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Sometimes, makeup can be complicated. It’s hard to know which products are worth your money, where to buy them, or why they’re rated so well. Therefore, a lot of us lean towards easier options like the drugstore and just buy whichever looks most appealing off the shelf. Although there is nothing wrong with a quick makeup trip; if you’re interested in breaking out of your routine and finding the perfect product for you, we’ve put together 30 of the best-reviewed makeup products that range from drugstore to high-end to make your next beauty trip a little easier!
1) IT Cosmetics – Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream
This color correcting cream will hide all your dark spots while protecting your skin from the sun with SPF 50 + sunscreen and anti-aging serum. Your Skin But Better can be used as a moisturizer, concealer, or foundation, whatever best fits your skin’s needs! Not to mention, it was voted in Allure’s best of beauty!
2) Tarte – Shape Tape Contour Concealer
This is a highly rated product among the beauty community. The Shape Tape is the perfect solution to covering up any darkness beneath your eyes by providing a matte full coverage finish, without leaving any creases or fine lines!
3) Make Up Forever – Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
Another allure best of beauty favorite, the Ultra HD foundation is perfect for any night out. As you will be able to tell in all your photos, this foundation will keep your skin looking radiant and flawless without creating any flashback. Not to mention, it’s shade range is incredible!
4) Laura Mercier – Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
This medium coverage foundation is great if you’re about to spend a day in the hot outdoors, as it will not wear off! Flawless Fusion has a very lightweight feel, and is great for the oily girls out there due to its oil-free formula!
5) L’Oreal – Lash Paradise Mascara
This is the best drugstore knockoff for the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (a highly ranked mascara), and it’s half the price. Lash Paradise will provide you with a ton of volume and extended length. The perfect solution for your wallet, and eyelashes!
6) Too Faced – Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation
No matter what skin type you may have, this Peach Perfect foundation will work for you! Although it is matte, the formula still provides enough moisture for dry and combination skin. This is a long lasting comfortable wear foundation, and if you like the smell of peaches then I highly recommend this product to you!
7) Pat McGrath Labs – MatteTrance Lipstick
This lipstick has yet to be released, however, it’s HIGHLY anticipated. The colors are the perfect shade range of matte roses and browns. Not to mention, Pat McGrath’s formula for lipstick has always been on point. Expect the MatteTrance online October, 6th!
8) L’Oreal – Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
The Magic Lumi primer provides the perfect base for all of your makeup, and comes at a great price point too. The luminous finish will shine through your makeup without looking too oily or greasy.
9) Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Wiz
Anastasia Beverly Hills is known for it’s eyebrow products, so it’s no wonder that the “Brow Wiz” is reviewed so highly among customers. The Brow Wiz has a retractable pencil on one side, while the other provides a spoolie brush to even out your drawn on strokes. There’s no doubt you will be able to create the perfect brow with this pencil!
10) Dior – Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation
The Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation is literally perfect. This foundation applies smooth and leaves you with a matte medium to full-coverage finish! Not to mention it has a built in SPF of 35!
11) Physician’s Formula – Butter Bronzer
The Butter Bronzer is the perfect drugstore bronzer, and is used by everyone in the beauty industry! The formula is infused with murumuru butter that softens skin texture, and provides you with a nice sun-kissed glow!
12) Urban Decay – Naked Heat Pallete
Warm tones are in right now, so it’s no wonder the naked heat pallet scored so many stars with consumers. Naked Heat provides 12 neutral amber colored eye-shadows that flatter all eye colors! Not to mention, the formula applies smooth and very pigmented on your eyes!
13) Fenty Beauty – Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
We all knew Rihanna’s makeup line would be amazing, and with her only releasing one lip gloss – she really had to bring her A game. No worries though, because she totally did. The Gloss Bomb Universal Luminizer comes in a single rose nude shade that looks great on all skin tones!
14) Cover FX – Custom Enhancer Drops
With a near 5-star Sephora review, Custom Enhancer Drops are described to provide a liquid metal finish to your look. Use them alone as a highlight, or add a drop to your foundation for a dewy finish – the possibilities are endless!
15) Milani – Conceal + Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation Concealer
No need to add concealer to this product, as it claims to do it all! The Conceal + Perfect is great for uneven skin tones as the concealer covers up imperfections! In addition, the foundation has said to apply evenly, leaving a very flawless finish.
