Drugstore Beauty Shopping List


I have done a few posts on here where I share with you some high-end beauty products that are on my list to try. However, I also have a ton of drugstore beauty products I have my eye on and I feel like they are worthy of a list as well.

Some of these are new(er) releases, others have graced the shelves of my local drugstore for ages, but all of these I am definitely lusting over. So, here we go!

Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil This is the one product on the list I have actually tried, as my sister used to have this. I feel like my cuticles are in need of more moisture and nourishment at the moment and I love the convenience of this, as you can just brush this on like you would a nail polish and then massage it in afterwards. It smells sweet and delicious and the results are softer and more revitalized cuticles, which is what I’m after.

Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation Everyone in the beauty world has been obsessed with cushion foundations, but I have still yet to try one. Quite a few brands (at all different price points) have come out with one now, but I have my sight set on this one by Maybelline. The science behind cushion foundations are that they add hydration and luminosity to the skin and the formula allows for weightless and buildable coverage. The increase in colour pigment with the Maybelline one also claims to offer complete coverage, which is great for a drugstore option.

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer I have heard great things about the Photo Focus Foundation, but since I seldom wear foundation, I thought its concealer counterpart would be a better choice for me. I love products that are designed to help filter out harsh light and this one has been tested under seven different photo lighting conditions with zero white cast and offers luminous and full coverage. I really need to try more products by Wet n Wild, as a ton of their products have great reviews and on top of that they’re also really affordable and cruelty-free.

Milani Baked Blush in ‘Luminoso’ Milani’s baked blushes have been on my list to try since forever and I remember a few years ago when everyone was obsessed with this particular shade. Luminoso is a gorgeous golden peach shade that is a perfect option for the summertime and the subtle shimmer in these adds a beautiful radiance to the skin. It says these are sunbaked on Italian terracotta tiles, which gives them their rich pigmentation and buildable coverage and like, how luxurious does that sound for a drugstore product?

EcoTools Perfecting Blender Duo I am a pretty devoted user of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, but I am also a huge fan of EcoTools and I was excited to see that they too came out with a makeup sponge that is getting a lot of positive attention. It’s made from 70% plant based materials and can be used wet or dry. The larger sponge is soft and flexible to offer light and buildable coverage, whilst the smaller sponge is firmer to allow more precise and detailed coverage. I haven’t been able to find these anywhere yet, so if any of my fellow Canadians have—please let me know where!

Rimmel Wonder’Lash Volume Colourist Mascara Ever since this mascara came out, I have been really curious about it, as the idea of a mascara that will gradually tint my blonde lashes sounds almost too good to be true. With its Lash Tint Complex, this mascara claims to tint lashes in just two weeks and the formula is supposed to give you fuller, longer and more intensified lashes. I have not seen too many reviews of these, so when I do finally pick up this mascara I will be sure to do a full review of it on the blog.

Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist I am so happy Shoppers Drug Mart now carries Pixi, as I was super sad to see it go when Target left Canada. I love a good face mist and this one is marketed as a boosting treatment toner that awakens your skin and helps to revitalize your complexion. Orange blossom water acts as the base and is paired with citrus fruit extracts, as well as lavender and the amino acid, arginine. This stuff seems to do it all and I really want to try it as a possible alternative to my beloved Avène Thermal Spring Water.

Nivea 2-in-1 Moisturizing Primer Normal Skin I love this new release from Nivea, as the idea of a moisturizer that also doubles as a primer is so smart. Primers are so beneficial to ensuring your makeup goes on perfectly and lasts all day long, but a lot of times I will completely forget to apply one. This lightweight product offers a gel-cream formula and boosts vitamin E and lotus extract to ensure your skin is moisturized and prepped for makeup application. This one is designed for normal skin, but they also have one for dry to sensitive skin that contains almond oil and calendula extract.

Essence Colour Correcting Mattifying Powder Any reader of my blog knows my love for the e.l.f. Tone Correcting Powder, but I also love the Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder and this could quite possibly be the lovechild between these two products. I love the beautiful marbled look of this one—the bits of green and pink help to neutralize redness and signs of fatigue and the orange shade is supposed to help with spots, though I am not sure how well that shade will pair with my skin tone. However, for only a few dollars I figured this would still be worth trying.

e.l.f. Hydrating Bubble Mask And finally, I have been so curious about these bubble masks and this one by e.l.f. seems like a great affordable option. We don’t get e.l.f. skincare here in Canada, so I’ll have to wait until I am in the US next to pick this up. This mask fizzes and foams as it sits on the skin and works to remove excess dirt and cleanse pores all whilst hydrating the skin. It just seems like something fun and different to try in the world of face masks.

Have you tried any of these products? I’d love to know your thoughts and what drugstore products are on your list to try!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Jade Mayhead says:

    I love my nivea creams – think they’re amazing! I really like the look of those sponged as well! I am going to be in need of a new one very soon, so I might try the eco tools ones!xo


    1. ellerow says:

      I think they’re amazing as well! And the EcoTools sponges look super promising! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jade Mayhead says:

        I couldn’t find them when I went to the shop!😭 They are still on my makeup list though!xo


      2. ellerow says:

        I haven’t been able to find them either here in Canada! 😦

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Jade Mayhead says:

        God damn! That’s so annoying!xo


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