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I’m the girl who has been wearing the same kinds of eyeshadows since jr. high, and rose-tinted hues have always been some of my faves!  When I went to the People’s Choice Awards a few weeks ago, I loved seeing women with natural, glowing makeup on the red carpet, reminding me that you don’t have to wear a lot of makeup to look and feel great.

Covergirl has the most beautiful rosey-hued eyeshadow palette, some seriously volumizing mascara and a pinky-mauve lipstick that gives me the soft, feminine look I’m going for.  Even better, you can snag all of these affordable items at your local Walgreens. OR you can enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post and win a swag box of your own!

I used two of the darker brown shades and blended them into my crease, adding a lighter pink on the inner corner and blending toward the middle.  I used the darkest shade to smudge into both my top and bottom lash line, and pulled it all together by curling my lashes and adding two coats of mascara.  Add a few quick strokes of lipstick and you’ve got a rosey eye and lip that keeps the focus on you!

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sweater c/o ShopBellaC | denim c/o, also love these | lipstick in Magnetic Mauve | eyeshadow palette (temporarily sold out online, but should be available in-store!) | lash curler | mascara | blanket c/o (15% off with code royalcarriebradshawlied) | mug c/o

By leaving a comment and sharing your favorite beauty item that can be found at Walgreens, you’re entering to win:

$75 Walgreens gift card | CoverGirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Pallet | CoverGirl Plumpify Mascara | CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick | Secret Clinical Stress Response | Venus Razor Swirl | Olay Body Wash Ultra Moisture | Pantene Hairspray | Pantene Total Damage Care 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

Update 1/22: Our winner is Miss #92, Ashlee! Thank you SO much to all of you who entered! 

Do you have any drugstore makeup favorites?  Or are you like me – still wearing the same hues from high school? #Nojudgement. Thanks so much for reading! XO –

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164 thoughts on “Natural Everyday Makeup

  1. I love these pictures – your room is so gorgeous! I still stick to the colours from high school too – hey if it works, it works! I love the fresh complexion under eye concealer – it’s great! X

  2. I’ve been using the old fashioned covergirl mascara with the pink and green bottle for years! I try new ones all the time but always end up back with old reliable! Also, I think light eye shadows and blushes really make skin look dewey and glow. Beautiful!

  3. I love your lipstick choice!

    Purpose soap and dark brown eyeliner are always on my Walgreens list!

  4. Loving the natural, fresh-face trend right now! I use Covergirl BB Cream every single day, it’s my favorite drugstore find! Oh, and Maybelline Great Lash in the pink tube gives me natural, not too bold, lashes… it’s my go-to for a casual look.
    Nice post!

    xo, Kirsten

  5. My go-to beauty item is Maybelline Mascara – the classic pink tube with the green top. I wear it religiously every day for defined lashes. On low key makeup days that’s the only thing I wear to make my eyes pop!

  6. I swear by Loreal TruMatch pressed powder and CoverGirl’s classic mascara.
    Love this article Kat…thnx!

  7. I love their selection of Essie nailpolish and EOS lip balm. I can always find colors there that I can’t find anywhere else.


  8. I LOVE the SheaMoisture brand products from Walgreens. Using natural and organic products is super important to me and I love that I can get this at the drugstore, since so often natural=more expensive. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  9. I just discovered Maybelline’s Colossal Lash Mascara and love it for natural looking lashes that don’t get clumpy.

  10. I love finding makeup must-haves at the drugstore! One of my favorites is Loreal’s butterfly mascara – perfect volume and curl.

  11. My go to mascara for years has been Maybelline lash discovery. I try others but always go back to this !

  12. I kind of love wandering the aisles and picking up whatever fits my fancy, but my staples include Pantene shampoo and Burt’s Bees chapstick!

  13. I love Essie nail polish and the Walgreens by my house offers the largest selection in the area 🙂

  14. I love Maybelline’s Blushed Nudes eyeshadow palette. Gives the look of Naked palette on a grad school budget.

  15. I am devoted to MAC Jest (the perfect neutral pink) eye shadow and L’Oreal Voluminous mascara. Been using both for about 15 years and can’t bring myself to branch out; I love them so much.

