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I just went to CVS today and bought a ton of inexpensive makeup! I haven’t done a haul in forever, so I thought this would be the perfect time for a post!

Milani Bella Eyes Eyeshadows $4.99: I have wanted to try these forever and they were on sale so I decided I had to try them out. They have 30 shades to choose from and some really pretty neutrals. I got “Bella Sand”, “Bella Cappuccino”, and “Bella Bronze”.



Wet n’ Wild Eyeshadow Trio in “Walking on Eggshells” $2.99: I have heard so many wonderful things about this product and after swatching them, it all makes sense. They are such an amazing quality!


Wet n’ Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in “Starlight Bronze” $3.99: I really want a Too Faced bronzer, but don’t want to spend $30 on one so I thought I would try this. It’s super pigmented and shimmery and I can’t wait to see how it works!


N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in “Sunny” $2.79: So many people love this product and I thought it might work well for contouring and all over bronzing. It doesn’t look too orange and looks similar to the Benefit “Hoola” Bronzer!


NYX Powder Blush in “Mocha” $5.00: This is a really pretty pink and should be a staple in every girl’s makeup collection! It’s really good quality, too!


NYX Butter Lipstick in “Pops” $6.00: This is honestly the most  beautiful mauve pink nude color ever and is amazing quality! If you’re looking for the perfect ‘Kylie Jenner” lip look, you should definitely try this one out!


NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in “Sweet Heart” $5.00: This is a really pretty and shimmery nude peach shade that looks gorgeous paired with”Pops”. The only downfall is that it smells like cherry medicine.


Rimmel “Kate Moss Lipstick in 107” $4.99: Zoella swears by this stunning dark red lipstick and ever since I tried Nars Cruella I have been looking for a dupe. Hopefully this will be it!


L’Oreal “True Match Lumi” Foundation $12.99: I use L’Oreal’s origninal True Match foundation every day and really like, but since I have dry skin I wanted to try this out. This is supposed to give your skin a luminous and dewy finish that makes you look like you are glowing from within! Unlike the original, this one has a pump, which makes it so much more convenient. I got this product in the shade n5. I know that this is Jaclyn Hill’s favorite drufstore foundation, so I have high expectations!


I am so excited to try out all of these products that I just bought! Please let me know if you want reviews or comparisons on any of them!

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