My Favourite Drugstore Brands

I’ve been getting more into makeup and beauty products since I started blogging. My collection as definitely grown and I feel like I’ve learned a lot from a lot of you guys. So I’m taking a crack at another beauty post, and talking about my favourite drugstore brands.

I took stock of the makeup I have, and the brands I tend to drift towards when it comes to drugstore choices. To be specific, I own more makeup from these two brands than any others.

Maybelline and Rimmel.

The Maybelline products I have are:

Maybelline

  • Master Camo

I don’t use this one much, only if I have very red areas. Then I use the green colour corrector. I’ve tried the middle one, but I already have under eye concealer, so it doesn’t seem to do too much.

  • The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

I’ve been using this for a while now, and I love all the different nude shades! When it comes to eyeshadow I tend to stick with browns and nudes in general. This gives me a bigger range than I previously had. It’s also the first palette I’ve ever bought and I like the mix of matte and shimmery colours.

  • Master Brow Pro Palette

I’ve been wanting to do more with my eyebrows. I had a pencil before (also Maybelline), but I didn’t really like it. I heard this was pretty good, and I’ve been really happy with it so far! It darkens my brows and helps me shape them a little, but nothing extreme.

  • Master Strobing Liquid

Highlighter is another area I’ve been interested in. Since I use a liquid foundation (my BB cream), I figured I would try a liquid highlighter. I’ve mostly been mixing it with my foundation, which makes me look a little ‘brighter’. But to be honest, I’m not that impressed with it.

  • Master Precise Liquid Liner

This was my favourite liner for a while. It always came through for me. Now I use Blinc, which is super thin which I like. When this runs out though, I’ll for sure go back to this one.

The Rimmel products I have are:

Rimmel

  • Fix and Protect Primer

I wanted a primer, and Rimmel was having a sale. I’ve been really happy with it, but when it runs out, I’m keen to see what else is out there. It’s good to know I have a fallback though that won’t break the piggy bank.

  • 24 Hours Super Curler

I was interested in getting a mascara that has a curling formula. Out of curiousity more than anything. It’s a nice mascara, but it doesn’t seem to do any more curling than my other ones.

  • Wake Me Up Concealer (010 Ivory)

I have been on the hunt for a good under eye concealer. I have a lot of good regular concealers, but not for under my eye. This was on sale, so I thought I would try this. It makes my under eye a lot brighter than I want it to, so the hunt continues.

  • Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Transparent)

From my blogging journey, I started hearing about this pressed powder, that you’re mean to put on top of your foundation or base makeup. the girl at the store recommended it to me. I looked more into it, and it’s considered to be a good dupe, so I got it. I still use it on a daily basis.

  • Natural Bronzer (025 Sun Glow)

Again, something new to try. A bronzer! Rimmel was another one that does good dupes, so I went in the store, and grabbed this one. Now I will say that I think I got it in a shade darker than I could’ve. I only ever use it lightly. But as warmer weather comes, I will also start to tan naturally, so I’m sure it will work out.

All these products have worked well for me. Obviously not all the products I’ve ever tried from these brands have been perfect. In comparison to other brands though like Revlon or L’Oreal, they’ve always come through for me. I haven’t hated any, or had any weird breakouts or reaction to their products. If I want to try a new product, I often find these drugstore versions first, as a tester. If I like it, then I will try one of the more expensive brands.

What’s your favourite drugstore brand?

Angela.

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Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
7 comments
  1. Fun fact, my favourite ever mascara is by Rimmel – the Scandaleyes Lycra Flex in a bright green tube! I tried the Super Curler and was unimpressed, didn’t add curl to my lashes at all 🙁

    1. Ooh, I haven’t tried that one. I just wanted to try a curler one, and it didn’t do too much. I might have to try the Scandaleyes Lycra Flex 😀

      1. Oh this is my favorite Rimmel mascara too! LOVE <3

  2. I have the same nude eye makeup palette. My eyes are usually very simple and the shades go well for day to day and my skin tone. I also go for the non-shimmery version.

    1. Maybelline has made a really nice simple palette 🙂 I’m glad to know you use this one too! 😀

  3. Ooh, I will have to try some of these! I love this post because I feel like most bloggers only talk about the expensive brands, which I’ll never be able to afford, lol. This post has given me new ideas of products to try, so thank you! So far, my favorite foundation has been L’Oreal and I love Rimmel mascara.

    1. I can’t buy most products that other bloggers talk about either ? I often go for dupes or drugstore brands ? It’s often trial and error with some of then, but a lot of times I come away with a product i love! And its a reasonable price ?

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