Whether you’re a beauty junkie or a 5-minute face kind of person, we know the hunt for high quality finds in the drugstore cosmetics section can be a little intimidating. So in order to eliminate some of the guesswork, we’ve gone to the experts. Here are some of the best budget-friendly beauty products out there, as named by trusted beauty bloggers.
NYX Hi Definition Photo Concealer
Slashed Beauty says this concealer gives you the best bang for your buck. It’s effective and hides imperfections well.
Buy here for $4.99
Meg O. on the Go gives this drugstore concealer “holy grail status.” It’s easily blendable with buildable coverage. It looks natural, stays put all day long and won’t crease.
Buy here for $6.99
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
The all time favorite of Britta and Carli from Twinspiration. It has an air-light texture and matte finish that lasts all day.
Buy here for $9.90
Baking Beauty says this foundation provides full coverage, is easy to blend and stays in place all day.
Buy here for $12.99
Contour and Highlight
The Beauty Bybel shares how to contour and highlight using only drugstore products. Find her video tutorial and the products she uses here.
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
Budget Beauty Blog includes this bronzer on her list of holy grail products. It smoothes and brightens skin all while giving skin a bronze glow.
Buy here for $14.99
Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze
Karen of Makeup & Beauty ranks this bronzer in her top 5 drugstore products. It’s a matte golden bronze that blends well and isn’t orange. You can’t beat the price tag on this one!
Buy here for $4.99
Christine of 15 Minute Beauty loves this blush because it’s well pigmented and blends easily to last all day. It’s a great dupe for Make Up Forever’s HD blush.
Buy here for $3.
Meg O. on the Go claims this blush in Rose D’Oro as her all time favorite drugstore blush. She says, “I’m usually not a shimmery blush kind of girl, but this one leaves a beautiful finish and flush.”
Buy here for $7.49
Milani Everyday Eyes Powder Eyeshadow Collection
Budget Beauty Blog also includes this eye shadow in her list of holy grail products. Whether you combine these 6 pigmented shades or let them stand alone, this palette allows you to create an endless number of looks.
Buy here for $9.99
L’Oreal Paris Lineur Intense Liquid Eye Liner
Literally Darling marks this liquid liner as a “yay” on her list of the 24 best and worst drugstore products. It’s great for creating a thin line and stays in place.
Buy here for $7.97
CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner
Byrdie features this eyeliner as one of the best drugstore eyeliners. It’s great for blending and smudging to create a dramatic look.
Buy here for $6.69
Meg O. on the Go also ranks these two mascaras as champions in her roundup of 10 drugstore mascaras.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara
This L’Oreal mascara is her favorite drugstore mascara of all time. It’s great for creating volume and length.
Buy here for $5.99
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Rocket Washable Mascara
Meg says this is “one of those that gives me everything I want in a mascara.” She names this as the best drugstore dupe for the well-loved Benefit They’re Real mascara.
Buy here for $5.99
Milani Color Statement Creme Lipstick
Slashed Beauty loves this matte lipstick in Cabernet Blend. It’s lightweight and gives the ultimate texture and finish.
Buy here for $5.49
Parabens are a widely debated makeup ingredient these days. If you’re hoping to avoid parabens due to health and safety concerns, we have good news. Today, many drugstore brands are making their products paraben-free! You don’t have to fork over the big bucks for healthy cosmetics. Check out this list from Christine of 15 Minute Beauty, as she shares 22 paraben-free drugstore products.