If you were only able to use five products from the drugstore to create a look, what would they be?

If you were only able to use five products from the drugstore to create a look, what would they be? Share!

Maybe something like Maybelline’s Bold Gold, NYX HD Foundation, Revlon Berry Lipstick, Maybelline Full ‘n’ Soft Mascara, and Milani Liquif’eye Eyeliner.

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Joanne Avatar

What a unique question!
I guess I’d use Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, Nyx Glossy Black Eye pencil, Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation, Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum, and Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

Michelle Avatar

good question!

nyc cream blush stick in berry new yorker
maybelline color tattoo in bad to the bronze
maybelline the falsies mascara
bourjois healthy mix foundation
revlon colorburst lipstick in mauve

Liz Avatar

Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation
Rimmel Extra Super Lash mascara
L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner
Revlon Pink in the Afternoon lipstick
Canmake cream blush

Alyssa Avatar

Ummm…Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Foundation, Revlon Colorstay pencil eyeliner, Rimmel Natural bronzer, Maybelline Colossal Waterproof mascara, Revlon Cherries in the Snow Lipstick

Margaret Avatar

CoverGirl Natureluxe Foundation
Wet n Wild Silent Treatment Trio
L’Oreal False Fibers Mascara
L’Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil
Maybelline Define-A-Brow

Fun question 🙂

Miss J Avatar

Hmmm, this is a tough one because I don’t really use many products from the drugstore. If I could only use five products and they all had to be drugstore, I would probably use:

1. CG LashBlast Volume Mascara in Very Black. Mascara is a must for me even if I’m wearing no other makeup, and this mascara is my absolute favorite mascara.

2. NYC Blushable Creme Stick. Super cheap, and decent color pay off for a drugstore cheek product. I usually have a hard time picking good blush from the drugstore, so I tend to just splurge in this area, but I like this product a lot and it makes a good base for powder blush, too.

3. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation. This is most comparable to my NARS Sheer Glow, so if I had to use drugstore, I’d pick this. I actually kind of like that this is more moisturizing than Sheer Glow on me, but none of the colors are a great match.

4. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter.

5. L’Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense (With the felt tip!).

Marieke Avatar

Catrice foundation, Essence maximum definition mascara, HEMA (for the Dutchies!) eyebrowpencil, Essence kohl pencil in Teddy, NYX round lipstick Spellbound 😀

Ljana Avatar

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, Bourjois Khol & Contour pencil eyeliner, Revlon powder blush in Blushed, L’Oreal Lash Architect 4D mascara and Max Factor Colour Elixir lipstick in Pink Brandy.

Jennifer Avatar

Maybelline Quad in Give Me Gold (lighter shades as shadow, chocolate brown as liner)
Revlon Colorstay Foundation Combo/Oily Formula in 200 Nude
Physician’s Formula Magic Mosaic Blush in Soft Rose/Rose
Rimmel Sexy Curves Full Body Mascara
Loreal Colour Juice Stick in 805 Personali-tea (d/c)

Wonderful and creative question btw. Good job Jaqueline!

Dinitchka Avatar

Revlon – Colorstay Makeup With Softflex
ELF – 24K 100-Piece Eyeshadow Palette
NYX – Bronzer/Blusher Combo
COVERGIRL – LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara
Hard Candy – Glossaholic

Monica - Pisica albastra Avatar

I love this question!
For me it would be:
– Max Factor Lasting Performance foundation
– Milani Luminous blush
– Milani Liquif’Eye eyeliner – black
– Max Factor – Masterpiece Max mascara
– Jordana Easyshine Lipcolour in Sweet Strawberry

Kathy S. Avatar

Revlon Colorburst in Peach (lips and cheeks)
Revlon Photoready in Buff
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold (eyes and highlighter – lightly under the foundation)
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Maybelline Gel Liner

Nicoco Avatar

1. Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation
2. 17 Peep Show Lengthening Mascara
3. NYC Eye Palette in “Union Square”
4. Accessorize Diamond Sparkle Lipgloss in “Mysterious”
5. Rimmel Stay Matte Transparent Finishing Powder

