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25 Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves
Hey everyone! Hope you’ve had a wonderful first week of 2020! Normally this time of year I always share a roundup of the best drugstore makeup products of the previous year, but this year I wanted to switch it up and instead do a roundup of what I consider to be the best drugstore makeup products of all time with 25 Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves.
25 Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves
Today’s post includes 25 Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves consisting of the top quality, best drugstore makeup products that I consistently use in my own makeup routine and would 110% recommend to others. While many of these drugstore makeup products aren’t new, I promise you they’re worth every penny and the quality and performance will totally speak for itself. You will LOVE them!
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Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves For the Face
Full Coverage Foundation: L’Oréal Pro Matte Foundation
This foundation is long-lasting and gives such a beautiful, smooth, full-coverage finish on the skin.I also love the Pro Glow one for warmer weather.
Lightweight Foundation: Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation
I’ve been using this awesome drugstore foundation for a few years now and I always go back to it. It gives your skin such a pretty, natural finish and is so lightweight on the skin. Bonus points – it has SPF 20!
Concealer: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer
This is the best everyday concealer I’ve found at the drugstore and stands strong against the Tarte Shape Tape. If that one’s out of your budget, give this one a go. Read My Review Here
Does a better bronzer even exist? I think not! The PF Butter Bronzer is my holy grail and I love the huge shade range. I love using the shade sun kissed bronzer to warm up the face and the sculpting one for contouring.
Blush: Milani Baked Blush
Another ride or die drugstore makeup product is the gorgeous baked blush from Milani. These blushes really are so beautiful and have a touch of shimmer that gives you both color and glow.
Blush Palette: e.l.f. Blush Palette
This is hands-down the best affordable blush palette ever and the pigmentation is amazing! The size and packaging is also perfect for traveling.
Related: Best Drugstore Blushes Under $10
Highlighter: Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder
A blinding highlighter under $5? Yes, please! These highlighting powders are total stunners and are easily one of my favorite drugstore makeup products ever.
Highlighter Palette: Makeup Revolution Soph x Highlighter Palette
If you’re more of a palette person, do yourself a favor and pick up this affordable highlighter palette. All the shades are stunning and it will definitely give you that amazing glow you’ve been looking for.
Related: 10 Best Drugstore Highlighters
Finishing Powder: Maybelline New York Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder
I’ve tried a lot of finishing/setting powders over the years, but this one has to be my favorite drugstore powder. It sets your makeup beautifully without making your skin look cakey or dry and is great for setting the undereye area.
Setting Spray: NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
There’s no reason to pay $$$ for setting sprays when NYX has an amazing one for less than $10. I LOVE the Matte finish setting spray for year round, but also love their dewy setting spray for summertime.
Makeup Sponge: Real Techniques Miracle Sponge
I ditched splurging on a beauty blender a long time ago once I tried out these miracle sponges at the drugstore. They’re super affordable, soft, and blend my makeup like a dream.
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Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves For The Eyes
Eyeshadow Palette: BH Cosmetics Hangin in Hawaii Palette
I fell in love with this affordable, gorgeous eyeshadow palette last year and haven’t been able to put it down since. It has the perfect warm shades and a mixture of both mattes and shimmers for creating so many looks. Check Out Swatches Here
Mascara Primer: L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer
If you’re not priming your lashes before applying mascara, now’s the time to start. This affordable lash primer is a total gem at the drugstore and people always think I’m wearing falsies when I use it with my two mascara faves below.
Volumizing Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
The TooFaced BTS Mascara might be one of my high end mascara favorites, but when I’m on a budget, this mascara is my go-to! It’s a total dupe and makes the lashes look simply gorgeous.
Lengthening Mascara: L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
Forever my favorite lengthening drugstore mascara will be the L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara. It lengthens, separates, and makes the lashes look bold and beautiful.
Waterproof Eyeliner: Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner
Nobody has time for raccoon eyes when wearing eyeliner. This waterproof kohl liner from Rimmel wears awesome throughout the day and is perfect for lining the waterline.
Long-Lasting Eyeliner: NYX Epic Ink Liner
I love a good winged eyeliner look and this liner from NYX has been my ride or die for years now. It’s super bold and long-lasting, and so easy to apply.
Liquid Eyeshadows: Covergirl Exhibitionist Liquid Glitter Eyeshadows
These are a fairly recent discovery of mine, but I LOVE these liquid eyeshadows from Covergirl. The Stila glitter eyeshadows are super pricey and honestly the glitter fall-out can be a bit of an annoyance. These are less glittery, but just as gorgeous and perform amazing
Brow Pencil: NYX Micro Brow Pencil
My favorite drugstore brow pencil is the NYX Microbrow Pencil. It’s a total dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pencil and really can’t be beat.
Lashes: Ardell Faux Mink Demi Wispies
My FAVE drugstore falsies EVER! They’re perfect for when you want something simple for everyday or when you want to glam it up. The invisible band also makes them look super natural.
Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves For The Lips
Liquid Lipstick: Maybelline SuperStay Matte Liquid Lipstick
Maybelline has always been of my fave drugstore makeup brands for lip products and these long-lasting liquid lipsticks are so pretty. They have such a nice matte finish and come in a ton of shades.
For everyday lipsticks I love these creamy matte lipsticks which have nice hydrating and creamy finish with a great color payoff. 9 times out of 10 these lipsticks are what I have on my lips.
Another oldie but goodie are these lipliners, which are under $4 each! There’s so many beautiful shades to choose from and they last forever.
Tinted Lip Cream: Physicians Formula Butter Lip Creams
If you love tinted lip balms for everyday wear, DEFINITELY check out these butter lip creams from Physicians Formula. I’ve been obsessed with them since they first released last year and the colors are unbelievably gorgeous and pigmented. Check Out All 12 Lip Swatches Here
Lip Gloss: NYX Butter Gloss
These butter lip glosses are gorgeous and make your lips look so full and plump. I love using these by themselves or over top some of my favorite lipsticks.
Hope you enjoyed today’s post with 25 Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves. Pick some of these amazing drugstore products up ASAP to update your makeup collection this year! Which of these drugstore makeup products is one of your favorites too? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara
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