Hello, and happy Monday! It feels SO good to sit down and write a blog post after a crazy couple weeks. I’ll get more into that in a post later this week, but I just want to say a quick thanks to all of you who sent messages for our wedding anniversary and in regard to the passing of Ryan’s grandma. It meant so much to us and made a difficult few days a little easier.
But, enough of that for now! Onto today’s post that actually was inspired by our unexpected extended vacation.
The services for Ryan’s grandma were held about an hour away from where my parents live outside Chicago. So, it made sense for us to just stay there a few extra days instead of trekking back and forth from Wisconsin. Luckily, I had all the toiletries and makeup that I needed, but what if I didn’t? My luggage could’ve gotten lost, or I decided not to pack makeup for vacation. Pretty sure the apocalypse would happen before I’d make a decision like that, but you never know.
I got to thinking about what I would do if I had to buy a new makeup collection from Target. For obvious reasons, I chose Target because you can find one practically anywhere and it’s affordable. I already use a fair amount of drugstore and budget-friendly products that can be found at Target, so this was both fun and relatively easy to put together!
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I’d obviously first have to pick up some new brushes and tools. The L’Oreal makeup sponge is a must, and then I’d add a mix of brushes from e.l.f. and Real Techniques to my cart. The Sonia Kashuk eyelash curler also would find it’s way in there.
Since I can’t live without a little color on my face, the Neutrogena Natural Radiance Bronzer would do the trick. I’d turn to the classic CoverGirl Blush in Soft Mink for a soft pop of color on the apples of the cheeks.
Brows are a no-brainer – the NYX Micro Brow Pencil is what I use daily anyway. I’d skip shadow altogether to keep things simple. For lashes, all I need are the dream-team duo of L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer and L’Oreal Lash Paradise.
For lips, either L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude or Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Warm Me Up would work. Even though I’m hypothetically buying a new makeup collection doesn’t mean I can’t have options. 😉
And finally, to set everything I’d pick up the L’Oreal setting spray.
Well, there you have it – what I’d pick up if I had to buy a new makeup collection from Target. I tried to keep things simple since if this scenario were to happen, I’d solely focus on getting products that would help me look classic and polished – no crazy trends or Instagram-worthy looks. All of these are great options if you’re in a bind and need makeup quickly, or if you’re just starting out in makeup and looking for a few solid drugstore finds!
Could you buy a whole new makeup collection from Target? What are your must-have drugstore products?
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