- L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation [$12.99] -- A great medium coverage foundation that looks amazing on the skin once you figure out your shade. I'm the lightest one they make. I have gone through four of these since the first release of this foundation, so I'm definitely a fan.
- L'Oreal True Match Cushion Foundation [$16.99] -- For those days I just want a natural glowing look, I will opt for this foundation. It is on the pricy side, but you aren't just using this foundation it is totally worth the money.
- Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation [$7.99] -- I haven't tried their regular formula yet, but I love this matte foundation when I want a somewhat lighter coverage than the L'Oreal foundation. I also purchased this foundation on the recommendation of one of my friends a couple of years ago.
- Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector [$8.99] -- My go-to BB Cream for years, that has the perfect amount of sunscreen that keeps me from becoming Bob the Tomato whenever I'm out in the sun.
- NYX Cosmetics HD Photo Concealer [$4.99] -- A great under-eye concealer that doesn't cost that much at all.
- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer [$8.99] -- One of the first concealers I ever tried that has stayed a favorite, perfect for spot concealing and the under-eye area.
- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer [$6.99] -- Kinda similar to the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, but isn't an exact dupe for it. Love this one for my under-eye area!
- Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder [$4.99] -- An excellent pressed powder to keep that oil at bay.
- Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot [$16] -- Expensive for drugstore, but totally worth it. I have gone through three of these.
- e.l.f Mineral Face Primer [$6] -- One of the few face primers I use, although I've come to prefer a mattifying primer/lotion if I do use one over this [but that is personal taste].
- NYX Cosmetics HD Finishing Powder in Banana [$9.99] -- Great for brighting up that under-eye area.
- NYX Cosmetics Matte Finish Setting Spray [$7.99] -- This isn't my top favorite setting spray, but my favorites are kinda pricey. This does help set your makeup and helps keep everything from looking caky. Don't expect a super matte finish when using this spray, as it does't do that.
- Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Fixing Spray [$8] -- I have found that drugstore wise, I will reach for this the most over the NYX one. L'Oreal does have one too, but for the price I would rather opt for either a OFRA or Urban Decay setting spray.
- NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Translucent [price varies] -- An excellent loose powder for baking your makeup!
- e.l.f Powder Blush Palette [$6] -- These blushes are super pigmented. You only need to lightly tap your brush in, otherwise you will look like a clown.
- e.l.f Blush [$3] -- The first blushes I ever purchased where these $3 blushes from e.l.f and I still like to use them occasionally. In fact, I've almost hit pan on a couple of my favorite shades.
- e.l.f Contour Palette [$6] -- I love this contour palette! In fact, I've used it more than my LORAC one, as I've almost hit pan on the yellow powder.
- Revlon Powder Blush [$10.99] -- I think these are my second favorite blushes from the drugstore. They are pigment, yet blend really well.
- Essence Silky Touch Blush [$2.99] -- If you are looking for a soft blush, that doesn't apply too heavily this would be a great option.
- NYX Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator [$7.49] -- If you are wanting a liquid highlighter, give this one a try.
- Wet 'n Wild Color Icon SPF 15 Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana [$3.93] -- If you are wanting a highlighter that isn't bam bam glowy, this is the one for you.
- Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer [$14.99] -- This stuff smells like summer vacation on a beach, and blends like a dream. It is also the only drugstore bronzer that I have kept in my collection.
- Essence Pure Nude Highlighter [$4.49] -- A beautiful glowing gold highlighter.
- Wet 'n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder [$4.99] -- The drugstore has really stepped up their highlighter game, especially since a few years ago it was kinda hard to find a really good one.
- Ulta Eyeshadow Single [$7] -- Their matte shades are my favorite, as their shimmery shades can be hit or miss for me. I love Sable for a transition shade and Milk Chocolate is a great brow color.
- NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil [$4.49] -- Perfect for on the go makeup, although if you want lasting color use these as a base for eyeshadows. The shade Milk is a great base for 1940s makeup looks.
- CoverGirl Roses TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette [$11.99] -- An excellent dupe for the Urban Decay Naked3 palette. The shades are pigmented, soft, and blend really well.
- Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow [$6.99] -- Ah! I love these for both a base and on their own. Can be applied with either your fingers or a small duo fiber eye brush.
- L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow [$5.99] -- I've only just recently tried these out, but so far they seem to work best when worn all over the lid with a different kind of eyeshadow to blend out the edges or to smoke it out.
