A new year is upon us. A time to start fresh. As a part of the Walmart Moms, I was recently introduced to some new beauty products that can be found at Walmart. As the new year approaches I can’t help but want to add new beauty products to my makeup bag so that I can make the new year a beautiful one. As a beauty blogger I am constantly trying out new products and I’ve noticed that there have been a lot of new product introduced this past year that can be found at Walmart that are not only budget friendly but also good quality products as well. Today, I will be sharing with you the products that have caught my eye and that I’ve begun incorporating into my beauty routine.
Glowing Skin Care
Let’s start with skin care. Your skin is the foundation for any makeup that you are to apply so having a good foundation is key to great looking makeup application. One product line that I learned about on my trip with the Walmart Moms is from Equate beauty. I’ve been a fan of Equate products from Walmart for as long as I can remember. They are a great budget friendly option and work just as well as the name brand products in my opinion. Equate beauty recently launched a line of skincare products for dry to combination skin types. I have combination skin and in the winter months it can become much dryer than I prefer. Having a good skincare routine that works well with your skin type is essential in any beauty routine. There are 3 steps in the Equate beauty skincare line for dry or combination skin that I think are great first steps in figuring out a skincare routine that works for you. The first is a mild liquid facial soap. This soap lathers well and doesn’t have an overpowering scent to it. It cleans the skin and leaves it feeling refreshed. The second step is a toner. Equate beauty Clarifying Toner for dry or combination skin feels cool on the skin while also getting rid of any remaining makeup that may be left behind. This toner also has a special non-drying formula and helps stop blemishes from forming. I sweep this all over my skin with a cotton round and allow it to dry before proceeding to the next step. The final step is to moisturize. Moisturizing my skin is a step that I can’t do without. The Strikingly Unique Moisturizing Lotion from Equate Beauty does a fantastic job of making my skin feel soft and can be applied morning or night. These 3 skin care products from Equate beauty can be compared to Clinique, which is says on the bottle. I can’t compare the two because I’m not one that would typically buy Clinique’s products however, I’ve been using these products for several weeks now and really like using these 3 skincare products in my beauty routine. Each product can be purchased individually with each product being less than $10 so they are definitely a budget saver compared to their high-end equivalent.
While on the topic of skincare, there was another skin care product that caught my eye when I was speaking with the beauty folks at Walmart’s Headquarters. L’oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum Treatment helps to stimulate the surface skin cell renewal process. It gives a subtle glow to the skin and over time can help to “replump, refresh, and renew” skin. This product is best applied before any other products so I like to use it before I moisturize.
First let’s talk about eyebrows which is something many have been talking about this past year. Eyebrows are what frames your eyes and keeping them neat can sometimes be challenging. One way to make brows look more polished is by filling them in with a brow powder. I love the NYC brow kit that can be found at Walmart and can’t do my makeup without. Another product that I recently learned about is the new Maybelline Brow Drama. Unlike a powder this is a sculpting brow mascara that you come through your brows to keep them in place all day. Since I need help with filling in my brows what I like to do is first fill them in with the NYC brow powder kit and then set them in place with the Maybelline Brow Drama in soft brown so that whatever is there is going to stay put all day long.
Next on my list for beautiful eyes in the new year is good eyeliner. I think one needs both a solid and liquid eyeliner. For liquid eyeliner you can’t go wrong with the Revlon Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liner It’s skinny pointed tip applicator is perfect for making buildable small lines that stay put all day. The color 301 Black Out is the true rich black tone that will really stand out against the lashes. For solid eyeliner, I found the Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in 701 onyx felt the best. The formula glides on very smoothly and the color is beautiful. The packaging self-sharpens the eyeliner so you always have a point to work with.
Last for eyes is mascara. Mascara is essential for any makeup look. I like to have different kinds of mascaras in my makeup look in order to achieve different beauty looks. Besides mascara is what finishes your eye look and helps your eyes stand out. They are the window to our soul, after all. One of my new favorite mascara’s is from Revlon called Bold Lacquer Grow Luscious. In Blackest Black this mascara has a beautiful lacquer like finish and provides beautiful length. For big bold lashes, the Maybelline Volum’Express The Mega Plush mascara was the winner. It has a gel-mousse formula for lashes that feel soft instead of stiff when mascara is applied. The flexible brush is full of bristles so it helps to gently coat each and every lash for that voluminous look.
I don’t think I can ever quit that shiny lip look. I love a lip gloss like no other so when I found out that one of the trends of the year was liquid lipstick I was immediately intrigued. A liquid lipstick gives you the color pay off of a lipstick but that gorgeous wet look and feel of a gloss. My favorite from the samples that I tried was the L’oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche. The packaging is just adorable. I love the formula of this lip product. It feels comfortable on the lips, not sticky.
This last year has been nothing but nails. But when it comes to nails, gel is definitely where it is at if you want a lasting manicure. I love that there are so many gel nail polish options available at Walmart. One of my newest favorites is the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy line of polishes. Gel Envy is a two step process. There is a base color coat and a clear gel diamond top coat for gorgeous shine. I’ve tried a few of the colors in this nail polish line and each one was very pigmented. It’s best to apply two coats of color and one top coat for a streak-free nail look. The polishes when applied hold up well while doing every day tasks and one can get many days of wear before seeing any chips. Both the solid colors and the more glittery colors are gorgeous in my opinion. I’m starting the new year off with a rich deep purple color called High Roller (450) with an accent of the glittery shade Showtime (430).