At the risk of sounding superficial, I absolutely love make-up. As a little girl, I adored putting on my mom’s red lipstick and puckering my lips at the mirror. The colors and compacts amazed me. I found make-up to be magical, with powers to transform ordinary women into extraordinary women with a simple lift of a mascara wand.
Nowadays, I understand that while make-up has the ability to change one’s face, it can be easily overdone and even unnecessary at times. Even though I do love places like Sephora and investing in good make-up products, I often don’t have $50 to drop on a special brush or an eye-shadow kit. I admit, I have purchased pretty pricey make-up, but there are tons of products that are available to us at drugstores at a fraction of the cost that still have the same ability to add a glamorous edge.
Here are some of my favorite and affordable make-up products that can be found in your local drugstore and are bound to take you from plain to pretty in just a few minutes:
Eco Tool 6 Piece Brush Set
These are the best brushes that I have ever had the pleasure of swiping on my face. Forget MAC brushes and the ones that come with your eyeshadow kits—these eco-tool brushes are hands-down like having a bit of heaven touch your cheeks and eye-lids. While many brushes are made of rough and acrylic materials, these brushes have tips that are comprised of cotton and hemp with a bamboo handle. I’ve had mine for two years and they have lasted through different make-up sets and tons of washes. Invest in these brushes—they are the best and can be found in an assortment of styles and sizes. They’re not only good for your face and for the environment, but on your wallet too. Grab these here for only $12.99.
L’Oreal Lacquer Liner
I love a little bit of drama, and I’m not just talking about ABC shows. This L’Oreal Lacquer Liner is smooth and creamy and accompanied by a brush that allows you to create fun and different looks for both day and night-time so you can get creative and do any of these looks. This long-lasting liner is available in dark colors like black, navy and espresso. Pick this eyeliner up for only $9.95 and it will definitely last you a long time, no matter how often you use it.
NYX Eye Shadow Palette
If you’ve never heard of NYX, you’re welcome because their products will change the way you view make-up. They have an assortment of colors, shimmers, matte and creamy styles that will without a doubt fit every woman and their individual make-up style, all for an extremely affordable price. These eye-shadow kits are created to compliment different eye-colors. Each kit comes with 10 eye-shadows in an array of shades and finishes to pair perfectly with your eye-color whether it’s brown, blue or green. The colors are potent and long-lasting and will make you want to invest in more NYX products. Buy this kit for only $8.79!
Cover Girl Lashblast Volume Mascara
My eyelashes have had many mascaras graze them but none of them have been as eye-changing as this orange-tubed product from Cover Girl. The mascara has a full brush that elongates and simultaneously adds volume to your lashes. Though it truly transforms your lashes, it does so subtly and smoothly, not leaving a trace of chunks. Buy this multi-use mascara here for only $6.94!
Cover Girl Lipperfection Lipcolor
A lipstick should leave your lips looking and feeling great. This Cover Girl lipstick is the sure way to get that combination! Available in a bunch of beautiful and bright colors that flatter every skin tone, this lipstick adds a great hue to your luscious lips and leaves them soft and moist as well. Be your very own cover girl and rock this lipstick for only $5.94!
ELF Shine Eraser
If you’re anything like me then you need to carry around sheets to absorb the oil that accumulates on your face over a long day. These ELF shine eraser sheets are the perfect investment. Available for just $1 (yes, you read that right) these sheets soak up all your shine and leave you with a marvelously matte face. Once again, they’re only a dollar so pick a couple of these up and throw one in your bag, leave one at home and leave one in the office and you’re set for any activity because you’ve got these sheets to pick up any unwanted facial residue.
These are just some products that I love. What are some of your favorite beauty products available at your drugstore?