Ep 265 – All New #DamnGood Drugstore Finds ($28 or less!) We Review *That* Mascara, An Over-Achieving Eye Cream & Does a $5 Blush Really Come Through?

February 15, 2023

A photo of Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins over zoom chatting about this week's products

The beauty gods know we’re feeling the pinch this year, and they are delivering. In this week’s episode, we’ve got all of the beauty news your pocketbook could use, sharing late-breaking details on the exciting (and surprising!) new brands coming soon to a Target near you. Then, stay tuned as we review the best #DamnGood budget finds in 2023 so far – with nothing more than $28.

This Week You’ll Hear About:

  • What we really thought of the infamous “mascara-gate” formula that sent TikTok fans spiraling
  • From the makers of the OG cult-favorite micellar water, behold a new gentle AF eye makeup remover for sensitive skin
  • Dupe alert! Meet the $10 “grip” primer giving a popular Sephora brand a run for its money
  • A $9 copycat guaranteed to give pouts that glassy glow
  • The epic cream blush stick that’s a rock-bottom $5! 
  • The Ordinary’s new VIP cleanser gets put to the test
  • Why pay more? A new hair oil and purple shampoo you’d swear came straight from the salon
  • At long last, a brightening eye cream for the deepest undereye circles
A photo of Mikayla Makeup from Tiktok

We Unpack Mikayla Makeup’s “Mascara-Gate” & Review The Infamous L’Oréal Telescopic Lift Formula

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*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*


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For More Great Product Recommendations, Check Out These Past Episodes!

Ep 264 – Skin Cycling 101, Niacinamide for Newbs, UV Gel Mani News & Is My Botox Wearing Off Faster? Ft. Dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe

Ep 193 – Fall 2021 #DamnGood Budget Finds: TikTok’s Favorite Tinted Serum, A Worth-The-Waitlist “Sunscreen Foundation,” An Under $10 Bottega-Green Nail Polish & More!

Ep 260 – The Ultimate Guide to 2023 Beauty Products, Trends and Ideas You’re About to See Everywhere