A Few Drugstore Makeup Favorites

by - Monday, January 13, 2020

Drugstore makeup has always been close to my heart, and I've definitely got my favorites in this department...

Catrice Glam & Doll Mascara
The Catrice Glam  & Doll Mascara is one of my favorite drugstore mascaras, despite it being discontinued like every other product I've ever loved in my life. It is lightweight, curls my lashes, and doesn't flake all over your perfectly concealed undereyes.

L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara
The L'oreal Lash Paradise mascara is a dupe for the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara, and having tried both, I really can't tell the difference between the two! Even if it wasn't a dupe, I still love the Lash Paradise mascara for it's affordability and the shape of its wand: that hourglass shaped wand that lifts your lashes and also gives them volume.

Milani Pure Passion Palette
The Milani Pure Passion Palette gives off total Tarte Tartelette Toasted palette vibes-they both have 12 colors, but the Pure Passion palette is slightly more rose toned, instead of being straight up warm and orange like the Toasted palette. The Pure Passion palette is also one of the best drugstore palettes for its value-$20 for 12 shadows (that divides up to $1.67 per shadow), as it's not powdery like the other drugstore palettes I've used.

No7 Perfect Light Loose Setting Powder
The No7 Perfect Light Loose Setting Powder is easily my holy grail drugstore loose powder mainly because of how matte it keeps me, but also, it doesn't make you look chalky. Some people have likened it to being a dupe for the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, and honestly? I could totally see it.

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush 
Max Factor is not a brand that you can easily get in the States, but I knew I had to get my hand on one of the Creme Puff blushes from them as I've seen them on British Youtubers' videos, and I got the color Nude Mauve, which is a beautiful muted mauve and is a perfect dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure.

Milani Rose Powder Blush
The Rose Powder Blushes are my favorite matte drugstore blush. They apply beautifully, stay on, and each blush has a rose embossed on the product, making it the perfect princess drugstore blush. I own three of these: Romantic Rose, a beautiful nude pink and is a dupe for Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed, Tea Rose, a neutral but bright pink, and Blossomtime Rose, which is only available at Target and the Milani Website and is a shimmery peachy pink.

Joah Beauty I'm Your Jelly Bae Gel Lipstick
The Joah I'm Your Bae lipstick looks cheap, feels cheap, but the product itself is something else-it's matte, but doesn't feel drying at all, and because it's a gel formula, it's also lightweight, although upon application it tugs at your mouth a little bit. I have the color Hubby, which is a neutral mauve.

Nyx Can't Stop Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation
After seeing a few Yolutubers test this foundation out, I knew I had to grab it because this foundation checks off two of the things I love the most in a foundation: full coverage to cover the sins on my face and matte to hide the oily slick I am. The Can't Stop, Won't Stop foundation retails at $15, but is currently half off at Ulta

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation
The MUR Conceal & Define is my most used drugstore concealer primarily because of the applicator-it resembles the Tarte Face Tape foundation, and it is also full coverage and matte-two things I completely love in a foundation.

What are your favorite drugstore makeup products?

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