Best Cheap Drugstore Makeup 2021
My favorites from the drugstore that will keep your budget in check! Come hang out with me on Instagram @stefsedge !
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Put it on in the morning and forget about it. 43 shades. The new Revlon Candid foundation is also very good but only comes in 31 shades and you get less than one full ounce of product. Coverage level- medium/full. Has a pump. I can’t really tell a difference between the Oily skin formula and the Dry skin formula, the Oily formula comes in more shades.
Elf Hydrating Camo Concealer
Only $6 and comes in 25 shades. I like to use this under my eyes, but also good for blemish coverage. Not caky. Has good coverage. There are higher coverage concealers out there, but this one strikes a good balance between coverage and pleasant looking skin texture.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
I’ve repurchased this more times than I can count. Best drugstore powder for oily skin. Retails for only $4! The Rimmel London website shows this available in 8 shades, but in my experience it can be difficult to find all shades available in store., so check online if your store has limited selection.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Sunset Striptease
The texture on this is perfect- a bit of a sheen and glow and translucent not caky. The undertone of this shade works very well for me, no orange tones! $5.49 on WetnWild’s website *AFFIL*. I’ve purchased in store at Walmart.
Milani Baked Blushes
You’re sure to find a few shades in your local drugstore. Check Milani’s website for an even larger selection. My current favorite is Petal Primavera. I love that these have a satin formula without being glittery. I find this texture to be more flattering than a flat matte blush.
Maybelline Eyeshadow Citi Mini Palettes
I’ve enjoyed these little Maybelline mini-palettes for years. Chill Brunch Neutrals, pictured below has smooth mattes and a couple really special sparkle shades (apply over glitter glue for best performance). You seriously can’t tell this is drugstore makeup once it’s applied to your face.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks
These do NOT have a gross smell and there’s a shade for everyone. 91 shades available! Packaging could definitely be updated to be cuter and more modern, but I love the formula. There are cream and pearl shades. Smoky Rose and Plum Baby (below) are both examples of Pearl finish- its a light frost/shimmer that I find flattering.