Best Drugstore Beauty Products & Finds

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

It’s gee-golly swell if you can afford to drop $30 on a lip gloss and $50 on a face primer. But really, a lot of us just don’t have the budget to do that – not even once in a while!

So when it comes to beauty products, I’ve learned not to discriminate. I’ve also learned that there are a lot of great drugstore products out there that do an awesome job, but for way less. You end up getting more makeup and products that you love for the money you’re willing to spend. And who doesn’t love that? ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I want to share with you the best drugstore beauty products & finds that I’ve come across. Let me know if you agree with any of these or if there are products you’d recommend!

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I’ll give you a brief summary of why I like these products, but please click on the links for their full in-depth reviews! ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Sunbaked Neutrals – Pretty palette with shimmery & matte browns, white, gorgeous greens & beige ($5.68 CAD)

2. Lโ€™Oreal HiP Concentrated Shadow Duo – Complementary purple & gold shadows that can be worn wet or dry ($9.99 CAD)

3. Maybelline EyeStudio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Irresistibly Ivy – Go-to shades that can be worn anytime & anywhere, with 1 really unique turquoise green color that stands out ($8.99 CAD)

4. Vichy Purete Thermale Hydra-Soothing Toner – A gentle toner that softens, refines & hydrates skin ($20.99 CAD)

5. Vichy Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser – Great gentle cleanser that sweeps away makeup & dirt ($20.99 CAD)

6. Jergens Naturals Ultra Hydrating Daily Moisturizer – A good everyday moisturizer that has a soft sweet scent ($3.99 CAD)

7. Dove Baby Wash and Shampoo – Can be used to wash your brushes with ($3.99 CAD)

8. Neutrogena Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion Hydrating – A gentle lotion that removes makeup while hydrates skin at the same time ($9.99 CAD)

9. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme – Tames wild & frizzy hair for a sleek look ($7.99 CAD)

10. Revlon No Shrinking Violet – A go-to purple that’s pretty, but safe ($5.69 CAD)

11. Sally Hansen Emerald City – A true green that’s rich with depth ($2.50 CAD)

12. Sally Hansen Blue It – A serious blue that’s vibrant & glossy ($2.50 CAD)

13. Sally Hansen Gunmetal – Glossy & smooth, this deep smoky gray is sexy ($2.50 CAD)

14. Marcelle Essentials Hydration Night Cream – Lightweight cream that hydrates & instantly softens skin ($9.69 CAD)

15. Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse – Goes on smoothly, easily & evenly; recommended for normal to dry skin ($9.99 CAD)

16. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse – My former favorite foundation, it is pigmented, but recommended for normal to oily skin ($11.49 CAD)

17. Lโ€™Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base – Helps makeup go on easier & reduces the appearance of pores ($9.99 CAD)

This list only contains some of my favorites as of right now. You betcha I’ma try more drugstore products. I’ll include them in this list if I come across products that are worthy.

What do you think of these products? Are there any that you’re like “NO WAY!” on? Do share – I promise not to get mad. ๐Ÿ™‚


10 thoughts on “Best Drugstore Beauty Products & Finds

  1. Valerie

    I totally agree with you about the drugstore stuff! I’m very into Rimmel lipsticks right now and Dove face wash, and I’m dying to try the Cover Girl Natureluxe gloss balms.

    1. Fiona Post author

      Drugstore stuff is sometimes better than $$$ brands, which is great for my wallet. Hahaha. If you try the CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm, be sure to let me know what you think. I’ve been really into lip balms lately!

  2. CupK8

    I use that Maybelline palette on a regular basis. The matte brown is my perfect eyebrow shade, so it’s the one that I use every day. I also use it when I want a smoky brown eye with some sparkle. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have one of the HIP duos, the pink and beige, and haven’t tried using it wet yet. I should, dry it’s not very pigmented for a hot pink. :\

    1. Fiona Post author

      Hi CupK8! Love the name. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m really liking Maybelline eye palettes – they seem to have cool colors and are affordable. I’m looking forward to trying more colors from them! As for the HiP duos, I agree: some are not very pigmented. I find them a bit hit and miss!

  3. Andrea

    Hi Fions,

    Been using Jergens lotion for years, too. not only that it rehydrate my skin, i also love the simple fragrance in my skin, not too strong. just my type.

    Andrea J. Ross
    From Miami Diet Food Delivery

    1. Mary

      Hey Andrea!

      Glad that you enjoy the Jergens lotion. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never tried it yet, but Fiona’s review makes it sound like something great worth checking out.


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