In a world filled with doing it for the ‘gram and endless YouTube reviews, it can be challenging to catch every product launch and collection that hits the shelves — especially when it comes to drugstore beauty. More often than not you just want to be in and out to snag your fave beauty guru’s holy grail concealer. Lucky for you, it’s our job to test and play with pretty much everything out there, and we’ve rounded up the best drugstore beauty products you (probably) haven’t tried yet.
To be totally fair, lots of people already love this affordable and effective beauty product, but we think everyone should get on board. The colors are creamy, blendable and super pigmented. These don’t get as much love as the ever-popular eyeshadows or the matte lipsticks we know and love, but we think it’s time they had their time to shine. Fair skin babes, try Between The Sheets for just a wash of color on the cheek — you can thank us later.
In the world of liquid matte lipsticks there are a few brands that reign supreme, but with that said, we think it’s time to open up your hearts to a formula so good it won’t move no matter what you do. These liquid mattes come in 20 shades and at $9 a tube you can snag one in every color.
If you’re a glitter junkie or can’t get enough of pigment shadows, you need a firnykawon’t move all day. Without a primer this is virtually impossible but there’s one in particular we think deserves a little more love. Not only does the NYX glitter glue increase the staying power of a glitter shadow or pigment, it helps them stand out more than they would on their own.
There’s few things we love more than a good glowy primer — it sits under your makeup and gives you that radiant, healthy glow. This little-known primer is one of our faves mainly because it moisturizes while creating a flawless base. It has a subtle pink tint for just a hint of color.
Probably the best $3 you’ll ever spend — this matte lipstick comes in endless shades and wears comfortably throughout the day. These lippies have a semi-matte finish that delivers pigmented color and the best part? You can snag this at your local drugstore, and it’s so cheap you can pick up two without feeling guilty.
Matte, neutral palettes get most of the love — but if you’re looking to switch up your eye looks give this palette a try. The colors are blendable and buildable making this the perfect palette for the beginner shadow-wearer.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.