Apr 14, 2011

Drugstore Favorites/Finds by the Makeup Dodo


I don't have a job.  I am stuck in a place that is the makeup lover's paradise - but I don't know much about makeup either.  I am just a simple stay-at-home wife - first time in phoren.  Who am I talking about? Me, of course :D  (Not that I am anywhere abroad right now, in Bengaluru I stay, but this is from some time back.)  I was just cleaning up some things today, and I found some really old makeup I had picked up the last time I was in US or Canada - don't even remember where I picked these up from!


I picked up Maybelline because that and L'Oreal were the only two brands I knew of :P  That's one reason.  The other reason I picked it up was I kept reading this term "mineral foundation" everywhere, and this had a whole range of it.  Seemed like I was in heaven!  The foundation came with a brush, so it seemed like the most perfect thing ever created.  Honestly, though, I still think the foundation and the powder are quite nice.  I didn't pick up the correct shade, so if I put on a little more it tends to look ashy, but otherwise, it never caused any pesky pimples and made my face look a bit more presentable.  To this day, Maybelline would be my pick if ever stuck in a drug store :D

I had to share another other pic here.  I don't think this product is even made any more.  Almay Pure Blends Foundation - no prizes for guessing why I found this fascinating.  It had a brush and a gadgety looking packaging :D :D  It has these little shimmering/illuminating particles in it that gave a little brightness to the face. I loved it!


This one is special for Farha - the blush with the brush :D :D :D Physicians Formula Talc-Free Mineral Wear blush.

 

I know a lot of you are falling off beds laughing at what I had to go to "phoren" to buy, but I really didn't know anything about makeup.  The last time I went abroad, I didn't even know there was a Sephora very near to where I stayed - nor did I know what "Sephora" was :P :P

Today, I have a job, I read a lot of makeup blogs, so I tend to splurge on high-end brands and have grown to like the quality they provide, but I will always have a special place for my very first mineral foundation :D  Plus, my ignorance about brands isn't any better.  So what are your favorite drugstore brands from India or abroad?  No MAC/Clinique suggestions please - I know a MAC is not a Chanel, but it still is not a drugstore brand :)

83 comments:

  1. Rads!!!!! LOL!!! LOLLLLL!!!!! Oh myy gawwwwwwddddddd!!!! I want to puulll ur cheeks!!!!! lol!!!!

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  2. Waise i hav heard a looottttttt abt ELF..is soo wanna try it..and yeah i also want to try that BIO oil..bee and aarthi were praising it..aarthi has done a review on her blog...and is burts bees considered a drug store brand..my frien has picked up stuff for me by burts bees..but i m yet to lay my hands on them as i told u...

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  3. U knw if i wud hav been in ur place ..i wud hav pickd these thngs...hehehe speccially that gadgety shimmery thng!!!

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  4. U hav tried UD 24X7 eyepencils kya...they rrrr awesuuummm..i no u dnt want name of thse brands but...i m in loveee with them!!!!

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  5. YaaaI also want to try Burt Bees..if that cherry culture sold it I would have happily bought also :D :D I didnt know annnything Farha..like it's so funny now if I think of it..not that I know everything now..but still :D :D

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  6. i had asked her to pick a night cream,lip balms and some blemish stick frm burts bees...hehehe do u remmber Rati's EOS lip balm..me want to try that!!!

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  7. Hehehe me too anda lip balm...heyyy check mail naaa..me sent chotu mail to you :P

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  8. Ohoooo...kya blush blush...I have a blush also..I forgot to post that photo..omg..some other time ...it's so cute...and naaa..that also I picked cos it has a brush with it :|

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  9. Y uuu being lazyyyy..post that photo na...and yeah me liking BBW products also..speecially their sanitisers...they smeell heavenly and it lasts for ages!!!

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  10. U knw i had made hubby order that EOS lip balm..but the shipper didnt ship it...it was my 1st onl;ine purchase..needless to say i havent tried ol shopping after that!!!

