Best of Drugstore Beauty: The 11 Must Have Items for Your Makeup Haul


This time of year is always the perfect time to go through all your makeup and organize, give away, or even toss stuff that is taking up space because you aren’t using it. If you haven’t used it in six months, it might be time to kiss it goodbye.

You can get all these super on-trend and “can’t live without it” makeup at your local Target, Walgreens, CVS, or Walmart, At these prices, you can afford to splurge and bring home a beauty haul!

Covergirl Colorlicious Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams: These are my absolute new addiction. They deliver soft shine and rich color in a luscious, chubby crayon that is infused with shea butter. Colorlicious Jumbo Gloss Balm Creams lock in moisture, too!

Covergirl Queen Collection CC Cream: I love that Covergirl specifically designed this collection for those with darker skin tones. It’s always been more of a challenge for people with deeper complexions to find something that matches well and doesn’t add a gray cast. This lightweight CC cream for darker tones is definitely the answer. This oil-free formula provides a flawless, natural look while caring for the skin, thanks to the hydrating ingredients. Those leave skin feeling moisturized with no greasy feel.

Covergirl Lash Blast Volumizing Mascara: This is one of my all time mascaras because it goes on smooth, lasts forever, and doesn’t clump! You get a blast of bold, volumizing lashes with LashBlast’s patented volume-boosting hypoallergenic mascara formula and patent-pending brush that are designed to max out each and every lash, leaving you with that much desired, “big lash” look. It’s as good as most luxury mascaras, too.

Flower Win Some Rouge Some Creme Blush: Creme blushes are hit or miss due to the texture. It needs to be “right” and you’ll know when you blend it and when it hits your skin. Flower, (Drew Barrymore’s is an owner) is sold exclusively at Walmart, gets it right with their colors and shades. These creme blushes conform to your skin and offer a soft, powder-like finish that transforms into a soft velvet veil for cheeks. Gentle color is deposited on your cheeks for a healthy glow. These are perfect for layering to build your desired look. And we love that everything is made in the USA.

Milani Eye Tech Liquid Eyeliner: Low-maintenance liquid eyeliner? That is basically a dream come true. This genius, felt-tip tool delivers all the drama, precision, and longwear of a liquid in a compact pen that’s a breeze to use. It’s much sturdier than those long and wispy tips. It’s also water-resistant, smudge-proof, and doesn’t skip or pull. I’m talking love at first line.

Milani Eye Tech Define – 2-In-1 Brow + Eyeliner Felt-Tip Pen: This is a very cool and useful product! I can achieve beautiful brow status with one side and then flip to the other side to create perfectly lined eyes. You can do it all with one dual-ended pen. The angled, marker-like felt tip makes brow sculpting easy by filling in sparse areas for a healthy look. The black liquid eyeliner side has a tapered tip, making it ideal for creating thin or thick lines. It’s available in three brow shades.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eye Shadow: A gel powder? What would that even look like? It looks like rich, vibrant color that glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional effect. What makes it a gel powder? Well, the formula starts as a gel and then is transformed by a special process into a stunning powder eye shadow with pure color and long wear. You can blend with fingertips and it can be used wet or dry, resists creasing, and comes in satin matte, shimmer, and iridescent metallic finishes. It’s so different and fab looking, you’ve gotta try this pronto!

Vincent Longo Velvet Riche Lip Lacquer: Velvet Riche Lip Lacquer creates a full, sensual lip look with shine and color depth. It’s infused with Vitamin E to keep lips soft. This silky formula glides on to leave lips looking gorgeously irresistible.

Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil: This double-sided pencil features two complementary shades of cream color for maximum creativity and effortless application. The formula applies smoothly and evenly, remaining intact and smudge-free. The pencil sharpens to fine point without breakage.

Pop Beauty Peak Brow Performance: Create perfect arches with this ultra-convenient, easy-to-use automatic brow pen with slanted tip that provides foolproof application. Fill-in and blend with brush. Pigment-rich formula glides on and stays on.

Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant & Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”

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