YouTube: Simple drugstore makeup tutorial {All the deets}


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While I tend to use al lot of high end make up, I do like a lot of drugstore makeup.

I created this look with no winged liner and no falsies (I know, no falsies . . . I almost died)

False eyelashes are something I use when I wear a full face of makeup. I would love to use them every day, but if I’m going to the mall or a braai, I wouldn’t.  So let’s get into Simple drugstore makeup tutorial

I created the eye look, using the LA Girl Nude palette.

I used a shimmer shade on my lid and warmed up my crease using the Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder for Darker Skin. This bronzer has a great balance of warmth and coolness to bronze and get away with a slight ‘contour’ .

The La Girl Pro Concealer in Creamy beige worked well to conceal the darkness under my eyes and add a little bit of brightness.

For my brows I used the NYX Push Up Bra for Your Brows. I think the mid-tone brown is a beautiful shade for women of colour or beauties with dark hair, from jet black like mine to dark/medium brown. The other end has a gorgeous waxy, pinkish liner that you can use to clean up under your brows. I blended to the down and it gave me an instant brown bone highlight and really does push up the brows.


For me, mascara is mascara and I honestly don’t see the point of buying high-end mascara. So I used the Bourjois Mascara Effect Volume Glamour Push Up (Black). It works fine. It is black and really defined my lashes giving them length but no volume.

To tight line and line my waterline I used my favourite Maybelline Colossal Kajal (Black). This intensified my lashes and added a polished look to my eyes.

To add further intensity to my eyes, I used the darkest shade in the LA girl palette. I loved the way the blackened plum look. It was less harsh than a solid matte black and added to the softness of the look.


Face I love the Catrice Prime and Fine makeup face primer while because while it doesn’t really mattify, it gives the skin a little bit of something.

I own 2 drugstore foundations and I used the Loreal True Match (N7). I despise this foundation. It was my first time using it and the shade was off and I didn’t like the finish. This is a foundation I will never use again.

I used the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder (55 Dark Beige). When I first did a blog post I bought what I thought was the darkest shade, but afterward I found a shade down which I think is the darkest and would suit my skin better. The powder itself is so soft and finely milled. I loved the feel. It also has a very slight tint so while it didn’t add much colour, it was light enough to mattify and smooth out my face, setting the concealer in place but still allowing the concealer to show through without losing the highlighted effect.


For my Blush and Highlight I used the LA Girl Beauty Brick (Glam). I used the darker blush and the beautiful gold highlight. It complimented the look beautifully.

For my lips, I added the Smudge Lip Liner in Medium Brown. These lip liners are so creamy, pigmented and long lasting that I lined my lips and filled them in and didn’t feel the need to add lipstick. It is a beautiful nude brown on my skin tone. At R25 a pop, I definitely try them out. Another great shade is Red, and paired with Wet n Wild’s Megalast lipstick in Spotlight Red (A total dupe for MAC’s Russian Red), you have a great classic red lip!


Let me know if you have tried any of these products and whether you enjoyed the tutorial. I had a great time making it despite my camera settings giving me hell!!!!

 Until next time, stay blessed and beautiful,

Love you all



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