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  11. he he he he he..nice post Rads...Well..When I have loadssssssss of drugstore brands that I love in my list - Catrice, essence, NYC, NYX, Elf, Revlon, Chambor, Borjouis, Almay .. I have Almay's eye makeup remover pads..khikhi..and hmm hmm..lemme think...Lakme!! :P :P ...ok you know that.. :D :D :D :D

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  12. radssss :* :* :* :* .. hehehhee .. last line is my fav -
    "No MAC/Clinique suggestions please - I know a MAC is not a Chanel, but it still is not a drugstore brand :)"

    freaks me out when people go MAC this and MAC that at the slightest point :P :P :P :P

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  13. btwayyyyyyy ...
    i am saving up to buy 'CHANEL' anything ... like anything ...
    u tho have made me too much in awe of the brand .. so fianlly 'always no money' naina will have a chanel ..
    :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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  14. Nainnaaa...me wants Pooja's Chanel bag :(

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  15. Ohhhhh!!! and Lady Dior bag!!!!

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  16. :P :P :P...and why r u cleaning ???????

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  17. hehehe...and i actually love preeeeyaaaaa :| :D

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  18. Cali - I know you have an awesome list! Is nice naaa you could try out so many things when you went onsite :) :) You know I keep thinking if I ever go to Germany first thing I will search out is this Catrice :D

    Nainaaaaaaaaaa - Me too want that bag :| :| We'll share...6 months you keep...6 months me...so we can pool money and buy :D :D

    Peeerrreeeeeeeeeeeyaaa...me cleaning cos me have soooo many Chanels naaa...no place to keep them...grrrr :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

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  19. ohh...dont clean...send to me...we can share...half chanel to you..half to me ;)

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  20. I hereby declare any sharing is to be done with me only...smug

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  21. farha *spank* *spank* *spank* - chalo lets all 3 share together...waise it was my idea of sharing right :P

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  22. no attention to the fact that i will buy a chanel .. i hate allll of youuuu .. gibbbb me some attention :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

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  23. :| :| why is it that I get such friends only???

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  24. nainaaaa...u will also share chanel :D :D

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  25. yessssssssssssss :((
    i want chanel and i want mac and i want clinique and i want all nice things .... me keep money aside to splurge on these brands when i go out of my khatara city and in the mean time i see clothes and shoes and back to square one :| :| :| :|
    high time i get nice nice stuff.. me feels like ganwaar in front of all of you :| :| :|

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  26. Nainnaaaa spank spank...i commented on ur Chanel..grr...waise u get no.5 me and rads and rati have it..buhaahahahahaha

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  27. oyeeeeeee u no gawaarrrr u knw abt clothes and shoes and bags...bettr than ene of us!!!

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  28. farhaaa...spank...u already have chanel.....grrrrrrr...sharing cancelled

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  29. Okay..pereeeeyyyaaa we 3 will share deal!!!!

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  30. What is happening here???? Ebbberryyyybody refresh page...see something specialllll for Farha :P :P

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  31. peereeeyyyaaa bus perrfume hai na..not like rads..chanel khazaana!!!

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  32. yesssssssss pereeeyaaaaa .. we will throw farha out .. she has chanel something naa..
    we will share :angel: :angel: :angel:

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  33. farhhaaaa u look for a courier wala bf in delhii noo .. so we can collect rati's parcels :)) :)) :))

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  34. Oh Rads, I also grew used to the high end quality but doesnt mean i still dont buy drug store products :D

    I love most anywhere in the world is for makeup Maxfactor, Boujoius, Benefit this are just i could buy the whole counter thing :D For skin care i stick to Vichy,Avene and La Roche Posay that are really great :)

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  35. radsssss the blush is sooo cute ... looks like some golu molu animal with bushy bushy tail :D :D :D :D :D

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  36. I bought MF blush naaa after reading your review, Deb..I love it. Never tried Bourjois..oh I have their eyeshadow..but that's about it. Everyone says they are very good...like a more affordable Chanel kinds :) :) Me no try all those skincare brands you mentioned...I always go stare at Vichy counter.and come back home.

