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Drug Store Products I love

I love a true blue red lipstick. Think Mac Ruby Woo- Classic!

I’m a sucker for purchasing lipstick and mascara, regardless of the price. So, I’m always so excited to find a product that is true to color, is long lasting and even better, is easy on the wallet.

Enter: Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Color Stoplight Red.

With a matte cream finish and a perfect blue toned red, this lipstick lasts for hours with just one application.

This is 100% my favorite drug store product that I continue to purchase. You can find it any drug store that carries the Wet n Wild brand and at around $3, it’s worth the try.

Next time you’re in the market for a new lip color, try one of the Wet n Wild MegaLast colors. Trust me, you wont be disappointed!

-R

 

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Summer Days!

Hi, Everyone!

It’s been sometime since I’ve posted.

Summer in Philadelphia has been fabulous. Hot and steamy, just how I like it! Not much rain until recently, but that’s July and August!

Sweaty summer months call for an awesome matte powder, and one that I’ve been loving comes from H&M and is only around $10! Really need give this product a shout out! … We’ll come back to this…

For the past few months, I’ve raved about Cinema Secrets Pro Cosmetics Ultralucent Colorless Setting Powder. This product is AMAZING! I’ve used this setting powder on male and female clients, for film and stills, as well as on myself.

You can find me rocking this powder at work, at the gym, and everything in between. It holds so well, keeps everything in place, and totally allows me to sweat (SUCH A FACE SWEATER) through the 90+ degree days in Philly, with zero transfer.

As much as I love this product, I’ve been cheating on it with the powder I found at H&M. Unlike the Cinema Secrets loose powder, the H&M Matte Powder comes in a pressed compact.

I tend to highly dislike pressed powders, because they eventually break. I’ve spent hours of my life resetting compacts and pressed powders, eye shadows, bronzers, highlighters, etc. with alcohol, attempting to piece them back together. In the past this technique has worked, but I’ve found that its not really worth my time.

When the H&M matte powder was almost finished, it finally broke (not surprised). However, it did last WAY LONGER than compacts I’ve purchased in the past. The compact itself is slender and houses a mirror. This product easily fits in any tiny clutch and had been my go to for months, for the one or two products I’d always carry. I haven’t made an H&M trip recently, but when I do, I will absolutely pick up another one.

The H&M matte powder was a random purchase. The line was long that day, and what else do I have to do except put my head down on my phone or play with the impulse products that stare at you while you wait, right? I find that the products I impulsively buy the most are lipsticks, mascaras and translucent setting powders. Impulse buys are usually on the cheaper side, so I’m never very upset if they’re not that great. The H&M matte powder was a fabulous impulse buy, and I would highly recommend it!

Comparing these two products, I’d say they’re very similar, both in texture and transparency, and both last HOURS. With both, they tend to come up a little light, and require a sweep of bronzer or color, to avoid looking washed out. The hold on both is wonderful. I hate to say it, but some of my longer days, I totally fall asleep with my makeup on (BAD MOVE). Early am perfect cheek bones, check. Both of these products last THAT long.

Guy’s, snag these if you can. Both are on the more inexpensive side and last thru TONS of uses.

Cinema Secrets products can be found at Sephora or you can purchase it here.

The H&M powder is (obviously) in stores but can also be purchased online at this link.

Like always, I love reader feedback. If you’ve used either of these products, I’d love to hear your opinon! Comment below or send me an email with your review!

Thanks for reading! Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

Until next time, Friends!

Stay FAB,

-R

 

 

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon

I remember being so excited for the Marc Jacobs cosmetic line to debut. I even wrote a post on how the line was previewing early at Sephora.

I also remember when I received the Highliner Gel Crayon in Brown(out) as a free gift shortly after the debut. I may have used it once, was not very impressed and tossed it in my kit thinking I’d use it for something. Which, I’d like to add, was very upsetting seeing as how I was so excited about the line, and the press the brand was receiving was incredible.

Well, until yesterday, I had not used it. I randomly saw the pencil and decided I’d play around with it. Immediately I was reminded of why I didn’t like the pencil to begin with and ultimately decided I was going to write about it.

