Drugstore Gems: Quick and Easy Products

These are some items I wanted to give a shout-out to because they are easy to use and affordable. Sometimes you are just looking for something that is simple and does the job. These are some products that come to mind when I’m in a rush and want to use products that I can’t mess up.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Desert Escape**

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick rum raisin, raisin rage, desert escape swatches medium dark skin
L to R: Revlon rum raisin, raisin rage, and desert escape

I’ve done a full review on these lipsticks (click here to see it) and I reference them often, so I won’t say too much here. For me, the shade desert escape in particular works as an everyday color. I can always count on it and it seems to work with every look. I know that won’t necessarily be true for everyone trying this shade, but they have such a good shade range I thought it was worth mentioning anyway.

Maybelline Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette**

Maybelline Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches on Medium Dark Skin
Maybelline Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette

I’ve done a full review with swatches on this palette that you can check out by clicking here. The mattes in this palette are powdery, which I don’t prefer, but I can’t argue with the results I get. Anytime I’ve used this, I have liked the look and it was quick and easy to pull together. If you are looking for intense pigment and saturation, then this may not be for you. However, I really like easy and foolproof makeup and I think this fits the bill.

Covergirl Trublend Blush, Sweet Seduction**

Covergirl Trublend So Flushed High Pigment Blush in 360 Sweet Seduction
Trublend Blush – Sweet Seduction

Again, I have a full review on this blush that you can check out here. Long story short, it’s pigmented enough to show up, but not so pigmented that it’s hard to blend. It has a beautiful satin finish and doesn’t accentuate any texture. I’m not sure how the other two colors in this range perform, but this one has really impressed me. It even made it onto my 2021 favorites list.

Every time I use these products I feel like I’m ready in no time and I’m happy with the finished look I get. Can’t beat that!


Do you find yourself reaching for particular products when you are in a rush? Share them with us in the comments below.


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2 thoughts on “Drugstore Gems: Quick and Easy Products

  1. I ended up picking up that blush! It looks so pretty in person! Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to try it out before I left for the trip, but I am excited to finally wear it when I return home!

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