So, after many trips to Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and Target, promising myself it was ‘research’ for the perfect products, I have finally landed on 10 drug store products I can not live without.
I have included a bit of a mixed bunch in here, with mainly beauty but also touching on some skin care. So lets jump straight into it and get started.
10. Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder – $14.95
This lightweight powder is perfect for setting your foundation, it has very light coverage and works so well on my dry skin. I usually steer away from any powders but sometimes I find that setting my foundation is a must, especially if its going to be a long day. I use the colour 220 – Natural Beige, it is very low coverage but definitely leaves the skin looking smooth.
9. QV Night Cream – $17.29
This night cream was an absolute godsend for me, I struggle with dry skin – especially in the winter. This cream is brilliant because it isn’t oily or thick, it just soaks into the skin leaving it feeling hydrated. I apply it every night before I go to bed, and because of the fact it is QV, it is very gentle on skin and has no scent.
8. Models Prefer MDP104 Powder & Bronzer – $24.99
Okay, so I was super skeptical about this brand as not many people talk about it. I figure that is because it is an Australian brand that is only found at Priceline (as it is their own cosmetics brand). I purchased this brush on a whim when Priceline were having a sale because I wanted to try it out as it is quiet affordable – and I am glad that I did. It is incredibly soft and shaped in such a way that it can be used for multiple things. I prefer it to set my foundation, but it is also a great blush brush.
7. Simple Micellar Cleansing Water – $9.99
I have been searching for a gentle makeup remover for quiet a while now and I have finally found one that works really well. I find that some makeup removers can be harsh, and using makeup wipes everyday can irritate the skin – but this micellar water is perfect. It is gentle and calms the skin, and you don’t even need to rinse it off. It gets rid of all the dirt and daily grime that has built up as well.
6. NYX Powder Blush Peach – $5.00
This blush is so pigmented and beautiful, it stays all day and sits so well on any foundation that I have on my face. I purchase all my NYX products from Target and they are all really reasonably priced. The colour peach is such a beautiful pink colour that blends really well and works with any complexion.
5. Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam, Dark – $19.99
I have always been looking for the perfect tan, that lasts, has a nice colour, and doesn’t leave you looking like you’ve got some sort of skin infection. I will never look anywhere else now that I have discovered Bondi Sands. It applies brilliantly and I have never had any issues with streaking. It also lasts around a week and I find that if I moisturise it won’t end up going splotchy. Also, make sure you always apply tanning foam with a glove as it makes for a smooth application and provides perfect all over coverage.
4. Real Techniques Your Base Flawless Core Collection – $47.50
So technically this is four products but the two I want to talk about are only available in this pack. So the two brushes I use the most in this kit are the Buffing Brush and the Contour Brush. These two are amazing, I use the contouring brush mainly for setting my under eye concealer and highlighting my cheekbones and it picks up product so well. I use the Buffing Brush to apply my foundation if I am looking for a full coverage. It is perfect and blends the foundation seamlessly. The other two brushes are neither here nor there but I have found uses for both on a few occasions. The set is on the pricier side, but definitely worth the money in my opinion.
3. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Fair – $14.95
This cult favourite is popular for a reason. Its lightweight consistency allows for easy application. It is such a good colour for under the eyes and it lasts all day without settling in fine lines. It is very high coverage which is great for such a lightweight concealer and also means that the bottle will last you quite a while.
2. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – $21.95
This mascara is perfect for everyday wear but also buildable enough for a dramatic evening look. It stays on the lashes and doesn’t transfer to any other areas of the face. Another reason I love it so much is that it washed off easily and doesn’t leave you looking like a panda for three days. I have found that some mascaras irritate my eyes, but not with this mascara, it is a really good buy.
1. Chi Chi Makeup Blenders Complete Collection – $15.00
So, I had been looking around for a cheaper alternative to the beauty blender for a long time. After being disappointed over trying multiple online cheap duplicates, but still not willing to pay more than $5 for a simple sponge, I finally found this pack by Chi Chi. There are four different shaped sponges in this pack and each one is great. They are perfect for either applying makeup dry or when wet. This is my favourite way to apply foundation and I am so glad that I found these because they work so well and are so cheap.
So there you have it. My favourite drug store products. These are all amazing products that work so well and are definitely worth the money.