I love some of my drugstore makeup maybe even more than the ones from higher-end brands for the affordable price and accessibility.
In this post, I would like to share my favorites as well as my color picks. :)
First, my picks for Lippies...:)
I was once again reminded that I really like Revlon lippies.
Sorry I am not able to provide a good variety here, but they are all good in my book!
*L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Tender Mauve
My most-worn sheer lipstick. I love this sophisticated mauve color that goes great with any smokey eye look.
*Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
If you have to pick one color from the Lip Butter line, this is it!
Honestly, I am not that crazy about Lip Butters anymore (I know, the blasphemy!), but I love love this shade. A perfect "My Lips But Better" color.
*Revlon Matte Lipstick in In The Red
The matte lipstick line from Revlon is just excellent both in wear and colors.
I love this matte cool toned retro red.
*Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Candy Pink
This range is being overlooked after the sister range (Lip Butters) came along, but it is a great lipstick line. I wish they offered more colors, though.
Candy Pink is a gorgeous medium barbie pink with slightly sheer finish.
*Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Lilac Pastelle
This lipgloss range holds a special place in my heart since it made me appreciate drugstore makeup for the first time in my makeup life.
Lilac Pastelle is such a pretty feminine lavender shade.
*Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten
You can read my reviews and swatches here.
Smitten is a vibrant berry color and my favorite! :)
(Oh boy, it is getting longer than I anticipated...)
Next is my picks for Base makeup.
*Revlon ColorStay Mineral Makeup Finishing Powder in Brighten
It creates such a pretty glow and brightens up my complexion. Very comparable to MAC Mineralize Skinfinish.
*e.l.f. High Definition Powder
This is my holy grail finishing powder. I don't want to be without this!
You can read my review here.
*Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Buff
Hands down my favorite drugstore foundation.
I wish it came with a perfect color match for me but I find Buff is still workable.
I use the dry skin type and this lasts all day on me without looking heavy.
It photographs very well, too. ;)
(I must admit I am not a big fan of drugstore eyeshadows, generally speaking.)
*Revlon Colorstay 12 hour Eyeshadow quad in Sandstorm
My absolute favorite.
See my rave and swatch for this gem Here.
See my rave and swatch for this gem Here.
*Almay trio eyeshadows in any colors
Great drugstore pressed power type eyeshadow range.
I like this better than some of the higher-end products. They are hypoallergenic and have velvety finish.
*L'Oreal infallible in Bronzed Taupe
You might remember my long series of posts on this range. Bronzed Taupe is my favorite. Such a pretty shimmery taupe with depth!
My picks for Blush
*Milani Baked Blush in Coralina
I am not super impressed with the wear of this line, but I love the unique colors. Coralina is a beautiful shimmery (glittery!) coral that made even someone like me who usually prefers pink blushes swoon.;)
*Jane Blushing Cheeks in Blushing Orchid Shimmer
It is a shame we can't see this blush in drugstores anymore (Jane went out of business years ago), but it is still my top 5 pink blush.
Mascara & Eyeliner
*L'Oreal Voluminous False Lashes Fiber Mascara WP in Blackest Black
It is my favorite of the moment although I am still searching for "The Mascara".
It does a good job naturally thickening & lengthening my lashes.
*Milani Lquif'eye metallic eye liner pencil in Black
My favorite waterproof eyeliner. I use this daily to line my upper waterlines.
Lastly, nail polishes
*Revlon All Fired Up
A beautiful retro pin-up red. A must try!
Love Chanel Paradoxal? Get this instead. It is a dead-on dupe. :)
*Milani Black Cherry
If you like vampy nails, this is a must as well.
Beautiful shimmery red plum color.
I guess over the years I've learned to shop more wisely from drugstores.
I don't randomly go downstairs (Yes, there is a drugstore located on the first floor of my apt building.) and browse through the isles and end up hauling unnecessary stuff anymore. ;p
I always make sure to read reviews and swatches from blogs first and I also have this general rule of "Never buy unless they are on sale" since they go on sale ever so often. ;)
Hope you enjoyed this post.
Please feel free to share your favorites as well in your comments.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week! :)