Back-to-School Beauty: Your Drugstore Makeup Shopping ListAugust 28, 2018
Remember the days when back-to-school clothes shopping was the best thing in the world? Even though clothes are still high up the list, shopping for new makeup is our top priority. And since we’re all about getting more bang for our buck, our back-to-school makeup starts (and ends) at the drugstore. There are a ton of products that rival the luxe, expensive stuff — so many of which we rave about daily. Ahead, discover the ultimate back-to-school drugstore makeup shopping list, including our new fall product picks.
Get your hands on a product that makes your brows look natural, yet defined. This buzzy one from Maybelline gives you the look of microbladed brows in under five minutes.
Rushed mornings call for having all of your makeup products as accessible as possible. So for that, we recommend finding a palette that contains everything you need, like the NYX Go-To Palette containing highlighter, brush and bronzer that can also double as eyeshadow.
Behold, the best new drugstore foundation you can get your hands on: Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. It comes in 45 shades so you can find the perfect match, and the matte, highly pigmented formula will last you all day long.
Lip balm is always a school bag staple for when you sleep past your alarm and have no hope of applying a full face. Baby lips is our go-to because it makes our lips looked moisturized and healthy for less than a cup of coffee.
Whether you’re looking for a sheer coat of gloss or just one with a tint, this plumping formula from Soap & Glory will leave your lips looking their best. Apply just one coat and get ready to feel your lips tingling with its plumping effects.
If winged liner is a must-have part of your routine, try out this new liquid liner from the L'Oréal Havana x Camila Cabello collection. The marker-like tip makes application super easy and most importantly — fast.
Prep your skin for makeup with this blurring, smoothing and mattifying primer. It’s great for all skin types, but will work especially well if you have oily skin.
Fact: Drugstore mascaras are seriously underrated, especially this formula from L'Oréal Paris. If you’ve already tried it, you know the deal; if you’re a newbie, prepare to be floored by the length and volume it gives your lashes.
Whether you wear pencil eyeliner every day or maybe just once in a while, it’s a makeup bag staple. Choose a neutral colored one to line your waterline and make you look more awake, a black pencil to draw attention to your eyes or a colored one for a statement-making look.
A long day calls for a setting spray that won’t let you down (a.k.a., one that won’t let your makeup crease or fade throughout the day). Spritz in the morning after completing your makeup routine so that you don’t have to touch up your makeup during lunch.