How are you doing? Hope you’ve all had a great weekend!
I’ve recently been trying out a few more products from the high street / drugstore, but, since I didn’t know which ones were good, worked and were worth the money, I’ve spent some time doing research and I found quite a few products that people swear by!
So, though I haven’t tried most of them, I thought I’d share with you a list of the most coveted products from the drugstore because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good bargain?
I was surprised to discover that there are so many affordable products out there that are actually worth buying, and that work as well as the more expensive ones. So, since it’s a rather long list, grab a snack, a cup o’tea, and let’s get to it.
Poreless Face Primer, e.l.f.
If we’re being honest, I have to admit: I have very large pores. So I’m always looking for products that are going to give the illusion of smaller (or non-existing!) pores, and apparently this one does just that. It also smooths the skin, leaving you with a flawless base for makeup. Think I’ll be adding this one to my ‘To Try’ list!
Fix & Perfect Makeup Primer, Rimmel
I read a review on this primer, from someone who had a combination of Oily and Dry skin – which’s mine as well, sometimes – , that said this primer made her skin feel flawless, hydrated and smooth. Apparently, it’s a gel-cream consistency (perfect for oily skin!) that feels luxurious, expensive. I’m officially interested (and I’ve been needing a new primer…)!
Fit Me – Matte + Poreless Foundation, Maybelline
I think I’ve found myself a new foundation for the hotter months! People say this’ one of the very best foundations for oily skin, leaving the skin matte all day long. Say no more!
Liquid Camouflage, Catrice
This concealer’s supposed to be the best from the drugstore! People say it conceals even the darkest circles – which is enough for me to make me want to buy one straight away. Also, it’s from Catrice, so it’s super affordable. I’ll definitely be giving this one a try!
Airspun Loose Face Powder, Coty
I’d never heard of this brand before, but this is apparently one of the very best loose powders out there. Mostly so for people with oily skin, I’ve heard it keeps them matte all day long, setting their makeup perfectly in place. Sounds perfect to me!
Butter Bronzer, Physician’s Formula
I’ve heard both Kathleen Lights and Jaclyn Hill raving about this bronzer, so I wasn’t surprised to read it’s apparently one of the best ones you can get at the drugstore. I wish I could get it in France, because I’m in need of a new bronzer, and trying to find a good one from the drugstore. Also, I’m so curious to smell this one, everybody says it smells like a tropical paradise.
Baked Blush, Milani
I’ve had this one in my Shopping Basket a few times already since I’ve heard to many great things about it and it’s supposed to be the best! People say it leaves you with amazing-looking skin, fresh, glowy, healthy. And they’re super affordable, which makes them all the more tempting to get!
Honestly, I hate highlighters! Having grown up with oily skin, that had loads of texture, I’ve always ran creaming for the hills for anything that enhanced the things I hated the most about my skin. However, considering that my skin’s been much better lately, I admit I’ve been finding myself wanting to give (subtle, barely noticeable) highlighters a try. I don’t know, however, if this one fall into that category. But it’s supposed to be one of the best highlighters from the high street!
Eyeshadow Primer, Milani
Well, you can see the results as clearly as I can. I’ve been searching forever for an eyeshadow primer that will make the eyeshadow stay on my lids for at least more than 5 hours, and I hear great things about it. Also, it just makes the colours pop, which’s another plus.
Color Tattoo, Maybelline
I’ve been hearing great things about these shadows for years, and from so many youtubers and bloggers! They’re supposed to be highly pigmented and last all day on the lids. And the colours they come in are stunning! I’ve been wanting to try these for ages, and this post’s just given me more desire to try them.
Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette
This eyeshadow palette’s supposed to give Naked a run for its money. These shadows are said to blend perfectly, have great payoff, no fallout, and be about 1/4 the price of the Naked ones!
Expert Liquid Liner, e.l.f.
If you’re into your liquid liner – I can only use the pen-like, felt tip ones -, then you should apparently try this one. It’s supposed to be very black, apply evenly and last all day long. And it’s by e.l.f., which means it doesn’t get more affordable.
Voluminous – Carbon Black Mascara, L’Oreal
People say this’ one of the best mascaras – if not the best – from the drugstore. It’s supposed to give your lashes amazing volume, while never, never clumping. Heaven! It might just be my next mascara…
Microbrow Pencil, NYX
I’ve actually been tempted to buy this one. It’s apparently a great dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz, the most raved brow pencil ever. I’ve read great things about it and, if I ever end up getting myself a brow pencil, it’ll definitely be this one!
Make Me Brow, Essence
Apparently, this ‘eyebrow gel mascara’ is a great dupe for the Benefit’s Gimme Brow, which I’ve loved! This one’s suuuuper affordable, and works just as well (according to the internet, that is). I’ll be giving it a try for sure!
Butter Lipstick, NYX
If you like your creamy lipsticks, then I hear these are the ones to try! People say they’re both glossy and moisturising, so they’d be great for this time of the year, when we all want our lips to be even more hydrated than normal.
Pretty much anything by Color Pop!
This one’s a no brainer. I’ve been hearing so many great things about Color Pop, about how pigmented and easy to blend their shadows are, and about how their liquid lipsticks are so easy to apply and last all day on the lips. I’ve been dying to try their products!
Makeup Mist & Set, e.l.f.
This setting spray supposedly sets your makeup in place all day long, even in super hot days, when it feels like the rest of your body’s just melting. I think I’ll be giving it a try during Summer, when my skin tends to get oily.
Miracle Complexion Sponge, Real Techniques
This one I have and I can say it’s worth every penny! Super affordable, it leaves your skin looking like itself’s best version, healthy, flawless. Seriously, if you haven’t tried it, just give it a go, you won’t regret it!
I hear nothing but great things about the EcoTools’ brushes! Next brush I need to buy, I know I’ll be looking at these. They’re comparable to the more expensive, luxurious ones, but super affordable instead. Also, if properly taken care of, they’ll last for years. What’s not to love?
Dry Fast Top Coat, Seche Vite
Everyone raves about this product! Personally, since I don’t really paint my nails, I wouldn’t buy it, but it just makes your nail varnish dry faster and look shinier and, overall, perfect!
Have you guys ever tried these products? I’d love to know your opinion!