Now, almost all of my posts are about products that I love and think everyone should know about. I rarely have negative feedback and tend to only write about the positive.

However, I think this pencil needs some critiquing.

First, the pencil, which is called a “gel” liner, is incredibly hard and far from other gel liners I have loved in the past. The first time I used the twist-up pencil, It broke.

The color looks beautiful, with hints of gold. However, the color does not directly transfer to the skin. It’s very light and hard to blend.

I was really expecting this product to be more “high-end” and of better quality.

Now, in the products defense, I have not used another Highliner color. There is a possibility that different colors hold different qualities, and may be a softer material or truer to it’s color. This is something I’m curious about and am looking forward to exploring next time I’m at Sephora.

I’m curious if my readers have used any of the Highliner Crayons and if so, did you like them? What colors have you tried?

I love interacting with my readers and it’s always fun to receive comments and emails! Please feel free to contact me… let’s discuss!

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! Until next time 🙂

-R

Old Blog Content

Hi There Everyone!

 

Recently, while going through my old blogspot.com site, I found some articles I had written that I think are so fun, they needed to be on rachealdoucettebeauty.com! Check out this write up on ELF products I wrote a while back and let me know what you think!

 

Cheap Trick- ELF Review

In my Make Up For Ever post I mentioned a product that is comparable to the HD finishing powder. Well, here’s a few products that I think are worth the review and write up. I would highly recommend checking these bad boys out. 

ELF HD Finishing Powder- Easily comparable to the HD Make Up For Ever powder. I actually bought this one day at Target just to compare. At $8, I wasn’t too concerned about tossing it in the junk drawer if it sucked. I was beyond surprised and super excited when I discovered how similar the two products were. Best part, its only a fraction of the price and double the size and this powder lasts me way longer. Awesome find. I have seen ELF products for retail in a few different stores, including Target. The powder retails for $6 on the ELF website and you can purchase itHERE.



ELF Makeup Cleansing Cloths- Ok, so I feel like these cleansing cloths are basically all the same. I chose to buy these because of the $3 price point. Enough said. Non-greasy and works great, even on waterproof liners and mascara. Purchase them HERE

ELF Studio Powder Brush- Of all the brushes I own, this might be my favorite. And guess how much I paid for it?! $3. I use it for foundation to get an airbrush effect. I have yet to see a bristle fall out. Find it HERE


ELF Cream Eyeliner- These little jars are great. I would compare it to MAC’s fluidline gel liners- incredibly similar. I’ve only seen colors Black and Brown in stores however, the ELF website has a whole variety of colors to choose from. Retails for $3. Purchase them HERE

ELF Essential Waterproof Eyeliner Pen- Compare to MAC’s Penultimate Eye Liner. A felt tipped eye liner pen that makes application a breeze and lines sharp as can be. As much as I loved the MAC pen, it only lasted for about a week before it dried out. Granted, a felt tip pen is going to dry up rather fast but I really thought for the price, it’d last a bit longer. The ELF felt tip liner outlasted MAC’s by weeks. The color is not as intense on the first swipe, but a second application and viola! The cat eye has never been easier. Retails for $2 and at that price, who even cares how fast it dries up! Purchase yoursHERE



ELF Studio Blush- I dont know what it is about this little compact of blush that I love, but I do. It’s inexpensive and the colors are great. It retails for $3. I would suggest finding a shade similar to your everyday color and compare them. I’ve ditched my Nars Orgasm (fave) and picked up one of these guys a few months back… I’ve been loving it ever since. Purchase ELF Studio BlushHERE



These are just a few products that I find very comparable to more expensive lines. I’m basically a makeup junkie so I buy, buy, buy. But it’s always nice to come across a product regardless if it’s drugstore or department store, that deliver. There’s nothing worse (ahem, MAC’s eyeliner pen) than a product that fails or just isn’t at all what you thought it would be.

Have a product that you think is comparable to a higher end line? Comment below and let’s discuss it! 

-R