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Ever since I was young, I’ve been pretty intentional about my skincare and beauty routine. I do my makeup every day, even if it’s just a quick, 5 minute job (I save the glam for special nights). It makes me feel ready and put together to take on the day! I am definitely not a makeup pro, but it’s an important part of my daily self care. Today, I want to share with you some of my favourite products.
What do I use? I am no stranger to the more affordable beauty aisles at the drugstore. Love thy drugstore beauty! I much less often purchase expensive department store brands when it comes to my makeup and skincare (although there are some that I love). I have favourite drugstore products that I buy again and again, that are much more budget-friendly and are really just as good!
Everyone’s skin care and beauty needs are different. I hope you’ll find that these products are just as great and effective for you too!
Ride Or Die Buys
When I say that I buy these products again and again, I mean that I am loyal. These are the products that become my regular beauty empties. That is, I use it all until the container is empty and then I buy it again (they are so key to my everyday routine that I can’t go a day without them)!
They are some of my favourites, my ride or die drugstore beauty buys that I purchase on repeat. For me, they are some of the best for my routine and are even better for my budget (compared to high-end, department store brands).
Amazon For The Win
At love beauty thrive, we love Amazon. I love that many of the items I buy regularly at the drugstore (including my makeup, skincare and beauty products) are even more conveniently available on Amazon – shipped right to my door, super quick. I routinely purchase all of the budget beauty buys you see here on Amazon myself. And so can you, if you want to try them out! You’ll love them!
My Favourite Budget Beauty Products
Here are my favourite beauty products from budget-friendly brands, that I buy on repeat . . .
Poreless Primer // Age Rewind Concealer // Infallible Concealer // Voluminous Mascara // Sky High Mascara // Matte Ink Lipstick // XXL Dry Shampoo // Micellar Water // Green Tea Scrub // Bio-Oil
The Best Ever Are . . .
e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer – I love this primer, it’s like velvet. It smooths and hydrates your skin, minimizing pores and giving you a flawless base to apply your makeup.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser – This one’s a game changer for erasing dark under eye circles, for real. It’s instant brightening and I love the sponge applicator.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer – It’s true that this is ‘more than concealer’. It’s maximum, full wear coverage (one of the best I’ve used). I use it to ‘spot treat’ imperfections.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara – A cult favourite for a reason. You’ll buy this again and again (and again). One of the best ever mascaras. Volumizing and lengthening.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Boosting Primer – If you thought Voluminous was good alone, you have to try it with this. A lash boosting, conditioning primer that’ll give you lashes for days.
Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara – A close second to Voluminous. It’s so good you can skip a step (goodbye eyelash curler). It’s slightly more difficult to remove, but you won’t mind.
essence Lash Princess False Effect Mascara – I haven’t actually used this one, but I’ve heard so many times that it’s the best of the best for the price. A #1 Amazon bestseller in Mascara with over 225,000 reviews.
Maybelline New York Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick – My dentist couldn’t believe that it didn’t even come off during my exam. For everyday wear, Dreamer is a beautiful shade. It’s the best matte lip colour that you’ll ever buy. I share all about why you have to try it in this blog post.
Batiste Stylist Oomph My Locks XXL Volume Spray – I use this volumizing dry shampoo everyday. It absorbs oil, gives great lift and helps prevent damage from overwashing. Batiste is the best!
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water – The most important product in my routine, it removes makeup like nothing else (lifting it off your skin). Micellar water is the best makeup remover that you’ll ever use. I share all about why it’s better for your skin in this blog post.
St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea & Bamboo Scrub – A moderate (one step up from gentle) pore clearing scrub made with 100% natural exfoliants. It’s formula of 1% salicylic acid clears blackheads and tackles maskne.
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil – I use this for everything. A Vitamin A & Vitamin E skincare oil, it evens skin tone, repairs/heals damage and scars, is perfect for all skin types, doesn’t clog pores, and can be safely used on your face. A #1 Amazon bestseller in Body Oil.
And so there you have it, some of the best ever budget beauty buys from the drugstore and Amazon that also happen to be my favourite, everyday products. Now, tell me, do you have any others to add to this list? What are your ‘ride or die’ beauty favourites? I’d love to know!
If you love a great deal (and who doesn’t) sometimes it makes sense to stock up on your favourites. Costco is not always the first place you think of when it comes to beauty, but you can find some unbelievable deals on makeup, skincare and hair products if you’re willing to buy a multi-pack or jumbo size.
I share all about some of the hair and beauty deals you can find at Costco in this blog post. You’ll have to be a member (and make sure it’s already a tried and true item that you love – Costco is famous for it’s not-so-small product sizes).
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