Hey, y’ all! I wanted to do a recap of all of the best drugstore makeup that I use on a daily basis. These products are my tried and true, and are all great prices! I know there’s a lot, but these are truly products I love, and some I’ve used for years!
Okay, y’all. If you’ve seen my Instagram stories you know that this has done wonders for my acne! I have had some issues with hormonal acne lately, and this stuff cleared up my painful cystic acne in 2 days. I also love this face wash to use before applying the moisturizer as well. But forewarning, you will need to wear sunscreen while using this product as it does make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
After I cleanse my face and before I moisturize, I love to use witch hazel as a toner. It evens out my skin tone and makes sure that I don’t leave any makeup or dirt on my face.
If you LOVE Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray this is the best dupe and half the price! I love this stuff. It sets my makeup and lasts all day.
I love retinol. I love it so much I wrote an entire post about it. It’s magic, and amazing at preventing wrinkles. I will say, if you decide to use the Oil-Free Acne moisturizer I linked above, I would not use the two together. The moisturizer has salicylic acid in it, and retinol and salicylic acid both make the skin sensitive. If you use both together, your skin might become irritated. If you want to create a regimen using both, I suggest using the salicylic acid in the morning and the retinol at night and wear A LOT of sunscreen.
This has been a tried and true product of mine for years. I love the applicator. It’s skinny enough that I have great precision. It also stays put which I love!
I love this sponge to apply foundation. I get it a little bit damp before using, and it blends my foundation and concealer perfectly. I can’t say if this is better than a true Beauty Blender because, to be honest, I’m too cheap to pay the $20 for one. I’m too rough on my sponges to splurge. For me, it’s easier to buy cheap ones.
Anyone else way too lazy to use white strips that you have to leave on? I used to always buy them and then completely forget to use them. I use this 2 step toothpaste instead, and it’s made my teeth so white! Plus, I love that it’s only $12.
I love this bronzer. It’s a dupe for the Hourglass bronzer. I will say, nothing beats the pigmentation of the Hourglass bronzer. You truly do get your money’s worth on that product, but if you don’t want to spend that kind of money on product this is the best drugstore makeup dupe!
Okay, this eyeshadow primer is so good, y’ all. It’s truly just as good as the Urban Decay primer. I used it when I worked out in eye makeup, and it didn’t budge even a little bit. The Shimmer Down Pigment is great to put in the inner corners of your eyes. I learned this from The Skinny Confidential. She always talks about how it makes the whites of your eyes brighter and your teeth look whiter too! Umm, can you say magic!?
I’ve been using this specific brow pencil since high school. I know I look young but trust me when I say I’ve been out of high school a LONG TIME. I’m not a huge fan of the super skinny brow liners and powders. I like it simple. I am very specific about how I draw my brows and this pencil gives me the most freedom to do that.
Everyone says this is a dupe for the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, but I think they have differences. I love them both, but they have different consistencies. I prefer the Better Than Sex consistency if I have to choose, but the Lash Paradise mascara is really the best drugstore makeup out there. Like honestly, it’s really good. It makes my lashes look huge. I’ve also been seeing it at Costco lately, and we all know how much I love Costco.
What about you? What’s in your beauty bag this Spring? Let me know in a comment below!