24 Best Makeup Picks From Our Favorite Drugstore Brands

Hey guys and gals! If you haven’t already noticed, my sister Colleen and I are completely obsessed with drugstore makeup. In fact, just the other day I was looking through all the drugstore makeup posts we’ve ever written and started to feel a bit overwhelmed. I didn’t realize there were so many! Then I thought, well if I was a reader of the blog I’d be overwhelmed too!

So I figured it would be helpful to consolidate all of our absolute favorite drugstore makeup products into one easy-to-read post. And that was kind of the inspiration for today’s topic.

While I would have loved to include ALL of our favorite products, I couldn’t possibly do it without having this post be 20,000 words long. And nobody has time for that, not even in a pandemic lock down. So we both deliberated long and hard and came up with our top 3 absolute best makeup products from 8 of our favorite drugstore brands. Let’s dive right in and find out what they are.

MAYBELLINE

1- Dream Radiant Foundation

Released in late 2019, this foundation quickly became Colleen’s go-to foundation. The lightweight formula contains moisturizing skincare ingredients and provides medium coverage with a dewy radiant finish. The finish is very natural looking so it makes a great everyday foundation. Buy it on Amazon →

2- Falsies Lash Lift Mascara

This is possibly the best drugstore mascara you can get your hands on and it’s a 2020 newbie. It lifts, curls and lengthens lashes like a high end mascara, namely Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. Buy it on Amazon →

3- Nudes Of New York Eyeshadow Palette

Rounding out our Maybelline favorites is another new 2020 release. (Is this Maybelline’s year or what?!) Drugstore eyeshadow palettes are usually hit or miss but this one is a definite hit. The shadows are creamy, nicely pigmented and very easy to blend out. And the combination of neutral shades makes it a versatile palette for day and evening looks. Buy it on Amazon →

L’OREAL

1- True Match Lumi Glotion

This hydrating and illuminating moisturizer is an original drugstore holy grail of ours because it’s such a beautifully versatile product. Wear it on its own on no makeup days to brighten up your complexion or mix it in with your foundation to give it a dewy radiant finish. Buy it on Amazon→

2- Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation

This is my favorite drugstore foundation ever! I don’t wear foundation daily but even if I did, I think I’d still be reaching for it because it feels super lightweight and the semi-matte finish looks very natural. Buy it on Amazon→

3- Infallible Full Wear Concealer

We both agree that this is the closest drugstore dupe to the cult favorite Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. It gives serious full coverage with a semi matte finish that doesn’t dry out the under eye area. Like Shape Tape, it has the same large doe foot applicator that makes application a cinch. Buy it on Amazon→

MILANI

1- Baked Bronzer

If that sun-kissed look is what you’re going for, this is the bronzer to do it. It comes in three gorgeous shades that have just the right balance of pigmentation and shimmer for that natural glow that celebs like J.Lo and Adrienne Bailon are always sporting. The shade Soleil is a favorite of ours. Buy it on Amazon→

2- Baked Blush

Like the bronzers, these blushes look and feel so luxurious you’ll think you have purchased a $70 product. The baked powder formula is smooth, creamy and blends very easily into the skin. Swipe on just a smidgen for a natural pop of color or build up the layers for a more intense rosy glow. Rose D’ Oro is our favorite shade. Buy it on Amazon→

3- Color Statement Lip Liner

This lip liner is so smooth and richly pigmented that you can use it to line and fill in your lips for an intense matte lip look. It’s definitely among the best lip line7rs at the drugstore in our opinion. Buy it on Amazon →

NYX

1- Butter Gloss

Umm hello?! You didn’t think we were gonna leave this holy grail off the list did you? This smooth, creamy and ultra pigmented gloss ain’t coming off any of our best drugstore makeup lists anytime soon. Buy it on Amazon→

2- HD Finishing Powder

This pressed setting powder gives your makeup that soft air-brushed finish and keeps under eye concealer from creasing. It also helps absorb excess face oils so it’s ideal for oily and combination skin types. Buy it on Amazon →

3- Matte Finish Setting Spray

Hands down the best setting spray at the drugstore! This setting spray does an amazing job of melding all your makeup together to give you that soft natural finish. It also keeps everything from drying out and caking up later in the day. Buy it on Amazon →

