Well, I've been at it again, and I have to say I've come out pretty equally as awesome.
Items pictured: Revlon Photoready Concealer (in fair), Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance 200 (in light/medium), Revlon Colorstay Gel Eyeliner (in black), and Almay Intense-i-Color shadow (for blue eyes).
Revlon Photoready Concealer (in fair) - Originally $9.99, paid $3.99
Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance 200 (in light/medium) - Originally $11.49, paid $5.00
Revlon Colorstay Gel Eyeliner (in black) - Originally $7.99, paid $3.99
Almay Intense-i-Color shadow (for blue eyes) -Originally $5.99, paid $2.99
I paid: $15.97
Now, I've heard a lot of people talk a lot of shit about Almay, saying it was just makeup for old people (what does that even mean) or that it was shitty and to put it plainly: I disagree! I have a talc allergy and Almay is a complete lifesaver for me, as it's a hypoallergenic brand that is reasonably priced. For those who don't know, talc is an extremely common ingredient in most eyeshadows (and it is something that causes my eyes to swell like nobody's business and makes me bear a striking resemblance to Renee Zellweger). Almay doesn't use talc, so therefore I like Almay's eyeshadows (even if the main reason is just because they're cheaper than other hypoallerginic brands like Clinique). Because of this, of course I was psyched when I saw that Kroger had some Almay products on clearance.
TL;DR I LOVE ALMAY!
As another notable note, I seriously encourage EVERYONE to go out and buy some gel eyeliner. The difference it makes is CRAZY when it comes to staying power and smudge avoidance -- and, because I have hooded eyes (something I may post more about in the future), those things are GROSSLY important for me! I had been using just pencils before, but now I don't think I'll ever go back. Thank you, Revlon, and your cheap and amazing gel eyeliner. Seriously, I urge everyone to try it out. Shit is a revelation.
Also, as a sidenote for the other big bitches on a budget out there, Kroger also had some Just My Size black leggings in a size 4X for $2 in their clearance section. I'm not a 4X, so I didn't purchase any, but they're out there for cheap at Kroger! It's worth scanning your local store for some deals for sure.