Céline Avatar

I guess
Bourjois Healthy Mix for the foundation
Bourjois Rose coup de foudre for the blush
Rimmel (Color Mousse eyeshadow) or Bourjois (Intense extrait de fard à paupière) for the eyshadow
Gemey for the eyeliner
Max factor false lash effect for the mascara
Revlon (Butter lip shine) or Rimmel or L’oréal (collection l’or l’or l’or) for the lipstick

Gala Avatar

Bourjois healthy mix foundation
Bourjois Smomkey effet eyeliner – the green one
L’oreal Hip creme blush in cheerful
Rimmel extra super lash mascara
LA Girl Creme lipstick in Secret Admirer 🙂

Agata Avatar

That’s a great question! I’d use Revlon Photoready foundation, Revlon Photoready pressed powder, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad Bronze, Maybelline The Falsies waterproof mascara and a NYX powder blush.

alexia Avatar

revlon colourstay foundation
nyc sunny bronzer
maybelline 24 hour colour tattoo crwam eyeshdaow
maybelline great lash ( <3 shaped )
revlon matte lipstick

Mariella Avatar

Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells for the eyes, Gosh Metallic Brass liner, Revlon Berry Smoothie Lip Butter, Maybelline concealer (it’s the only ds concealer I have) and I’d have to buy a blush as I don’t own a drugstore blush…maybe a nice pink like WnW Heather blush)

Xero Avatar

I only use drugstore products so this isn’t a hard question LOL, but uh I’ll just say what I wore yesterday.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
LA Colors Tea Time eyeshadow palette (second shade)
Wet n Wild Brulee eyeshadow (as concealer)
NYC Ultra Last Lipwear in Fragile Pink
CoverGirl Classic Pink blush

I usually wear less than 5 producs, yesterday was an exception, lol.

NeenaJ Avatar

Wet n Wild eyeshadow trio in Walking on Eggshells
L’Oreal Voluminous mascara
Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in 002 Vanilla
L’Oreal Magic Souffle Blush in Celestial
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rose Wine

Meg Avatar

CoverGirl Lash Blast
Maybelline Master Drama eyeliner
Revlon lip butter
L’Oreal True Match blush
A tinted moisturizer by Physicians Formula or Hard Candy (can’t decide)

Audrey Avatar

Ooo! This is a good question. I did a look for Saturday night with drugstore makeup: Wet n Wild’s Silent Treatment, Milani Liquif’eye in Black, Maybelline Volum’ Express mascara (my all-time fave!), Nyx Mosaic Powder to highlight and Maybelline’s Fifth Avenue Fuschia lipstick (an awesome hot pink).

Dee Avatar

Revlon Colorstay foundation
Rimmel bronzer
Maybelline Bad to the Bronze Color Tattoo cream shadow
CG Lashblast mascara
L’Oreal LeBalm in Tender Mauve

Sarah S. Avatar

Cool question! I’m going to check back and see what everybody else picks out ^.^
L’Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle Foundation
Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Mascara
Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Papaya
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
Wet n Wild I’m Getting Sunburned Trio

Mandy Avatar

Rimmel Autumn Catwalk blush
NYC black liquid liner
Covergirl Lashblast volume
Maybelline color sensational lipstain
neutrogena 3 in 1 undereye concealer

Maria Tenor Avatar

Only 5?!?!..# Sad Face.. lol

Rimmel London Volume lash mascara
Revlon ColorStay Liquid liner
Maybelline Quad in Natural Smokes
Milani Powder Bronzer
Revlon Lip gloss in grape soda

Dominique Avatar

I would probably choose :

– Guerlain “Lingerie de Peau”, shade 3
– Blush “Horizon” from Chanel
– Eyeshadow Trio from Nars ” Douce France ”
– Rouge Coco in ” Paradis ”
– Mascara Bad Gal brown

