Drugstore Makeup Tutorial + Save & Splurge Products

Drugstore Makeup Tutorial + Save & Splurge Products

I love a good deal.  Finding a drugstore beauty product that delivers the same results as a high end (and high dollar!) product is a major score in my book.  I’m by no means a product snob.  In fact, I almost always prefer a drugstore mascara over a high end mascara (the one exception to that is tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara).

I’m constantly trying new beauty products, so this video was fun to do because it gave me a reason to try new products in basically every category.  Even though I have more makeup than I know what to do with, I get comfortable with my favorites and I forget to try anything else sometimes.

From my experience, I’ve learned where to spend and where to save my money when it comes to makeup.  Here’s a quick check list of makeup categories with one example of my favorite products linked.

Drugstore vs High End Makeup - Save and Splurge Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Spend (High End):

EyeshadowAnastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles

Full Coverage FoundationKat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

Setting PowderLaura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Lip PencilMAC Lip Liner Pencil

Save (Drugstore):

MascaraL’Oreal Voluminous

Eye LinerMaybelline Gel Eye Liner

BlushMilani Baked Blush

Highlighting ConcealerMaybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

This obviously isn’t a full list of every product you use to create a full makeup look, but it’s a good idea as to where I recommend spending your money and where to save.  Leave a comment below with your favorite high end product and your favorite drugstore product too.  I love learning about new products from you!

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Products Used:

NYX Soft Focus Primer

NYX Brow Pencil

L’Oreal Brow Stylist

Covergirl Bombshell Shine Shadow Eyeshadow

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Covergirl Eyeshadow Quad

Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Covergirl Stay Luminous Foundation

Rimmel Stay Matte

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

NYX Ombre Blush

NYX Strobe of Genius

Rimmel Lip Liner

MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color

Ardell #113 Lashes

Shop These Everyday Makeup Products:

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  • Drugstore: I love No7 foundation! Have you tried it? It covers to well. I use it with the No7 matte primer and my make up stays all day.
    High end: I love it all, obviously, but right now my favorite is Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara. I have small blond lashes (super annoying) and this mascara curls them and lifts lol.

    • Angela Lanter

      I haven’t tried many Boots products! They weren’t available here in the states until Target started carrying them.
      You’re the second Smashbox mascara fan on this post! I need to try it!!

  • High end: mascara: Smashbox full exposure and Smashbox x-rated mascara, they’re awesome!!! Pur-lisse bb cream has amazing coverage!
    Drugstore: Maybelline baby skin primer works great and just as well as any high end brand primer in my opinion. Have you tried it? I use voluminous because you recommended in your videos and fell inn loveeeee with it!!!

    • Angela Lanter

      You’re obviously a Smashbox fan! 🙂 I love their foundation.
      I haven’t tried Baby Skin yet because I’ve heard such mixed reviews! Voluminous is a game changer, isn’t it?!

  • Jillian Burroughs

    Hi Angela ????

    How are you? I was wondering if you could suggest your favorite drugstore and/or high quality beauty store brand (Sephora, Ulta,) of toner you use?

    I heard Simple skincare their toner is great but looking for other choices as well, thanks you and God bless ????


  • Mercedes

    I really would just love to know the color you use for you Maybelline instant age rewind concealer?

    • Angela Lanter

      The current concealer I have is in “Light/Pale”. 🙂

  • Julia Gusmano

    Some of my most favorite products are from the drugstore! I love how you can go there, buy things like crazy and not feel guilty (sometimes ? )!

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