The Ultimate Drugstore Makeup Tips You Need

Find out the best ways to navigate the wild world of drugstore makeup.

The Ultimate Drugstore Makeup Tips You Need

If you are tired of spending a fortune to fulfill your basic makeup needs, there is hope for you yet. These days, drugstore makeup is as good—and at times even better—than the luxury products we are taught to prefer. Find out how to effectively buy affordable makeup today.


Along with having one of the longest shelf lives of any makeup (lasting for a year), powder blushes tend to have the same ingredients as high-end designer brands. You can rest easy knowing that your drugstore blush saved you a lot of money without skimping on quality. For fair skin, look for soft baby-pink colors since those will be the most natural for your skin type. For neutral skin, you can look for peach, apricot, or berry colors, in either warm or cool tones, since you can pull off both. For dark skin, you need a really pigmented blush to show up on your skin and not just look muddy, so you can use a bright pink or tangerine color to brighten up your complexion.

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4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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