Who says you have to sacrifice your sensibilities and set your wallet on fire to find truly fabulous beauty products? Whoever they are, ignore them. Please. Because they have no idea what they’re talking about. 🙂
There are many marvelous drugstore makeup products out there, and here are five of my current favorites. I use ’em and love ’em a lot.
Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs ($7.49)
Is it possible to own too many nude lipsticks? — like, where someone would come over to your house, see your makeup collection and say, “No, no, no! You cannot have that many nude lipsticks! I’m sorry, but it’s against the rules, and I’m telling on you…”
A girl can never have too many nude lipsticks. Am I right?! Maybelline’s Color Sensational The Buffs lipsticks have a smooth, satiny finish and lots of pigment, and they apply fully opaque. Basically, they’re the ish.
They’re available in 10 shades and various nude tones, but my top love is warm peachy beige Stormy Sahara. I ESPECIALLY love it with smokey eyes. It’s available now online and at drugstores and Ulta.
Oh! — and FYI, Ulta is currently offering a buy one, get one for 50% off deal on these.
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation ($12.99)
I’ve raved about this foundation before, and you know what? I’m going to rave about it again. Because it’s the very definition of a drugstore gem.
If you like that dewy skin look, try L’Oreal True Match Lumi. I think it’s the best drugstore foundation on the market, hands-down. It’s great. I swear on my tabby’s fluffy thighs… Yes, it’s that serious, boo-boo!
It’s $12.99 and comes in a bunch of shades, and the formula applies effortlessly and looks natural, so you won’t end up with fake-@ss cyborg skin. Just real skin that looks more even toned and luminous.
I love this stuff so much that I’m getting another bottle in a darker shade to mix with my current bottle of Sun Beige and customize my own color. It’s available now online and at drugstores, Target and Ulta (note: it’s currently on sale at Ulta right meow for $7.79).
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black ($9.99)
An intense, rich black gel liner with all-day staying power, Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black is easily one of the best gel liners around. Period. It’s also easy to draw crisp edges with it (FYI, though, you may as well ditch the included brush).
Oh, and it also doubles as an eyeshadow base. I use it all the time under jewel-toned greens and blues to boost the intensity of those colors. Available now online and at drugstores, Target and Ulta.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer ($6.99)
Creamy Maybelline Fit Me Concealer doesn’t look like caked-on plaster because it blends and buffs beautifully.
I’m very picky about my under-eye concealers, and this is the only drugstore one I’ve ever repurchased. Because it’s just plain good and affordable. It’s also available in six shades, with a couple that are ideal for darker skin tones, which is great. None of them are too pink or beige, so they’re all pretty neutral. Available now online and at drugstores and Ulta (there’s also a buy one, get one for 50% off deal now at Ulta).
Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze ($4.99)
I’ve mentioned Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze not too long ago. Basically, it’s a matte golden tan bronzer that blends well, doesn’t look excessively orange, and it’s only $4.99, BAM! In other words, it’s a pan filled with awesome sauce, and it’s available online now and at drugstores and Ulta.
These definitely aren’t the only drugstore products I like, but they’re the first five that just came to mind. And I lurve them all.
What about your drugstore faves? Anything you think I really need to try? Come on, rock my world! 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,