Best Drugstore Makeup Under $10 – All the Must-Have Products You Need
Hi, friends! Today we are going to talk about something I love – drugstore makeup!
I love finding great products at the drugstore that work just as well or even better than luxury products, but at a fraction of the cost! Don’t you just love that, too?!
I’m constantly buying makeup, which means I have tried a ton of makeup. So, the products that have made this list are totally the best of the best drugstore makeup out there.
This list will consist of the best drugstore makeup products that are UNDER $10! There are seriously so many great drugstore products under $10, so it was really difficult narrowing it down to just 15.
But, then again, since it isn’t a super long list where I list everything that’s pretty good, you know the products that made the cut to be on this list are the very best – the must haves.
And even though I love other affordable makeup brands like ColourPop, Morphe, etc., this list won’t be including those brands because they’re not technically drugstore.
I may have to do another post to include those awesome brands, though!
I did a Best Drugstore Makeup Under $5 post a few months ago, so definitely check that one out, too. I won’t be repeating any of those products in this post (although those are still amazing).
So, are you ready for the best reasonably priced makeup under $10?! These really are cheap makeup must haves from some of the best cheap makeup brands.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
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Best Drugstore Makeup Under $10
Makeup Revolution – Fast Base Stick Foundation
It’s super creamy, easy to apply and blend out, and it has medium buildable coverage.
I especially love that it has a natural finish – it isn’t matte at all and is more on the dewy side, so after setting it with loose setting powder, it ends up with a natural skin-like finish.
It’s great for people with dry skin that don’t like a matte finish!
It’s easily comparable to the Hourglass Vanish Stick in terms of coverage and longevity, but it is definitely more dewy.
Makeup Revolution – Conceal & Define Concealer
Since the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer was released, it has been widely regarded as a dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape concealer, but at a fraction of the price.
I wouldn’t call it a complete dupe because it’s slightly thinner and is not as full coverage.
However, it is very close! And $7 is a whole lot cheaper than $27 for the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer!
Of the drugstore concealers I’ve tried, this is definitely one of the best.
Maybelline – SuperStay Better Skin Concealer
The Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer is actually part of my everyday makeup routine!
It’s my favorite concealer to use for spot concealing as it’s pretty full coverage, creamy, easy to blend, and the shade Ivory is the perfect shade to spot conceal for me.
I think it’s pretty similar to the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in terms of coverage, consistency, and longevity.
I used to use the NARS concealer for spot concealing, but now I only use the Maybelline Better Skin concealer!
Maybelline – Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder
The Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder is another product that I switched over to from NARS. (I used to use almost exclusively NARS face products at one point.)
I used to use this powder over my liquid foundation and before setting powder to add extra coverage and it worked great for that.
But, now I use this powder throughout the day whenever I want to powder my nose or touch up any areas of my face.
I’ll even brush this powder all over my face when I have a quick errand to run and I’m too lazy to put on makeup, but I still want a bit of coverage.
It’s also a solid pressed powder to just keep in your purse!
And can you see that pan?! Because of the amount of makeup I try, I rarely finish anything, so that is a testament to how well this product works for me! I definitely need to buy a new one.
Maybelline – Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder
I LOVE this powder. The Maybelline Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder is also in my everyday makeup routine.
Guys. This powder is totally a dupe for the cult-favorite Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. It’s just as finely milled, just as light, and just as good at setting your makeup.
The only difference is that there are shades to the Fit Me powder, so be sure you get the right shade! I use the lightest shade, Fair.
NYX – Matte Bronzer
The NYX Matte Bronzer is a great bronzer to get an even, natural bronze. It blends out really easily without leaving any streaks or patchiness and it is just the right color to warm up your complexion.
I use the shade Medium and it gives me that summer tan look – like I just went to the beach!
It’s highly pigmented and you could have an initial “oh shit” moment when applying it, but it blends out super easily so it’s easy to fix.
Tip: Many reviews have said that the shade Light has a very red undertone, which appears too orange on the skin even on light skin tones.
I haven’t tried the shade Light, but I know for a fact that the shade Medium works on light skin tones. So, I would recommend skipping the shade Light!
Catrice – Sun Lover Glow Bronzing Powder
I know it looks crazy in the pan, but trust me, the Catrice Sun Lover Glow Bronzing Powder gives you the most beautiful luminous bronze!
It has a hint of shimmer in it so it gives you an all-over natural glow.
I’m a huge fan of a luminous bronzer and even topping my bronzer with highlight in a bronze shade, so I find myself reaching for this bronzer a lot.
This bronzer is best used on places that would naturally tan, like your forehead and temples. Talk about sun-kissed!
