When it comes to buying cosmetics, who needs the department store’s heavy price tag? The drugstore is a wonderful alternative for your beauty routine--not to mention pocket-friendly! These brands have certainly stepped upped their game on quality and staying on trend with what’s current in the world of beauty and fashion. Consistently launching new products and creating new formulations keep these brands relevant and in demand. Give these budget brands a try and see for yourself. I have, and I’m pleasantly surprised by the beauty bargains I’ve come across.
You can find an array of products within each cosmetic line. A wide range of shades and formulas for foundations and concealers, which are now much easier and more common to find, exists. An abundance of lipsticks, glosses, blushes, bronzers, hi-lighters, eyeshadows, eyeliners, brow products, brushes and tools, and of course mascaras is available. Do you feel dizzy yet? Confused? You are not alone. I have experienced this overwhelming sensation while strolling down each makeup isle, starring into the abyss of indecision, not knowing what to buy! Sometimes I’ve had to just walk away, and I’ve witnessed others doing the same. Not to fret. I advise knowing beforehand what products you’re interested in trying. Narrow it down and stay focused. I also suggest knowing what the store’s return policy is in case you’re unhappy with your purchase. As with anything, do your research on the products you’re wanting to test out. Read product reviews from the brand’s website. You Tube beauty tutorials can be a great resource to see some drugstore products in action. Not every product you pick-up will be a winner but you will be amazed at the ones that do. Drugstores also have coupons or specials as well as membership cards, so take advantage of that.
I appreciate finding a bargain--especially if the product wears well. An example is highly pigmented products with a smooth texture and staying power that can last throughout the day. Keeping my professional makeup kit stocked with high-end/high-performance products is what I prefer, but I love when I can add something new which can give a polished and professional look that doesn’t break the bank. It actually gets me excited when I find these gems! When I step into a drugstore, I can’t wait to see what treasures I’ll be taking home. Below are a few favorites I’d like to share, and I’d love to hear about yours. Happy bargain hunting!