Today’s post is Holiday Collaboration with Liza and Catherine! This time around, we are each giving you our recommendations for the 5 Best Drugstore Makeup Products! To give this a Holiday flare, they are also our favorite picks for Stocking fillers. This was a bit of a challenge because figuring out items that could really work for anyone, or where color is not an issue, was rather difficult! J After a lot of brainstorming and searching through my collection, I think I’ve figured out some good picks that any girl would be glad to receive in her stocking this year!

My first pick is actually a pencil eyeliner. I absolutely adore the NYX Slide-On Eye Pencils. They are every bit as good as the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencils, but for a fraction of the cost! They are available in tons of colors and can be used as eyeliner on the lid or under the lash line, or they can be placed on the upper or lower waterlines. These pencils can be smudged, but once they set, they stay where you put them…even on the waterlines! They are great for stockings because I think every girl uses a pencil liner at least once in a while for something. As for a color, you can’t go wrong with Black or Brown. The NYX Slide-On Eye Pencils are excellent drug store stocking stuffers that any girl can put to good use!

Sticking with the eyes, every girl needs mascara, right? Everyone probably has a different preference when it comes to mascara, but this is one of my favorite all-around mascaras from the drugstore. It is the Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara from Flower Beauty. I feel like this is a good mascara for most people because it gives volume, length and holds a curl without becoming crunchy. It is buildable to be semi-dramatic, or you just use one coat for a more natural effect. It can clump if you try to layer too much too fast, but in general, I don’t find it to be an issue. Overall, I think the Flower Beauty Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara is one most anyone would be happy with!
Another product that I think is great for anyone is from Jordana. It is the 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil. Because shade preference can be rather personal, I would grab one in “Continuous Almond” or “Eternal White” because they make great eyeshadow bases. I personally love “Continuous Almond” because it is the perfect concealing eye primer, at least on my skin tone. It conceals the veins and any discoloration on my eyelids, and it looks great on its own with a touch of liquid liner for a Marilyn Monroe-like look. These pencils are amazing bases for powder shadows because they do not crease, are water-resistant, they are nice and creamy, and have a matte finish that doesn’t compete with any type of powder shadow. The Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils are amazing and so multi-purpose that I think they’re wonderful for a stocking!

I’m not entirely sure everyone would count nail polish as makeup, but I do so that’s what I’m choosing next! I think Flower Beauty makes a great polish for an affordable price and the shade “Fanatical Botanical” is a beautiful choice! It’s a metallic rosy-gold that is subtle without being completely unnoticeable. I feel like it would compliment virtually any skin tone and even the polish-phobic would feel comfortable wearing this Nail’d It Nail Lacquer from Flower Beauty!
Finally, I don’t think you can go wrong with a lip color. I’m going to cheat a little bit and give two suggestions because they are very similar and I couldn’t decide between the two. I really love Jordana’s Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains and the All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stains from Hard Candy. Both are twist-up chubby lip pencils that are quite pigmented, while not being intensely opaque. They last pretty much all day, while actually feeling comfortable on the lips. The two formulas have a slightly glossy finish that does fade, but leaves behind a slight stain of color. As for a color, you can’t really go wrong with a nude shade, but I find a red or berry color more fun this time of year! “Rockin’ Rouge” and “Cranberry Crush” are great options from Jordana, while “Red Minx” is a wonderful semi-sheer red from Hard Candy. The Jordana Balm Stains and the Hard Candy Lip Stains are wonderful choices for any girl’s stocking this year!

That does it for my Top 5 Cruelty-Free Drug Store Stocking Stuffers. Add a little bit of foundation, some blush and a bit of concealer, and you pretty much have a full face of makeup! JI hope this was helpful and maybe gave you an idea or two to help fill the stocking of someone special! JDon’t forget to go check out Liza’s and Catherine’s posts as well because I know they always have incredible recommendations! I wish you all a wonderful Holiday season and a very Happy New Year!!! J Thank you so much for stopping by!


