6 Drugstore Eye Shadow Palettes Makeup Artists Keep In Their Stashes

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written by Jenn Sinrich

With so many makeup palettes on the market, all offering an array of hues, pigment intensities, and textures, it’s hard to know where to look. Do you head to Sephora and shell out for the latest from luxe brands, or do you mosey on over to your local drugstore and scoop up a much more reasonably priced palette that very well may offer the exact same results you’re looking for? To splurge or not to splurge — doesn’t that always seem like the question? We reached out to celebrity makeup artists to find out what they use on their clients, and as it turns out, they’re big fans of the cheaper contenders. Here, some of the drugstore eyeshadow palettes pros keep in their stash.

Here is what I shared with Jenn and GLAM.comeye shadow palettes


3. NYX Professionals Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette ($18; ulta.com)

Celebrity makeup artists Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a major fan of NYX products because of their quality formulas. “I love that they’re highly pigmented and that the colors blend very well with either an eye shadow brush or just your finger,” she says. “The colors wear very well on all skin tones, and when I want to give my client a soft, washed-out eye, it’s very easy to use a ring finger or the tip of a beauty blender to pat the shadow on the lid.” With 16 shadows, ranging from light champagne to warm chocolate brown, this eye shadow palette is great for creating everyday looks.

Check to see if any of your favorite drugstore eyeshadow palettes made the list HERE.


Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

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So Beauty Expert/Actor Johnny Luoma and I got together to make you a fun video to see which beauty products we like the best. So let’s see which one of the products win, drugstore or prestige. What do you think?

So about my breathing as you know I have Lupus so my lungs were giving me a hard time talking and breathing but I pushed through and completed the video while having a great time doing what I love, talking about makeup.

KKW Beauty Vs. Wet n Wild Makeup Review


Makeup and Martinis is back for Season 2, Summer 2018. I’m so excited to be back filming with Johnny, it’s always so much fun when we get together. I don’t know how we ever complete these videos because we giggle like high schools girls the entire time.

So today’s video is about Prestige makeup brands verse Drugstore makeup brands. The contenders were, KKW Beauty vs Wet n Wild. Johnny was my model like always and the two items we tried out were; concealer and powder. I’m a a fan of both brands, growing up with Wet n Wild. I use to think I was fly wearing Wet n Wild hot pink magenta lipstick. And everyone know how obsessed I am with the gorgeous Kim Kardashian so of course I love KKW Beauty. So this was definitely a hard one for me to do. Watch the entire video and see who I selected.

Let’s see if you can tell the difference, be honest and let me know your thoughts.


9 best drugstore blushes, according to celebrity makeup artists

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When Beauty, travel & lifestyle writer Aly Walansky asked me about my favorite drugstore makeup brands I was very excited to share with her some of my new favorite brands.  Here is the article for the Today’s Show.


It’s hard to believe, but spring weather really is just around the corner! And nothing complements the season of flowers and sunshine quite like a fresh glow on our cheeks.

To achieve the look, TODAY Style reached out to celebrity makeup artists to find out their personal favorite blushes for spring that are all available at your local drugstore.

These items were hand-picked by our editorial team because we love them – and we hope you do, too. TODAY has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not by TODAY. Full Article Here