I think a lot of primers are BS, but I genuinely notice a difference in my skin and pores when I use this primer by e.l.f.
Revlon Colorstay $13.99
I’ve tried a lot of foundations, from high end to drugstore and this is my favorite. It doesn’t oxidize, stays on my face, and has a formula for your skin type whether its combination/oily or normal/dry.
This concealer is an OG and has a sponge applicator. They have a good range of colors so you can use it to brighten your face or add dimension and use as a cream contour.
The translucent color of this loose powder is a lot like the Laura Mercier formula AKA it’s the bomb.com
Coty Airspun is the OG loose powder. Beside it’s distinct, powdery smell, it’s awesome. As will most loose powders a little goes a long way. Too much = flashback!
I am completely over powder blushes. They just don’t stay on your face! Cream blushes are easier and I like the look of them better.
Glossier Cloud Paint $18.00
This is my favorite blush I’ve used to date, and although it’s not as affordable as other drugstore options, it’s worth it to me. It’s also lasted a long time.
This bronzer is my favorite along with Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer. It’s smells great and has a smooth application. I just noticed Physicians Formula offers a matte finish of the Butter Bronzer, which is what Hoola is, so I’ll be trying that one out soon!
I’ll be honest, I haven’t tried this highlighter. However, it has great reviews and I trust it’s a good product. I have tried the Wet n Wild MegaGlo highlighter and am very confused about its hype; it has zero pigment.
For two bucks you can’t beat this product. I’ll never go back to paying $20+ for Anastasia brow products!
Quality drugstore eyeshadow is hard to come by, but Morphe has quality products and affordable price tags. They have hundreds of options, too.
I love individual shadows because they’re just easy. These jelly shadows are so easy to apply and have amazing pigment. Boo-kay is my absolute favorite shade and I use it religiously. They seriously only take 10 seconds to apply!
This is the best drugstore eyeliner on the market and has the best price tag. It’s perfect for creating a winged look or whatever your heart desires.
I’ve tried so many eyeliners for my waterline, and this one has the best wear.
I’ve probably tried 50+ mascaras, high-end and drugstore, and I haven’t liked anything as much as Maybelline’s Lash Sensational. It gives my lashes volumes, isn’t clumpy, and doesn’t have a formula that’s drying or too wet.
This product has a 2020 Best of Beauty award from Allure, so you have more than my word that it’s a good product. It’s creamy and applies well.
Just like their liner, this product is creamy and applies perfectly. I love the fortune cookie color for a nude lip!
Beside butter gloss, I almost exclusively wear plumping glosses and this is my favorite. My mom has been using it for years and so have I. I’ve even gotten my “not super into makeup” friends to become religious users.
I just made the switch to Morphe’s setting spray from Urban Decay’s All Nighter because I wanted something less expensive. For half the price you’re getting an almost identical product. Highly recommend.