I work in a makeup store, so I’m surrounded by high end beauty products in pretty packaging all the livelong day. Believe me when I tell you that I’m often tempted to buy everything in sight! Obviously that’s not the best idea on a college girl’s budget, so I have to be careful. Luckily, I’ve discovered some great drugstore beauty buys that don’t break the bank! For this week’s Friday Faves, here are my 5 favorite drugstore makeup products:
You can read about my love for this mascara on my Mascaras Worth the Hype post. It’s one of my favorite drugstore makeup products of all time, because it gives such great coverage at an amazing price. This mascara is great for adding volume and making lashes appear really thick and dark. Cost: Under $10.
I love this shade because it’s the exact one I wish I had for my natural lip color! This lipstick keeps my lips moist and the application is really smooth. The color is very pretty and the peach shade pairs very naturally with my skin tone. You can’t go wrong with Revlon matte lipsticks for an everyday look! Cost: Under $10
So many YouTube beauty gurus rave about the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in “Transparent”, but it costs nearly $40! I use the Maybelline dupe and I think it works great! It smells good and keeps the shine away, and that’s all I ask! Cost: Under $10
This blush will always be a winner in my book. I opt for it over high end brands about 85% of the time! The color looks great on my skin and is so natural that I always get compliments. It’s got just the perfect amount of sheen to look luminous, just like the name implies. You can see it in action on my Audrey Hepburn Makeup Lookbook post. Cost: Under $10
My Audrey Hepburn makeup look using Luminoso blush.
If you’re looking for a lightweight foundation that doesn’t appear caked on your skin, Maybelline’s BB Cream is the way to go. It’s very sheer, but it helps to even out your skintone and blur imperfections. It has an SPF 30, so I love that it protects skin while providing a light amount of coverage. Cost: Under $10
Here’s the full list of recommended products:
What are your favorite drugstore makeup products? Let me know in the comments. 🙂 Don’t forget to subscribe on Bloglovin’ so you’ll automatically be notified of any new posts (or subscribe to our newsletter if you prefer a once weekly update). Have a great weekend!
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