The Thrifty Blonde Takes on Beauty…kind of

OK, let me first tell you that I do not consider myself a beauty blogger! But, I do find myself on the makeup aisle in CVS, Walmart and Target quite a bit. I took a poll a little bit ago, and several of you were interested in seeing what beauty products I use so here we go! I will first say, that I have never been a fan of anything high end. I don’t see the point in paying a whole lot of money for someone’s name when you can basically get the same quality out of something else. I know this doesn’t apply to everything, but I just refuse to spend $20 on a tube of lipstick.


This photo is not edited at all, meaning no filter and was taken today. I do not wear foundation at all. I feel like it makes my face feel dirty and greasy. Also, I’m going to let you in on a little secret…I do not use a skin care line…never have. I use my trusty Clean & Clear face wash and have for years and that’s it! Most of the time, I sleep in my makeup because I’m too tired to take it off. Gross? Maybe? I’m almost 35 and my skin looks pretty good, so go get you some C&C I guess 🙂


NYX Butter Gloss-Creme Brulee

NYX Retractable Eyeliner Pencil

ELF Mascara

Wet N Wild Mega Volume Mascara

Wet n Wild Illumintaing Palette

Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette

Loreal True Match Powder

Wet N Wild Lip Gloss-Strawberry Ice

Wet n Wild Lipstick-Fushia w/Blue Pearl

First, I put on the Loreal True Match pressed powder. It has great coverage, less than $8 and lasts me about two months! Then I use the Illuminating Palette over that for just a little more color and highlight (this is a recent find for me and I’m obsessed!). Next, is my eyes. I tend to lean more towards shimmering pinks and purples but nothing too extremely bright. The Wet N Wild palette I found was perfect because it has the shimmery white for all over then light shades of purple. As far as eyeliners, I have used A LOT in my day and I love NYX! It goes on so smooth. I think brown eyeliner contrasts nicely with blue eyes so I’ve started using brown instead of my previous go-to which was “blackest-black.” I also switch up my mascaras between ELF and Wet N Wild to try new things out. I’m a huge fan of ELF and think I like it better! Lastly is lips…Honestly, I have about 20 tubes of lipstick in my purse, but I end up using hot pink in the end always. I like to use a lip gloss over it because I hate my lips to be dry and I like a little extra shine. I found this color combo to be perfect. The NYX Butter Gloss is also really pretty with just a lip liner if you want something subtle.
Thanks so much for reading ladies! XOXO, Lauren

About thethriftyblondebloghttps://thethriftyblondeblog.wordpress.comHey y’all! 👋🏻 Thanks for stopping by! I’m Lauren Cook and I’m a full time wife, mommy and phlebotomist. Being thrifty and finding ways to save is just something that comes natural to me. I’ve always had to work and make my own money, so I like to see my dollar stretch. And, who says you have to spend a fortune to look good and stay on trend? 🤷🏼‍♀️ From dinners on a budget, to styling your family to restoring thrift store furniture, I’m your girl! I look forward to your feedback and anything you’d like to see, let me know! 😊

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