Hey girl hey! Today I am sharing my full face of drugstore makeup! To entertain myself during quarantine, I ordered a bunch of drugstore makeup products to try that I had never used before. I realized that most products in my current makeup routine were more high-end buys from Sephora so I wanted to see if I could find any drugstore options that I liked just as much (or better!). I have been trying out these drugstore products for weeks and surprisingly, I have started reaching for a few of them over my high-end products now!
Full Face of Drugstore Makeup
1. e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer, $6 – This is a dupe to the Bare Minerals Prime Time primer that I’ve used for years. The e.l.f. product contains half the amount of the Bare Minerals product, but it is still more cost effective at only $6.
2. Pixie Under-Eye Color Corrector, $12 – THIS. PRODUCT. IS. AMAZING. I will be repurchasing this product…forever. It totally covers my dark under-eye circles. I love wearing this under concealer, as well as by itself on no-makeup days.
3. FIT me! Dewy + Smooth Maybelline Foundation | Shade: Nude Beige, $5.39 – I didn’t really have any expectations for this foundation, but this product totally blew me away! I Googled “best drugstore foundations” and this one came up with great reviews by makeup artists. I apply this with a large beauty sponge and I am stunned at how flawless it looks on my skin. Lately, I have been reaching for this over my high-end foundations.
4. e.l.f. Hydrating Camo Concealer | Shade: Light Beige, $6 – e.l.f.’s concealers are said to be dupes to Tarte’s Shape Tape. I do find my Tarte Shape Tape to be a little drying so I opted for the hydrating version of the Camo Concealer. I can’t really do an apples-to-apples comparison since I am comparing Tarte’s normal concealer to e.l.f.’s hydrating one (Tarte does have a hydrating concealer that I have not tried), but the e.l.f. concealer provided just about as much coverage as the Tarte Shape Tape.
5. e.l.f HD Loose Powder, $6 – I’ve been using this loose powder for about a year now to set my concealer and I love it! I prefer to use this powder under my eyes, as I have found that it really helps prevent my concealer from sinking into any fine lines. I don’t use it on my entire face because it is pretty white (even though it sets sheer).
6. Airspun Loose Face Powder | Shade: 011 Naturally Neutral, $6 – I heard this powder was a dupe for the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder… and I would agree with that. The only thing I don’t love about this product is the scent. It has a very… old lady scent to it (which a lot of the reviews did note). Overall, I am more than happy to pay $6 for this setting powder (2.3 oz.) vs. $39 for the Laura Mercier powder (1 oz.).
7. Physicans Formula Butter Bronzer | Shade: Light, $13: This product is a cult favorite and I really enjoy it, as well! I’m glad I went with the lightest shade since I’m super pale. It gave me just enough of a bronze-y glow without looking cakey.
8. Milani Baked Powder Blush | Shade: Petal Primavera, $7: This blush is such a pretty shade of pink! I am a huuuge fan of my usual Tarte blushes so in comparison, this Milani blush is definitely not as pigmented or high quality. However, I will definitely keep using this Milani blush + I’ll likely travel with it so I don’t have to drag my entire Tarte palette with me.
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9. e.l.f. Baked Highlighter |Shade: Moonlight Pearls, $4 – For $4, I had to try this highlighter… For a super cheap highlighter, it’ll do the job, but it’s not very pigmented. If you don’t want a lot of highlight or don’t use highlighter often, this product isn’t terrible… I just prefer my more pigmented/higher quality highlighters.
10. Juleep Creme-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick | Shade: Champagne Shimmer, $14 – I don’t typically use creme eyeshadows, but I figured I would give this a try. I am definitely not a fan of this product as it does not apply smoothly and it creases throughout the day. Plus, I think $14 is a bit much for a brand I’ve never heard of…
11. Milani Stay Put Eyeliner | Shade: Brown, $7 – This eyeliner is almost a dupe for my holy grail Sephora Collection eyeliner, however, this product is SO hard to remove! It really does…stay put. Even when using makeup remover. For that reason, I think I’ll stick to my Sephora Collection eyeliners.
12. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer | $7 – I’ve been using this lash primer for over a year and I love it! It is definitely a must in my makeup routine with most mascaras. It helps lengthen and separate your lashes prior to applying mascara.
13. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara | $10 – This has been my favorite drugstore mascara for over a year now. It really adds volume and it doesn’t go on clumpy!
14. e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil | Shade: Taupe, $2 – I should have known that for $2, this was not going to be great. When applying it, it feels like a cheap oil pastel and the pigmentation is not very good. You can’t get any definition with this pencil so for those reasons… I threw it away.
15. NYX Liquid Lipstick | Shade: 11 Baby Doll, $7 – I am usually not a fan of liquid lipstick, but I saw this pretty nude color and decided to give it a try. I actually really like this product a lot! I especially love this color for everyday wear.
16. NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray | $3.50 (travel size) – This setting spray is great! It definitely provides a matte finish and keeps my makeup looking fresh all day. I will be repurchasing this!
I hope you found some new drugstore makeup products to try! What has been your best drugstore makeup purchase?!
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