Drugstore Makeup Starter Kit

Whether you are new to makeup or hoping to spend less money, this drugstore makeup starter kit is the ultimate guide to budget-friendly beauty.

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New and Old Drugstore Makeup Favorites

Drugstore makeup will always have my heart, and today, I am sharing a bunch of amazing drugstore makeup products — some of which I have repurchased more times than I can count and some of which I am finally trying for the first time. For years, I have been wondering whether the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge was…

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My Favorite TJ Maxx Finds | Affordable Self-Care Haul

To celebrate the last Sunday of the decade, I am sharing four of my favorite beauty finds from TJ Maxx, all of which are perfect for my self-care routine. After finishing and loving an entire bottle of my Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin Spray, I found a new one for $7, compared to the usual…

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Affordable Alternatives to My Favorite High-end Makeup Products

As someone who loves both luxury and drugstore makeup, it is only natural that over the past few months I would discover — either intentionally or accidentally — products that are similar in color and quality. Here are dupes of four of my favorite high-end beauty products. For years, I have used and loved the Urban…

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Back-to-School Beauty | A Drugstore Makeup Lineup

Makeup and education are two very important aspects of my identity, and today I am honoring them both by sharing ten drugstore makeup products that I expect to use and love this back-to-school season!

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Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul + Mini Reviews

Because the majority of my drugstore makeup was discontinued and expired, I decided it was time to go on a shopping spree! Keep reading to find out which products were hits and which were misses…

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My Discontinued Makeup Products + Drugstore Chat

When Makeup By Makena was just an idea, I made a commitment that I would incorporate affordable beauty products on my blog as much as possible; however, the majority of my drugstore makeup products have been discontinued.

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Drugstore Makeup Empties

Reaching the end of a beauty product is always accompanied by a bittersweet feeling — a sense of disappointment at having to purchase another and a sense of accomplishment at finishing what I started. Today, I’m sharing a few of my affordable empties and discussing whether or not I plan to repurchase them.

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Cranberry Halo Eye + Glowy Skin |Affordable Makeup Look

Although the goal of my blog is to empower women through makeup, I tend to stay away from bold or bright colors. After several requests to incorporate more colorful looks on my blog, I created this cranberry halo eye while making it as wearable as possible.

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The Best Back-to-School Beauty Supplies on a Budget

It’s that time of year again… The time when we restock on shiny binders, pretty planners, (rose gold) desk supplies, and, of course, our favorite affordable and easy-to-use makeup. I always look forward to taking a few extra minutes out of my day to do my makeup so today, I am sharing my personal favorite back-to-school makeup products that won’t break the bank.

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