I remember when I was younger and my mother purchased what little makeup I wore for me, I so looked forward to the day that I could purchase whatever makeup I wanted and that I wouldn’t have to wear drugstore makeup anymore. Fast forward 15 years later and I cannot stay out of the drugstore. Part of this is the fact that the formulas have gotten so much better but I also love a good deal. I have picked 10 products that I must have in my bag, I may be cheating a bit on the price as some of these are under $10 from Amazon – at any rate, enjoy!
L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Primer – This primer has quickly become my most-used under all of my mascaras. It is a bit thinner and more slippery than other lash primers so it doesn’t clump whatever I am putting over it.
Maybelline FitMe Loose Finishing Powder – A really fabulous, weightless finishing powder.
L’Oréal Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer – I put this under my eyes, it keeps most concealers from creasing, disguises my fine lines and makes the under eye area appear brighter.
Wet ‘n Wild Coverall Primer, ColorIcon Blusher and Cushion Highlighter – One of my absolute favourite primers, it feels like lotion but makes my skin look smooth and poreless. The blush and highlight are both lovely as well for everyday use.
Milani Baked Blushes– I know that these receive mixed reviews but I really enjoy them, I don’t mind a luminous blusher and I use these quite often in the winter.
Maybelline Color Tattoo – The jars or the crayons, I love these for a quick and easy eye look. I will dress them up a bit with powder shadows or glitter but they work all on their own as well!
L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation – I don’t love this foundation all by itself, it is too dewy but mixed in with foundations that I find too matte or flat and it is perfect. I have been able to use up a few foundations that I found too drying by pairing them with this one!
Revlon Ultra-HD Matte Lip Color – Another product that people either love or hate, I really like these. They don’t dry down matte, the product is quite mousse-like but I find them very comfortable to wear and most of the shades are perfect for everyday wear. I also like the odd conical applicator, it just works for me.
Those are my top picks for drugstore makeup, still on the hunt for a drugstore mascara so let me know if you have any recommendations!
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