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3 Mind Blowing Drugstore Makeup Brands for 2023

Updated: Jul 17, 2023


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The beauty industry is a huge and growing market. Every year, companies release new products and brands to try out, but let's be honest: they're not all worth the money. That's why I recommend beginners check out some drugstore brands! These brands offer a wide range of products at an affordable price point that won't break the bank. Below are some of my favorite drugstore makeup brands that will help you apply your makeup like a pro for less than $10 per product:

E.l.f. Brand makeup

E.l.f. Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand that’s affordable, with quality products. Their makeup line is extremely varied and can be used for both day and night looks. They have a huge selection of products that are perfect for those who are just starting out with makeup. You can find anything from foundations to eyeshadow palettes with this drugstore brand. Some of my favorite products from e.l.f. are the Putty Bronzers and Blush shades.

e.l.f. putty blush and bronzer

If you're looking for a blush that won't break the bank and will give you a look that's both natural and gorgeous, then e.l.f.'s Putty Blush is just the thing. The shades including apricot, a golden peach and a bold red shade, but they all blend together beautifully to create a truly customized effect that suits all skin tones perfectly. The formula is easy to apply and can be used either as blush or highlighter with some shades having subtle shimmering particles.

A little bit goes a long way so even though it costs less than ten dollars (this is why we love drugstore brands), you'll find yourself using this for months. The bronzer has a similar creamy formula that is easy to apply and buildable, and it works for all skin tones. It's also a great contouring product if you want something more subtle than the powder version. The best part? This little pot will only set you back $7.

L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Another noteworthy drugstore makeup brand is L.A. Girl Cosmetics. It's great brand to try out if you're just starting out with makeup or are a bit more experienced looking to customize your palette. It's also cruelty-free and offers a wide range of products, including foundations, concealers, primers and setting spray.

I especially love their Pro.Color Foundation Mixing Pigment which allows adjustments to foundation shades.

L.A. Girl HD Pro.Concealer

This concealer has likely popped up in your TikTok feed, and for good reason. This product has some pretty impressive coverage—and it feels incredibly lightweight on your skin. Plus, it blends like a dream, so you won't have to fight with it to get rid of those pesky spots. It's the perfect product to use (and customize) when applying in the Well Crafted Beauty No Makeup Ritual.

NYX Makeup Brands

NYX Makeup is a great affordable brand and is cruelty free. They have a wide range of products that you can use for your face, body and hair. Their products have amazing quality, especially the lipliners! The lipliners come in many different colors so there is something for everyone, and at a reasonable price point that allows you to stock up on multiply shades.

NYX Lip Liners

With these lip liners, you can get the color you want for just a fraction of what it would cost you to buy a luxury brand. The best part is that these liners are quite versatile and can be used in many different ways.

To use: Just apply your favorite lip liner under or over lipstick to create a more dramatic look (or add some definition) without actually changing your lipstick shade. This makes it much easier to keep track of which colors go together; by just switching up the pencils, you'll have dozens of new combinations at your fingertips!

All of these brands offer enough products to create any makeup look whether a beginner or pro. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get results and that’s why drugstore brands are great for any makeup kit. Offering cruelty free, budget friendly options and reliable results-these brands are Well Crafted Beauty approved!


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