When it comes to cosmetics, a higher price tag does not mean you get better quality. And, drugstore makeup brands, off late, have really been bringing their A-game to the table. Still, we aren’t going to pretend like all affordable, drugstore brands are created equal – some are better than others – there’s no denying that. But, we know no one really wants to spend all their time and money testing out different drugstore makeup brands. That’s why we’ve done the research for you! Here are some of the top brands to check out, for affordable makeup that will last you all day long. 

Revlon: Best Foundation

The Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Foundation spreads evenly and builds up to a medium coverage. Infused with prickly pear seed oil and vitamin E, the foundation nourishes your skin and gives it a natural-looking, healthy glow.

Neutrogena: Best Concealer

The Neutrogena Healthy Skin Radiant Cream Concealer works great to cover super-dark circles, without you having to use too much product. The best part is that the concealer doesn’t crease at all.

L’Oréal Paris: Best Powder

Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder. This will flawlessly conceal your pores and blemishes. It’s like switching on “beauty mode” in real life when you use the powder.

CoverGirl: Best Blush

CoverGirl TruBlend So Flushed Blush is easy to use and blend out. Use it on your cheeks and eyelids for a monochromatic look. The blush stays intact all day, even on oily eyelids.

Nyx Professional Makeup: Best Brow Gel

This is without a doubt one of the finest brow gels on the market. It not only shapes brows perfectly, but also offers an unmatched hold.

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