Why I Use Drugstore Makeup vs. Makeup from High End Stores (Beauty Post!)

Hello readers!

I am so excited to write a beauty post after such a long time of writing one. One of my most read posts is about the first time I dyed my hair so I always love sharing my beauty secrets.

This is my first post that is specifically makeup related. I would like to say that I buy most of my makeup from CVS, Target, or a grocery store. And occasionally Ulta. When people hear this, their jaws drop because my makeup “looks so good”. Random people in restaurants, the mall, you name it  have complimented me on my makeup before. AND I AM SO FLATTERED.

I never bought my makeup from Sephora because…I didn’t see the point of spending 3x the money on something that does the same thing.

Now that I have a job, I thought I would treat myself!

How many of you have heard of the charcoal mask? Okay me too. There were a 100 of these videos appearing on my Facebook and Youtube. It looked like a nice tool to take away all impurities of the face. I had to try it! Most of the reviewers were using Boscia Black Mask. Which was only to be found at Sephora. And it is $34 there. But like I said, I just got a new job so-treat yo self! So, I went to 3 different Sephoras- they were all sold out! Damn, now I was really convinced this product was good. Okay, so I got on the online store and ordered it. Plus shipping that cost me $42. Oy ve. But the videos of other women using it looked so promising I stopped freaking out. And since shipping was already costing me a fortune, I thought I would add on another item. Another product ladies seem to love, Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara. Okay with a name like that, it had to be good right?? So I added that. This is usually a $23 item but thankfully, they just released  a travel size at $12. I bought that so if I don’t like it, it won’t go to waste.

Both of these arrived after a week. So….review time!

boscia1.) Boscia Black Mask

This mask had a nice texture. Very nice calming minty smell. Cool feeling. I had to keep it on for 30 minutes. Once time was up, I began peeling. The peeling did not hurt a pinch. When a mask pulls off blackheads, zits, or any impurities- it kind of hurts. So this told me, the mask didn’t pull anything. And when I looked at the mask- IT HAD NOTHING. And don’t tell me I have perfect skin, because I use Biore Pore Strips and let me tell you…no bueno.

Okay so great. I was going to cry. $42 out of my first paycheck went to a product that didn’t work.

Onto the mascara! I had high hopes after this failure.

2.) Too Faced: Better Than Sex MascaraIMG_7022

Like I said, with a name like this- it had to be good. I put it on my right eye. It was pretty nice! I loved the travel size, it is only the size of a chapstick so I can carry it around if I need to. I loved the brush. And I loved how it’s waterproof but didn’t look clumpy.


The mascara I normally use is Loreal’s Voluminous Manga Mascara. This masacara has never let me down and it is only $7 (yes for full size) vs. Too Faced’s $23 for their full size mascara. So I had to put it to the test. I put the Loreal Mascara on my left eye.


Do you see the difference in the picture?

Some of you may be looking at the picture an thinking “Wow Shaz. You are beautiful. I can’t tell the difference between your two eyelashes! They look the same!”

And I would say aw thanks reader BUT….

If you pay close attention to detail, you will notice that on my left eyelashes, the Loreal mascara gave my eyelashes so much more length and volume than Too Faced’s mascara.

And this is why I buy my makeup from non-high end makeup stores 🙂 And there is nothing wrong with that! Maybelline, Rimmel, Loreal, Covergirl (my top 4 favorites!) are EXCELLENT brands.

But again, to each girl her own 🙂 When I get my paychecks, I will try more products from high end stores 🙂

Ladies! What do you think? Where do you prefer to get your makeup? What are some of your favorite brands? Comment below!

AND A SPECIAL TREAT: Because many of you have asked what each makeup on my face is, I will do a post on that soon.

xoxo. Shaz.