Be Beautiful Not Broke: My Favorites From the Drugstore #1

Yes, it is possible to look fabulous while still saving money for that pair of Choos. Here are my top picks for cheap but awesome makeup.





ELF Blush in Blushing Rose $3

Found on ELF website

Found on ELF website

This color is freaking amazing. It is a gorgeous plummy rose color, and I think it could look amazing on so many skin tones. The packaging feels really nice, and guess what? It’s $3. Three. Bucks. Yeah. Target’s that-a-way, ladies.
Catrice Eyeshadows  3-4€

Found on Catrice website

Great pigmentation, great shade selection, great texture- if you can’t get your hands on some Wet n Wild these would do great as well. Also some great dupes for MAC shadows!
Real Techniques Brushes $5-9 ea/Some brushes come in sets that are like $20, though

Found on Real Techniques site

These brushes were designed by YouTube’s Samantha Chapman, and boy did she know exactly what she was doing. They are soft. They feel like they might outlive me AND my cowboy boots (that’s a big deal y’all). They apply product like nobody’s business. My absolute favorite is the buffing brush, with the contour brush a close second.
Hildegard Braukmann Honey-Lecithin Mask 2€

Found on Hildegard Braukmann website

Found on Hildegard Braukmann website

This made my face feel like baby ass. Seriously. Plus it seriously lasts for like 4 applications. Read my full blog post here.

Review: Hildegard Braukmann Honey Lecithin Beauty Pack

Rossman: ca. €1.70

Found on


This face mask is described as a “pleasing, creamy face pack with bee’s honey, soya lecithin and valuable wheatgerm oil”. It is said to “bestow an instant and enduring healthy look to the skin” by “improving the moisture content of the skin and enriching the lipid shield”. By that last bit about the lipid shield, I assume they mean it doesn’t strip the skin. Lastly, it is supposed to make the skin soft and supple, and is apparently good for stressed skin. This mask should be left on for 15-20 minutes, and is best for dry and/or mature skin.



Aqua (water), Kaolin, Stearic acid, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Mel (honey), Sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, Triticum vulgare (wheatgerm) oil, Propylene glycol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Triethanolamine, Tocapheryl acetate, Cetyl alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, Lecithin, Arachis hypogaea (peanut) oil, Sorbitan stearate, Parfum (fragrance), Methylparaben, Olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponfiable, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, Isopropyl myristate, Disodium edta, Propylparaben, Phytosterols, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Tocopherol, Hexyl cinnamal, Linalool, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Limonene, Benzyl salicylate, Cintronellol, Beta-carotene


This face mask does everything is says it does. It is a lovely, creamy mask that leaves your skin feeling soft and refreshed. It is a really good deal for money, as the two sachets you get when buying one unit each contain about 2 uses, giving you 4 uses total for about  €1.70. Unfortunately it is not very clear to me where you can get this, I know Rossmann Germany carries it because that’s where I got it. I believe I have seen this in some apothecaries here in Germany, but I am not sure. The website does not seem to have any stockists listed, but it does offer the site in English, German, and Polish, so that leads me to believe that the products are sold somewhere in the countries where these three languages are spoken. Anyhow, if you have dry skin and want to give it a treat once in a while, I would really recommend it! If you can find it in the first place, that is… :/

Rating: A