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Hello everyone! I decided to go to Walmart on a whim today and am so glad that I did! Unlike my past hauls, this time I actually bought makeup that had been on my wishlist for a while, so I feel pretty good about all of my purchases! While I was there, I noticed that the prices at Walmart are significantly cheaper than other drugstores and they also added some new brands to their selection! I ended up buying six things for around $30, which I feel is a super good price.
k2-_4dcf9aa5-b892-4956-85f2-9204ac812a3c.v1The first thing I threw in my shopping cart was the Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in “Tiki” for $9.00. It is actually more of a highlighter and I know a lot of beauty gurus love this and say it’s a dupe for higher endproducts!

expert-face-brush-full-01The next thing I decided I should pick up is the Real Techniques “Expert Face Brush”, which costs $8.98! I have been wanting to try this ever since I first saw Zoella use it for applying her foundation! I am so excited to try it out tomorrow morning and see if it really is as good as everyone says it is!

0360734231912_500X500I was planning on repurchasing my Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Radiant Highlighting Concealer in “Nude” because I really like it and am almost out, but I ended up buying Rimmell Wake Me Up Concealer in “Very Fair/Light” instead. Zoella raves about it all the time, so I thought I should try it out! At only $4.47, this one was quite a bit cheaper than the Maybelline one, has better reviews, and contains four times as much product! I have really high expectations for this one, so a review should be coming soon!

Rimmel_Scandaleyes_Waterproof_Khol_Kajal_Eye_Liner_1_1366387323_mainI also got Rimmell Scandal-Eyes waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in “Black”, which costs $3.97. I have been needing a black pencil eyeliner for a long time now and I heard this one was really good!

elf_st_LuciaI finally bought the ELF Blush/Bronzer Duo in “St. Lucia”! It is supposed to be a dupe for the Nars Blush/Bronzer Duo in “Orgasm/Laguna”! The packaging is very sleek and compact with a large mirror, which is really useful! The Nars one is $42 while this one was only $3.00! If only I had the Nars duo so I could compare the two!

color-whisper_go-nude_pack-shotI also bought a Maybelline Color Whisper in the shade “Go Nude” for $1.99. It is extremely sheer, so the color is not exactly what I was hoping for, but it really moisturizing and it smells good, too!

Let me know if you want reviews on any of these products! Have a great rest of your day!



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