Makeup can be painfully expensive, and if you're anything like me, you're going to be the first one to jump on the bandwagon as soon as you hear beauty gurus raving about something... no matter how out of your budget it is.

While I'm not going to stop you from doing you and buying high-end makeup, there are some hidden gems at the drugstore that I really think you should know about. These beauty products will absolutely change your LIFE! Not only are they super affordable, these products are absolute QUA-LI-TY. They do the job, they are long-lasting, they look beautiful on the skin, and you'll hardly even believe they're from the drugstore.

Do yourself a favour and check out these makeup products so you can save up for the next hyped luxury item you're saving up for. You can thank me later.

Kokie HD Foundations

Price: $17

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While Kokie Professional may not be available at your local drugstore, you can get it online at a super affordable price. Their HD Foundation is a beautiful satin finish foundation with light coverage that's completely buildable. It is recommended that you set it with powder so that the makeup lasts longer.


Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Powder

Price: $14.99

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Maybelline's SuperStay Better Skin Powder is perfect for setting your foundation if you have oily skin. It gives a beautiful matte finish to your complexion, helps control oil, and definitely helps keep all your makeup stay in place. You can even use it on its own to even out your complexion for days you don't want to wear too much makeup.


ELF Shimmering Highlight Powder

Price: $8

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If you love BECCA's Shimmering Skin Perfectors, you are going to be obsessed with ELF's Shimmering Highlight Powders. Not only are they an incredible close dupe for the BECCA highlighters, they are also so much more affordable. Of course, they may night be quite as smooth and creamy, but they sit on the skin so beautiful and give you a glow that is out of this world.


ELF Instant Lift Brow Pencil

Price: $2

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This double-ended brow pencil fills in your eyebrows like a dream. It's incredibly easy to use with its spooly on one end, and pencil on the other. Creating soft strokes and natural looking brows that stay put with only $2 has never been this easy, and CHEAP.


Makeup Revolution The Matte Blush

Price: $9.99

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A makeup look isn't complete without blush. Who doesn't want to look adorable with rosy, flushed cheeks? Makeup Revolution's Matte Blushes are the perfect matte blush that will finish any look. The formula is smooth, blendable, and doesn't go on patchy. Our favourite shades are Beloved and Divine.


Rimmel Long Lasting 1000 Kisses Lip Pencil

Price: $4.98

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This one may be an oldie, but it's definitely a secret goodie. It may not be as flashy as all the newer lip liners, but Rimmel's 1000 Kisses Lip Liner has been around forever and that is a testament to the quality of its formula. The lip shades are beautiful and will last you even after a thousand kisses with bae.

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