Drug Store Finds for a "Full Face" Day

May 14, 2014

There are times that I don't spend much on my beauty products. The reason? It's just not worth it. Price tag doesn't always equal quality in my opinion.

Today I'm going to walk through some of the drug store finds that have been just as good, if not better, than the higher priced alternatives to achieve a "full face" of makeup. To me a "full face" means that you don't take short cuts - you use primer, foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, brows, the whole shebang. I don't go through all of these steps every day, just when I need better coverage or if I'm going for a certain look.
Primer - I've been using the Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer lately. I really like the consistency, and it does seem to hold makeup in place pretty well.

Foundation - This Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup has been my go-to for the past few months. It surprised me the first time I used it. It goes on well, and has good coverage.

Under Eye Concealer - I've talked about this concealer before, so this isn't anything new. I still love this Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser for my under eye area.

Concealer - The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is perfect for the face. I think it covers just as well as higher end products, and WAY more affordable.

Blush - I keep reaching for this NYX Cosmetics Cream Blush. I feel like I have more control with the cream product, and it's easy to build. I use the color "Tea Rose" and find that it is the perfect pink for me.

Eyelid Primer - I have not tried this E.L.F. Eyelid Primer; however, I've heard some good things about it and it has good reviews. I will give it a go and see how it compares to my current favorite!

Eye Shadow - I've used pretty much all of the drug store brands in the eye shadow department. I always go back to the Revlon ColorStay line. In my opinion, it has the 'creamiest' consistency of the drug store brands, and I find that the pigmentation is a little better than others.

Eye Liner - For a basic pencil, my favorite is the L'Oreal Colour Riche. I recently posted about eye liner types (read more here), and this is currently my most used liner. This is one of those products that I really don't see the point in spending a lot - it's a pencil. How different can they be?

Mascara - I have literally tried just about every drug store brand of mascara, and the Maybelline Voluminous Butterfly Mascara has become my new drug store favorite. I love the brush - it makes it so easy to get every lash.

Brow Gel - To set brows, I have used the Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara for several years. I will say, recently I started using a higher end product and it actually is better (dang it) than the clear mascara. Regardless, this is still a great alternative and I would definitely repurchase if I wanted a less expensive option.

Any of these products are pretty easy to find at Ulta, Target, or any drug store. Because of that, I think it makes them even more appealing! I've been out of town a couple times and have been able to find just what I needed without much effort. Love that!