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My Go-To Makeup Products (Drug Store & High End)

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Check out this list of my faves that can be bought at pretty much any drug store as well as other higher-end beauty store faves!

Drug Store

  • E.L.F. Putty Primer: I love this product because it makes my makeup appear so much smoother by minimizing the appearance of my pores.
  • E.L.F Camo Concealer: This is the best concealer! I would compare to Tarte Shape Tape, but I actually like this one better because it is not quite as thick.
  • NYX Matte Setting Spray: I find that I go through setting spray faster than my other products, so I don’t like to spend a ton of money on it. I love this NYX setting spray! It keeps my makeup on and also keeps it from transferring to my face masks.
  • Maybelline Fit Me! Poreless Powder: This is a really great compact powder and it is one of my personal faves that I have used for years.
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: This is a soft lip cream that feels really light. It comes in a variety of colors and all of them are super cute!
  • NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner: This is a good lip liner on a budget. I personally prefer the more neutral colors but they also have some brighter ones as well.
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade: I have been using this brow pomade for years! It is comparable to the Morphe brow pomade and it gives me the same results.

High End

  • Color Pop Pretty Fresh Tinted Moisturizer: I previously used the Urban Decay Naked foundation and I could never find a foundation that felt as weightless on my face. I absolutely fell in love with the Color Pop Tinted Moisturizer when I learned about it (thanks, TikTok) and tried it out for myself. It can be bought at Ulta and it only costs $14.
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: Literally my go-to mascara since middle school because it’s just amazing *chefs kiss*. People always ask me if I have eyelash extensions when I have it on!
  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel: I like to use this brow gel in combination with my pomade to keep my brows in place.
  • Buxom Pumping Gloss: I like this plumping gloss because it makes a noticeable difference but it doesn’t sting near as bad as the Too Faced Lip Injection gloss or other similar brands.
  • Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer: This bronzer goes on really smooth and gives my skin a good, natural looking tint.
  • Morphe 350 Supernatural Glow Eyeshadow Palette: This is my go-to eyeshadow palette! It has so many pretty neutral colors to choose from and it lasts forever.
  • Anastasia DIPBROW Pomade Waterproof Matte Brow Gel: This is another great option for brow pomade. I have used this brand before and loved it.
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Caitlyn Moore

South Carolina '23