Nothing wrong with that.
This month I found so many goodies that I had to share. As usual, I’m always looking for PHENOMENAL ( NOT AVERAGE, HAS TO BE AMAZING ) drugstore products so if you have any winning recommendations, leave them below.
Now, let’s talk about eye shadow, shall we?
Here’s the thing: a lot of you have asked me what eye shadow I wear.
Eer, I don’t wear eye shadow. I wear foundation on my lids or a TINY bit of a VERY SPECIFIC, basically invisible eye powder by NYX. It’s kind of iridescence too. See:
Ok so, why no eye shadow?
Well, uhh do you remember the movie Something About Mary?
You know, the one with Cameron Diaz?
I look like that woman in the movie when I wear eye shadow.
NO NO NO NOT CAMERON DIAZ, GUYS.
I look like the 85 year old lady who tans with aluminum foil reflectors & her tiny dog:
Yes…( love the casual vodka/soda too ).
I look like Magda with eye shadow. No offense to her, but on me it looks very dated, very 1980-ish, & just fucking haggard.
So I gravitate more towards the fresh, bright eyed look.
Also, I’m so not succumbing to the fact that every girl has to wear eye shadow. LIKE WHY? A lot of the time it gives the eyes a heavy look.
I even talked to a MAC makeup artist —& SHHHHH!!!—-she told me that makeup counters are secretly pushing their reps to sell eye shadow more aggressively because the sales are down.
& THE SALES ARE DOWN BECAUSE EYE SHADOW is kind of out.
Now if you look fabulous & more like Cameron than Magda in eye shadow, then by all means ROCK IT SISTA.
But I look like Drew Carey’s heavy makeup-ed friend, Mimi, so I’ll pass.
Ok, let’s talk product details.
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Ok, I’m off…now if only I could find something that helps with swelling. I’m swelling up like a MEGA balloon over here. My face seems to be getting MORE SWOLLEN instead of less. Ugh. Wish me luck, I look like a hive of bees stung my face. FML.
– lauryn x
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