The Drugstore Gems Edit | #5

Hey peeps! You know I LOVE drugstore makeup! Even if you have been reading my posts for a little while, it’s pretty easy to tell that I’m obsessed with drugstore makeup. When I spend a lot of dough on high end makeup it’s like it better be life changing. But when a drugstore makeup product is amazing and affordable, that’s when voodoo magic is at play!

I’ve done many of these in the past click on the numbers to check them out, (1, 2, 3, 4).

Let’s jump in!

Innoxa lift and firm primer

For a while this was literally the only primer I used. Mostly because I hadn’t found anything I really liked to apply all over the face. I still love this and reach for it frequently. I’m just able to bounce around among a few primers now. It’s really hydrating but it kinda sticks to the face instead of sliding around. Foundations sit really nicely over this foundation. I love love love it! |Review|

Bourjois healthy mix foundation

This is a very awesome everyday foundation. it has up to medium coverage, is quick and easy to apply and sits on the face well, doesn’t fade to quickly. You really can’t go wrong with it.

Ecotools buffing brush

If you love flat top foundation brushes, you’ll love this! It’s so dense, really easy to blend into the skin and press the foundation into your skin. It just makes foundation application easy and flawless and it’s very affordable. |Review|

Maybelline age rewind concealer

Of course this would be on the list. Maybelline sure know how to make bomb concealers! It covers the dark circles nicely, sits in the under eye generally well and it lasts very nicely too!  | Review |

Australis color inject lipsticks

These lipsticks are EVERYTHING. I cannot explain to you how much I love them. The formula is amazeball! It’s comfy on the lips but it doesn’t slide everywhere and it doesn’t become drying and it lasts a pretty awesome amount of time on the lips. It’s an aussie brand BUT they ship internationally. If they came out with 100 shades I’d get them all. |Review|

Rimmel stay matte powder

Last but not least shouldn’t be much of a surprise. It’s one of those classic drugstore products you hear everyone talk about. I love using this as a touch-up powder throughout the day. I’m not a fan of a completely matte base. I mean I have dry/dehydrated skin so I do like it to be more on the glowy/healthy side. But I do get a shiny t-zone and shiny t-zones are not cute. So I love this powder for touching up cause it mattifies but it doesn’t cake anything up.

And that wraps up the post. See any products on the list you love? What drugstore products do you love? Drop a comment and let me know. I hope you all have a lovely day and I’ll see you in the next post.

You Might Also Like


  1. Shireen L. Platt

    May 23, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Yes, yes, yes to Bourjois Healthy Mix and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind! They are some drugstore gems.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 24, 2018 at 3:14 am

      There isn’t one bourjois foundation I have tried that I haven’t liked. I really love the base products from that brand.

  2. yiota

    May 23, 2018 at 5:35 am

    I read great reviews about the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, I love products that give medium coverage and don’t feel heavy on the skin!! xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 24, 2018 at 3:17 am

      Yes that foundation is fantastic! It covers well and feels weightless on the skin!

  3. Kate

    May 23, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    I’ve recently bought that Maybelline concealer and I’m astonished by how good it is! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 24, 2018 at 3:18 am

      It’s incredible – I love all concealers from maybelline – they sure know how to do concealers well!

  4. Danielle Alexa

    May 23, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    I love the look of that foundation, I am going to have to treat myself to it soon!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 24, 2018 at 3:18 am

      You should it’s honestly one of my favourites!

  5. Shang J.

    May 23, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    The Bourjois foundation is one of my faves! It has such a pretty finish.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 24, 2018 at 3:21 am

      It’s an absolutely incredible foundation, you can’t go wrong with it!

  6. Angela

    May 23, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    I know some people that love the Age Rewind product! Thanks for the recommendation :). Btw, we have four hotels in Manhattan. You should totally stop by one day! ✿


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 24, 2018 at 3:22 am

      It’s one of the most hyped up drugstore concealers ever.

  7. em

    May 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Ecotool brushes sound really good, but I’m yet to try any. I used to love the age rewind concealer!x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 26, 2018 at 11:40 pm

      This is the only eco tools brush I own but I love it, it’s awesome at applying foundation. Yes that concealer is an absolute classic!

  8. Stephanie Casidy

    May 29, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Oh I see a lot of my holy grails here! Love em!

    Stephanie Casidy | Beauty Bucketeer

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 29, 2018 at 11:32 am

      The drugstore world has an endless amount of incredible products! I constantly discover more & more new ones.

  9. Yara Mel

    May 29, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Didn’t know Eco tools had a flat top brush. That’s great news 😀
    Thanks for sharing xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 29, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      They do and it’s very wonderful! Flat top brushes are my favourite style for foundation application.

  10. Jasmine

    May 31, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    The Maybelline concealer is amazing and I really like Eco Tools brushes 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 2, 2018 at 1:42 am

      It’s a classic concealer I haven’t heard of someone who didn’t like it.

  11. Elese

    June 6, 2018 at 4:57 am

    I used to use that healthy mix foundation when ASOS sold it, love that stuff! Still use the Rimmel powder every day too. Thanks for sharing your faves with us!

    elese |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 7, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Bourjois makes the best foundations, I’ve loved every foundation I’ve tried from them!

Leave a Reply