Top Drugstore Makeup

As you probably know (if you’ve been reading this blog for at least a month), I love makeup. However, I don’t like makeup prices some times. Like many people, I started wearing drugstore makeup before I moved on to higher end pieces. But over the past few years, the drugstore companies have been making better and better products, so I actually use a mix of high end (ie sold in Sephora) and drugstore. Today I want to share what I think are the top drugstore makeup products for your entire face. Check the out and be sure to comment with what you think are the best ones!

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Foundation & PrimerRimmel London Stay Matte Primer is absolutely amazing, and if you like full coverage, you need to check out their Stay Matte foundation, too! I also really loved the Revlon ColorStay Foundation.

Concealer & Color Corrector – I’ve always loved Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser for under eyes, as well as their Cover Stick colored concealers for color correcting. It comes in green and yellow. I’ve also heard really good things about Wet N Wild’s Photo Focus Correcting Palette for color correcting.

Bronzer, Blush, & Highlighter – I absolutely adore NYX’s Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator. It’s amazing and gorgeous for us pale girls. I’ve also enjoyed Milani’s Baked Blush. As for bronzer, I don’t really wear any because I’m super freaking pale and I’ve never found one that works and doesn’t make me look ridiculous. However, one of my favorite YouTubers RachhLoves swears by the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer.

I'm sharing the top drugstore makeup out there for all of your makeup needs, from foundation to eyeliner and everything in between. Some of it is better than its higher-end counterparts!

Brows – My absolute favorite is ColourPop’s brow pencil. I’m not sure if this counts as “drugstore” since it’s not sold in one, but I’m going to include it because its price is definitely drugstore price.

Mascara – All I’ll say here is that I love Maybelline’s Lash Sensational mascara and send you over to the entire blog post I did about drugstore vs. high-end mascara.

Eyeliner – My favorite colored eyeliner pencil is from Almay, and my favorite near-white eyeliner is Wet N Wild. In my typical daily makeup, I use a brown pencil eyeliner for the top of my eye and a pink-close-to-white pencil eyeliner in my waterline to make my eyes look more awake. As for liquid eyeliner, the L’Oreal Linear Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner is amazing. Its felt tip makes it super easy to do a little cat eye.

Eye Shadow – I really like the eyeshadow from ColourPop, and have a self-made palette with Pep Talk; Liar, Liar; Hear Me Out; and Let Me Explain. These are all golden and pinks, some sparkly and some matte, and I love their consistency and color payoff. On the other hand, while I haven’t used the palettes from Cover Girl, I’ve seen really good things, including that their palettes can be dupes for the Naked palettes.

Love makeup? Don't want to spend a ton of money on it? Here I recap the top drugstore makeup out there. Some of these are actually better than their higher-end counterparts!

What is your top drugstore makeup?

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  • Reply Kristin Kohler

    I know everyone raves about the Maybelline Age Rewind, butI have serious dark circles under my eyes and I think it just doesn’t cut it! But I seem to be the only one who thinks this. My fave drugstore product is the L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara. Volume without the clump for less than $10!

    October 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Sarah @ Back to Carolina

    I love love love Physians Formula bronzer! My favorite drugstore mascara is L’Oreal’s Lash Paradise.

    November 4, 2017 at 10:40 pm
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