Earlier in the week, I shared with you an article run by LA Times featuring a Drugstore Beauty Challenge. Professional Makeup Artist Craig Beaglehole and LA Times writer Melissa Magsaysay came up with a list of “Definite Keepers” featuring drugstore brand foundations, blush/highlighter, eye shadow, mascara, lip color and eye liner.

I asked the Beauty Bloggerati from Daily Makeover what their personal drugstore “keepers” were. If you are not familiar with the Bloggerati, they are “an elite group of beauty bloggers from across the country who scoop the latest trends, spill insider tips, and are addicted to reviewing products. They sniff, slather, smear, blend, buff, and blow-dry to bring you the latest beauty news every day.” If anyone would know what really works, they would!

Here are the Beauty Bloggerati Favorite Drugstore Cosmetic Beauty Buys:

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers and Carmindy for Sally Hansen Airbrush Makeup (Makeover Momma)
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation (Beauty Blogging Junkie)
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse Makeup (Beauty On A Dime)
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse Makeup (Spoiled Pretty)
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse Makeup (Talking Makeup)

Oh my goodness, are we seeing a trend here? Guess what I’m checking out next time I’m in a drugstore?!

Revlon Beyond Natural Concealer and Highlighter (two products in one!) (Makeover Momma)
Maybelline Dream Mousse in Peach Satin (Beauty Blogging Junkie)
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Sun Glow Powder Bronzer in Spring (Beauty On A Dime)
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Blush and Highlighter (Spoiled Pretty)
Maybelline Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush in True Peach (Talking Makeup)
Neutrogena Soft Color Blush (Makeup and Beauty Blog)

Eye Shadow
N.Y.C Cosmetics Smooth Mineral Loose Eye Powder Kit (Makeover Momma)
Covergirl Exact Eyelights Eye-brightening Eyeshadow (Beauty Blogging Junkie)
Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in Smoke In Your Eyes (Beauty On A Dime)
L’Oreal HIP Bright Duos (Spoiled Pretty)
L’Oreal HIP Matte Shadow Duos in Platinum 906 (Talking Makeup)
Revlon ColorStay Quads, Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Quads, L’Oreal HIP Eyeshadow Duos (Makeup and Beauty Blog)

Lip Color
Neutrogena Lip Sheers with SPF 20 (Makeover Momma)
MAX Factor Vivid Impact Lipstick (RIP!) and Covergirl Outlast Lip Stains (Beauty Blogging Junkie)
Yes To Carrots C Me Blush Lip Tints in Sunset Pink (Beauty On A Dime)
CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stains (Spoiled Pretty)
L’Oreal Infallible Plumping 6 HR Plumping Lipgloss in Plumped Red (Talking Makeup)
Sally Hansen Diamond Lip Treatment, Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Color Comfort Lip Color (Makeup and Beauty Blog)
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Coffee Shimmer (The Jet Set Girls)

Maybelline XXL Curl Power Mascara (Makeover Momma)
Lumene Blueberry Curl Mascara (Beauty Blogging Junkie)
L’Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara (Beauty On A Dime)
CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara (Spoiled Pretty)
Maybelline Pulse Perfection by Define-A-Lash Vibrating Mascara (Talking Makeup)
L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black (Makeup and Beauty Blog)
Covergirl Great Lash Waterproof in brown (The Jet Set Girls)


Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus eyeliner or Styli Style eyeliner (Makeover Momma)
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer (Beauty Blogging Junkie)
Rimmel Underground Spark It Up Gleaming Eye Darkening Liner in Tiger’s Eye (Beauty On A Dime)
Prestige Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (Spoiled Pretty)
Maybelline New York Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (Talking Makeup)
CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Eyeliner (Makeup and Beauty Blog)

As you can see, there are some great products listed above!  Some are favorites of several Beauty Bloggerati members!  Why do they love them?  Mostly because they deliver on a dime!
CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stains
“If CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stains were just any ole lip stains, my excitement would have waned by now (they’ve been on the market for nine months). But these are not just any lipstains. They were created by the makeup master, Ms. Pat McGrath. No matter how many other lipsticks, balms and glosses make my aquaintence, I just can’t let go of these lipstains. They’re always top of mind and at the bottom of my makeup bag. You know the commercial/song that goes “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke?” Well, that’s how I feel about CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains.” Spoiled Pretty

“So many people think you have to use blacks and greys to create a smoky eye, but I much prefer this chocolate, bronze and taupe eye – it looks sexy AND understated all at once.” Beauty On A Dime talking about Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in Smoke In Your Eyes.

Maybelline XXL Curl Power Mascara lets me skip an eyelash curler…and I love mascaras with primers!” Makeover Momma

And about the foundation half the Bloggerati is raving about:
“For less than $14, you can purchase one of the best foundations I’ve tried all year. Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse Makeup has a unique air-whipped texture that dries to a soft matte finish…perfect for those with oily and combination skin. It wears like a dream all day, averting the mid-day greasies. The coverage is sheer enough to let your skin breathe, but not so heavy that it looks like a mask. I apply it with the BeautyBlender sponge to ensure a seamless finish. And I swear that my acne has taken a little time out since I started using it.” Spoiled Pretty

Next time you are at your local drugstore, check out some of these product recommendations and see if the Beauty Bloggerati “Definite Keepers” are right for you!


Featured Beauty Bloggerati members:

Bailey from Makeover Momma
Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie
Megan from Beauty On A Dime
Daneen from Spoiled Pretty
Marta from Talking Makeup
Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog
Hope and Anne from The Jet Set Girls

You can meet the rest of the Beauty Bloggerati on DailyMakeover.com

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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.


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  2. Hi Tammy,

    Thanks for the link love. I really enjoyed this feature! 🙂

    Have a great day!

  3. OK, I went to CVS on my break and bought the Revlon Mousse foundation AND the CoverGirl lip stain. Fingers crossed!!

  4. Tammy

    Do share if you like them! Can’t wait to hear about the Mousse Foundation. I plan to buy it tomorrow!!

  5. Follow-up: the foundation is pretty awesome. My only caution is it won’t work for you if your skin is very dry. I’m going through some peeling due to re-starting retin-a recently, and I can see already I’m going to need to apply some more moisturizer as the day goes on. However, I love everything else about it – the shade (I got Light), the feel, the coverage (just enough). Very, very nice.

    The Outlast lip stain I need to try a different shade. I got Sassy Mauve and it’s too dark! But it’s definitely a stain – really stays on. And the pen applicator makes it easy to apply, so that’s a plus.

  6. Tammy

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the products! I appreciate hearing your opinion and think I will give the Mousse foundation a try! 🙂

  7. Thank you, this is the best info I’ve found on the web. I’m going to Walgreens & going shopping. Cheers 😉