I’ll admit to being a make up snob. The fancy packaging, the scent of expensive perfume wafting in the air…Sephora and Ulta get me every time.
But. I have plenty of drugstore favorites that I will hang onto until the end of time. Fancy primers and palettes may come and go, but listen to me when I tell you that you NEED these staples in your life. They’re tried, true and CHEAP!!
We all need a good lotion on hand, but I love this one in particular. I tend to get bumps on my upper arms/thighs, and this smooths them right away and gets my legs ready for Summer.
I don’t use a tanning bed, so I love this lotion for giving my legs a little color!! I am ghostly white, and with a baby around, ain’t nobody got time to go get spray tans. This is the easiest and cheapest option around, and I’m always pleased with the results.
This stuff has been around since your granny’s days for a reason — it works!! Moisturizing is SO important for your face, and this is such a thick, rich cream without a heavy scent. Use morning and night and your skin will thank you. (not literally)
By the time I go to bed, I am so wiped out, I am honestly tempted to skip face washing. BUT Y’ALL — DON’T. Don’t skip face washing ever ever EVERRRRR.
Seriously. You want that gunk clogging your pores and mucking up your pillow case all night? Um…no. These wipes are great because they wash your face and remove your make up at the same time. They work great and they don’t make my eyes burn or my skin feel all weird like some of the other wipes do.
I am in LOVE with this concealer. I have struggled for years to find a good one — and tried PLENTY of expensive brands. And this beats ALL of them by a long shot. It’s easy to apply, covers my dark circles, doesn’t settle into fine lines, and the fair color is pale enough for my skin and doesn’t look orange. PERFECTION.
I firmly believe in a good, loose, translucent powder, and I love this one from L’Oreal. It’s great for setting your make – up when you don’t need a ton of coverage.
I’ve always loved Covergirl Blush, and these sets come with 3 colors — one blush, one for highlighting, and one for contouring. There is a shade for everyone, and it’s such a great bargain!!
I firmly believe that you won’t find a better mascara for the price. It isn’t too thick, isn’t too thin, and never clumps. Love. It.
Not only is this quick and easy to swipe on, but it doubles as an inexpensive primer!! So wear it alone, or layer it with your favorite eyeshadow. Either way, you’re good.
You can always pick these up at Target for an incredibly cheap price. If we’re being honest, the colors aren’t the best when it comes to pigmentation or longevity. BUT. Pair them with a eyshadow primer, and you’re good. And it’s a great way to experiment with colors and looks BEFORE pulling the trigger on that expensive palette from Sephora you’ve had your eye on.
Flower is the new line by Drew Barrymore, and I am in love with this lip tint. There are several colors to choose from, but this Dewy Rose is my favorite. It’s the perfect red because it’s buildable — you can go sheer, or layer it on for a darker look. Because it’s pencil shaped, it’s also easy to outline your lips. Because the crazy clown is NOT a good look.
I struggle with finding a good LIPSTICK. Not a gloss, not a tint, but a good, old fashioned, non shimmer, non matte lipstick. These are perfect. They are cheap, they don’t dry your lips, and come in tons of great shades. The pinks are my favorite — so many good ones to choose from!! (Paris is a great shade, if you’re looking)
Shelly swears by this gloss. It’s cheap and has a slightly red tint and lots of shine.
I’m sure I’m forgetting a few, but these are definitely my drugstore staples. What are your favorite drugstore beauty products?
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