Comments

  1. First off, your stocking is so cute! It reminds me of the ones me and my sisters all have from when we were little (and still use haha), with like a 1940s pattern. Similar. Anyway HOORAY FOR FLOWER BEAUTY! I included their polish too. And I love love love love LOVE that mascara as well, I really need to get a new one because I'm still using my original tube… you know a mascara is good when you have a billion others to try but everyday rushing out the door you reach for the same one 😉 The lip pencils look great, I love jumbo lip pencils, I just never seem to find Hard Candy stocked anywhere near me. I'll have to do an online order one day. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, CHRISTINE!!! I am so grateful for finding your blog and collaborating with you and Liza this year 😀

  2. First off, your stocking is so cute! It reminds me of the ones me and my sisters all have from when we were little (and still use haha), with like a 1940s pattern. Similar. Anyway HOORAY FOR FLOWER BEAUTY! I included their polish too. And I love love love love LOVE that mascara as well, I really need to get a new one because I'm still using my original tube… you know a mascara is good when you have a billion others to try but everyday rushing out the door you reach for the same one 😉 The lip pencils look great, I love jumbo lip pencils, I just never seem to find Hard Candy stocked anywhere near me. I'll have to do an online order one day. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, CHRISTINE!!! I am so grateful for finding your blog and collaborating with you and Liza this year 😀

  3. Awesome awesome ideas! I can vouch for the NYX glide on pencils! I have the one in black & it's amazing!! I have a mind to slap myself because I haven't tried any flower beauty products yet!!!!! Oh this is an exciting post I might just have to pick these up for myself. hehe.
    Where do they sale Jordana? I can't seem to find it.
    xo, Camila

  4. Awesome awesome ideas! I can vouch for the NYX glide on pencils! I have the one in black & it's amazing!! I have a mind to slap myself because I haven't tried any flower beauty products yet!!!!! Oh this is an exciting post I might just have to pick these up for myself. hehe.
    Where do they sale Jordana? I can't seem to find it.
    xo, Camila

  5. Great choices! I agree with you 100% on the NYX slide on eye pencils. They are just as good as Urban Decay and have replaced a lot of my old eyeliners in my kit after they sold to L'Oreal. I finally tried the Flower mascaras! I want to say about a month ago I got my hands on the one you mention here, the Extreme Measures one, and the Zoom-in. I'm a big fan! I'm actually wearing the Zoom-in today. You have mentioned Jordana a few times in your posts, and I hear nothing but good things about them, but can you believe I've never tried anything from the brand? Where do they sell it? Walgreens mostly? I love how you actually showed a stocking too. So cute! Happy Holidays!

  6. Great choices! I agree with you 100% on the NYX slide on eye pencils. They are just as good as Urban Decay and have replaced a lot of my old eyeliners in my kit after they sold to L'Oreal. I finally tried the Flower mascaras! I want to say about a month ago I got my hands on the one you mention here, the Extreme Measures one, and the Zoom-in. I'm a big fan! I'm actually wearing the Zoom-in today. You have mentioned Jordana a few times in your posts, and I hear nothing but good things about them, but can you believe I've never tried anything from the brand? Where do they sell it? Walgreens mostly? I love how you actually showed a stocking too. So cute! Happy Holidays!

  7. Happy Holidays to you too!!! 🙂 I'm really glad to have found you and Liza this year as well!!! 🙂 And these collab posts are always so much fun!

    I think Flower Beauty is probably one of the best finds of the year, and highly underrated! I was really pleasantly surprised by most of the line!

    I think I'm addicted to big lip pencils! 🙂 You can find Hard Candy at Walmart…I think exclusively, just like Flower Beauty. You can find everything on Walmart's website too.

    I actually just got the stockings within the last week because my family has used most of the same stockings since before I was born! 🙂 The green one with the weird character head had been my stocking from about the age of 11. It's a horse btw! 🙂 It's SO hard to get anything in or out of it and the rest of the stockings were falling apart, so I decided to find some new ones! I really like them so far. They're from an Etsy seller called Eugenie2 which sells tons of stocking…these are HUGE too! 🙂

  8. Happy Holidays to you too!!! 🙂 I'm really glad to have found you and Liza this year as well!!! 🙂 And these collab posts are always so much fun!

    I think Flower Beauty is probably one of the best finds of the year, and highly underrated! I was really pleasantly surprised by most of the line!

    I think I'm addicted to big lip pencils! 🙂 You can find Hard Candy at Walmart…I think exclusively, just like Flower Beauty. You can find everything on Walmart's website too.

