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Look, we've all been dazzled by a new $40 foundation or pricey mascara, but just because something costs more doesn't make it better. Just ask celebrity makeup artist Jenna Kristina. As you can imagine, she has her pick of makeup and gets to experiment with LOTS of different products and formulations. So who better to get a super-honest rundown of what she considers to be the best-of-the-best drugstore makeup by Maybelline, and why. Read on for her picks!
"This foundation gives the most gorgeous glow to your skin. It's a foundation that evens out your tone but when applied, still looks like natural skin. Its formula consisting of hyaluronic acid and collagen make it a treatment too so your skin gets better the more you wear it."
"It's my end all be all. You can blend it out for a smokey look or use a pointed angle brush and pull it out for a dramatic cat eye. I like to apply it to my upper waterline to create an illusion of longer, fuller lashes. Using this eyeliner gives you the ability to apply your makeup in the morning and know it's going to look great all day."
"This is my perfect brow pencil. Its tiny point allows me to apply small hair-like strokes for the most natural brow look."
"Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold gives you whichever level of glow you desire. Applied with a fluffy brush, it will give you a soft glow. Applied with a denser brush, it will give you the dramatic brightened highlight."
"This palette is the most perfect eyeshadow palette for most skin tones. It's always my go-to as it has a mix of both matte and shimmer shadows. Plus, it's so finely milled it almost feels like a cream."
"Maybelline's banana powder doesn't just set your makeup, it brightens and I love it. It's perfect for baking under your eyes, too. If the term baking is intimidating, then just lightly dust with a fluffy setting brush. You'll still get the brightening benefits."
"Maybelline's Super Stay Under Eye Concealer has all day wearability with full coverage. With such a wide color range you're bound to find a shade that's right for you. Pro tip...you can also apply to a blemish or bruise on your body for quick cover up."
"This mascara gives me the most dramatic lashes of my dreams. It's waterproof so it will hold your curled lashes up and won't bleed throughout the day."
"Maybelline's SuperStay Ink Crayon is hands down my favorite texture and application. It has its own sharpener in its pack so you'll never have to worry about a dull lip line. With up to 8 hours of wear you can feel secure knowing your lipstick will last longer than that zoom call."