I’m all about budgeting and with drugstore makeup companies really stepping up their game, there’s nothing that makes me happier than finding a cheaper version of a high end product! ? You can get all glammed up without breaking the bank!
Here are some of my tried and true drugstore gems:
L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise
I can’t say enough about this mascara! It’s literally changed my life, lol. Well, I’m being dramatic but it is pretty damn amazing. This mascara makes my lashes so long and thick and the formula doesn’t flake off. If you haven’t already tried it, it’s definitely worth checking out.
E.L.F. Cosmetics Instant Lift Brow Pencil
My eyebrows are nearly nonexistent thanks to over plucking them when I was in high school and coupled with the fact the hairs are lighter than my natural hair color (I mean, what’s that all about??), so leaving the house without doing my brows is non-negotiable. This eyebrow pencil from E.L.F. is my go to because it glides easy but stays put throughout the day (even during my workout). Plus it’s only $2…you can’t beat that with a stick!
Maybelline FIT ME! Matte + Poreless Foundation
I’ve used this foundation religiously for years now. It gives me perfect full-coverage without caking up my skin. Plus they have a huge shade range so it caters to all skin tones. Maybelline really hit one out of the ballpark when they made this foundation. If you don’t groove on the matte finish, then they also have one with a more satin finish, too!
L’oréal Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Concealer
If you like Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer, but don’t like the price tag, then you need to try this concealer from L’oreal. It’s the EXACT dupe for Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer but you can snag it for almost half the price!
Maybelline Fit Me Set + Smooth Pressed Powder
Another Maybelline oldie but goodie. 🙂 This powder doesn’t look powdery at all and gives a beautiful finish to the skin. I even use it to set my under eye concealer because it doesn’t cake up — it’s very smooth and soft.
NYX Professional Makeup Long Lasting Slim Lip Pencil
These are the only lip pencils I use. They’re inexpensive and NYX offers a wide variety of colors. There’s really no reason to even buy high end lip pencils when these are made in the same lab (FACT) as the more expensive brands and are under $5.
Hopefully this article helps out those of you who are looking for some budget friendly glam alternatives! 🙂 Let me know what some of your favorite drugstore beauty products are. I’d love to try them out!
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