Essence – Pure Nude Highlighter / Sunlighter
The Essence Pure Nude Highlighter and Sunlighter are great natural highlighters, in two different shades.
These are perfect for those who want a natural glow, but don’t want their highlight to look obvious.
Because they are both very natural, I actually use both of these highlighters more as radiant finishing powders.
I use the Pure Nude Highlighter in the center of my face to really draw attention to that area.
And I use the Pure Nude Sunlighter as a bronzer topper, especially on the perimeter of my forehead and temples.
In my opinion, these highlighters are totally dupes for the Hourglass Ambient Powders.
Kathleen Lights turned me on to these and I’m so happy I took her advice and purchased them recently! I’ve been using them almost every day!
Milani – Baked Blush in Luminoso
The Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso was my favorite blush midway through the year and it’s still my favorite blush to use on a daily basis!
It has a nice peachy pink tone with a hint of shimmer in it. It can be really pigmented and a lot of product gets picked up by a brush, but it blends out smoothly and effortlessly.
If you’re a fan of the cult-favorite NARS Orgasm blush (which I am), this is almost a drugstore dupe!
Maybelline – Master Chrome Highlighter
Hands-down, the Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighters are one of the top drugstore highlighter for a blinding, metallic highlight.
I have three shades: 100 Molten Gold, 050 Molten Rose Gold, and the NikkieTutorials collab shade 250 (does not have a shade name like the others). And each of them are STUNNING.
I use all three shades on a regular basis – it just depends what I’m in the mood for on any given day.
However, the one I reach for most often is Molten Gold, which is the first and original shade of the Master Chrome Highlighter Collection.
It gives a warm champagne gold metallic sheen, which I think is very similar to the ABH Amrezy Highlighter.
On days when I’m feeling super extra, I’ll layer the NikkieTutorials shade on top of Molten Gold to really get a blinding highlight.
The Nikkie shade has less of a warm gold tone and has more of a pearl metallic finish.
Makeup Revolution – Liquid Highlighter
The Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters are beautiful! I have two shades, Starlight and Champagne, and they’re both amazing.
As part of my everyday makeup routine, I like to mix them into my foundation to create a more glowy finish to my base makeup.
And I will also apply it to my entire face before foundation if I REALLY want to glow.
I haven’t tried the Cover FX Custom Enhancer drops, but I think these would be very similar to that.
Makeup Revolution – Iconic Fever Eyeshadow Palette
Of all the affordable eyeshadow palettes I’ve tried, the Makeup Revolution Iconic Fever Palette is definitely in my top 3.
Especially for such an affordable price, the quality of this palette is amazing! It’s crazy that this palette is only $7!
The mattes have great pigment and are all easy to blend – totally on par with the quality of higher end palettes.
The shimmers are probably not the best you’ve ever tried, but they’re still pretty good.
The best thing about the Makeup Revolution Iconic Fever Palette is that it’s a one-stop palette for easy-to-create, wearable everyday looks.
I recently took only this palette on a trip and it was so versatile – I was able to create so many different looks with just this palette!
Essence – Brighten Up! Banana Powder
I was not an avid user of banana powder until I tried the Essence Brighten Up! Banana Powder and it changed my life.
This banana powder does such a great job at brightening up your under-eye area without it looking cakey or dry.
I apply it with a damp sponge to help prevent it from looking too dry and powdery.
I’ll also use it to clean up my contour on my nose! Applying this banana powder on the outer parts of your nose will really pinch your contour in tight.
L’Oreal – Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
The L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara is such a classic mascara, right? I think everyone has heard of this mascara before and for good reason – it’s amazing!
The brush does a great job of evenly coating the lashes for a very voluminous effect, while still lengthening and separating the lashes.
I especially love the tapered tip of the brush, which makes it easy to apply mascara to the hard-to-reach outer corner of the eye (especially for hooded lids like mine) and the lower lash line.
While the original version of this mascara is also great, I like to use the Carbon Black version because I like my lashes to look extra dark.
L’Oreal – Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
I think the entire beauty world just about died when L’Oreal released the Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara last year. It quickly became a favorite of many, including myself!
If you like the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara is an actual dupe. Even the packaging and brush shape is way too similar to be called a coincidence.
And honestly, I like the L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara so much better than the Too Faced mascara!
It really amps up the volume in your lashes and doesn’t feel thick and heavy or goop up on you.
And that’s it for my list of the 15 best drugstore makeup products for under $10!
You really can’t go wrong with any of these products and for many of them, I’d choose them over a high-end version!
Have you tried any of these products? Did I miss any? I’m always looking for product recommendations!
Be sure to let me know down in the comments. 🙂
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