Flawless Drug Store Foundation Routine

Makeup can be very addicting, and when there are so many options and you don’t know where to start, it can be frustrating. Over the past few years I’ve spent a lot of time finding some of my favorite makeup products and tools. 

If you want your makeup to be on point, start with the canvas; your face. I gathered some of my go-to drug store makeup products and tools for the face, all of which you can get for under $80, the price of one high-end product! 

Face primer - $13 Loreal Paris Studio Secret Professional Primer

Primer is a must for a smooth face before makeup application. It also makes your makeup last a lot longer. Acts as a barrier for your skin and foundation likely preventing clogged pores! 


Foundation - $12 L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Foundation is very difficult to recommend because it all depends on your face type. But if you want a full coverage, long lasting, matte finish I have found that this foundation is incredible. 

Concealer - $8.99 Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer

I am borderline obsessed with creamy concealers for the under eyes. Make sure that you choose a concealer that is lighter than your foundation for under eyes and choose a concealer that is your skin color for covering scars and/or pimples. 

Contour$25 NYX Highlight & Contour PRO palette

The hot new trend is to contour and highlight…best advice: super tight duck face when applying contour! 

Setting Powder - $4.99 Rimmel Stay Matte

Use setting powder all of your face to look in your makeup but most importantly under your eyes after concealer to prevent creasing. 

Brushes - $6-$21 Real Techniques brushes

Hands down the best and my favorite ‘affordable’ makeup brushes. When you have good tools to apply makeup with your makeup will likely look more flawless.