The power of deduction says that crooner, Janelle Monae spends a pretty penny keeping her image lookin’ right and tight. Since going to the poor house over the upkeep of our own images just isn’t smart, spend less with five quality drugstore makeup products worth buying now from CoverGirl, Milani, IMAN Cosmetics, e.l.f. and Black Opal.
Create A Sexy Eye Look
The cover girl herself, Miss Monae probably uses CoverGirl Bombshell Intensity Liner Pitch Black Passion – 800 to get those sexy wing-tipped eye looks we so often see her sporting on the red carpet. Bombshell features liquid formula that is easily applied with it’s precision felt tip applicator. Prices vary. Purchase at Walmart stores, drugstore.com, Ulta.com, soap.com.
Bring Out Your Natural Beauty
New from Milani Cosmetics is matte Rose Powder Blush- Coral Cove ($7.99, milanicosmetics.com) – a product you’ll never want to use because the embossed rose looks more like a keepsake. But, if you must, use Rose Powder to bring out your natural beauty as it highlights your cheeks with a soft rosy tone.
Conceal With A One-Of-A-Kind Product
Hail to supermodel IMAN for continuously introducing products we can’t imagine living without. The latest invention? IMAN CC Correct & Cover Powder to Creme Concealer ($14.99, walgreens.com) has a one-of-kind correct and cover delivery system – it starts off as a velvety-textured powder and quickly turns into a cream concealer. Use it to correct under-eye darkness, blemishes and hyperpigmentation while conditioning the complexion as it contains active botanical complex with vitamins and nutrients.
Look Perfect In Pics
A shiny mug isn’t sexy, but a slightly glowing is. Use $5.99 e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder (Walgreens stores, eyeslipstudio.com) to affect a radiant complexion and softens the look of fine lines so your look perfectly poised in pics or in person.
Update Your Lip Color
Never go unnoticed when you wear Color Splurge Luxe Matte Lipstick – Fashion Fuchsia ($7.50, blackopalbeauty.com, Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Duane Reade). Long-lasting, hydrating lipstick that gives you maximum wow factor for just $7.50 is within reach at your local drugstore. Would you just move the entire Black Opal drugstore display unit into my home already?
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