Early this morning, I went to move the laundry from the washer to the dryer, and I noticed I somehow put my entire makeup bag into the washing machine. Literally, my whole bag of makeup with my brushes, foundation, mascara, eyeshadow, and even some nail polish went through a heavy wash in the washer (as if I have any load that doesn’t require a heavy wash.)
I guess last night as I was throwing in the last load, I just dumped the whole laundry basket in the washer without looking to see what was in there. Sometimes I use laundry baskets to move things around the house, so I might have put my makeup bag in a basket intending to bring it upstairs to my office but instead I put a lot of dirty clothes on top of it and buried it. Then, in a stroke of genius, I washed the whole basket, makeup and all.
May it rest in peace.
Good Thing I Use Drugstore Makeup
In a previous life, I would have been extremely upset. I used to spend a lot of money on makeup. The mascara I used to buy was $25. The foundation I used to buy was $20+. However, over the past few years, I started trying out some drugstore makeup products, and I honestly found that a lot of them were comparable.
Last Christmas, I needed some new makeup, and I wanted to try out new products. So, I started watching a ton of YouTube videos of makeup experts, and I found that they have a lot of videos on drugstore makeup and even drugstore makeup called “dupes” which means “duplicates” or “super similar to this really fancy and expensive makeup.”
After watching several videos, I made a list in Amazon of the makeup I wanted, and that’s what hubby bought me last Christmas. I don’t wear makeup every single day since I work from home, but since last Christmas I’ve only had to replace foundation, mascara, and a new lipstick here or there just for fun. So, the makeup I chose really lasted…. you know, until I decided to put it all in the freaking washing machine.
Replacing All My Makeup
I guess the great thing about buying all my makeup on Amazon is that I had a list of everything I use, which is actually not a lot of things. As I went through it all this morning and re-added it to my cart, I thought it might be a good thing to share with you since the 9 main products I use regularly only added up to just over $65 all together.
Since the hubs and I each get $100 allowance every month to use as we please, I was able to buy everything with my allowance without hurting my regular budget. Plus, I had room to spare for the rest of the month!
I put a link to the makeup I use below. I have to say my favorite and the most surprising product that I love the most is my e.l.f. eyebrow kit. I used to think e.l.f. makeup was ultra cheap and not worth it, but I have very thick and long eyebrows, and this super inexpensive little kit makes them look all kinds of amazing.
I also really like the lipstick/lipgloss that I use. Have you guys ever heard of Lipsense? It’s a MLM company that is getting kind of popular with lipstick that lasts 12+ hours. It’s super expensive though at $25 per lipstick. I don’t know how well it works because I won’t spend that much on lipstick, but I found a similar product for under $10 from Revlon called Overtime lipcolor. You literally have to use a makeup remover wipe to get it off at the end of a super long day. And you can smooch your kiddos without having it come off. It’s some sort of lipstick voodoo I think.
I even sent some to my sister because she is currently doing residency interviews since she graduates from med school next year. Residency interviews usually last the whole day and include tours of the hospital and tons of talking, so I sent it to her and she said that her lipstick lasted all day throughout the interviews without having to reapply it. Like I said, all sorts of magic voodoo awesomeness.
Anyway, should you need new makeup or want to try a newer inexpensive product to replace something fancy you use, below is everything I wear and will be reordering thanks to my own dumb mistake. If you do buy something new for yourself, try not to dump it all in the washing machine like I did. 😉
What’s your favorite drugstore makeup? I’m always looking for new things to try!