Scarlet Fe Avatar

Maybelline Falsies Flared Mascara
NYX Milk Eye Pencil
Loreal HIP eyeshadow
Cover Girl (& Olay) swirled foundation
Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner

Saga Avatar

Lumene Under make-up base, Loreal True Match foundation, Maybelline Pure Cover mineral concealer, Lumene Arctic definition eyebrow pencil, Maybelline watershine lipstick in Strawberry icecream. This was a fun question 🙂

Elle Avatar

Wet N Wild Comfort Zone eyeshadow palette, NYX lipstick Heredes, NYX lipliner in Hot Cocoa, Maybelline Great Last Mascara, and Milani Blush in Red Vino

Anna Avatar

Really fun question!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
Maybelline Dream matte powder
NYC Smooth Skin Sunny Bronzer
ELF Tickled Pink Blush
Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle

Sofia Avatar

L’oreal’s matmorphose foundation
Rimmel’s natural bronzer
Maybelline’s eyestudio gel eyeliner in blackest black
Maybelline’s Falsies mascara
Revlon’s Colorburst lipstick in peach

sharnek Avatar

Rimmel Stay Matte foundation
Loreal beauty tubes mascara
Sleek blush in lifes a peach
ELF HD powder
Max Factor lipstick in Ruby Tuesday or I’d opt for a slick of balm on my lips and Maybelline studio gel eye liner.

Fun question and really made me think about drugstore brands I use. the really tricky thing was only being able to use 5 items, high end or drug store.

Vern Avatar

Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette
L’oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Nyx Blush (most likely Cinnamon)

Ale Avatar

Wet n’Wild comfort zone palette, revlon color stay foundation, a setting powder to match the foundation, l’oreal voluminous mascara, and any red sheer lipgloss I can find.

nancy y. Avatar

elf’s contouring blush and bronzer powder
Loreal volumenus mascara- blackest black
Milani minerals compact makeup- honey beige
Revlon eyelash curler
Revlon colorburst lipstick -petal

AniBEE Avatar

Maybelline’s Too Cool as a base
Wet in wild Walking on Eggshells trio (use the dark brown wet as a liner)
Rimmel Waterproof Mascara Curvy
Revlon lip butter for the lips lip Candy Apple
Foundation it still don’t have a match in drug store lines so it don’t know what to use.


Mix Maybelline color tatoo Bad to the bronze and Punk pomegranite and use as lid color.

use elfs strawberry lemonade stick for eyes. lip and cheek-use on cheek n eyes

WetnWild lengthening mascara (waterproof)

loreal lift foundation

Amanda Avatar

L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara on top of L’Oreal Telescopic mascara, Revlon ColorStay foundation, Revlon Colorburst lip butter (most likely in sugar plum), and probably one of the NYX grinder blushes to give myself cheekbones 🙂

Brigette Avatar

Good question but hard to limit it to just 5. I think I’d choose:
1. Garnier Skin Renew B.B. Cream
2. L’Oreal True Match blush in rosy outlook
3. L’Oreal or Physicians Formula mascara in black.
4. Physicians Formula eyeshadow trio in Baked Oatmeal
5. Pixi Silky Eye Pen in True Teal

Liz Avatar

Great Question!

Heres what I’d use (also, I’m Canadian so forgive me if you don’t know some of these products):
Nyx Trio Eyeshadow Palette in Aloha/Mink Brown/Deep Bronze (the palette itself doesn’t have a name).
Annabelle smudgeliner in wired.
Marcelle volume precision mascara.
revlon colourstay foundation.
Revlon super lustrous lipstick in Berry rich

Em Avatar

1. Milani Multitasking Powder
2. Maybelline Bounce Blush in Orchid Hush
3. Wet and Wild Comfort Zone Palette
4. Maybelline Great Lash
5. Revlon Lip Butter in… (any color!)

