It’s no secret that we’re makeup-happy here at Hollywood Life, but keeping up with the latest beauty looks can take a serious hit on our wallets. That’s why we tested out every drugstore beauty product we could get our hands on, to determine which ones came out on top.
If you’re looking to save money on a new foundation, mascara, lipstick or all of the above, without compromising on the end result, we found a way to shop every beauty favorite all under $15 — which means more money for shoes! See which products we gave top marks, then shop our favorite drugstore makeup picks to see why we love them so much.
Best Drugstore Makeup — Our Must-Have Beauty Picks
For A Flawless Base: Revlon Colorstay Makeup, $12.99, solves the dilemma of finding the right foundation shade and a full-coverage option that doesn’t feel caked on or leave skin greasy. Available in 20 shades with a buildable coverage specifically designed to leave oily-prone skin types shine free, it’s the only foundation you need.
For A Flushed Glow: Rimmel London Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint, $2.97, comes in peachy and berry shades that are flattering on every skin tone, with a buildable cream formula that glides over skin easily. Plus, they can be worn on your lips for a matching matte tint.
For A Soft, Smokey Eye: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow, $6.99, lets you create both subtle and bold eye makeup looks with ease. Use your fingers or a brush to smooth one of the neutral, creamy shades over your eyelids, or grab a thin liner brush and apply a bright teal or rich purple hue as an eyeliner.
Drugstore Beauty Bargains
For Long, Defined Lashes: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara, $7.99, adds length and fullness to even the skimpiest of lashes. Curl your lashes and apply one coat for a natural finish, or layer it on for a fun spider lash look that makes eyes pop with clumped out lashes in the best way possible.
For A Stay-All-Day Lipstick: CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, $6.99, coats lips in smooth, long-lasting color that won’t dry out your lips. Available in multiple shades of red, plum, pink and nude, whether you prefer a bold lip or something more neutral there’s a perfect option.
Have you tried any of our drugstore favorites, HollywoodLifers? Which product do you swear by?
— Marissa DeSantis