10 Drug Store Makeup Products That Are High Quality

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As a college student, you can't always afford those amazing high end products at Sephora. I made it my goal to find a full face of makeup using only drug store products.


Who likes to save money on makeup and still look like you are about to go on the runway? I know I do! I have had my times where I splurge on makeup products but for most of the time, you will find me at target finding my holy grail makeup products that I have been using for years. I have held on to these products for as long as ever and I will never go a day without them.

1. Primer - Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser

This primer has gotten AMAZING reviews and it is only $6. Be ready for your face to look pore free!

2. Concealer - Loreal Infallible

This is one of the best concealers next to the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. I have never been one to use a high-end concealer because this one at $10 does the job for me!

3. Powder - Stay Matte

This is by far the best powder a drug store could give to you. It keeps me "staying matte" all day and for only $4!

4. Blush - L'Oreal True Match Blushes

These come in all different shades to match all skin tones! They are easy, go on super nicely, and are very compact. These babies are only $8 and you will not hit pan for a long time!

5. Bronzer - Milani Baked Bronzer

Milani's baked bronzer is one for the books! Not only does it give you that summer, beach tan but it also adds a little shimmer in it. If you're like me, the more shimmer, the better. This beautiful product is only $8 and it is worth it!

6. Highlighter - Colourpop's Super Shock Highlighter

I don't know about you but I have never really branched out and tried this brand. It is not your average Maybelline or Covergirl. But, I will say this does the job to give you the ultimate glow! It may just be me but I want people to be blinded by my highlight. This highlighter comes in a few other shimmers and stays at only $8.

7. Eyeliner - Maybelline Curvitude Liner

Eyeliner is one of those products that I usually would go high end for because the amount of product you get and the quality is better. However, if you want the top drugstore eyeliner, this one is it! Get your wing on for only $6.

8. Mascara - L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

I am sure that everyone has heard of the famous "Better Than Sex" mascara. Let me tell you a something, the name is not a lie! But, buying that high-end product every time can start to get a little pricy. Look no further for a dupe because this is the exact one you are looking for. This mascara has always been known as the dupe for the BTS one so go get your hands on this beautiful $8 dollar mascara.

9. Eyebrows - Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Eyebrow Pencil

I have never been one to fill in my eyebrows but if I would I would use this product. I felt the need to include this because for some people eyebrows are essential to their makeup routine. This bad boy is only $5 and does the job!

10.  Setting Spray - NYX Matte Finish 

This has been marked as one of the best setting sprays for 2019 and you must get your hands on it! It is only $8.50 and if you want your makeup to stay on through those wild nights then this is what you need to finish your routine off with! Don't waste your time making your face look all nice only for it to sweat all off!

Now that you have a list of the greatest drug store products of all time, grab your friends and your keys and go to the nearest Ulta and Target. You can now look the best you have ever looked before for less than one Sephora makeup product. I have always been into makeup and after experimenting, I was very surprised by how well drugstore products worked compared to high-end products. I would highly recommend implementing these products into your everyday beauty routine!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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3 Essential Tips To Creating The Ultimate Natural Beauty Look

Bringing out your inner glow with a touch of makeup can boost your confidence through the roof.


The key to achieving natural beauty is not applying too much makeup in the first place. You don't need as much product as you think. Honestly, when it comes down to it, all you need is a moisturizer, a touch of concealer, blush, and mascara. Anything else is going to make you look too caked up when you're going for a natural look.

1. Use a light hand

It can be easy to go in with a heavy hand but in doing this, your end result will look too heavy. When you use a heavy hand, you'll end up looking like a clown. By lightly applying your makeup, you'll be able to see your beauty in all of its glory. Be sure to tap off any excess product off of your brush before applying it to your skin. This will ensure that not only will the product not be stamped onto your face, but instead, seamlessly blended onto your skin. Little stippling motions with either a beauty sponge or a foundation/ concealer brush are the easiest way to do the trick.

2. Use as much natural light as possible

By using light that is toned a different shade, your makeup can look all sorts of messed up. Typically these kinds of lights have a yellow tone in them, which can impact how you see your initial base foundation/concealer. It can turn your view into seeing your skin in a different shade, forcing you to apply either too much makeup or too harshly. I tend to do my makeup in at my kitchen table near a window, or in a bathroom with bright lighting. As long as you have a mirror and natural light, you should be good to go!

3. Use the right products

This can vary from different skin tones, textures, types, etc. Everybody has a different combination of products that works effortlessly for their skin. This can be achieved by the process of trial and error, but once you find that stellar combination, nothing out there will be able to beat it!

While playing in loud eyeshadow colors and sharp contour lines can be fun every now and then, natural beauty is key for an everyday look. Bringing out your inner glow with a touch of makeup can boost your confidence through the roof.

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