Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a great week! If you have been here with me for some time you probably know that high-end beauty products are my weakness and I often feature them in my posts. However, among my all-time favourites there are also many drugstore products – some of them I choose over even the fanciest products in my collection. Here are my top picks that are on more of a budget side but of impeccable quality!
1.Rimmel Lasting Finish concealer.
My favourite high-coverage concealer that you probably know very well as I include it in almost every makeup look! I use it to conceal any blemishes or dark spots that I have on my skin. It is very creamy and blendable but it dries to a powdery finish what keeps it from smudging and creasing during the day. I also love that it doesn’t break me out what happens to be the case with most of concealers. The only disadvantage I can find is that it fades throughout the day but the cream-to-powder formula makes it easy to reapply.
2. Essence Eyeliner pen waterproof.
I once heard Tati raving about this in one of her videos and I just had to try it. Finding the perfect eyeliner has always been a struggle for me – I just can’t get the line (not to mention the flick…) right and even if I manage to do it, everything smudges or transfers due to my hooded eyes and oily skin after a short time. With this baby, however, drawing a line couldn’t be easier thanks to the very fine felt tip and you don’t need to worry about it budging literally all day, it’s amazing! I thought that removing it would be a pain but it comes off really easily with an oil-based makeup remover. Best. eyeliner. ever.
3. Revlon Volume + length magnified mascara.
I always have the same struggle with the mascaras as with eyeliners – almost everything smudges and transfers, if not to the upper lid then to my under eye area. This is one of the very few (and the only drugstore) mascaras that don’t smudge onto my cheeks during the day nor flake. It just stays as it was applied until I remove it in the end of the day. I also find that drugstore mascaras tend to irritate my eyes but this one doesn’t at all. To my taste it could be more lengthening/curling on the lashes but I still love it the way it is!
4. Wibo Diamond Illuminator highlighter.
Wibo is a very affordable Polish brand, kind of like Wet’n’Wild in the US. Although really affordable, this concealer is just ❤ , I would compare it to the famous Mary Lou-manizer by The Balm. It gives you beautiful glow but without that Christmas ornament effect of visible sprinkles of glitter all over the face. It makes a visible difference both in the pictures and everyday life, I always get compliments on my makeup when I use it! And for ąround 10złotys (ca. 3$) it’s a steal.
5. H&M Pure Radiance powder blusher in Tawny Peach.
The last one is my most recent discovery that I bought totally randomly after browsing the H&M beauty section for the first time and it was one of my best makeup purchases! It’s this kind of beautiful peachy-brown blush, almost like a bronzer but not really because it has hints of pink in it as well, so hard to find. It’s such a gorgeous shade that gives the skin a bronzy but in a highlighting kind of way, healthy look. The name doesn’t lie – even though you can’t detect shimmer it has radiance in it that highlights your cheekbones. I am slightly obsessed about it at the moment, it’s a perfect blush for summer but would be great in winter too, paired with a bold, dark lip. The quality is great too, it stays put all day, blends easily and the packaging has a luxurious touch to it.
Let me know in the comments what are your favourite drugstore makeup products, I would love to know and try them out!