Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The Hit List

What’s the Best Drugstore Beauty Products you’ve tried?

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176 thoughts on “Hit List: Best Drugstore Beauty Products

  1. CHRIS

    Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundations, Brow Pencil, Eye Pencil, Nail Polish, Lip Butter and Just Bitten Lip Balm;

    L’Oreal True Match Liquid Foundations

    Covergirl Queen Collection Liquid Foundation

    Maybelline Vivid and Regular Lipsticks and Drama Eye Liners

    IMAN Oil Blotting Powders and Nut Bush Eye Liner (best neutral brown liner used as a lip liner.

  2. Angela

    I love the Revlon lip butters. They are my favorite. So good!


    NYX Matte Lip cream, great color range and the finish, L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows is just awesome, Milani Liquidify Eyeliner would not smudge at all on my oil lids, Revlon Lip Butters of course!

  4. Cui

    Loving maybelline color tatoos especially inked in pinked and barely biege, maybelline color whispers, maybelline color vivid lipsticks , revlon lip glosses, real technique brushes, and relvon naked powder compact.

  5. Caroline

    L A Colors eyeshadow quints
    NYX single eyeshadow, blush, lipstick & Blonde Eyebrow Kit
    Catrice lipsticks & Mono single eyeshadows
    Korres Lip Butters
    Sinful Colors nail polish
    Models Own nail polish
    Rimmel mascara

  6. Revlon colorstay foundation b/c it lasts and there’s no transference. maybelline lipsticks, i love the finishes and they’re moisturizing. :)

  7. natasha874

    L’Oreal True Match Foundation
    L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof in Black
    Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue
    CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder
    Milani, Wet n Wild & Black Radiance pencil eyeliner
    Wet n Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner
    Black Radiance Fine Line Liquid Eyeliner
    Revlon lipsticks
    Finesse Curl Defining Mousse
    Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash
    Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
    Olay Complete All Day UV Moisture Cream
    Dove soap

  8. Cat G

    Milani Color Statement Lip Liners and Lipstick!
    Nyx Mega Shine Lipglosses
    Nyx Round Lipsticks
    Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters
    L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows (especially Golden Emerald, it’s one of the most beautiful eyeshadows ever, no swatch can do it justice)
    Maybelline mascaras

  9. Milani eyeliners are FABULOUS. I wish other brands would learn from them…

  10. MarciaMary

    I am currently loving a lot of Rimmel products, including their Wake Me Up Foundation, MP concealer, eyeliners, Kate Moss lipsticks and setting powder in translucent! I am also a big fan of Loreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black and don’t forget about Revlon lip butters and Maybelline CS Vivids lipsticks!

  11. Waterproof Covergirl Lashblast Volume. (Orange tube) It’s my HG mascara. Makes my lashes super long, doesn’t clump, doesn’t flake off…

  12. Lauren

    Revlon Colorstay Foundation (Combination/Oily) is really good. It lasts all day. Unfortunately, even though there are a lot of shades, none match me. However, if you CAN find a match it is a great low cost foundation for oily skin.

  13. melissa

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a good drugstore powder foundation, or just powder? I currently use bare minerals, however sometimes I would like something a little more accessible (I live close to an hour from the nearest sephora/ulta/dept store) and am looking for an alternative that is a little more budget friendly that I can keep for a backup!

    I feel like everything else I have tried is dusty, chalky looking!

    • Kim

      Physicians formula youth booster powder is great, and super cheap if you catch it on sale (which is almost all the time).

    • reena

      the body shop “all in one powder foundations” are amazing…even though they r not drugstore…they are very worth the price! and last a long time!

  14. Jamie

    Revlon ColorStay Foundation (been using since my Freshman year of High School and now I’m in college),
    CoverGirl Lash Blast Luxe Mascara (Hate the “volume” one, “fusion” is okay, too),
    Revlon Lip Butters,
    and so much more!

  15. Kim

    I am in love with physicians formula eyeliner…the nudes and warm nudes trios. Also, neutrogena lip gloss and the neutrogena chubby lip pencil. And nyx single eyeshadow in iced mocha.

  16. Erica

    Nubian Heritage Body Washes: they come in great hydrating combos like Goats Milk & Chai, Coconut & Papaya, etc. Cetaphil face wash, lotion, moisturizers (face & body). HG product for my sensitive skin.

    Lipsticks: revlon lipsticks (love them!), maybelline color sensational, NYX round lipsticks / glosses, wet & wild lipsticks – too numerous to mention.

    Foundation: Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. My weekend foundation if I need makeup. So sheer, yet long lasting.

    NYX lip liners are the best! I also like some Wet & Wild e/s palettes, particularly the vanity palette. Classic.

  17. michaela.

