MY FAVORITE DRUGSTORE MAKEUP

PRIMER

e.l.f. Cosmetics Poreless Putty Primer $8.00

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.

FOUNDATION

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.

CONCEALER

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer $8.49

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.

LOOSE POWDER

Colourpop No Filter Loose Setting Powder $10.00

The translucent color of this loose powder is a lot like the Laura Mercier formula AKA it’s the bomb.com

Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder $5.97

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!

BLUSH

Milani Cheek Kiss Cream Blush $8.99

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.

BRONZER

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer $15.99

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!

HIGHLIGHTER

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter $8.49

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.

BROWS

e.l.f. Cosmetics Instant Lift Eye Pencil $2.00

For two bucks you can’t beat this product. I’ll never go back to paying $20+ for Anastasia brow products!

EYESHADOW

Morphe 9T Neutral Territory Artistry Palette $12.00

Quality drugstore eyeshadow is hard to come by, but Morphe has quality products and affordable price tags. They have hundreds of options, too.

Colourpop Jelly Much Shadow $9.00

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!

EYELINER

e.l.f. Cosmetics Expert Liquid Eyeliner $3.00

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.

L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner $9.49

I’ve tried so many eyeliners for my waterline, and this one has the best wear.

MASCARA

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara $9.99

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.

LIPS

NYX Professional Makeup Slim Lip Pencil $4.00

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.

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss $5.00

Just like their liner, this product is creamy and applies perfectly. I love the fortune cookie color for a nude lip!

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss $8.99

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.

SETTING SPRAY

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist $16.00

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.

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