Having a variety of prestige products in your beauty arsenal is nice, but it isn’t anymore necessary than having a bunch of designer active wear. It doesn’t have to be pricey to get the job done. And when it comes to makeup, there are so many drugstore brands that have the same high quality as the department and specialty store brands. It is possible to get an impeccable beat using only drugstore cosmetics.
In this video posted earlier this summer, beauty influencer Bella Michele executed a flawless face using only drugstore makeup. I was inspired by this because, as much as I love to feel fancy with expensive beauty splurges, my budget doesn’t always care about my feelings. I don’t quite have the hand skills as she does, but I’m happy as long as the products hold up through the day.
From primer and foundation, to contour and highlight, you can purchase it all at affordable prices, without looking cheap. Here are my picks for an all drugstore look that’ll still give you a flawless beat.
NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer
This primer is silky so it’s easy to apply with your fingertips or a blender. It’s a great primer for any skin type, and comes in additional colors for correcting and concealing.
I’ve been using Milani blushes for more than a decade. They warm up my face without stripping my wallet, and they always have so many colors to choose from so I can change up my look with each occasion.
This two-step lip stain truly gives you all day color in the prettiest hues. Instead of only applying the balm over the color, use it before also, giving you the most moisture so lips don’t dry out so quickly through the day.