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  37. Btw you know...yesterday i found those clock wala pendants Rati been flaunting around here near home hyd *dances* \0/ \\0 0// :D

    Now WEEEE ALLLL CANNN HAVEEEEE ALSOOOO POUTMATI :P go to Ayesha wala store na :D

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  38. DEBBBBBBBBBBBBB sachiiii...oh wowwwwwwwwwwwww...poor Rati..she is going to cry when she hears this!

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  39. .... that blush also looks like my hair colored red :|

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  40. Lollll, no issues i also no buyyy everything from them cause i love diversity :D

    But see my face wash is Vichy, have spot treatment of Clinique, moisturizer and toner are Lancome...Ohhh i wish i have everything Lancome ^^

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  41. hehehe RADssssssssssss!!!!! muaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!! btw u know how that blush brush luuks..sum old ppl na put heena on their hair/beard to color na..it luks like that color only!!!lol!!! but iss cute me likeessssss...u have used it kya kabhi???

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  42. Nainaaa...hehehe my SIL stays in Delhi..she o utltra horrible like us only...we can hire her!!

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  43. I have never used that old ppl brush...grrr...I very smart...I opened dhakkan..used finger...u see ...me don't have brush sets also :D :D :D Me very villager :D

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  44. Yes yes we hire horrible ppls...

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  45. Rads..u knw i had bought the TBS waala blush brush..but me like to use their mineral foundation brush for blush alsooo...is sooo cute...u have that one kya????

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  46. I got the foundation brush..is so soft naaa...It's too big no for blush though..I have not tried till now..I wanted to buy the chotu brush too..is sooo cute :D

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  47. hehehe the day i got it hubby was like 1400 ka brush!!! and i told him very knowleadgebly..is kabuki...hehehe

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  48. I got 10% off TBS member...then 300 ka voucher...so was thoda cheaper :D

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  49. hehehe...me also got membership discount

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  50. Ohh that is a crazy looking brush :D though the pot and it look like something out of sesame street show... =* i like :D

    Ohhhh TBS will break me one of these days, I got kabuki wala also :D I was planing getting al things MAC(brushes) but went here in that HyperCity one and there no brushes I wanted...so I went to MAC online everything more than 30 pounds...so i bunked office yesterday took hubby to go to TBS and put this brush need out of its misery :D

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  51. Btw...Now i need a brush roll..where to get? =/

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  52. No idea about brush roll, Deb. I don't have one..and I don't have that many brushes either to need a brush roll :( So what brushes did you get from TBS? Apart from the cute Kabuki :D

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  53. bwahahahahhahahahah radhikka.. :P :P I think i like a lot fo stuff from colorbar, lotus and lakme. lakme - some of their lispticks, 9-5 eye liners, nail paints (they chip like hell bt i like the shades) , sindoor,

    colrobat- eye pencils, lip pencil, nail paints,

    lotus- nail paints, lipsticks
    maybelline - lipsticks, eye makeup remover, lip balm,

    Loreal- never gave it a try :|

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  54. Heheheee..me like the Lotus NPs, Lakme Sindoor...lipsticks tho now I should try and see if they are any good..but liked their palette :D
    Rads

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  55. why you commenting anon on your own blog. :P :P

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  56. RAds.....I fell laughing off bed..........next time you go to US...take me with you....I will do the shopping with you......:))

    this one is so cute....Physicians Formula Talc-Free Mineral Wear blush.

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  57. I wasn't logged in :P :P :P Jomolayyyyyyyyyyy you were in hospital? Me was wonderinggg whyyy?? I gift you this blush ..:D

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  58. I will be going to China next Jomol..so you can come with me :D :D :D

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  59. heyyyy bhagwaannn !!!! jomol was not in hospital.. i am going to hyderabad .. :| :| :| for check up :| :| :| :| :|
    jomol is poora healthy *touchwood*
    leaving aside her sniff sniff durr durrr

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  60. Maybelline...me loveee the brand...n colorbar,lotus too..

