Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 635

love and some blush

So…what is the Monday Poll?

Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It’s just a list of five more or less random questions I’ve been posting on this blog every Monday morning for the past quadrillion years (since 2007). I love reading your answers, and it helps me get my week off to a good start. 🌻

The Drugstore Beauty Edition!

1. Let’s go back in the day… What drugstore makeup (or makeup products) did you love and wear all the time?

My favorite brands were Revlon and Wet ‘n’ Wild, and I got A LOT of lipstick, nail polish, lip liner and eyeliner from both brands when I was in high school.

I also went through many, MANY Corn Silk Pressed Powder compacts. Remember those? I used to think the tortoiseshell packaging was the height of sophistication! 😂

Oh, and totally gross confession ahead, but I rarely washed the pressed powder puff applicator that came with them… That thing was janky!

2. Your current favorite drugstore makeup brands?

I still love Revlon because of their variety and color range (their cream shadows, eyeliners and lipsticks are fantastic), and I also love Maybelline for their concealers and twist-up eye pencils; Covergirl for their tinted brow gel; Neutrogena for their foundations, tinted moisturizers and blush.

Not sure if Honest Beauty fully counts as a drugstore brand, since they’re at Target, but they make *the best* liquid lipsticks and liquid eyeliner.

3. Drugstore skin care products you’ve purchased over and over again?

I’m going to have to go with Neutrogena here. Their Ultra Gentle Face Wash and Sheer Sunscreens are always in rotation!

4. Last piece of makeup you bought from a drugstore?

Hmm… I might be forgetting something, but I don’t think so. The only place that carries makeup that I’ve shopped in person since March is Target, sooooo…the last things I bought were a lip liner and lipstick from The Lip Bar.

5. Something from the drugstore beauty world that just doesn’t work for you?

I’ve tried so many drugstore benzoyl peroxide acne creams, and I’ve never been happy with any of ’em.

6. Have you ever bought perfume from the drugstore?

Hell, yes, girl! My first “grownup” scent was YSL Paris from Thrifty. I remember going there with my parents when I was in high school and buying it from the special locked cabinet in the beauty section. LOL! I also purchased (and received) quite a few bottles of Cover Girl Old Navy as well.

7. Best drugstore essentials in the following categories: body wash, bar soap, shampoo/conditioner and body lotion?

  • Body Wash — Anything by Aveeno.
  • Bar Soap — I’m a Dove girl.
  • Shampoo/Conditioner — Pantene Rosewater is the bomb dot com.
  • Body Lotion — Gonna go with Aveeno again.

8. Who’s your drugstore shopping buddy?

CoyCoy, of course!

9. Which beauty item would you rather buy today from a drugstore — nail polish, foundation, mascara or eyeliner?

Right now I would love some nail polishes!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Here are the questions to copy/paste with your answers in a comment. Talk to ya soon.

1. What drugstore makeup (or makeup products) did you love and wear all the time back in the day?
2. Your current favorite drugstore makeup brands?
3. Drugstore skin care items you’ve purchased over and over again?
4. Last piece of makeup you bought from a drugstore?
5. Something from the drugstore beauty world that just doesn’t work for you?
6. Have you ever bought perfume from a drugstore?
7. Best drugstore essentials in the following categories: body wash (or soap), shampoo/conditioner and body lotion?
8. Who’s your drugstore shopping buddy?
9. Which beauty item would you rather buy today from a drugstore — nail polish, foundation, mascara or eyeliner?

P.P.S. Happy Monday! Hope you’re having a nice day so far. 🤗