Must-Have Drug-Store Beauty Dupes


JUMPSUIT: Revolve [similar style HERE – but this leopard jumpsuit is adorable!] | HOUSESLIPPERS: DF by Dearfoams

You guys know I love some YouTube – I barely watch any TV at all – if I have free time it is a Beauty YouTube video. That’s basically where I learn about techniques and new hot products really. A couple of weeks ago Wal-Mart asked if I wanted to partner for some beauty posts and said yes immediately because I had written down that I needed to do an updated ‘drug store beauty favorites’ post and this is the perfect time! I have a lot of products so I’m kind of breaking this up into separate posts. Todays is going to be ‘make-up’ mostly — there are a few key items that I am SO excited to share though!

Also, just want to mention that I get a TONNNNN of this stuff in PR and I am constantly trying drug store products. The last 6-9 months I’ve noticed that drug store beauty products are becoming a LOT better. Like… I like my high-end makeup and skincare but I’ve found some things recently that I think are changing the game!

I don’t want to make this too long so for the most part I’m going to just make a ‘list’, more or less. I’ll make sure to add notes on the items that are super special though!


COTY AIRSPUN LOOSE FACE POWDER [This is AMAZING is you love to bake! Seriously one of my summer staples that I cannot get enough of!]

ELF PORELESS PUTTY PRIMER [ORDER ASAP! This stuff is SO bomb – seriously. I have [& love] the high end version of this and while it is VERY good – this is serious competition – especially at the $8 price point! It is VERY hard to find – I made a huge order on Wal-Marts site a couple of weeks ago and finally got my hands on it and it is GOOD. ]

LASH PARADISE MASCARA / LINER [Great dupe option for Too Faced Better Than Sex – which used to be my HG mascara! I like their liner as well!]

WET & WILD 3-in-1 PRIMER WATER [The coconut is very, very good for summer if you like scents! This stuff is amazing and I highly recommend it. I have the ‘rose’ scent. I use this after I do my skincare routine and before I apply primer – I really think this makes a huge difference if you need an extra boost of hydration.]

ELF PREP & HYDRATE BALM PRIMER STICK [Also using this daily as well. I do my skincare routine and then I spray the Primer Water^ and then use this and then add the putty primer. This has been my daily routine for about 5 days straight and I feel like my skin looks smoother. I told my mom about this stick because she complimented my skin and she went to get it and accidentally got THIS version and she said she actually really liked it and was going to keep using it instead of the hydrate version.

MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION [Love. Love. Love! If you want a drugstore foundation that will stay put and cover dark spots – THIS is it! It is amazing. I actually reached out to the brand and inquired about it before it was released [they typically send me a few shades] and I was so thrilled when they arrived. I have recommended this to so many friends.

MILANI [anything!] BLUSH / GLOSS [I have a single version of the blush so I just recently bought the trio for when we travel. I also really like THIS Milani gloss as well- it’s a plumping gloss and it is under $8.]

BEAUTY BLENDER [available at Wal-Mart now- as are Smashbox primers & NARS glosses!]

LOREAL INFALLIBLE CONCEALER [SO SO good! Highly recommend if you want a full coverage / long-wearing concealer that will cover & brighten!]

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ULTIMATE SHADOW PALETTE [LOVE the bronzy neutrals and it has good pigment/blends easy!]

Thanks to Wal-Mart for sponsoring today’s post!

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12 thoughts on “Must-Have Drug-Store Beauty Dupes

  1. Thank you for doing this. When I go to wal-mart i just feel lost sometimes on products i want to try. you gave me an awesome starting point. I am obsessed with the grocery pickup option lol. I am going to get the primer water today! love the slippers also. Might have to grab them too <3

  2. Hi Emily,

    What is the round make-up mirror in your post? I did not see it listed. Thanks so much and I really enjoy your blog!

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