Today I’m going to be sharing my drugstore starter kit for those who are just starting out with makeup and don’t want to spend a lot of money (or just someone who loves drugstore makeup and wants some new recommendations)! I definitely started out with drugstore makeup, and I still use (and love) a ton of drugstore products. I’m so excited to let you know what all of my drugstore standout products are! Let’s get into it.
Primer – Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer
This is a newbie product to my blog, and I can’t believe I’ve never talked about this primer before! This used to be my absolute holy grail face primer a couple of years ago, and this is honestly one of the best face primers out there!
Foundation – Revlon Colorstay Foundation
If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ve heard me talk about this foundation a million times (See my Products I ALWAYS Repurchase, Most Repurchased Makeup Products, October Empties, December Favorites , or Ride or Die Makeup Tag posts if you had doubts that I’ve mentioned this a million times). I have a whole post dedicated to this foundation if you want to see exactly why I love it (Revlon Colorstay Foundation Review). Long story short, I highly reccomend this foundation to everyone (they even make it in two different formulas; one for dry skin and one for oily skin)!
Concealer – Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
If you missed my Maybelline Concealer Guide post, I’ll just tell you now that I absolutely adore this concealer. This is hands down the best drugstore concealer of all time. Whether you’re using it for blemishes, highlighting, or concealing your undereyes, this concealer is incredible.
Face Setting Powder – Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder
I absolutely love this powder for setting my entire face. It keeps me matte all day long, and it looks so beautiful and natural with my Revlon Colorstay foundation. I love how skin-like this powder looks but it also keeps me matte (I’ve tried just about every single powder from the drugstore, and this one is hands down the most natural and skin-like powder).
Under Eye Setting Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless “Translucent”
This translucent powder pulls slightly white on the skin, which makes it perfect for brightening your undereyes. This powder is also awesome for all over the face, and it really helps with oily skin.
Bronzer – NYC “Sunny” Bronzer
This bronzer is so cheap and cheerful, and it’s such a universally flattering shade. I’ve been using this bronzer for so long, and it’s definitely a holy grail.
Highlighter – Wet n Wild “Reserve Your Cabana” Highlighter
I’ve talked about this highlighter so many times, and I absolutely love the natural finish that this gives to the skin. It gives such a natural everyday glow to the skin, and I love that you get so much product for the price.
Blush – Milani Blushes – Baked Blush and Rose Blushes
I love every single blush formula I’ve ever tried from Milani, and these blushes are the only drugstore blushes I’ve kept through all of the decluttering I’ve done. Both the Baked Blushes and the Rose Blushes are comparable to their high-end dupes.
Eyeshadow – Wet n Wild “Brule” Shadow
I love this eyeshadow as an all over the lid color, and it’s so pigmented and buttery!! This is a staple in my makeup collection, and I don’t know what I would do without it (especially because I use a shade like this every single day to set my eyeshadow primer before I apply eyeshadow).
Eyeshadow Palette – ELF Mad For Matte Palette
This is a palette that I’ve decluttered from my makeup collection, but I did really like it when I had it! The shades are super pigmented and if you love your matte neutral shadows, this is definitely a must have.
Eyeliner – Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner, Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Kajal Liner
These are my two all time favorite eyeliners. They both last all day and they’re both super black. I would highly recommend picking up either of these, and they’ll definitely last all day long (even on oily or watery eyes).
Mascara – L’Oreal Original Carbon Black Mascara
If you’ve been here before, you’ll know that this is my all time favorite holy grail mascara! I absolutely love how voluminous this makes my lashes, and if you haven’t tried it yet, you need to.
Brow Product – Maybelline Define and Fill Duo
This is the best brow product I’ve ever purchased from the drugstore! I love the powder side of this so much, and the pencil side is great too (and extra bonus for not needing to sharpen it lol).
Brow Gel – L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Tinted Gel (not the blonde shade)
I thought this tinted brow gel was great, as long as you don’t get it in the blonde shade (because your brows will be Oompa Loompa orange).
Lip Balm – Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
These are some of the best lip balms at the drugstore!! I love that they’re made with more natural and healthy ingredients, and these do an awesome job keeping your lips moisturized.
Lipstick – Rimmel “Airy Fairy”
I adore this cream nude pink lipstick from Rimmel, and there’s a reason this is a cult classic shade.
Lip Liner – Rimmel “East End Snob”
This is the lip color that I wore on my wedding day, and it gives my lips the perfect “my lips but better” shade while also being completely matte. This lasts forever on my lips as well.
Tools – ELF Cosmetics Brushes (they’re actually the best brushes ever)
The ELF Studio Brushes are the best brushes ever! I seriously swear by these, and I think they’re every bit as good as any high end brushes out there (bonus: they’re easy to replace when they start to get old and gross).
Have you tried any of these products? What are your favorite drugstore products? Let me know in a comment down below! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I’ll see you next time!!