  16. Walgreens is my go-to for makeup staples! I’ve been loving the Cover Girl flamed out mascara. The brush is shape is similar to the better than sex mascara everyone raves about but the price is actually doable. Plus, I could spend an hour browsing the essie collection 🙂

  17. Oh love your pictures alot. Currently i m in love with the cover girl mascara and enjoy using it in my daily routine

  18. Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer is my holy grail beauty product. I have such dry and flaky skin, even in the summertime and I cannot tell you how many moisturizers I’ve tried! This one is great because it absorbs into the skin and leaves my skin feeling soo moisturized and soft!

  19. Garnier BB Cream and Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, which I’ve been using since high school!

  20. I swear by Maybelline Master Conceal, it is my absolute favorite for under eye coverage! Love your blog!

  21. Personal to die for Walgreens purchase is Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lip Stain, lasts for hours and feels like nothing is on!!

  22. Garnier BB Cream and Maybelline Great Lash Masacare, which I’ve been using since high school!

  23. I love Maybelline’s matte lipsticks-especially the shade “Lust for Blush”. It’s a beautiful mauvey-pink!

  24. Your pictures are always stunning and your make up is always flawless! I’m a huge NYX and essie lover! I’m always picking up something new from those brands.

  25. I am a redhead with a seasonally changing skin tone so I love the neutrals. But on crazy days, as long as I have access to my classic Maybelline mascara and Cover Girl brow pencils, I feel presentable and can leave the house!

  26. One of my favorite beauty products from there would have to be the Smokey Rose CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick. Gorgeous color indeed.

  27. I LOVE Salma Hayek’s line, Nuance. My favorite everyday lipstick shade (plum mauve) and nail polishes are from that line! It sells at CVS but I think sadly it’s going to be discontinued.

  28. I love going to Walgreens and purchasing my Maybelline foundation. (: That is my favorite beauty product and it is under ten dollars!

  29. The CoverGirl Outlast Lip Shine in cabernet is my absolute favorite from Walgreens. It’s amazing what beauty products you can find there at such a low cost.

  30. It does not take too much to look fresh with natural makeup and you are proving it. Love to see your pictures and that perfect smile.

    Walgreens has always been my goto place for everyday makeup essentials. Their BB cream, mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick and lip balms all are my favorite, and the list goes on and on with such a great price. With a toddler to run around it becomes easier for me to just shop all of my favorites easily and all at one place.
    Hope to win!!

  31. I love that I can get my standard, tried and true products like neutrogena face wash and lotion.

  32. The colors in that CoverGirl eye pallet looks gorgeous. Love the pictures. I’ve never really tried anything from CoverGirl. Seeing that pallet makes me want to try the brand now. The drugstore makeup brands are really stepping their game up.

  33. I love the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara! It’s the best and I always get it all Walgreens!

  34. I recently discovered your blog and it’s already one of my favorites! One of my favorite makeup items you can get at Walgreens is the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind dark circle eraser in the brightener color. I use it every day and I’m obsessed!

  35. I love Walgreens beauty section. I could spend hours there, honestly. My favorite beauty product that I never leave without is the Essie Nail Polish. They have such a great selection and I can always use a new nail color in my collection.

  36. Love your blog – always a fun read! I’m obsessed with L’oreal’s Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara. It’s better than any pricey brand I’ve tried….and I’ve tried a lot. I also swear by Covergirl’s cheekers blushes – so many pretty colors (I’ve used the hot pink since middle school and I graduated from Ole Miss way before your time!)

  37. I cant live without Maybelline SuperStay skin foundation! Not heavy but still gives a full coverage.

  38. I have tried so many different kinds of mascara but I always come back to Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara!

  39. Fave walgreens find – Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick. My go to color is couture. But all the colors are amaze!

  40. I have a few drug store favorites I mix in with my Nars and Bobby Brown staples. I love EOS and Burt’s Bee lip balm, Neutrogena make up wipes and when money is tight I go to the pink and green Maybelline Great Lash mascara. Always a good choice!

  41. Covergirl eyeliner and Lash Blast mascara are forever my favorites. And I can’t leave Walgreens without grabbing a new nail polish (it’s an addiction that I’m 100% ok with.)

  42. I love the CoverGirl Ready, Set Gorgeous Liquid Makeup Foundation Classic Ivory 105. I also used to buy Wet n Wild products there.

