I’ve been on a hunt recently for affordable, yet high-performing products at the drug store. Usually, I’ll find a product or two I like, use it for a few weeks, and then revert back to a higher end alternative that I feel does a better job. Not with these guys, though.
Although “lip products” is in the title here I’ll mention the above eyeshadows to start [because decent shadows are, to me, the most difficult to find at the drug store]. They are Maybelline’s Expert Wear Eyeshadows in Nude Glow [top] and The Glo Down [bottom], and holy cow – are they good. Buttery, pigmented, and long-lasting, even without use of primer. I’m crazy about these everyday shades – perfect for the upcoming spring/summer months paired with a slick of black liner.
And for the main attraction here – lots of lipsticks and gloss options that won’t break the bank. If you’re looking for an everyday lipstick that’s comfortable to wear and has great pigmentation, I give you Burt’s Bees Nile Nude, a great nude shade that won’t wash you out, and Milani matte lipstick in Naked, a deeper browny-nude-pink that has a lovely velvety-yet-non-drying texture. If you want more of a balm-lipstick hybrid, absolutely check out Maybelline’s Baby Lips Color Balm Crayons, and Revlon’s HD Gel Lipstick in HD Sand [my personal fave]. If liquid lipstick is more your thing, you’ll love Cover Girl’s latest outlast liquid lipsticks – the formula is gorgeous, it sets in seconds, and stays put. If you’re a gloss girl, Burt’s Bees’ variety is super glossy as well as moisturizing, and this sheer, shimmerless peach makes my lips appear more plump. Rimmel’s Stay Glossy gloss is also a great find – there are a lot of really pretty color options, and the formula is definitely on the long-lasting side. Last but certainly not least, NYX’s lip pencil in sugar glass – aka, the most perfect nude lip liner at the drug store, or, potentially anywhere. I’ve used this to fill in my entire lip in the morning, and the color will still be there at the end of the day. So. Good. You. Guys.
Finally, I had to mention one of my all-time favorite drugstore products, as it has made its way back into my handbag for quick touch-ups: L’Oreal’s True Match concealer. This little guy is really creamy, totally conceals dark circles and any sort of spot, and has incredible lasting power.
What beauty products have you been loving at the drug store?