    L’Oreal Double Extend + Maybelline Falsies= MY HG!
    Also, can’t get enough of Maybelline’s Color Sensational lipsticks! Especially the vivids!

  18. Jessica

    Oh man! I have heaps of favourites!

    Cover Girl:
    Clean foundation and Cheekers

    Infallible Lipsticks and shadows, Mineral blushes

    ColourSensational Lipsticks
    Full n Soft Mascara
    Quads and Colour Tattoos

    Lipsticks and glosses

    Face and Body Tint

    Lipsticks and powders (including bronzers)

    Baked shadows and blushes

  19. Jennifer Pham

    I love a lot of the products already listed by the replies before me. Some products that I LOVE that I generally don’t hear about online a lot are:

    Palladio Eyeshadow quads (smooth, buttery–I think the formula is similar to theBalm Nude’tude shadows),

    and Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine lip glosses (pigmented, no lipstick needed underneath, and sleek packaging).

  20. reena

    eyeliners :Annabelle cosmetics

    mascara: loreal voluminous and covergirl lashblast

    blush: milani(luminoso) and nyx (mauve)

    lipsticks: lots of great drugstore brands! maybeline, revon, milani!

  21. marisol hernandez

    As for makeup I really liked the sonia kashuk blushes which sell at target, oh and of course my favorite thing right now is the Kardashian Bronzer at cvs which is $14.00/kinda cheap for the size you receive.

  22. Monica Lewis

    Maybeline color tatoo eyeshadows: work very well alone but make incredible bases for eyeshadows. In fact, I no longer buy MAC paint pots because of them

    Lip liners: I’m particular about my lipsticks so I only wear MAC. Lip liner on the other hand, I’ve transitioned to Rimmel. Their consistency and color payoff is the same if not at times better than MAC. Needless to say the price point makes it that much more enticing, $3.47 at Walmart vs. $15 for MAC

    mascara: loreal telescopic. I’ve tried all price point and was left just as disappointed with the $40 product as the $5 product. Loreal has the best pay off with lifting, expanding, and thickening lashes. Price point is around $8-10 at Target…depending on sales

    Tools: I wanted an eyeshadow quad for the 4 shadows I use the most (1 for highlighting, 2 different ones for blending and 1 to color my eyebrows. I looked up the cost of the MAC quad palette and said ugh because it’s $10. Id rather spend that on new product. I Planned to purchase it over the weekend when I ran into the elf display at Target. They had a pallet there for a whopping $1! Yes, the top is not see thru but who cares! I just wrote the names of the colors on a label and put it on the back. It saved me $9 bucks and now I have my fave products all in one place.

  23. Vink

    Revlon Colorstay Foundation & Covergirl Lashblast Mascara

  24. Alexandra Aimee

    I’m a pretty big makeup snob… I almost always feel that money spent on drugstore products is wasted, because I never like them enough to use them, with the exception of Maybelline mascara.

    But, I’m so glad I found this thread because it motivated me to give a Revlon Lip Butter a try. Wow! It’s got to be the best texture I’ve ever felt in a lip product, high or low end. And while many of the shades did seem to me to have that not-quite-in-style feel there were still quite a few that work. I’m a convert!

  25. LBH

    Great Topic!
    I have so many drugstore favorites available at Walmart, Target and numerous drugstores.
    cosmetic brushes ELF Studio (Target)
    cleansing facial wipes Boots brand (Target) Expert Sensitive Cleansing & Toning Wipes
    under eye cream Nivea Crème in blue tin or jar I use under concealer
    lip exfoliator ELF (Target)
    eye lid primer ELF (Target) not mineral one
    I use over a heavy crème moisturizer as a nude eyeshadow
    under eye concealer Maybelline Age Rewind in Neutralizer shade
    Planning to try the Pixi concealer kit at Target per MUA reviews
    cuticle and hand cream Lansinoh cream in baby nursing aisle per MUA recommendation. It is thick and I apply at bedtime and wear cotton gloves.
    hand cream Neutrogena Norwegian Formula
    nail polishes Wet ‘n’ Wild, Revlon Colorstay, Cover Girl Outlast, Essie and plan to try L’Oreal per the recommendations here
    nail Top Coat Seche Vite
    eyebrow ELF (Target) Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara

    • LBH

      I have my hair colorist color my eyebrows when she does my roots so I don’t have to use an eyebrow pencil now.

  26. Leticia

    I agree with the many readers that mentioned Revlon Lip Butters and Glosses – I believe these products can compete in quality and color range with high end brands. I also love Maybelline The Falsies Mascara and Ecotools brushes :)!

    Other drugstore products I love are Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, Oil Free Makeup Remover and Cleansing Towelettes and Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion.

  27. Lol I am a man so dont knock me but I really love to use the Schick or is it Gillette Mach razors. They suck in durability but the first use is unrivaled by any blade I have ever used