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Revlon has an amazing lineup of lip products. I prefer my wet n wild eyeshadows to my mac/inglot/UD/etc shadows. Milani eyeliners & blushes are amazing.

My favorite Milani products are the baked blushes & the liquif’eye pencil eyeliners (not the automatic ones).

My favorite NYX products are the eyeshadows (I like the 10-pan palettes) and the eyebrow wax pencil. Oh, and the jumbo lip pencils have a nice texture, but I am not in love with the shade selection.

NYX is awesome. I would try some of their NYX girl nail polish collection, Jumbo eyeshadow pencil in milk (white) and some dark\metallic color you like (I like pots and pans), and their shadows are awesome.

CoverGirl and Revlon are good for mascara and lipstick. I love Eco Tools and Real Techniques brushes. (Real Techniques isn’t technically drug store, but the prices are.) I use Purpose face wash and it has worked wonders on my skin. NYX has beautiful products, I love their leopard bronzer.

Drug store products aren’t bad at all, you just have to do some research about what’s good and what isn’t. I can’t stand brand snobs. I feel better buying an $8 mascara that does the same thing a $30 mascara does, I don’t care what name it has on it.

Essence and Bourjois has some pretty nice products. However, for high-end make-up feel with drugstore prices, I tend to go indie. 😛

Nyx for sure! Milani is definitely on the top of the list too. Maybelline-they make amazing mascaras, Revlon-they have some of the best lipstick shade range I’ve ever seen, Rimmel is pretty good too, Wet n Wild palette are great for eyeshadows. If you are in the UK, Sleek is a great overall drug store brand as well!

The one drugstore brand I’m not a fan of is L’oreal. I haven’t found a product I’ve loved from them.

Wet n Wild for eyeshadow, Maybelline for mascara and Revlon for lip products. I can’t find a blush from the drugstore that is up there with the longevity of Nars though

My sister swears by Almay’s kohl liners, to the extent that I don’t think I’ve ever seen her use anything else. They don’t work as well on me, but they do put down a good line.

Revlon does some really great lipglosses. Their lipstick quality can be spotty, but I find their matte finishes to go on quite nicely. I wish their newer formula didn’t dry me out as much.

On lipsticks, I’ll name drop the Covergirl Lip Perfection series. I practically own half of the collection. Most of them give me a very opaque coverage without dehydrating my lips. I also really like their mascaras for a subtler day look.

Maybelline Stiletto is hands down my go-to mascara when I want a bold lash. Their FIT Me collection is one of their best in years. Their new foundation formula is one of the few drugstore variations my skin can handle.

Lipsmackers is one of my favorite lip balms. Very creamy and adds a nice sheen.

Annnnd, I think that’s the most I’ve tried off the top of my head.

I think Revlon, NYX and Physicians Formula are the best drugstore brands. Revlon has great lip products and foundations that I think are high-end quality and Wet n Wild also has some great products at very cheap prices.

never had any that jumped at me quality wise. maybellines volume express as well as revlons mattes lipsticks thats about it thats even close.

Overall, L’Oréal, because they have 3 great products that I use the most: foundation, blush and lipstick. I don’t care much about eyeshadows because I have very sensitive eyes, but Maybelline mascaras are really nice. I also loved Maybelline’s Fit Me! product range. I am very, very satisfied with the foundation, concealer, blush and powder.

Christine, I totally agree that when it comes to drugstore brands, it’s all about individual products. Which is why I go to NYX & Wet N’ Wild for eyeshadows, Prestige for eyeliners, Cover Girl for mascara, Revlon for lipsticks, L’Oreal for lip glosses, Maybelline for foundation and concealers and NYX again for blushes.

Around here, many drugstores also carry very high end brands (Guerlain, Clinique, Lancome) and also, the lines between “drugstore” and “department store” are blurring (is TheBalm drugstore? That’s the only place I can purchase it so I’m not sure at all how to categorize it). Even the prices are getting closer, in a lot of cases. Anyway, I’d have to vote for NYX, Revlon (especially their single matte eyeshadows), Quo (Canadian brand), Joe Fresh (ditto) and, of course, Wet n Wild. Some of these are pricier than others but all offer really good quality at lower price points than higher end brands.

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