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Drug Store Makeup That’s… Actually Good

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Pace Pleasantville chapter.

I love makeup as much as the next woman, but the popular brands from places, like Sephora, sometimes can get a little ~too~ pricy for my liking… In my opinion, sometimes the name brand makeups can be a little overhyped and in some cases, not even that good. Over the years, I have accumulated a few drug store makeup staples that I LIVE BY in order to continue to ball on my lacking college budget! 

L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara

This mascara has been my go-to for about 3 years now. The best thing about this mascara is the thin brush that is able to easily reach every little area. It is affordable AND great quality so you can show off those gorgeous lashes! 

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balm

Personally, I like to go for the natural make up looks and Burt’s Bee’s tinted lip balm is the perfect way to get a little tint in the lips without having to go through the hassle of lipstick or lipgloss. It moisturizes your lips while giving you a little pop of color!

Neutrogena Shine Control

THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN MY LIFESAVER. I hate when my makeup wears down throughout the day and I start to look a little too shiny. This compacted powder creates a matte look over your makeup and it lasts throughout the day. It also is a good investment because I have had mine for about 2 years now and I still have so much left!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Liquid Makeup Tint

If you ever want a light coverage foundation that hydrates at the same time, this is the product for you! I hate feeling like my face is weighed down by pounds of foundation and this is the perfect solution. With concealer, this foundation smooths out the face and leaves it feeling like you literally don’t even have it on. Definitely reccomend!

Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil

This brow pencil is so goooood. It is comparable with the Anastasia brand from Sephora – the waterproof formula, angled tip, and brush end is the perfect combination for killer brows. 

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Another product I swear by is this concealer! It comes in many different shades which is perfect for people of all colors and tones. The concealer is easy to apply to skin and it feels light and blends easily.  

Hope these recommendations inspire the beauty guru in all of you and save you some money at the same time!

Meili Sicard

Pace Pleasantville '22

Meili is a Junior nursing major at Pace University Pleasantville. She is a proud resident of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island area (and a proud NE Patriots fan). In her spare time, Meili likes to go to the beach, listen to music on Spotify, drink exorbitant amounts of coffee, and spend all of her money on food. She is a sister of the Alpha Rho Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon on campus and the current Campus Correspondent of HC Pace Pleasantville.