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Ive spent hours browsing through the aisles of my local CVS beauty store. I grew up on Maybelline, LOreal, Covergirl, and even Rimmel London, and I loved every single second of it. Even when I had to choose a product, I chose it for its attractive packaging. Guilty.
I have found myself returning to my roots and indulgent in the magic of drugstore beauty as a result of social media and of course personal trial and error. We all know that if you're looking for a low-cost alternative to your favorite high-end item, the internet has already done its homework for you.
After years of searching out the drugstore sceneboth online and offline, I can only attest to the drugstore beauty finds that now live rent-free in my makeup pouch. Oh, and somehow managed to get through my high school phase of two-shades-too-light foundation. Id call that remarkable.
Consider this list of six drugstore makeup products that will not only save you money but also provide you with a flawless finish.
Translucent Loose Face Powder from Coty Airspun
This loose face powder is a lightweight, breathable fabric that is scented with dryer cotton linen. It's been around since 1935, and can be used to set the face and contour while doing so.
LOreal Paris Telescopic Mascara in Shade Carbon Black
This is a smudgeproof mascara that brings your lashes to new lengths. It also has an ultra-slim spoolie brush that glides effortlessly onto the lash while also adding all the volume as well. Its a scratch-free mascara, unlike any other Ive ever used since my makeup days.
Hyaluronic Acid Lip Gloss from Maybelline
Shade Topaz is the exact replica of my favorite Fenty lip gloss. Due to its hyaluronic component, the Maybelline Lifter Gloss plumps the lips without the tingle and redness that not everyone (including myself) is a fan of.
Milani Baked Blush
The Milani Baked Blush exfoliates the cheekbones with a pop of pigmented color while enhancing the skin.
Stick to the Wet n Wild Foundation Stick
From the start of my contour days, I sought for a foundation stick for a smooth and precise application. My drugstore favorite is the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation Stick. It has a creamy formula that comes in 21 shades for different skin tones.
Physicians Formula #InstaReady Setting Spray
The Physicians Formula #InstaReady Setting Spray is very versatile. This product can be used as the last step in your makeup routine as well as to keep the look looking perfect. Long-lasting and doesn't damage any products layered underneath.