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  61. Nainaaa...:P :P Nooooo Jomolayy in hospital for checkup cos she have another Aarohan :P :P :P :P Me like that story better :D

    Bhumika - I never get to try anything from Colorbar..wanted to try the eyeliner everyone keeps raving about :(

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  62. I own only drugstore brands (no not even MAC!) adn that too I have tried only Maybelline and Lakme mostly! (read very less makeup so less number of brands :D)
    And even I am the kind of person who falls for nice or different looking things :)

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  63. hehehheheeee... yessssss.... me too likes that better :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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  64. Maha - for a very long time the only Mac I knew was the one that makes Ipods :D :D :D

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  65. Not makes - but related kinds :D

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  66. hahhahahaahahaa .. radsss .. u so phunnyyyy :D :D :D

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  67. I know! Me too went through the same phase :D

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  68. Does Oriflame qualify as a drugstore brand??? Whatever I have tried so far, I have ot been disappointed... and then there is lakme... i keep going back to it... for skincare, I have recently fell in love with lotus though!

    so, what are ur fav ones?

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  69. I only own drugstore products... only 1 MAC thing and that is also badddd :((
    I want to badly try the burjois foundation- heard a lot about them :D
    i just came to know they pronounce it as "bur- juu- aaa" heheheheh- me so anpadh!!!

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  70. Bee...fortunately for me I heard someone say that before I went around saying borjoice :P :P Don't you get Bourjois near your place? I read somewhere that MF stopped selling at the US stores..so was wondering if it's that way with Bourjois too..

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  71. Anks - Right now, I like Loreal - but in India I think they are way too pricey..and I love Max Factor. I wanted to try NYX, but again, it's just too costly in India. Maybe if I order online will try it some time..

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  72. Oh RAds i make list na what all i got :D
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    *M&S*
    1 choti EDT 'Perfection'
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    *Faces*
    I-shine eye shadow quartet
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    *QVS*
    10 long nail file shapers
    Nail pencil French white
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    *Lifestyle*
    2 Ginger toiletries bag(purple,mustard)
    1 Polka dot toiletry bag(that i didnt know came with 5 choti betis inside, like matryoshka :D )
    1 bracelet
    3 pairs of ear rings :D
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    *TBS*
    1 blush brush
    1 kabuki brush
    1 slanted brush
    2 eyeshadow brushes
    1 smudger brush
    1 line softner brush
    1 powder brush
    1 concealer brush
    1 cheek colour
    1 sheer lipstick
    1 rain forest conditioner
    1 hand cream
    Ohhh and
    1 Maca Face scrub for hubby
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    Come to think of it...was quite too much :| but
    still i wanted a MAC Air book but was out of stock :D

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  73. You want a MAC Air???????????? I hate you..why do you want one..grrr..and such a long list..hehehee polka bag with babies :D

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  74. Ha re its so awesomely awesome cute, sexy and did i say awesome?? :D

    Once u start getting Apple stuff it gets addictive..they called the other stores but didn't have any in the city :'(

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  75. I knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...I have been dreaming of one ever since I saw one on their site :(( But then it works only on wifi naaa...I don't know the proper terms..but you cannot connect it to internet directly, can you? I use wifi only with my laptop, never directly, but I just feel they should have had that option...or does it have something like that?

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  76. More than me laughed I felt this was such a cute post :)

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  77. :) :) U find me in phoren cute :P :P

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  78. this is such a cute post, me even after reading so many blogs, get blank whenever i go onsite, i just dont know what to buy, even if i make a list, i end up buying everything else except the one's noted

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  79. Yes Rads, its wi-fi only but so is the iPad and you manage perfectly..after you get used you will see no constraints :) Also hubby told me it seems you can get an adapter and use the wire connection but i am no geek and dont want for all the functionalities more than cause of how soooooooo frigging adorable it looks :D

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  80. Rentu - I think we all go blank when we see makeup :D :D :D

    Deb - Oh that's nice then. The option of an adapter..I love the Air..it's so sleek..I also love IPad..that is also so sleek...I can keep loving both of them, I am not get anything :|

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