Over the years I’ve definitely tried some crappy drugstore makeup products but I’ve also found some pretty great ones which is why I thought I’d come up with a list of my favourites. Keep scrolling to possibly discover some new products.

1. Primer – E.L.F Prep & Hydrate Balm £9

This is a clear, cooling balm which helps hydrate and prep the skin for makeup application. It’s enriched with Purified Water, Shea and Vitamin E to help nourish and moisturize. I found this has helped with the dry areas on my face and stops foundation from looking cakey.

2. Foundation – Revolution Fast Base Stick £5

This is an easy, quick stick formula that melts into the skin and has a dewy finish, so I wouldn’t recommend if you have oily skin. There’s 18 different shades with a range of undertones, I use shade F1. A little goes a long way with this product.

3. Concealer – Essence Camouflage Matt Concealer £2.80

I first discovered this concealer from Stephanie Toms – Testing New Essence Makeup video. This product claims to cover tattoos and be waterproof. This is definitely a steal! I use shade 10 – Light Rose.

4. Setting Powder – Lottie London Ready, Set! Go £5.45

I feel like finding the perfect setting powder is almost impossible, they’re either too dry or have flashback. I’ve been using this translucent powder for over 4 months now and it’s pretty darn good, but not perfect! However it’s great for my combination skin and I don’t find it to be too drying which is usually the issue.

5. Contour – Revolution Ultra Contour Palette £8

Out of all the different drugstore contouring products this is the best for it’s price. It incudes 8 powders for contouring and sculpting. It’s also Vegan, Cruelty Free & Gluten Free.

6. Brows – Fill + Tame Brow Gel £9.26

I first received this in a monthly subscription of Birchbox and I love it! It’s a light weight water based formula enriched with Aloe Vera which defines and fills the brows without flaking or fading. The gel is available in Blonde, Brunette, Black & Clear.

7. Eyeliner – Revolution Renaissance Flick £5

I’ve been using this eyeliner for over 4 months and I’m yet to purchase a 2nd one. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, with it being a pen it makes it easy to use and draw your liner as long or as thick as you desire.

8. Highlighter – Sleek Solstice Palette £9.99

This is one of the best highlighter palettes I’ve tried, even better than some higher-end products. I’ve had the same palette for other 2 years.. gross I know but there’s still loads of product left!

9. Setting Spray – E.L.F Shield Daily Defence Makeup Mist £9

This claims to help protect your skin against everyday environmental aggressors. The mist is formulated with key Antioxidants, Licorice Extract and Vitamin E. All e.l.f products are free from Parabens, Sulphates and Phthalates.

10. Lip Liner – NYX Mauve Pencil £3.50

NYX lip liners are by far the best I’ve came across. They have a buttery long-lasting formula and you can purchase them at Boots.


Comment below with any of your favourites that I should try out for myself!