Full Face Drugstore Makeup Picks

I have been requested on several occasions to do a drugstore makeup look.

I’m finally going to show you what products I use for a full face drugstore makeup routine and what are my product picks.

Everything shown in the photos below is affordable and readily accessible at Target, Walmart, Pharmaprix, Jean Coutu and more. Granted, a few of these products are exclusively carried at specific retailers.

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Drugstore eye products

  • Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture Eye Palette – Eye On Neutral 02
  • Marcelle Xtension Plus ProLash
  • Annabelle Smoothliner Brownie
  • Essence Kajal Pencil All I Want 19
  • Essence Gel Eyeliner Midnight In Paris 01

For $20, I don’t think you can go wrong with the Sonia Kashuk matte eye shadow palette. I do wish that 3 or 4 of the shades had a satin finish, especially one of the light shades. Other than that, the palette is perfect for everyday.

I use to think that black and brown eyeliner was all a girl could ever need. Now, I can’t be seen without a nude liner and a dark eye liner, they are both indispensable. When I’m not using a liquid or pencil eyeliner, I’m probably reaching for my Essense gel eye liner. At under $4, it’s easily the best performing gel liner I’ve ever used. I’m not even tempted by high end gel eye liners any more.

I’ve been reaching for Marcelle Xtension Plus ProLash mascara on a daily basis. It’s a new formula and I much prefer it over their regular Xtension Plus. It has a plastic applicator with a single row of longer bristles which helps grab on to lashes. I love it!

Sonia Kashuk is exclusive to Target, Essence is exclusive to Shopper’s Drug Mart (Pharmaprix).

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Drugstore face products

  • Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser (review here)
  • Maybelline Fit Me Shine -Free Foundation Stick
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

The Maybelline Baby Skin does not promise to be a base that helps make foundation long wearing. I use it sparingly on the areas where my pore are large so as to blur them (more here).

For the longest time, I steered clear of drugstore foundations, but the Fit Me Foundation Stick took me by surprise. It was release a good while ago, but I was never tempted to pick it up until Eugenia recommended it for oily skin (see her review). It is not the best colour match for me, but it wears for about 4 hours before I need to blot.

I’ve been wearing the Rimmel Stay Matte for years and you can tell by that dent that it is well loved. It’s an easy, fuss free pressed powder that does the trick. Nothing revolutionary, but it’s the only matte setting powder I own from the drugstore (apart from Physicians Formula).

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Drugstore cheek products

I will not go in depth about these products, as I have spoke about them several times before here, here and here. I have a review going up next week for the Revlon Highlighting Palette. I like that the palette can double up as subtle eye shadows.

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Drugstore lip products

  • Annabelle Lipliner Demure
  • Rimmel Colour Rush Balm Not an Illusion (review here)
  • Maybelline Color Elixir Liquid Lip Balm Caramel Infused (review here)

Re-Introducing my favourite nude lip liner and my two new lip product loves, the Colour Rush Balm and Colour Elixir. Again, I have posted reviews, swatches and photos for the new products respectively here and here.

 Simple Full Face Makeup with Drugstore Products

Lastly, I put some of these products to work in my latest makeup tutorial.

What are your favourite drugstore products that you reach for everyday?

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