L.A. GIRL

1- Shady Slim Brow Pencil

Move over Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, there’s a new brow pencil sheriff in town and it’s only $6! Brow darkening is an essential step in both our makeup routines and this is the drugstore brow pencil we stake our lives on. Buy it on Amazon →

2- Pro Coverage Liquid Foundation

This is just an overall beautiful foundation. It provides buildable medium to full coverage with a finish that’s a bit satiny, a bit dewy and all the way gorgeous. It also comes in a pump bottle that’s convenient, mess-free and hygienic. Buy it on Amazon →

3- Pro Conceal HD Concealer

This is the concealer version of the Pro Coverage Foundation. It gives the same full coverage and dewy radiant finish that can mask and brighten up any under eye area. Buy it on Amazon →

PHYSICIANS FORMULA

1- Murumuru Butter Bronzer

Of course we had to include this baby. Easily one of the best makeup products ever made, it’s all the things you could want in a bronzer – creamy, smooth, blendable, perfectly pigmented, buildable and smells like a dream. Oh, and it’s vegan and cruelty free like all other Physicians Formula products. Yay! Buy on Amazon→

2- Organic Wear Mineral Primer

I tried this moisturizing primer when it was released in the Fall of 2019 and it quickly became one of my favorite Physicians Formula products. It feels ultra lightweight and fresh on my skin so I mostly wear it on its own as a moisturizer. When I do put on foundation, it helps create a smooth but not overly silicone-y base for my foundation to apply nicely. Buy it on Amazon →

3- Rosé All Day Petal Glow

This exquisite highlighter is smooth, creamy and intensely pigmented with hints of iridescent pink. I have it in the shade Soft Petal and I swear every time I put it on it makes me want to go pour myself a glass of the Rosé in my fridge. Buy it on Amazon→

e.l.f.

1- Flawless Face Brush

The only brush on our list, this is one of Colleen’s holy grail makeup tools. She uses it for seamless application of bronzers, blushes, and setting powders. Its versatility makes it an essential item for any makeup bag and its’s also great for travel. Buy it on Amazon→

2- Baked Highlighter

Ever put on highlighter and look like Tin Man from Wizard of Oz? Well, you won’t get that with this one. Even though it has a good amount of pigment and shimmer, it blends so beautifully and seamlessly into the skin that you’re left with a natural sun-kissed glow. It’s also infused with Vitamin E and other botanical ingredients to nourish and moisturize skin. And at 4 bucks a pop? I mean come on. Buy it on Amazon→

3- Lip Plumping Gloss

We recently featured this amazing gloss in our Top 10 Drugstore Lip Glosses For A Dangerously Juicy Pout because it’s definitely deserving of Top 10 status. The formula is lightweight, non-sticky and the pigment is nicely balanced so you can wear it alone for a natural look or on top of your favorite lip color to add shine and dimension. Buy it on Amazon →

REVLON

1- PhotoReady Concealer Stick

In our opinion, this is the drugstore version of MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick which we both love for covering and brightening up dark under eyes. It applies very smoothly, provides natural looking coverage and the convenient stick format makes it great for on-the-go touch ups or travel. Buy it on Amazon→

2- Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick

Lip gloss is my thing. I’ve never been much of a lipstick gal. But the words lustrous and shine made me buy this lipstick in the shades Glaring Coral and Rum Raisin and I’m so glad I did. The formula is very moisturizing and the color is not too opaque so your natural lip tone still peeks through. It’s similar to a tinted lip balm with a bit more shine which I really love. And the shade choices are absolutely gorgeous. I convinced Colleen to try it out and we both agree that it’s a Revlon favorite now. Buy it on Amazon→

3- Revlon PhotoReady Prep, Set, Refresh Mist

We’ve featured this 3-in-1 mist spray a few times in other drugstore makeup posts because it’s that awesome. It hydrates and preps skin for makeup application, sets makeup in place and the refreshing cucumber scent gives you an aromatherapy boost when you need it on the go. Buy it on Amazon→

FINAL THOUGHTS ON BEST MAKEUP FROM OUR FAVORITE DRUGSTORE BRANDS

Whew! There you have it guys. The top 24 best makeup products from our favorite drugstore brands. Did you see any of your favorites on the list? We’d love to hear from you so leave a comment below and thank you so much for paying us a visit! Until next time, stay healthy and safe!