Drugstore Makeup That’s Overlooked

We’re often conditioned to think that more expensive equals better, but this isn’t always the case – especially when it comes to makeup. Drugstores like CVS and Walmart sell budget friendly lipsticks, concealers, mascaras, and more that are often just as good (if not better) as the expensive stuff. Here are some of our favorite drugstore makeup products that will leave you – and your wallet – satisfied.

Colourpop Super Shock Blush ($8, shop here)

This long-wearing crème powder from Colourpop Cosmetics is buildable and blendable, leaving your cheeks with a natural, healthy-looking flush. Colourpop suggests applying it with a flat synthetic foundation or cheek brush for maximum coverage or a duo fiber brush for a sheer airbrushed look. The Super Shock Blush is available in a range of pink and peach shades to match any skin tone or makeup look.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick ($9.49, shop here)

If you want up to 16 hours of highly pigmented matte lips that won’t smudge and smear, you need this lipstick from Maybelline. It goes on wet, like a gloss, but is set for the long run once it dries. With a special applicator designed to give precision, this lipstick is perfection in any of its 40 super-saturated shades, from nudes and pinks to blues and purples.

L’Oréal Visible Lift Radiance Booster ($12.99, shop here)

A good primer is the key to smooth, even skin, and this brightening primer from L’Oréal is no exception. It’s full of nourishing oils and iridescent pearls that give a radiant glow, but it’s also lightweight, so it won’t settle into fine lines or leave you looking greasy. This primer will also hydrate your skin for up to 24 hours. We say add it to your cart ASAP.

NYX Professional Ultimate Utopia Eyeshadow Palette ($17.99, shop here)

This eyeshadow palette by NYX is exactly what you need to level up your eye makeup game! It contains 16 cruelty-free shades – from warm oranges, pinks, and gold to cool blues and greens – that are plenty pigmented without sacrificing blendability. The colors also range from velvets and mattes to metallic, so the possibilities are endless. For the best application, select three shades: one to buff over the lid, one to blend into the crease, and one to highlight the inner corners and brow bone.

The Takeaway

There’s no need to break the bank just to create stunning makeup looks! These overlooked high-performing products are available at most drugstores, so they’re just what you need to build your perfect look without blowing your budget.

What are some of your favorite drugstore makeup products? Share with us in the comments below!

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