  43. Lip gloss is a MUST! But I never go to bed without my Berks Bee Chapstick! It’s a classic that will never fade!

  44. I use Cover Girl Cheekers blush (with my own brush) & love anything Burts Bees (especially the lip gloss)! 🙂

  45. I love the not your daughter line of hair products. The dry shampoo is fantastic for touching up oily roots without feeling gross.

  46. Mascara and lipsticks are my go tos because it only takes a touch of either to look good and pulled together and finished. Beauty blenders (name brand or not) though have also been growing on me as must haves for my makeup

  47. love the everyday makeup post, very useful!

    My GO to mascara, no matter how many designer brands I try- Maybelline Great Lash-BIG in Blackest Black is now my favorite due to the Fab brush. All about the brush for me and it never dries and flakes! Also, love Walgreens!

  48. Obsessed with Revlon ColorStay Makeup Foundation with a swipe of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and love that I can just stop by a Walgreens and get them !!

  49. Yes to this drugstore make-up inspo! I’m always repurchasing L’oreal’s Carbon Black Mascara.. so good! Thank you for the giveaway. 🙂

  50. Anyone remember Buf Puffs to clean your face? Well they no longer make them ? but Walgreens came up with their own brand that’s even better! They are nude color so when you remove your foundation it’s invisible on the puff (which is reusable) so it never even looks ugly with makeup buildup! Use your cleaner of choice.

  51. I’ve tried a million different mascaras (both drugstore and expensive brands) trying to find the perfect one. But my fav -by far- is still Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara (which you can get at Walgreens)!

  52. I swear by Rimmel London’s lipstick 104 in the Kate Moss collection. Been wearing it as long as I can remember. Hard to find another $5 lipstick as fierce as Kate #104??

  53. What a lovely blog. I’ve always followed on Instagram only… My favorite Walgreens item is Dickinson witch hazel wipes. So great while traveling or during a long day. Wipes grime away and brightens in one step.

  54. Neutrogena fresh foaming cleanser takes off all my makeup without drying it out! Aveeno skin clearing cc cream has spf 30 and gives my skin a glowy, dewy look that I’m loving for winter!

  55. My favorite drugstore find has been the Studio 35 Beauty Alpha Hydroxy Face Cream! It’s made such a major difference in my skin in only a couple of weeks… definitely a holy grail for me!

  56. I have so many!!! Some faves are:
    1) Covergirl Lashblast mascara (in the orange tube) – I have used some of the most expensive mascara brands & yet always go back to this!
    2)Almay Smart Shade CC Cream – I just wear this, concealer as needed & powder on my skin
    3) Wet n Wild MegaLast matte lipstick – these are phenomenal, especially considering the price! Lately I’ve been loving Dollhouse Pink & Purty Persimmon ?

  57. Just bought the mascara today!!!! I love a lot of drug store make up! They’ve really stepped up their game! I love Sally Hansens strengthening top coat nail polish been buying it for years’s very shiny!!!!

  58. Maybelline mascara and Almay unstoppable eye liner. There are so many little treasures at Walgreens!

  59. My favorite go to beauty item that I shop at Walgreens for is CoverGirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Extensions Mascara. Mascara is my favorite make up item for a quick pick me up look…now only if it wasn’t so hard to remove at the end of the day…then again I could use the make up remover that I buy at Walgreens too. 🙂

  60. My favorite drugstore product is the Maybelline Falsies mascara. It is my holy grail mascara. It makes my lashes so long and full without being clumpy and spidery.

  61. CG lash blast fusion in very black! I’ve tried all the expensive ones and keel going back to it!

  62. My current loves are loreal lumi foundation and Burt’s bees pomegranate lip balm! Everytime I run into walgreens to grab something quick, I’m distracted by the makeup aisle. Every. Single. Time. I can’t wait to try the eye palate you mentioned!

  63. The Almay undereye concealer is hands down my absolute favorite!! I even splurged on Clinique one time and went right back to Almay…

  64. Aside from lots of L’Oreal and Cover Girl mascaras, the Maybeline Instant Age Rewind Eraser concealer is really great. Neutralizer color works for my medium neutral skin tone.

  65. I recently became obsessed with Maybelline matted lipstick… in “Daring Nude” for casual wear and “Touch of Spice” for going out!

