I’m sure you’ve heard of it by now. The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (say that five times fast) is one of the most talked about products this year. Rihanna took two years to develop her makeup range to ensure that it’s all-inclusive and the products are high quality.

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Makeup is expensive. There is no way around this painful fact. Beauty is pain, and apparently beauty is also money. Foundation can cost you $50, mascara,  which you throw out in 3-4 months, is $25, and a setting powder can run you upwards of $60 in some cases. Hell, even with mostly drugstore products, my full face of makeup still cost me $215!

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Nude Lipstick Affordable Makeup

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do on a 90º plus summer day is cake my face with makeup. No one I know enjoys the feeling of thick makeup melting off their face as it approaches happy hour. Oil and sweat is not equivalent to dewy skin, so less is more when it comes to summer time makeup. With my less is more approach, I like the look of a comfortable, nude lipstick. Bright lipstick is also fun for summer, but for an everyday basis, a nude lip is pretty and close to maintenance free.

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How To Improve Blog Photos

When I first started blogging I knew absolutely nothing about photography. All I had was my iPhone, some makeup, and iPhoto to edit them in. I used overhead lighting to shoot and had no idea how to stage a photo. It’s safe to say my blog photos have come a long way since I first started With Love.

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The complete guide to makeup brushes. What they're called and how to use them.

When I first started using makeup I owned about three brushes. I used all three for multiple products and hardly washed them. I figured if the makeup got from the pan or bottle onto my face than that was good enough! As I’ve grown older and more knowledgeable about makeup, my collection of makeup brushes has grown. I now know that each one has a specific purpose and place in a makeup routine. That’s not to say that you can’t break the rules and use a blush brush to apply highlighter (*gasp* THE HORROR!). However you’ll find that your makeup goes on much easier when you use the right brushes.

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drugstore makeup starter kit oily skin

The drugstore can be a wonderful yet overwhelming place to shop for makeup. So many companies are coming out with incredible products, however there are still so many bad ones that you have to weed through first. Sometimes I walk into the drugstore, look around, and then walk back out again without picking up a single product. It’s just too much sometimes! I’ve put together a drugstore makeup starter kit to help those who are just starting to explore the world of makeup. Even if you’ve been using makeup for a while, this guide will help you find some awesome products while saving you from buying the bad ones.

While this starter kit is geared towards my friends with oily skin, there are products for everyone. In my opinion, every product listed below is fool proof and would make an excellent addition to anyone’s makeup bag. All the products are easy to use and provide great results, making them perfect for beginners! Hopefully these products inspire you to go to your local drugstore and pick up some new makeup. Makeup doesn’t have to be expensive to be good!


Drugstore Makeup Face

Drugstore Makeup concealer

Drugstore Makeup



  • Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Drugstore Makeup


NYX Milani Lipstick

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