16) Natasha Denona – Lila Eyeshadow Pallette
With just the perfect amount of purple tones, the Lila Eyeshadow Pallette provides us with 15 unique and gorgeous eye shadow colors that look great on all skin tones! The pallet provides four different finishes that are matte, chroma crystal, metallic, and duo chrome.
17) Smashbox – Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer
The Photo Finish Primer… another highly ranked customer product, but honestly I’m not surprised. Smashbox has had great reviews for years when it comes to the Photo Finish Primer due to its ability to smooth texture as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. This primer is a great start to your makeup routine and is definitely one of the best reviewed makeup products out there!
18) Surratt Beauty – Lip Pencil
This cool toned pencil from Suratt Beauty is a unique shade of nude that looks great on all skin tones! Its non waxy formula allows for a smooth and even application, without any feathering!
19) Milani – Baked Blush
These drugstore blushes have high pigment and come in a variety of shades to give you the perfect healthy flushed look. The Baked Blush does a great job applying on top of your other makeup, providing a natural finish!
20) Stellar – Face Sculptor Contour And Highlighting Pallette
Ranked with five stars and over 700 “loves” on Sephora’s website, these face sculpting highlighting and contour pallets have a lot to offer and are definitely one of the best reviewed makeup products. The packaging is small enough to be carried in your bag, and come with one dark matte contour shade and two highlighting shades.
21) Urban Decay – All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
The All Nighter is an appropriate name for this setting spray as it will literally make your makeup last all night long! The setting spray is said to lower the temperature of your makeup in order to keep it in place without it “melting off.” Your skin will not only be protected, but will have a smooth finish!
22) Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner
If you’re looking for a liquid eyeliner that applies smoothly and will not budge, then this is the eyeliner for you. Tattoo Liner is completely waterproof, and applies easy on your waterline! It’s no wonder why it was allure’s best of beauty, and one of the best reviewed makeup products!
23) Maybelline – Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter
Master Chrome is a total drug store steal. This highlighter has been reviewed as being just as great as high end, leaving a warm metallic finish. Master Chrome is buildable, and has a soft powder formula!
24) Tarte – Limited-Edition Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Lights, Camera, Lashes is a completely vegan mascara that lengthens, volumizes, and curls those lashes. According to the product description, this mascara is supposed to deliver up to a 330% increase in lash volume! No wonder why it is one of the best reviewed makeup products!
25) NYX – HD Translucent Finishing Powder
The HD Translucent finishing powder is said to soften the appearance of fine lines and pores, while keeping makeup in tact. A simple drugstore powder that doesn’t leave a white residue, with lots of great reviews!
26) Lilah B – Virtuous Veil Concealer & Eye Primer
Both a concealer and eye primer, the virtuous veil does it all when it comes to covering up imperfections! Virtuous Veil is said to smooth skin texture, as well as hold shadows “smoothly” on your eyes. This two in one is one of the best reviewed makeup products!
27) Milk Makeup – Lip Vinyl
Lip Vinyl is said to have the cream coverage of a lipstick but the shine of a gloss, making it a truly unique makeup product. The full coverage and long wear of the application is what has has made it one of the best reviewed makeup products. Definitely worth a try!
28) Maybelline – Super Stay Matte Ink
Super Stay Matte Ink is not lying when it comes to its name. This product does not wear off, in fact Maybelline had to release makeup removing lip creams just to aid in the removing of this lipstick! Definitely a great drug store buy, and a very pigmented liquid lipstick!
29) Fenty Beauty – Match Stix Matte Skinstick
These Match Stix come in 20 shades that are said to conceal, correct, and contour your face while applying creamy and not cakey onto the skin. This product is one of the best reviewed makeup products, and is worth the buy!
30) Morphe – Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Pallette
I couldn’t leave out one of the most anticipated eye pallettes of the year! The Jaclyn Hill Pallette was released by Morphe over the summer, and the shade range has a color combination for any skin tone! The pallette offers many redesigned formulas, making for a more creamy and high pigmented finish!
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Just a twenty-something trying to navigate life. Northern Vermont University graduate. Yes, I own Birkenstocks. No, I do not like maple syrup. Hoppin' around New England since 95', currently in MA.