    I actually just got the stockings within the last week because my family has used most of the same stockings since before I was born! 🙂 The green one with the weird character head had been my stocking from about the age of 11. It's a horse btw! 🙂 It's SO hard to get anything in or out of it and the rest of the stockings were falling apart, so I decided to find some new ones! I really like them so far. They're from an Etsy seller called Eugenie2 which sells tons of stocking…these are HUGE too! 🙂

  9. Hi Camila! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post!!! 🙂 Jordana is sold at Walgreens and I think Kmart. I have trouble finding it too because there aren't many Walgreens near me. You can also order from Jordana's website or from CherryCulture.com.

    The NYX Pencils are so amazing! The black is a perfect deep dark black, they go on wonderful and stay put! 🙂 Love them! 🙂

    I love a lot of the products from Flower Beauty! You should definitely try them out if you get a chance. The Creme Shadows and Lip Glosses are really good things to start with. I love the BB Cream for combo skin and the Foundation for drier skin as well! The pencil eye liners are great too. I could keep going! There are a few things I'm not wowed by too though – like the liquid eyeliner. But mostly, I've had good luck! Let us know if you try anything!!! 🙂

  10. Hi Camila! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post!!! 🙂 Jordana is sold at Walgreens and I think Kmart. I have trouble finding it too because there aren't many Walgreens near me. You can also order from Jordana's website or from CherryCulture.com.

    The NYX Pencils are so amazing! The black is a perfect deep dark black, they go on wonderful and stay put! 🙂 Love them! 🙂

    I love a lot of the products from Flower Beauty! You should definitely try them out if you get a chance. The Creme Shadows and Lip Glosses are really good things to start with. I love the BB Cream for combo skin and the Foundation for drier skin as well! The pencil eye liners are great too. I could keep going! There are a few things I'm not wowed by too though – like the liquid eyeliner. But mostly, I've had good luck! Let us know if you try anything!!! 🙂

  11. Happy Holidays to you too, Liza!!! 🙂

    I hadn't tried anything from Jordana until maybe a few months ago either, and I'm impressed with what I've tried. As far as I know, it's only sold at Walgreens and I think Kmart, as well as Jordana's site and CherryCulture.com.

    I would imagine if you handed me a NYX liner and an UD one without telling me which was which, I wouldn't know the difference! 🙂

    I've tried all of the Flower mascaras too, and I like them all. The green tube is my favorite, but I'd be happy with any of them! 🙂 They make some really great products! 🙂

    I had so much fun doing this collab and I'm so glad I've gotten to know you and Catherine this year!!! 🙂

  12. Happy Holidays to you too, Liza!!! 🙂

    I hadn't tried anything from Jordana until maybe a few months ago either, and I'm impressed with what I've tried. As far as I know, it's only sold at Walgreens and I think Kmart, as well as Jordana's site and CherryCulture.com.

    I would imagine if you handed me a NYX liner and an UD one without telling me which was which, I wouldn't know the difference! 🙂

    I've tried all of the Flower mascaras too, and I like them all. The green tube is my favorite, but I'd be happy with any of them! 🙂 They make some really great products! 🙂

    I had so much fun doing this collab and I'm so glad I've gotten to know you and Catherine this year!!! 🙂

  13. Nice picks! I love those Jordana balm stains that you sent–hard to believe they're not from a more expensive brand. The Cranberry Crush is a perfect holiday color. 🙂

  14. Nice picks! I love those Jordana balm stains that you sent–hard to believe they're not from a more expensive brand. The Cranberry Crush is a perfect holiday color. 🙂

  15. I'm glad you liked them! 🙂 I love the Cranberry Crush this time of year! It's so pretty and so affordable too! I just wish there was a Walgreens that was more conveniently located so I could check out Jordana more often! 🙂 I don't know if they've always made great products, but they certainly have some wonderful ones lately! 🙂

  16. I'm glad you liked them! 🙂 I love the Cranberry Crush this time of year! It's so pretty and so affordable too! I just wish there was a Walgreens that was more conveniently located so I could check out Jordana more often! 🙂 I don't know if they've always made great products, but they certainly have some wonderful ones lately! 🙂

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