You know those staple beauty products that you just can’t live without? Well, I’ve collected up my holy grail list of drugstore beauty products to share. Over the years I’ve accumulated quite a few favorites that I use nearly every single day. Some of these products I’ve been using for years, while others are fairly new to me. But ALL of these products are absolutely amazing. You can’t beat high-quality drugstore beauty products without that high-end price tag. The first sign of knowing a product is a must-have when that end of the bottle/bottom of the container anxiety starts kicking in. You know it’s time for a Target run when that happens.
This past week I had one of those moments. My powder was close to being finished and my mascara started showing the first signs of dry, flaky-ness. Needless to say, I went to Target. As I was perusing the makeup section, as of course, you HAVE to do if you’re in Target, I quickly realized how easy it is for me to reach for my favorites. I have a really hard time buying a new foundation when I know my go-to Rimmel Lasting Foundation is the best I’ve ever tried. And so, I figured I should share my 10 must have drugstore beauty products. Because people, these are all products that you have to try. I’m giving you a reason to go to Target okay? Just do it.
1. Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
I’ve been reaching for this foundation for YEARS. It’s lightweight yet has full coverage that you just can’t beat. I love the texture, the pigments, and it actually is long wearing. Yes, it even lasts longer than high-end foundations that I’ve tried.
2. Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder
Another hands-down drugstore beauty favorite of mine. I don’t even bother trying any other powders anymore. It’s perfect as a setting powder for foundation or as stand-alone coverage. All-in-one coverage, treatment, and prevention of breakouts. What could be better than that?
3. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I’ll be honest, when I first heard about micellar water I really just didn’t understand the hype. That is until I tried it. No more rubbing or struggling to get makeup off, this stuff is magical. It removed makeup, cleanses skin and feels refreshing all at the same time.
4. NYX Baked Blush 06 Wanderlust
This baked blush doubles as an illuminator and bronzer. With the perfect amount of shimmer, it really does its job highlighting while providing the perfect color to liven up your cheeks. And every time I look at other shades, I’m always drawn to Wanderlust.
5. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
Such a classically perfect moisturizer. Now that I actually care more about my skin than I did a few years ago, a good moisturizer has been super important to me. Aveeno has always been my go-to. It’s clinically proven to even tone and texture, and that SPF 30 is a plus.
6. Maybelline Lash Sensational
Hands down the best drugstore mascara I’ve ever used. Whenever anyone asks about what mascara I use, I rave about this stuff. It separates lashes, creates a fuller, longer look and has major long lasting ability.
7. Elf Eyelid Primer
Who needs expensive eyeshadow primer when Elf exists? This eyelid primer is just as good as any that I’ve ever tried. It’s creamy and sheer which is exactly what you need for those long-lasting eye looks that won’t budge throughout the day/night.
8. NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner
I’ll be honest, this is the newest addition to my drugstore beauty favorites. I’ve struggled for so long with liquid liner and finally found the solution. This velvety soft mousse liner is so easy to apply with an eyeliner brush, I don’t know why I didn’t find it sooner.
9. Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Corrector + Concealer
I’ve been using this concealer for years and I don’t think I could ever find a drugstore product I like better. Why not cover blemishes while fighting them as well. It’s oil-free, lightweight, and just the perfect amount of coverage.
10. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick 04 Soft-Spoken
Who doesn’t like a good liquid lipstick? I’ve tried quite a few, but I always come back to the NYX Liquid Suede. The gorgeous color goes well with almost anything, and the long-lasting wear makes it perfect for any occasion. Gone are the days when you smudge lipstick everywhere.
What are your must-have drugstore beauty products?