8 Products You Should Buy From The Drugstore, And 8 You Should Splurge On

Diply 23 Apr 2018

Buying cosmetics can actually be an incredibly difficult process.

Who really needs the added stress of myth-busting which highlighter compact is the best out of hundreds? You're literally still getting the hang of contouring and winged liner.

But lucky for you, beauty bloggers have already done all the dirty work for you!

Here are the best drugstore dupes and the best high-end products that are worth the splurge (according to beauty bloggers).

1. Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter

YouTube | jeffreestar

Big time beauty bloggers like Jeffree Star are obsessed with Maybelline's Master Chrome Highlighter. One fell swoop and BAM! For $9.99, your cheekbones will look as fierce as Gigi Hadid's runway strut.

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2. Marc Jacobs Dew Drops

YouTube | Maddy Kupiec

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops are bougie AF at $44, but it's a product that could literally turn a vampire into a glowing goddess of light. It's worth it if you're looking to splurge on a highlighter or love strobing your face.

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3. L'Oreal 24 Hour Infallible Shadows

YouTube | Makeup Minute

There are a ton of drugstore eyeshadows that crease, have little pigment, and last for what seems like two seconds. However, L'Oreal's 24 Hour Infallible Shadows are as much a breakthrough as Gal Gadot's acting career.

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4. Urban Decay Naked2 Palette


There's a reason that people are as obsessed with the Naked Palettes as they are with Taylor Swift's dating life: they're amazing. Splurge on the Naked2 as all 12 shades compliment most skin tones.

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5. Milani Make It Last Setting Spray

YouTube | Drugstore Maven

If you're beauty routine ends at BB cream, then I get how a setting spray can seem like an overkill. However, beauty blogger's swear by Milani's $10 version, and girl, longer lasting makeup is worth it!

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6. Bobbi Brown Face Base

YouTube | Carli Bybel

Yes, the price seems outrageous ($75 for 1.7 oz), but Bobbi Brown's Face Base smells amazing and is super nourishing. It's worth it whether you keep your makeup minimal or rock a more natural look.

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7. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

YouTube | TrinaDuhra

Not all concealers are created equal, but Maybelline's $7 concealer is amazing. Beauty blogger Manny Mua quote unquote calls it "a beautiful-ass concealer" that's similar to Nars Radiant.

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8. Smashbox Matte Liquid Lipstick

YouTube | CoffeeBreakwithDani

Smashbox's Matte Liquid Lipstick is the perfect thing to buy if you're going to treat yo'self! Sure, you won't want to spend $24 on a lipstick all the time, but boy, does this one have staying power.

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9. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks

YouTube | LeSassafras

Most drugstore lipsticks have the same promise as Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt — beautiful, but we all know how that ends. Maybelline's heavily pigmented Sensational Lipsticks are one of the biggest exceptions!

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10. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

YouTube | Yana Irbe

Bronzer is another beauty buy that has many drugstore dupes, Physicians Formula's Butter Bronzer being one of the better ones — it won't make you orange. Just ditch the weird sponge applicator.

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11. Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Powder

YouTube | Desi Perkins

When you really think about, finishing powder is so important, especially if you want all your hard work to stay in place. Top blogger Desi Perkins swears by Charlotte Tilbury's version, despite the $42 cost.

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12. Maybelline Big Shot Mascara

YouTube | Krystal Allen

A lot of beauty bloggers will tell you not to waste your money on high-end mascara. Maybelline's Big Shot Mascara is only $6, but will give your lashes curves like a Kardashian.

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13. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel


Most of us don't have the patience or products to perfect our brows, but Anastasia's $22 Tinted Brow Gel will have your brows fleeky AF with only a few quick swipes.

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14. Wet N' Wild Illuminators

YouTube | KathleenLights

Wet N' Wild Illuminators will allow you to shine like the star you are! Beauty bloggers love them and so will your bank account. The compact only costs $4.99... No joke.

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15. Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit

YouTujbe | makeupbytavao

Anastasia Beverly Hills has amassed a cult following that's probably as big as the one for Kylie Jenner's butt. The Sugar Glow Kit is shimmery mix-and-match perfection.

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16. Nars Radiant Longwear Foundation

YouTube | saaammage

When it comes to foundation, you should really only pick the best of the best as you'll likely use it every day. And just like Selena does with Justin, you'll keep coming back for this Nars pick.

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