- e.l.f Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow [$3] -- If you are on a tight budget these are a great substitute for the Maybelline Color Tattoos.
- Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Collection in Comfort Zone [$4.68] -- Several of the shades in this palette are good dupes for the Urban Decay Naked Palettes.
- ColourPop First Charmer Super Shock Shadow Foursome [$18] -- These shadows are like butter. They go on amazingly with your fingers, then blend out to perfection with brushes. Definitely a fan.
- e.l.f Cream Eyeliner [$3] -- I haven't really tried out any other gel liners besides this one, as it works great! I have it in black, brown, and plum.
- e.l.f Expert Liquid Liner [$2] -- A nice little liquid liner that has a good nub for getting that winged eyeliner. The liner does last pretty long, depending on how much you sweat when wearing it.
- L'Oreal Voluminous Volume Building Mascara [$7.99] -- After hearing rave reviews for this mascara since first discovering makeup, I finally tried it out. It is a fairly good substitute for my ultimate favorite mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex.
- L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise [$9.99] -- This is the best drugstore substitute for the Too Faced one, I just find it on the little bit wetter side. Let it dry out for a bit before using, and it will be grand.
- CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara [$7.99] -- If you are looking for a subtle mascara this a good choice.
- Maybelline Great Lash Mascara [$5.99] -- I love the fat wand on this mascara, and before trying Too Face's mascara this was my favorite.
- Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Mascara [$7.49] -- Another good subtle mascara. This was my favorite when I liked a subtle mascara look. Now I prefer a bold, almost false lashes look for my mascara.
- Revlon Liquid Eyeliner [$8.99] -- Lasts longer than the e.l.f one, but can sometimes rub off when layered too many times when creating the perfect wing.
- ULTA Gel Eye Liner Pencil [$8] -- For the longest time I never tested out Ulta's makeup, but there are some good gems amongst their line -- like their eye liner pencils. Just don't purchase the ones with glitter or the beauty gems ones that are a part of their Five for $10 deals, etc...those are not as good.
- e.l.f Eyebrow Kit [$3] -- My go-to when doing vintage brows.
- e.l.f Instant Lift Brow Pencil [$2] -- Typically drugstore pencils run too red toned for me, at least the ones I've tried, so I was excited to discover this product, as it works just as well as my Anastasia brow wiz, it is just a softer and thicker pencil than the ABH pencil.
- Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara [$5.99] -- My favorite clear mascara for keeping my brow hairs in place.
- Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color [$7.99] -- A great matte lipstick option from the drugstore, although the scent does kinda remind me of play dough [only downside].
- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick [$8.49] -- One of my favorite drugstore lipsticks that I own.
- NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss [$4.99] -- One of my top favorite drugstore glosses, pigmented and not too sticky.
- NYX Cosmetics Slim Lip Pencil [$3.99] -- My go-to lip liners for any time. Soft, yet not too soft, and they have a decent color range.
- NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick [$6.99] -- A good drugstore option for liquid lipstick, at least of the ones I've tried out. My favorite shades are: Embellishment & French Maid.
- Essence Lip Liner [$1.99] -- Great cheap lip liners that get the job done.
- Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain [$9.49] -- One of the best lip chubby sticks out there - Honey is one of my favorite shades.
- e.l.f Lip Exfoliator [$3] -- Great for getting rid of the dead skin on your lips, especially when you are wearing a matte lip color.
- e.l.f Ultimate Blending Brush [$6] -- I used to never be a fan of applying foundation or a BB Cream with a brush, as I was always a beauty blender/face sponge kinda gal, but this brush changed all that! Perfect for buffing in your foundation and under-eye concealer together into your skin.
- e.l.f Small Stipple Brush [$3] -- My go-to brush to applying cream blush, or heavy pigmented powder blushes.
- e.l.f Blush Brush [$3] -- I love using this brush to set my under-eye area.
- e.l.f Slant Tweezer [$1] -- I have purchased so many of these tweezers over the years, as I have a habit of loosing them -- part of the reason why I don't invest in a more expansive pair is because I know I will loose them.
- Real Techniques Brushes [$5.99+] -- My go-to favorite brand of makeup brushes.
- Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge [$6.99] -- An excellent dupe for the Beauty Blender sponge.
- EcoTools Buffing Brush [$7.99] -- I love using this brush to apply powder foundation.
- Morphe Highlight & Contour Beauty Sponge [$7] -- I've kinda been opting for this Morphe sponge over my RT one, which says a lot since I have been a fan of the RT one since it first came out.