  66. Definitely my L’oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation! It’s my go-to, holy grail drugstore foundation!
    P.S. Love your blog and snapchat!

  67. I’m a constant Walgreens shopper and I absolutely love Covergirl Outlast foundation! I’m similar in a sense that I always stick to the same makeup and for some reason I buy nice eyeshadow palettes and get afraid to touch them, but I’ve started using them recently and I have no idea why I was intimidated by shadow! It really defines the eyes as dramatically or subtly as you’d like. Your outfit looks so cozy by the way!

  68. These photos are so, so beautiful! I definitely am like you – wearing the same shades since forever! I would love to experiment more in 2016. My favorite products at Walgreens are the NYX soft matte lip creams and the Maybelline mascaras.


  69. Wahooo! Who doesn’t love give away a. Lately I have buying nail polish and chap sticks! My lips are ESOS dependent and my nails are always on “fleek” thanks to Sally Hansen.

  70. My new fav is the Maybelline Brow Drama Pro Palette! Finally a great drugstore product to fill in your brows, give them shape and highlight your brow bone!

  71. My favorites are Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia, Essie nail polish, and Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway!

  72. I recently discovered Cover Girl’s The SuperSizer mascara, and it. is. amazing! Also love Revlon’s Photo Ready foundation — it’s the drugstore version of Smashbox’s high-def foundation, which I’ve also used, and honestly can barely tell the difference. I also love the Essie polish and L’Oreal’s Elnet hairspray.

  73. My favorite drugstore beauty product (that I cannot live without!) is the Maybelline Matte + Poreless foundation. I always buy it from Walgreens because they have it buy one get one 50% off pretty regularly.

  74. My favorite is Maybelline Great Lash mascara! I’ve been using it since college and the curved brush perfectly gets all of my eyelashes so they have volume and don’t look clumpy at all. I am a fan of all of physicians formula’s bronzers. Many contain sunscreen and their matte brozners are comparable to Too Faced’s 16 hour brozner for my face.

  75. My favorite beauty item from Walgreens is Rimmel London foundation. I find that it has good coverage and blends well.

  76. Every time I’m at Walgreens, I always grab Almay eye makeup remover pads (the absolute best!), L’Oreal Telescopic mascara (an all around great mascara), and a new EOS lip balm!

  77. I just realized I commented on the wrong post 🙂 MY ABSOLUTE FAV: Loreal Telescopic mascara – leaves them looking long and amazing!!

  78. I’m totally devoted to the Loreal Double Extend Mascara! The white coat makes your lashes fuller, longer, and thicker immediately, and cover with a top coat of black and you are looking GLAM in seconds! I’ve seriously been using that strategy since high school and get compliments all the time on my lashes! Get to it girl 😉

  79. L’Oreal’s tube mascara aka the Volume Mascara is a miracle worker and is easy to wash off!

  80. I’m a sucker for Walgreens Essie nail polish!!!! It’s the only place I can find it! xoxo

  81. Maybelline mascara is my go to always! And I love L’Oreal liquid eyeliner! Thank you for the giveaway!

  82. I LOVE the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer. I find that this makes any makeup look 100x better!

  83. I’m really diggin that lip color! I’ve been looking for a lip shade a little darker than the glosses I wear every day and the Cover Girl Magnetic Mauve is my new favorite! It’s so smooth too!

  84. I love Rimmel lipstick No. 250, Essie nail polish, and Cerave AM and Cerave PM facial moisturizing lotion from Walgreens!

  85. I’m obsessed with Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black by Loreal it makes lashes look absolutely amazing!!

  86. Kathleen, I too have stuck with very many of the same products and makeup shades since my high school years! My absolute favorites from Walgreens are my go-to Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks (in almost every shade)…I love their colors, coverage and creamy texture… & Covergirl’s Lash Blast Volume Mascara!! This mascara never fails to provide the most subtle look for everyday wear or a more dramatic look if I choose to get fancy!! I always love reading your posts!

  87. I love all these finds! My favorite Walgreens find so far is the maybelline under eye dark circle eraser! It works wonders, especially on those late night – early morning days.

    XO, Destinee Nicole

  88. I love all the different Maybelline mascaras and covergirl BB cream! They have the best basics and simple affordable makeup

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