When there is so much makeup out there, Drugstore and high end, it’s hard to figure out what is the best to splurge on and what is better to save a few bucks and buy from the drugstore. That’s why I’m here to help! I’ll guide you through your makeup draw so the next time you go shopping you’ll know the best places to buy each product!
My recommendation is to splurge on foundation. It’s the base for all your makeup and whether you want little to full coverage, the higher end foundations are going to last longer and help keep you looking fresh all day long. Also, the higher end foundations, for the most part, have a broader shade range, which makes it easier to match your skin to the shade best for you.
Unless you are only going to only wear powder as your base, I suggest going to the drugstore. Rimmel has an amazing powder called stay matte that locks in my foundation and keeps my face makeup intact even in the hot sun and the best part… its only $5! What a steal!!
Drugstore bronzers always seem to be chalky and look dirty on the skin, making me always get my bronzers from a higher end store. I highly recommend the Smashbox contour kit that comes with a contour stick, a bronzer stick, and a highlighting stick!
Elf from the drugstore has amazing blushes for only $3!! They have a large selection of colors so whether you like pink, peach, red, or berry shades, you’ll be able to find a color best suited for you at the drugstore without breaking the bank!
Some may disagree with me on this one, but when it comes to eye shadow, I definitely go for the splurge. Yes the drugstore has some good palettes, but nothing beats the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. They are all so versatile and have all different shades for if you like warm, cool, or rose toned shadows. They are worth every penny.
Maybelline has awesome mascaras from about $8-$10 and make your lashes look long and luscious. They do the same job if not a better job than the higher end mascaras.
Lip stick is definitely a drug store buy for me. They have a huge color selection and last so long on my lips. My favorite brands are the Rimmel and the Revlon lipsticks. They have matte, cream, and shimmer shades.