To be honest, I hardly have any high-end brand makeup. I’m more of a drugstore makeup person because in Kuwait (where I’m residing currently), makeup is really expensive. The price of drugstore products is THREE times of what it is in US or UK. Or may be even more at times. For eg : any foundation which is for $6 in US is for almost $18 in Kuwait. I definitely love to have a lot of makeup but I don’t find it worth spending on makeup. I believe that drugstore brand products happen to provide us with equally good results, just like high-end brand products. Everything has a dupe, isn’t it? And if it doesn’t have a dupe, then BUY IT. However, if that’s the scene with drugstore brands, I cannot even discuss the prices of high-end makeup products.
My favourite drugstore brands are Maybelline, NYX, Milani, Essence, Loreal, LA Girl, E.L.F and many more brands from which I like few products. These brands have almost all the products which any high-end brand has and they are efficient. If they are not same as high-end brands, a little bit difference is acceptable. For the price, they are fabulous. I recently shopped some makeup in the Black Friday sale which I didn’t require but I needed, haha! I kept myself pretty controlled during that time, as I had a long list of what I wanted. Hence, narrowed it down to just these few products. And let me tell you, these brands are the best drugstore brands. Here are the reviews :
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Maybelline Facestudio Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder, Translucent, 0.21 oz.“>1. MAYBELLINE MASTERFIX SETTING + LOOSE POWDER – Face baking has got so hyped up in the past few years. From a famous makeup artist to a beginner wants all their makeup set in place. I wanted to get a loose powder as I have a lot of creasing under my eyes after applying concealer. So I wanted a loose powder and I got my hands on this beauty. The packaging is so pretty and classy. This powder did a really good job to control the creasing. After around 4-5 hours a little creasing appeared but I guess it was not so noticeable. And it is pretty easy to blend with the makeup and gives a bright look. You can buy it Maybelline Facestudio Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder, Translucent, 0.21 oz.“>here.
2. E.L.F. LIP EXFOLIATION IN BROWN SUGAR – The winter was just killing my lips and I badly needed a lip scrub. So I gave this one a try and it is really good. The exfoliation beads are very mild for the lips and not harsh. Although little bigger beads would have been fine. It leaves the lips really soft and moisturised and tastes good. Haha ! You guys should give it a try.
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick, Touch of Spice, 0.15 oz.“>3. MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL CREAMY MATTE LIPSTICK (TOUCH OF SPICE) – I love Maybelline products. And I heard a lot about these lipsticks and really wanted to get one. And I love the rosy pinks. So touch of spice seemed perfect to me. I yet have to try it out and see how it is. Buy it from Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick, Touch of Spice, 0.15 oz.“>here.
4. E.L.F BLUSH PALETTE (LIGHT) – I am not a blush kinda person. Somehow blush seems a little odd for me. I own only one blush and that is Milani Luminoso Blush. This one had some good reviews therefore, I thought to grab it. And well, it’s really nice. It has some amazing shades that can work with any skin tone. It is pigmented and can be applied as eyeshadow too.
Real Techniques Sculpting Brush 1 ea“>5. REAL TECHNIQUES SCULPTING BRUSH – I love the Real Techniques brushes. They are so soft. And I think the trick behind flawless makeup is brushes. I wanted a brush for contouring. This brush is pretty good for giving that defined sculpted look. Its soft, blends the well and leaves no lines. You can buy it Real Techniques Sculpting Brush 1 ea“>here.
EcoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Brush Set, Made with Recycled and Sustainable Materials, Cruelty Free Synthetic Taklon Bristles, Aluminum Ferrule, Recycled Packaging“>6. ECO TOOLS ENHANCING EYE SET – If you don’t know yet, let me tell you again, I LOVE EYE MAKEUP AND EYE BRUSHES. These brushes were too cute to not buy. And EcoTools has amazing quality brushes. And these were no exception. They blended my eyeshadow like a dream. Flawless is the word! Buy these brushes EcoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Brush Set, Made with Recycled and Sustainable Materials, Cruelty Free Synthetic Taklon Bristles, Aluminum Ferrule, Recycled Packaging“>here.
Do let me know if you try any of these products and how do you find them. Or if you like any product from these brands, please do suggest. Leave them in the comments below.