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I’ve spent countless hours walking the aisles of the beauty department at my local CVS. Listen, I grew up on Maybelline, L’Oreal, Covergirl, even Rimmel London – and I loved every single second of it. I switch shades of lip gloss on my wrist while choosing the next best contouring stick. Even sometimes I’ve left it to chance and simply picked a product for its pretty packaging aesthetic. Guilty.
But over the years, with the light of social media and of course personal experimentation, I’ve returned to my roots and embraced the magic of drugstore beauty. We all know that if you’re looking for an affordable version of your favorite high-end product, the internet has probably already done the research for you.
As for me, I can only endorse the drugstore beauty finds now living rent-free in my makeup bag after years of scouting the drugstore scene — both virtually and online. Oh, and I kinda made it through my high school phase on the two-tone-too-light foundation, too. I would call that remarkable.
Dive below into the world of seven drugstore makeup products that will not only save you hard-earned money, but also give you a flawless finish.
Coty Airspun Translucent Loose Face Powder
It’s lightweight, comes in six shades, and smells like cotton linen fresh out of the dryer. The brand puts its stamp on this loose face powder
as “the best kept beauty secret since 1935”. It comes with a powder puff applicator (true vintage I’d say) and can be used to set the face and bake while contouring.
Bare With Me Moisturizing Concealer Serum
Available in a range of shades, NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Hydrating Concealer Serum is a hydrating and non-cakey must-have that conceals acne, blemishes, dark circles and redness.
L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara in the shade Carbon Black
A smudge-proof mascara
that brings your eyelashes to new lengths. It has an ultra-thin spoolie brush that glides smoothly over the lash while adding all the volume. Clump free and unlike any other, I’ve been using this mascara since the beginning of my makeup days.
Maybelline Lifter lip gloss with hyaluronic acid
I have to give it to the internet in this case. Shade Topaz is the exact replica of my favorite Fenty lip gloss. Due to its hyaluron component, the Maybelline Lifter Gloss
fills lips without the tingling and redness that not everyone (including me) is a fan of.
Milani baked blush
she is not only pretty to look at. Milani baked blush
Blushes the apple of the cheekbones with a hint of pigmented color while adding some highlight to the skin.
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation Stick
From the start of my contour days I’ve been looking towards a foundation stick
for gentle and precise application. My drugstore contour favorite has to go to the wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation Stick. It has a creamy formula that comes in 21 shades for different skin tones.
Physicians Formula #InstaReady Fixing Spray
The Physicians Formula #InstaReady Setting Spray
is really versatile. I moisturize and prep skin with this product before applying makeup and can also be used as the last step in your makeup routine to set the look. Long lasting and gets your photo ready without underlying products oxidizing.
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