Makeup Must Haves (Drugstore Edition)


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If you are looking for affordable make up to have on hand, look no further. I have made a list of several drugstore options for each category of makeup. Let’s get started.

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So I figure I will go about this in the way that we apply makeup. Starting first of course with primers.


Milani Prime Shield Mattifying + Pore-Minimizing Face Primer, Transparent, 0.68 Fluid Ounce. This primer will smooth your skin and fill in pores to make your skin look flawless. This is also a mattifying product that anyone with oily skin will love. This will extend the life of you makeup.


Milani Prime Light Strobing + Pore-Minimizing Face Primer. This primer minimizes pores while adding a luminous look to your skin. This will give you a natural glow when worn under makeup.


NYX Cosmetics Honey Dew Me Up Primer, 0.77 Ounce. This primer boasts great skin care as well as the smoothing effect of a great primer. Loaded with honey which has antisepctic properties, collagen which help your skin to stay tight and firm, and gold flakes for a boost of radiance.

These are all great choices from the drugstore depending on what you are looking for.



Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation Concealer, Natural, 1.0 Fluid OunceThis foundation is the best at the drugstore when looking for full coverage. It has the concealer built in. If you love full coverage but hate the price tags of the expensive foundations, then you will love this. It feels like high end foundations. This will cover any imperfections on your skin.


L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation Makeup, 101 Classic Ivory, 1 fl. oz.This foundation is Matte. Anyone with oily skin will love this foundation. It has medium coverage but can be buildable if you apply mulitple light layers. This makeup is a favorite among many for several reasons. One being the affordable price tag.


Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Plus Poreless Foundation Makeup, Coconut 355, 1 Fluid Ounce. This foundation sits on your skin like high end make up. And you just can’t beat the price. This foundation does exactly what it says on the bottle. It is matte and it minimizes the appearance of pores for a flawless face.


wet n wild Photo Focus Foundation, Amber Beige, 1 Fluid Ounce This foundation has quickly become the foundation everyone is obsessed with in the beauty world. It’s cheap price tag and amazing quality is astonishing. This foundation is about medium to full coverage depending on how you apply this foundation. It does dry very fast so I suggest working quickly with a damp beauty sponge like Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (2 sponges in each pack)

All in all, if you look hard you will find some truly stunning foundations at the drugstore.



Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer, Light, 0.2 fl. oz. this concealer is excellent for under the eyes. It immediately lessens the appearance of wrinkles and cover dark circles.


Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer, 15 Fair, 0.23 Fluid Ounce this concealer has long been said to be the dupe of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Custard. It has the same texture and close to the same coverage. Just make sure you set with a fine powder after apply.


NYX Cosmetics Concealer Jar, Beige, 0.25 Ouncethis concealer is full coverage and a ticker consistency. I recommend using this on a very tiny precision brush to pat over any blemishes you may have or any spots on your skin you want to cover.

These concealers are the best at the drugstore.



Maybelline New York Facestudio Master Fix Setting Plus Perfecting Powder, Translucent, 0.21 Ounce this powder is very finly milled and used with a damp beauty sponge can be used as a bake. This powder will not let your concealer move once you set it. Be careful to use small amounts to avoid cake face.


NYX Cosmetics Studio Finishing Powder, Translucent Finish, 0.21 Ounce this powder will leave your skin looking MATTE. If you have oily skin you will love this face powder. Like with the one above it can be used as a bake and can also be used to set the whole face by lightly dusting it across the face. Be light handed to avoid making your make up look caked on.



Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes, 0.34 Ounce this shadow palette has a beautiful range of light nuetral and pinks to make a soft and feminine look without a huge price tag. This is definitely worth the money.


L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow, Nudes, 0.42 Ounce this palette is similar to the one above but has some different color choices. These palettes are the best at the drugstore.



Milani Baked Blush, Luminoso, 0.12 Ounce this blush has long been said to be a dupe for Nars Orgasm. I have to agree. It has the perfect color payoff to enhance your features. It is a beautiful rosy peach color. You can’t go wrong with this blush.


E.l.f. Blush Palette Light, 0.56 Ounce this palette is amazing! You get 4 different shades so you can mix and match or even create your own custom shade by blending two or more together. This palette is extremely affordable and you can’t go wrong with it’s great quality.



Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer with SPF 15, Reserve Your Cabana [743A] 0.46 oz ( Pack of 1 ) this is technically a bronzer according to wet n wild. But I use this as a highlight all the time. It is a beautiful sheer highlight that adds a subtle glow to your skin.


e.l.f. Baked Highlighter, Moonlight Pearl, 0.17 Ounce this is rated as the #1 Seller on Amazon for a reason. This highlight is absolutely stunning.



wet n wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick, Rebel Rose, 6 Gram This liquid lipstick is pretty good quality considering it is from the drugstore and has such a small price tag. This liquid lip glides on stays put for hours.


NYX Matte Lipstick, Whipped Caviar This is a good matte lipstick. It goes on smoothly and lasts for a good amount of time.



L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, Carbon Black, 0.26 Fluid Ounce this is by far the best mascara at the drugstore. It is super black, makes your lashes look longer and fuller, and doesn’t transfer throughout the day.


COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara Black .44 fl oz (13.1 ml) This is also a great mascara for the price. Talk about VOLUME. If you are wanting voluminous lashes without breaking the bank then give this mascara a try.

Well this rounds up my list of the best makeup from the drugstore. Please share your favorites in the comments below!

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