I have tried a ton of drugstore products. I’m always on the search for new inexpensive products that perform just like their more expensive counterparts. I’ve got to admit, I watch beauty videos on Youtube almost every single night on my iPad as I’m getting ready for bed. It’s just turned into a routine and I enjoy learning from the beauty “gurus” I follow. They are always featuring interesting products and introducing me to the latest “it” product. In fact, I learned about every single one of these products below from the Youtube girls I follow.
Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream for Combination/Oily Skin (Light/Medium) // I wear this almost every single day and have barely made a dent in the tube after about three months of use. A little goes a long way. The coverage is better than any other BB Cream I’ve tried and unlike others, it doesn’t slip off my skin by the middle of the day.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (Color 210) // This product makes your skin look glowy from within. I wouldn’t recommend it for very oily skin types. It provides light to medium coverage, but really keeps your skin looking natural and fresh. Plus, it has sunscreen – extra points!
Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer (Fair) // If you’re a lover of the YSL Touche Eclat, I dare you to try this. For $5, you can’t go wrong. It performs just as well as many high end brighteners I’ve tried. This is not a full coverage concealer. This is best to brighten the under eye area and to highlight other areas of the face, like the bridge of the nose, the cupids bow, etc. This stays in my purse and is a great mid-afternoon refresher!
Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Dance // This is a major dupe for Nars Laguna. It’s not milled quite as fine, but to me, it looks just the same once applied to the face. It’s not too brown, not too orange… just a perfect sunkissed color. Did I mention it’s like $3?
Maybelline Vivids Lipstick // These are too perfect. Creamy and pigmented (although I always recommend wearing lip balm underneath lipstick). They have a great color selection and stay put for a long time. My newest favorite is a fuschia plum called “Brazen Berry.”
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr // This product is so incredibly similar to MAC’s paint pots. Maybe not quite as creamy, but they last wayyy longer on the eyelids than the paint pots. These are beautiful to be worn alone or layered under other shadows. My absolute faves are “Bad to the Bronze” and “Tough as Taupe.”
NYX Super Skinny Marker // I honestly didn’t expect to find an eyeliner I loved more than Clinique’s gel liner. Well, I don’t know if I love this one more, but I do love it just as much. This is a breeze to apply and lasts all day long. I love how skinny the felt tip is because it really allows me to build up my line to whatever thickness I want. Plus, it’s thin enough for me to wing out my liner pretty easily!
NYX Wonder Pencil (Light) // This is a multi-purpose pencil. It’s basically a concealer pencil, but I use it to line my lower water line of my eyes. It really brightens up my eyes and makes me look more awake on days I’m lacking in the Zzzz department.
Maybelline “The Rocket” Mascara // Lengthens, volumizes, curls, separates… it does it all. Please don’t ever spend your money on expensive mascara. Drugstores have such great options!
I had no idea I liked Maybelline so much before writing this post! Do y’all own any of these products and like them just as much as I do? Have any drugstore “holy grail” items in your collection? Do tell!