Best Drugstore Makeup of All Time

By: Sarah Dai 

Edited By: Joy Jiang


Makeup is one of those things in life that can provide simple happiness and excitement for many women out there. Of course, while am a huge believer of #naturalbeauty, at the same time, makeup can be a way for a lot of women to feel more confident and good about themselves (which I also think is pretty important). However, there is one huge downside to it: makeup is expensive. And I am not talking about 20-30 dollars expensive, I mean like dropping $100+ on one bottle of foundation expensive. I have never been able to fully justify buying ridiculously expensive products and now being a broke, uni student, the struggle has only maximized.

But have no fear! Thankfully, over the years (and a lot of trial and error), I have accumulated a list of affordable, drugstore makeup items that are just as good, if not better, than all Sephora products out there (that's right, I went there). 


       Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($7.94)


Rimmel Natural Bronzer ($8.99)


NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Blush ($8.00)



L’Oréal Voluminous Superstar liquid eyeliner ($12.57)


Maybelline Lash Sensational ($6.96)


L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer ($9.96)


Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil ($8.78)



Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint ($16.99)


Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation ($10.99)

Maybelline Fit Me concealer ($6.96)


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($9.00)


E.L.F Day to Night Lipstick Duo ($5.00)

These products are all super affordable with surprisingly good quality. Finally, you can splurge on a makeup shopping trip without breaking your bank account!!


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