The Best Drugstore Makeup of 2017


2017 is coming to an end and it’s been such a great year for the beauty industry! We’ve seen so many new makeup products, collabs, brands and trends. I personally find the drugstore range most interesting – this is the first year ever I’ve had more wins than fails in my new makeup. It seems like drugstore brands have stepped up their game and released some amazing products that can be easily compared to high-end makeup. This is exactly why I love the more affordable side. That feeling of finding a 2$ high quality eyeliner is just priceless, and knowing there’s more awesome makeup out there waiting to be discovered is so exciting! Seriously, my makeup hauls this year were so good, I can’t wait for 2018 and all the new launches.

Anyways, let’s get to the list. I put together the best drugstore makeup products – the ones that were most talked about and the ones that worked best for me.  I’ve already used up and repurchased some of these, so I’m happy to say that this year I discovered quite a few holy grails!


L’Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara

Right at the top of my list, this mascara is among the best ones I’ve tried so far! If you’re looking for dark, full, thick lashes, this formula will do the magic. Also, I’ve heard claims that it’s a dupe for Too Faced “Better Than Sex” which is insanely popular, so I guess that says a lot.

Maybelline The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette

The quality of these eyeshadows is way too good for that price! These little palettes are so practical, easy to blend, pigmented and long lasting. If you’re looking for a small every day palette, get one of these right now. They offer a wide range of colors in 8 different palettes and my favorite is “Rooftop Bronzes” cause I’m always up for a neutral, bronzy smoky eye!

Catrice Prime & Fine Eyeshadow Base

I’ve had a few fails with Catrice products in the past, but I feel like this primer makes up for everything. It dries down so fast, brightens up my eyes, creates a smooth base for my eyeshadow and makes it last longer. Basically everything a good primer is supposed to do!

Wet n Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner

This eyeliner is waterproof, doesn’t smudge, fade or crease and lasts so long. What’s not to love about it? If you’re looking for a liquid liner that will last throughout the whole day, get this one right now!


L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

My current favorite, this foundation covers up dark spots, redness and acne and keeps the skin matte without looking dull and cakey. I’m obsessed with this formula and I’m already going through my second tube. Love how it lasts through everything and works so well with my other makeup products! If you’re looking for a long lasting, matte coverage, look no further. If your skin is dry and you need a hydrating foundation with a radiant finish, get the glow version – L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation.

Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

Whenever I feel like going bold with my highlighter, I reach for this Master Chrome powder. It makes my cheeks shine so bright, works well with other products and lasts so long. If you’re not afraid to wear a blinding highlight, I highly recommend this one!

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush

After the huge success of the Butter Bronzer, Physicians Formula released this blush and it performs just as well as the bronzer! It smells amazing, blends easily and stays put all day long. If you’re looking for a nice wash of color on your cheeks, get one of these gorgeous shades!

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer

I discovered this gem just two months ago and I’m so amazed by its performance! It’s waterproof, sits nicely under my eyes, doesn’t crease and lasts so long. It works well with my liquid and powder foundation and covers up my dark spots and redness. Literally a liquid camouflage!


Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick

Holy Grail alert! I’m absolutely in love with these lipsticks! This is basically the only product I’ve been wearing on my lips for the last couple of months. This year a lot of drugstore brands released liquid lipsticks but I feel like nothing comes close to this formula. They’re so comfortable to wear, last so long and are super pigmented. The wand is just perfect and makes the application so easy, which is a huge plus for the clumsy type I am. The thing I love about these the most is that they’re not drying my lips. My lips are super dry most of the time and a lot of liquid lipstick formulas have been painful to wear, which is why I avoid this type of lip product. Luckily I discovered this gem and I can’t wait to see Wet n Wild release some new shades! This is slowly turning into a full review, so trust me, you need this in your life!

What are your best drugstore makeup finds of 2017? Let me know in the comments below!

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