October Beauty Favorites: High End + Drugsture

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What’s your favorite beauty product? A go-to eyeliner that won’t smudge or budge for 12 hours? A smoldering red lip that sets the tone for a double take? Whether you want to channel your feline alter-ego with a retro cat-eye or a modern day Grace Kelly with sultry red lips, I’ve rounded a selection of high end + drugstore cosmetics that get the job done. Right.

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* Before I jump in, here are some outfit deets — to keep the look minimalistic, I paired this 3D Rose Top White from the LookBook Store (as featured in “Fashions Fade. Style Is Eternal”) with my triple-toned mini skirt from Zara and kept the accessories to the minimum with a gold bracelet and a petal-infused ring. Now let’s go.

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~*~ HIGH END ~*~

1.) Burberry Complete Eye Palette (Plum Pink): My holy grail eyeshadow set, this highly coveted palette is known for its illuminating, lightweight formula that can easily work a smoky finish to a neutral eye look. Also the set comes with a velvet pouch and 3 applicators so it’s great for girls on the go! $60 via Nordstrom

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2.) Eyeko Black Magic Mascara (Black): This carbon black mascara comes with a user-friendly wand that delivers the triple effect of length, volume and curl!

Want to try this out without spending big bucks? Then check out this special sale at Beauty Brands. It’s the $10.99 Annual Mascara Event! Save up to $17.50 on your favorite mascaras from brands like Smashbox, Stila, Tarte, Too Faced, Per-fekt and more! $24 via Beauty Brands (Sale $10.99)

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3.) Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner (Deep Black): Mired in the iconic YSL namesake logo, this cream eyeliner delivers intense color in a silky formula that’s both water & smudge-proof. Plus the packaging is totally eye candy material! $30 via Sephora

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1.) Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss (8 & 104) – Created by Kate Moss for the every girl, this lasting finish lipstick has a.) matte finish b.) creamy texture c.) superb staying power. All the quality of a designer lipstick at 1/6th of the price! $4.79 via Walgreens

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2.) Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel (Wild Violets) – With over 24 shades to choose from, this nail polish is ideal for girls that want a hint of sparkle to matte finish! Plus it has a nice fragrance when dry. $6.49 via Ulta

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3.) EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm (Lavender, Honeydew, Pomegranate) –  Collect one, collect all! This vitamin E and shea butter-infused lip balm comes in an adorable egg shape and a fun selection of colors! $3.49 via Ulta

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Have you tried these products before? And if so what’s your take on them? Xo~ Lena

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Top: Lookbook//Skirt: Zara// Bracelet + Ring: Forever 21


Photos: Jason J Photography

101 thoughts on “October Beauty Favorites: High End + Drugsture

    • Hi Natalie yes the product is wonderful! I’ve been using it for a week now and notice how it delivers both length and volume! Also as you can see in my post there’s a 50% sale going on right now at Beauty Brands. Hope that helps you find the right kind!! Best of luck dear!! xo~

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  1. I love the Kate Moss Rimmel Lipsticks! Also that Eyeko mascara is the best. I just ran out of the sample I have and I will probably have to pick a full size up.

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  2. I’ve been looking into the Burberry collection, but I’ve never had a chance to test their shadows. Are they velvety? All of their shades are soft and beautiful. Also, I’ve never heard of that scented polish from Revlon, I’m going to have to check it out!

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    • Hi Andrea yes their shadows are highly pigmented and velvety. They really are a sight for sore eyes! The Revlon polish is lovely too, dries fast and leaves a nice scent depending on the color. Mine was violet! ❤


  3. That is an adorable cosmetic clutch! I would have to say, my go-to for mascara is still the classic ‘Maybelline great lash’ that you can find in any drug store. I also like EOS lip balm and have it in the strawberry (pink) flavor. I discovered YSL a year ago and am very impressed by their make-up line. The lip gloss colors are amazing and complimentary to all skin tones. I haven’t tried the YSL long-wear eyeliner though and now that you featured it here, it has motivated me to go check it out. Fantastic pictures and make-up tips!! Have a wonderful weekend dear! ~ Lauren http://www.ginnysclosetblog.com

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    • Ah those are great suggestions I’m so happy you pointed them out! You know the Maybelline great lash mascara is definitely up there for me I usually alternate between that and Covergirl lashblast volume mascara. And I will have to try the YSL lip gloss! Their lipsticks are superb too great packaging and highly pigmented. Glad you liked this post Lauren looking forward to more of your posts to come! Have a happy weekend!! xoxo~

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    • Hi Sera, don’t you just love how moisturizing the lip balm is, and how fun the packaging! Yes do give the Rimmel one a go, there’s a slight scent that some people find off-putting but at that price it’s worth a try! 🙂


  4. I always love looking through other bloggers’ beauty faves! I learn about lots of new products…and feel the need to get those I already heard of!

    P.S. You’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award!

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    • Yes that’s absolutely true we got to work with what’s best for us! Thanks for stopping by dear and your lovely comment. I will have to give the YSL lip gloss a go as I love their Volupte Sheer lipstick. Have a great day! 🙂


  5. EOS lip balms are so cute! But I find them a bit bulky to fit into the side pouches of bags >.< Have you tried Blistex in the little pot size before? They're incredibly moisturizing and leave a tingling sensation on your lips 😀

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    • Hi Shireen! Thanks for dropping by! I think it’s great in giving both that lengthening and volumizing effect, but to hold the curls I would recommend using an eyelash curler before applying to keep its shape 🙂


    • Hi Nout! I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend so far 🙂 And thanks for introducing me to a new product. I’ve not very familiar of Lancome but of course always curious to try new things so will definitely check that out next time I go shopping! Have a great one girl 🙂


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