Beauty Product Reviews Video

Natural Beauty: Valentine’s Day Makeup Look w/ Walgreens

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Hey, peeps!

As I alluded to last week, I recently ventured down the Walgreens beauty aisle to pick up a few items for creating my Valentine’s Day look.  Check out my latest video for a few makeup tips and a step-by-step breakdown of how I get all glammed up for night out on the town.

And for those of you who don’t have time for the video, here’s a quick rundown of the Walgreens products I used.


First up was Garnier’s 5 Sec Blur skin primer.  I’d only used primer occasionally before, but I’m now a HUGE believer.  It glides on easily and instantly made my naturally oily skin feel smooth and soft.  You can use it with or without makeup for a more even skin tone.  Now, this stuff won’t perform miracles, but I did see a noticeable improvement in my pores and skin texture when I applied it.


This might be my new favorite mascara.  I mentioned in the video that Rimmel Scandaleyes is one-third the cost of my regular costs, but upon further investigation it’s more like one-fifth of the price (even better!).  In any case, I love the mod vibe this mascara gave me.  It lengthens and separates like a champ with NO CLUMPING!


When it comes to naturally rosy cheeks, maybe I was born with it, or maybe it’s Maybelline’s Master Hi-Light blush.  I’ll let you guys decide.  The color looks a lot lighter in the photos, but the #30 Coral I purchased is actually a much darker pink shade in person.  It has a subtle pearlescent sheen that I love and makes your skin glow when you put it on.


The beauty aisles at Walgreens are stocked with just about everything a gal could want. It took every ounce of willpower not to fill my basket with even more goodies!


Here’s my final look after applying some red lipstick!

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  • thebibliophile1 February 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I am a huge fan of the red lip! Thanks too for all the tips about application – especially re: highlighting under the brow. One tip with red lipstick to help it stay throughout the day and not dry out the lips. I always put a bit of Rosebud salve (or plan vaseline) on my lips first, then I outline with the pencil. Then use a stain or blush, then fill in with the pencil, then apply lipstick. My red lipstick stays on t/o the entire day – through eating, drinking etc…This trick has worked so well for me that I now wear a red lip every day!

    • ClosetConfections February 10, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks for watching my video. I actually did have on a bit of rosebud salve already but didn’t mention that step in the video (great minds, right?!). Also, thanks for the tip about the stain or blush. I will definitely try that next time because my lipstick does tend to rub off easily.

  • respect_the_shoes February 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks for these fab reviews – you look great!

  • DeeGee February 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Great look, as always. Happy Valentine’s Day.

    • ClosetConfections February 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks, and happy valentine’s day to you too.

  • Elle berman February 10, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Kendra, Thanks for this review. I am always pleased to read of good products that are not ultra expensive!

    The Garnier blur sounds like a great choice! Love this post!

    XX, Elle

    • ClosetConfections February 10, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      You’re welcome. And yes, the Garnier blur is the greatest.

  • Kelly Tomlinson February 10, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I loved your video and how you created a seemingly effortless glam look! #client