Drugstore Favourites Of The Year So Far

This could easily have been a NYX favourites post. They are hands down, my favourite drugstore brand at the moment! Everything I have tried has performed incredibly well for its for price. So they are the stand out brand from the drugstore. But this isn't a NYX Post, so lets get into it...


I feel like recently the drugstore have really upped their base game. While there are high end products that I couldn't live without, the drugstore have some brilliant base products that easily give high end ones a run for their money.

Rimmel Insta Flawless | £6.99                                                                                  POST

So far this year the beauty industry has gone crazy for the whole Instagram filter thing, and while this offering from Rimmel seems a bit gimmerky, it really isn't. This is a tinted primer that adds a bit of coverage, but it also leaves skin with an amazing glow! It evens skin tone and makes a brilliant base for makeup. If you have really good skin you could easily wear this alone. 

This budget friendly foundation is another great drugstore find. It has medium coverage, blends out well,  and has a glowy finish. Regular readers will know how much I love a Glow-y finish and this is perfect for achieving it! I have a full review of it here

Us Brits were waiting for what feels like forever for this to launch here, but the wait was worth it, this doesn't disappoint. It has a lightweight formula, with a buildable coverage in a strange cushion compact. I really don't see the point of the cushion thing and I'd be interested to see how it works in a standard bottle. But this really does work at achieving a healthy looking finish that lasts all day.     

L.A Girl Pro Conceal | £4.99

Although this isn't technically a British drugstore brand, it has a drugstore price. it is available from Beauty Bay. Dark circles are my biggest problem, I could sleep for 12 hours and look like I've slept for 2. Seriously! So I'm always in the market for a new one. But since picking this up I've been using it everyday! I have the shade Yellow which works so well at colour collecting my dark circles. Because it is Yellow I do have to use another one over the top. Although I will mention I'm not a huge fan of the regular 'skin tone' shades of this concealer. I found them a too drying and cakey looking. But this Yellow one is creamy, easy to blend and doesn't crease! 

I'm a huge fan of the NYX HD line and this concealer is no exception. While this doesn't offer full coverage, it's easy to build up. The light weight, creamy formula reminds me a lot of the Urban Decay Naked but for a fraction of the price. 

Because I do wear a lot of concealer under my eyes, setting it is essential. And this NYX one is one of the best powders I've found from the drugstore! I don't tend to like powders as I find them too drying but this isn't drying at all. The Yellow tone is also really brightening without leaving  a Yellow cast. 

I cannot express my love for this palette enough, it's brilliant. It's also a good dupe for the Hourglass Ambiant Lighting palette (see Hourglass vs Makeup Revolution). It has 3 good sized pans of subtle highlighting powders. I really love the darkest shade as a bronzer and the centre shade as a highlighter. All 3 of the powders are easy to work with and easy to blend. These can be used as setting powders but are slightly shimmery so if you like a matte finish I wouldn't advise it! 


I don't actually own that many high end blushes but I reach for this one over the ones I do have. The shade is a nude Biege which is a beautiful bronzing nude colour with shimmers running through it. It leaves behind a really nice glow to the cheeks, but nothing over the top. It lasts all day, I really can't fault it! See this post for more of the Infallible Sculpt range. 

My love for this palette is well documented throughout my blog. This is, easily one of the best drugstore highlighting palettes! It has 3 powder formulas and one cream one. I'm not to fussed about the cream one but the powders are out of this world! Each are super pigmented, soft and blend out well. If you love a glow that can be seen from out of space this palette is for you! For swatches see this post. 


I have 1 product in this category. Eyeshadow wise nothing has really compared to Makeup Geek shadows for me. Although these are still very affordable. See my Makeup Up Geek Collection with swatches here. 

This is easily one of the best mascaras the drugstore has to offer! It's lengthening, volumising and lasts all day. This is an all round great mascara! 


NYX have it down when it comes to lip products! From liquid lipsticks to their Butter Glosses, the formula and shade range of each I've tried is brilliant. Hence why all my favourite lips products are from NYX...

NYX Lip Lingeries | £6.50                                                                                       POST

I'm all about liquid lipsticks at the moment and Lip Lingeries offer a great long lasting formula. They are slightly thicker than some liquid lipsticks, but this doesn't bother me. They apply easily and are comfortable on the lips. Some have said these are too drying but I didn't find that was the case. My favourite shade is Exotic which is a warm Red shade.

NYX Liquid Suede |  £6.50                                                                                            POST 

Another liquid lipstick option, but unlike the Lip Lingeries these are really liquid which makes them slightly trickier to apply but not too difficult, you just need a steady hand. These aren't drying in the slightest either and last a good 4 hours before they start going patchy. My favourite shade is Softly Spoken.

NYX Matte Lipstick | £6.50

Where have these been all my life? I love the formula, it's so creamy, pretty long lasting yet matte. I only have one shade Euro Trash. Whats the deal with the shade name? Its awful but the shade itself is really nice. Its a Mauve-y nude colour. I definitely need to get more shades. 

So there thats all my favourite drugstore makeup of the year so far. You can see my high end favourites here. 

Have you tried any of these? Whats you favourite drugstore product?

Until next time... 

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