Burt Bees Blush Review & More Drugstore Beauty Favorites!

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Burt Bees Blush Review & 4 More Drugstore Beauty Favorites!

Under $10 Drugstore Beauty Favorites!

I love a good beauty find! Don't you? Of COURSE you do!! There's nothing better than grabbing something at the drugstore for less than $10, getting it home and finding out that you love it.. Share on Xthat it actually performs as well if not better than much more expensive beauty products. Here are five drugstore finds that fit the bill.  Burt Bees Blush & 4 More Drugstore Beauty Favorites and they’re all under $10!

#1 Burt Bees Blush

Burt Bees Blush Review
100% Natural Mineral Blush with Vitamin E, Burt Bees Blush provides a beautiful glow! Shown here in Shy Pink (for fair to medium skin tones).

I was excited when I saw Burt Bees had a new line of makeup but I really had no idea what to expect or how it would actually perform. I picked up Burt Bees Blush in the shade Shy PInk & all I can say is - GO GET THIS!! Share on XThis mineral blush is 100% Natural and features Bamboo, Honey and Vitamin E to nourish the skin and enhance its natural glow.  And it is formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances and as with all Burt Bees products, it is never tested on animals!

Results?  Amazing.  This blush is so pretty, it really DOES make your cheeks glow with and leaves a healthy looking, sheer radiance.  It’s blends perfectly and feels nice on the skin.  The pigment is good and the color lasts for around 6 hours.  Burt Bees Blush is available in three shades and my only complaint would be they need to have MORE shades.  Hopefully that’s in the works.  If your skin tone is fair to medium, Shy Pink is a good choice.  The blush is also available in Bare Peach, a warm peach for fair to tan skin tones and in Toasted Cinnamon, a tawny brown ideal for tan or dark skin tones.

I’m on my way to get the other two shades!

Price:  $9.00 – $10.00 USD

#2 Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor
This is NOT your grandma’s Matte! Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor shown in Flirtation.

This gem from Revlon has been around for a while now. It is, in my opinion one of the best drugstore lipstick/lipcolor options available. This gel formula lipcolor is a lightweight, high-definition, matte color Share on X with a moisturizing velvety feel.  This is NOT your grandma’s Matte!  While it dries to a matte look, it does not FEEL matte and that’s what makes it special.  You can get the look without the dry, flaky feeling.  Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor comes in Sixteen Shades and there is a NEW Ultra HD Matte Metallic formula available in Eight shades.

Price:  $7.50 – $10.00 USD

#3 Jason Vitamin E Skin Oil 5,000 IU

Jason Vitamin E 5,000 IU Skin Oil
This Skin Oil is a multi-tasker & you can’t beat it for the price!

This Skin oil is a mixture of Pure Vitamin E Oil plus five Natural Essential Oils of Almond, Apricot, Avocado, Sunflower and Wheat Germ.  Jason Vitamin E Skin Oil provides healthy, anti-oxidant rich moisture and renews the skin’s softness.  It contains NO Parabens, artificial colors or synthetic fragrances. As with all Jason products, they do not test on animals which I always appreciate!  The company recommends using this Skin Oil alone wherever needed on the face, hands and body or adding a few drops to lotion and moisturizer.

Results?  I love this Skin Oil and I use it everywhere!  It is a rich oil so you only need a couple of drops.  Here are a few of the many ways I’ve used this oil…

  • On cuticles & hands
  • On dry, winter days as a face moisturizer
  • Under the eyes (just a couple of dots under each eye, then tap)
  • All over the body immediately following a shower or bath (Heaven!)
  • Mixed into body moisturizer
  • For chapped lips
  • On stretch marks
  • For Cellulite

I could go on and on… This is just an excellent multi-tasking skin oil.  For the price, you can’t beat it!

Price:  $6.00 – $8.00 USD 4 oz. bottle

#4 Zum Body Lotion

Zum Body Lotion Almond
Zum Body Lotion is all natural with ingredients you can pronounce!

From a company called Indigo Wild, this Body Lotion is part of a line of All Natural products for the Body & Home called ZumZum Body Lotion is all natural and contains no parabens or mineral oil.  As with all of the Zum Products, they are made in the USA and cruelty free.  Zum Body Lotion is available in 14 different formulas & scents and they ALL sound amazing.  I picked this up in the Almond formula.  One of the company’s slogan is “Ingredients you can Pronounce” and the ingredient list in this body lotion is impressive.  With sweet almond oil, shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, aloe vera, extracts of angelica, avocado, coltsfoot, dandelion and red clover, this Body Lotion is simply… Heavenly!

I love the texture and consistency of Zum Body Lotion.  It is lightweight and applies easily.  It goes on like a lotion but moisturizes like a rich cream.  Slather this lotion on after a shower and you’ll be left with soft, silky, healthy looking skin.  The almond scent is light, sweet scent that smells amazing. I can’t wait to try more of these Zum Lotions!

Price $6.00 – $7.00 USD 2 oz. Tube (there is a larger 14 oz bottle for around $14.00 USD)

#5 Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Swivel Stick


Palmer's Coconut Oil Swivel Stick
The magic words, Coconut Oil, & I’m all in on this new Swivel Stick from Palmer’s!

For years I’ve been using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Swivel Sticks.  They are multi-tasking little wonder sticks.  I was super excited when I saw the newest version from Palmer’s Coconut Oil FormulaPalmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Swivel Stick contains Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoi, infused with Tiare flower petals!  These raw, natural ingredients deliver luxuriously rich moisturization.  As with the original cocoa butter swivel stick, you can use this on virtually everything.  Here are just a few of the ways to use the Coconut Oil Swivel Stick..

  • On your cuticles
  • As a lip balm
  • All over the Hands
  • On dry elbows and knees
  • Highlight Your Cheeks with this for a sheer radiant glow!
  • On scars

I’m always on the lookout for new Drugstore Beauty Finds so stay tuned for more coming soon!

Have you tried any of these Under $10 Drugstore Beauty Finds?  What are your favorite Drugstore Beauty Products?  As always, I’d love to hear from you.  Please leave your comments below!

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  1. I laughed reading this isn’t your grandma’s matte ? I haven’t tried that product before.I tend to stick with same products, so a change might be needed! I could be mistaken, but wheat gem oil is apparently good in making the skin look young. Not sure if it is wheat germ or maybe I got it confused with something else ?

  2. Let me know how you like it if you decide to try it! And, yes, wheat germ oil is really good for your skin, it’s high in Vitamin E and has multiple anti-aging skincare benefits!

  3. I really like Burts Bees ? products. I didn’t know they did make-up, I’m going to have to check this out ☺️. Thanks for sharing these reviews. It’s always good to see decent and affordable products ☺️ xx

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    • Hi! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 The makeup from Burt Bee’s is fairly new. The only thing I’ve tried is the Blush and it’s really good! I plan to try more from the line soon. I will keep you posted! xoxo

    • I don’t know if the makeup line is available in the UK yet. It has only been out a short time here in the US. Definitely keep an eye out for it, it’s worth trying! 🙂

  4. Your intro to this post is literally me all over! Affordable products that you find you love is my favourite thing ever! I also didn’t realise that Burts Bees did makeup puts coat on to hunt some down
    Thanks for highlighting your blog to me via twitter!

  5. Oooh! Burt’s Bees is one of my favorite brands! I love their products! I’ve heard of Reom but not the other companies!
    Loving your blog :)!


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