Drug Store Brands You Can't Miss

So we all know that make-up is NOT cheap. We may be able to get some of the best deals at Sephora or Ulta, but we somehow can’t help but go way over budget. Especially when first starting out, I never wanted to waste my money on a product if I didn’t know how to use it or if it would even look good. Fortunately this does not always have to be the case! Drug stores have become the perfect place to find great quality products, at a low price, that are sometimes better than the more popular brands.


Maybelline is overall one of the absolute best, even when compared to high-end brands in the industry. With their long lasting and high quality liners, shadows, and lipsticks, achieving a flawless look becomes a much easier task. While searching for the perfect foundation, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Maybelline truly excelled. Their FIT ME collection is an amazing line for just the right price. By mixing and matching, I was able to create the perfect shade for myself and I’m sure you will too form their selection of 16 different tones. They also come in every form imaginable from liquid to powder to stick – this versatility definitely helps in finding the right foundation for you. The coverage alone is to die for, and paired with the right primer it will last you all day long. Maybelline has and will remain to be one of my favorite drugstore cosmetic brands.


If you really know me, then you know first hand that I would love for my cheekbones to be seen from space and glisten in the moonlight. Milani does just that with their absolutely stunning pressed powder highlighters, blushes, and bronzers. It also has amazing value for money! You can always get a subtle tan and glow on your cheeks with minimal product. To this day I have no idea where my first Milani baked blush came from, but I ended up using it every day and as soon as it was finished, I had to find more. I’ve seen small Milani sections at the drugstore and was amazed at all the other products they have. I would love to try them at some point, and hopefully, they are just as incredible.


If you are ever in need of a specific brush but can’t get yourself to buy that $33 Sigma or whatever it is, Elf is the brand to turn to. Their brushes are more than just a good price, they are great quality. Being new to makeup, lord knows that I was not treating my brushes in most humane of ways, but boy did those Elf brushes stay strong. Although I can not say that all my brushes have survived, I can say there are a few that are still going strong.


Last, but certainly not least, we have NYX. Ranked as a leading professional brand, they are certainly one of my top drug store brands. I can not put into words how excited I get sometimes when it comes to new NYX products. I am never disappointed with anything they put out. Looking for dub lipstick, eyeshadow, or even foundation couldn’t get any easier with NYX as my go-to choice. I can get my best looks without making my wallet cry which is always a plus.

I hope that next time you stop by the drugstore you think to try one of the these amazing brands. And of course don’t forget to Let Your Beauty Bloom!

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