You could really consider this a "best of drugstore" makeup look.
Age: 20's - 40's
Budget: Drugstore only
Skill Level: moderate to expert
I linked all of the products back to Ulta's website. I wanted to mention that these products often are buy one get one 50% off. Or you could just get them off amazon :-)
(From left to right)
Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combo/Oily Skin
Of all the drugstore foundation I've tried, I think Revlon's is the best that's offered. It's a pretty full coverage with a matte finish, that usually lasts me all day! I have this in the color 310 Warm Golden, but I'm closer to 180 Sand Beige in the winter.
Covergirl LashBlast Mascara in Blackest Black
This mascara is the best. If you haven't tried it, you should. My advice is to use it in layers! This mascara can give me more volume than any other mascara I've tried in the market....drugstore OR high end!
Maybelline Define-a-brow Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Blonde
If you haven't ever used a brow product, this is a perfect place to start! The dark blonde in particular provides a really nice ashy tone, and glides on nice and smooth.
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Chai Latte
I talked about this product in my Makeup for Newbies post, but as far as eyeshadow palettes go, this is the best neutral all-in-one palette I've found in a drugstore!
Physician's Formula Bronze Booster Glow Boosting Pressed Powder in Medium to Dark
I have no idea why the picture above makes this product look so orange. It's actually a really deep bronze that's almost matte. I find it to be a very close comparison to Benefit's Hoola (although Hoola's product is better if you are willing to spend the $28...sorry)
Maybelline Line Stiletto in Blackest Black
This is my every day eyeliner! I love it because it's super pigmented, but is also easy to get off. It doesn't smear all over the top of your eye. If you have oily skin or hooded eyes, I would especially recommend this product to you!
Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Concealer in Neutralizer
This concealer is fantastic! This is an every day product I use under my eyes to cover dark circles. I considered getting the "fair" shade, but have found "Neutralizer" to match my golden skin tone so well!
(Brushes from left)
Real Techniques Shading Brush
Great multi-purpose eyeshadow brush that's a little more dense than the e.l.f. brush I suggested in makeup for newbies.
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Super dense and never sheds! I use this to apply my bronzer and blush!
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Seriously the best brush I have ever owned. I use this to apply my liquid foundation. It's EXCELLENT at blending and buffing the product into skin.
Blush | Eyeshadow Primer | Lip Color
I wish there were products I liked enough to suggest, but I just haven't found any I'm willing to suggest!
Last week I talked a little bit about products I think are worth spending your money on, and products that are not. If you are interested in spending a little more in a couple different areas, check out DRUGSTORE vs HIGH END : Where to save and where to splurge!
My next post will be geared towards women from teen to 50's with acne, rosacea or other discoloration.
I hope you found this post helpful! Thanks for reading!!