Makeup Details (all from CVS):
Ardell Fashion Lashes
Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer
Physicians Formula Happy Booster blush in Rose Revlon Just Bitten Lips Stain in PassionMilani eye pencil (upper lashline)NYC white eyeliner (lower waterline) Revlon grow luscious mascara (not pictured)  
True story: I went to CVS at midnight last night, so I could try out this tinted moisturizer. A couple of readers asked for a recommendation for tinted moisturizer they could get at the drug store, and since I have none in my kit and hate making recommendations without personal experience, I went and checked it out.

I love tinted moisturizers, especially in the summer. I most often use Laura Mercier – which I love – but it is very pricey (over $40). This one (by Physicians Formula) was on sale for just over $11. While very different from my usual TM (that’s what we call it on the streets), I like it quite a bit. It has SPF 50 and is oil, fragrance and paraben free. It’s also non comedogenic, which is something I look for (even though it’s kind of a broad term that doesn’t always have to deliver). While I can’t attest to its sun protection as of yet, here are the pros: it’s not greasy at all, blends really well and feels lightweight. The con: it comes in very few shades. It also isn’t moisturizing enough on its own for me, so I still used moisturizer underneath – but I also do that with my Laura Mercier. Also keep in mind that tinted moisturizers won’t provide much coverage – they just even out your complexion. Any problem spots will require concealer. Final verdict: for around $11, it’s a really great buy.

While at the store, I also picked up some fun, full lashes (since I have really sad, little lashes), a shimmery blush, a Revlon lipstain that my little sister’s friend convinced me to try (I love it), some eyeliners and a whole bunch of other stuff (lipsticks, bobby pins, dry shampoo, sugar-free Redbull for my friend who was catching a red-eye). “Research for the CVS Beauty Club,” I told myself. Research.

To justify my purchases, I made this look entirely from drug-store products (save for my brows). I even did a hair tutorial with the bobby pins and dry shampoo I picked up, which I will be posting tomorrow! Money well spent.

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Full disclosure: I am a paid spokesperson of CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club Beauty Board.