Tangy Avatar

My choices would be

1 Maybelline’s Auspicious asphalt or Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette
2 Revlon Colorstay foundation
3 Carbon Black Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner
4 Milani Baked Blush in Terra Cotta
5 NYX Cream Blush

Bertha Avatar

1. Neutrogena Healthy Skin foundation
2. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
3. L’Oreal Beauty Tubes mascara
4. I have to yet to find a drug store blush that I love but I’d probably try a NYX one
5. Rimmel Moisture Renew gloss in Hydra Beige

Michelle Avatar

Covergirl “Mink” Eyeshadow, Revlon colorstay gel liner in black, L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon black, Neutrogena Healthy Skin foundation, Sonia Kashuk lipstick in “Morning Glory”

bunniehop Avatar

Totally cheating: Using:
~Sonia Kashuk’s Facing Stardom Palette for eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush and lip gloss
~Elf eye primer
~Maybelline’s Full ‘n’ Soft Mascara
~Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer
~Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Translucent powder

Victoria Avatar

I use DS a lot but don’t have any DS favorite foundations or powders so this might be difficult… Hmmm

It’d probably be:
– Revlon Age Defying moisturizing concealer
– WnW Comfort Zone e/s palette — using the left hand side (pretty much today’s eye look)
– CG Lashexact WP Mascara
– Milani Berry Amore blush
– Coty Airpsun loose powder

The hardest part about this question is the “five” not the “drugstore”! I rarely use this few products :X

Joanna Avatar

revlon lip butter in candy apple
maybeline color tattoo in bold gold
rimmel lasting finish foundation
elf blush
l’oreal voluminous mascara

bxboricua Avatar

aveeno tinted moisturizer, revlon colorstay blemish concealer, physicians formula gel eyeliner, maybelline colossal mascara, revlon lip butter in red velvet

katie Avatar

l’oreal telescopic clean definition mascara
revlon colorstay foundation
elf mellow mauve blush
hard candy baked eyeshadow duo in high maintenance
physician’s formula eyebooster liquid liner

Meci B Avatar

Revlon Colorstay Foundation
WnW blush in Berry Shimmer
WnW Comfort Zone palette
Milani Liquif’eye eyeliner
L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara

Katie Avatar

1. Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio
2. Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
3. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers in light/medium
4. NYC sunny bronzer
5. Covergirl Cheekers blush in Pretty Peach

Veronica Avatar

Maybelline Cream Mousse blush in Soft Plum, Maybelline Stiletto mascara, Palladio Herbal Treatment concealer in Ivory (dark circles + brighten eyes), Almay Intense i-Color liquid liner in Black Pearl, Covergirl Lip Perfection in Soulmate

Becky Avatar

I use drugstore products all the time, love this challenge! Revlon foundation (haven’t tried it but heard good things) NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Blonde, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe, NYX Glide On Eyeliner in Gray, CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara, NYX Creme Blush in Glow, and Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop. Wait, thats 6 things, isn’t it. I can’t give up any of those things, haha!

chelsea Avatar

Maybelline Color Tattoo in tough as toupe
Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation
Loreal Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Liner
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk.

Tata Avatar

1) Revlon’s Photoready in Nude
2) Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Palette in Vanity
3) Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso or NYX’s Angel
4) CoverGirl Lash Exact Mascara
5) Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie

cp3honingcomplex Avatar

These are the products I have actually used in practice:

1. Revlon Age Defying Spa foundation…I don’t remember the shade, but it’s light enough to be the tinted moisturizer I need, so it doesn’t matter that the shade match is slightly off

2. Either the L’Oreal HIP black cream eyeliner, or the Studio Secrets Color Chrome Eyeliner in Violet Volt

3. L’Oreal Voluminous mascara

4. Either: Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, Revlon Colorburst l/g in Rosegold, or Revlon Colorstay l/g in Life’s a Peach (discontinued, but still my favorite!)

5. Revlon Beyond Natural concealer, or L’Oreal TrueMatch concealer

Hmmm…it appears I don’t really use anything by Maybelline, CoverGirl, Almay or Neutrogena. And I avoid Physician’s Formula because I have never bought a product from them that I haven’t hated.

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