Summer Drugstore Beauty Products

Let’s talk makeup! Specifically, my current favorite summer drugstore beauty products. I’m not a huge makeup girl and after a time in my life of having drawers FULL of makeup I try to keep it pretty minimal these days. And after working on my skin and perfecting my skincare routine I’ve found myself looking for a more minimal, less coverage makeup look, especially for summer! A lighter coverage, more natural, glowy look is what I’m after these days so here are some things I’ve really been loving lately!

Favorite Summer Drugstore Beauty Products

Wet N Wild Tinted Hydrator

I saw this as a dupe for the Ilia skin tint foundation. I’ve been wanting to try the Ilia skin tint because it’s supposed to be a really lightweight glowy foundation for summer. BUT there are so many shades to choose from online and it’s almost $50! So I’ve been hesitating. Well I’m so glad I saw this recommendation because it’s $5!!! FIVE DOLLARS! I’ve been loving it so far, not sure how comparable it is to the Ilia since I haven’t actually tried it yet, but its super lightweight and so far it’s a love!  {Shop it here!}

Milani Highlighter

I love a glowy face especially for summer and I grabbed this from MIlani (one of my new fav drugstore brands) and love it! I had someone compliment it saying it looks like champagne pop, Jaclyn Hill’s famous highlighter from Becca Cosmetics that’s $22! {Shop it here! Shade Champagne D’oro}

Sally Hansen Nail Polish

I’ve always loved the Sally Hansen polish. I had been getting my nails done pretty regularly, but with a new job and summer being here I decided to cut the 2 hour round trip drive and 2 hour nail appointment from my calendar to free up some time. I’m a little sad about it, but these Sally Hansen polishes are easy enough for me to do an at home mani and they typically last around a week. Even with pool days and farm work! They’re the only nail polish that actually holds up on me & I love the white for summer! {Shop it here!}

Lash Paradise Mascara & Primer

A few years ago I got tired of paying $30 for the It Cosmetics Superhero mascara every few months, even though I loved it! So I asked my insta fam what their fav drugstore mascara was and it was an overwhelming response, Lash Paradise. Welp, I tried it and haven’t bought anything since then! I use both the primer and the mascara and it’s the BEST! {Shop it here!}

Maybelline Lipsticks

I’m addicted to buying Maybelline lipsticks. I love the crayon and the super stay matte! The super stay really does last all day. I can put it on in the morning and it stays on until I remove my makeup at night. Right now I’m loving the Super Stay Matte in the shade dreamer for summer. It’s really pretty everyday light pink. & for the Super Stay Ink Crayon the shade seek adventure is a brighter more hot pink color that again is perfect for summer! {Shop Super Stay Matte here & Super Stay Crayon here!}

I’m not always a fan of drugstore brands (for haircare or skincare), but for makeup, something that you wash off off everyday, I’m here for it! And I will say when you save on your makeup, it makes splurging on your skincare so much easier! Since I’ve really gotten serious about my skincare, I’ve gone lighter and lighter on the makeup. (see my full morning skincare routine here.) Which also means I’ve been trying out a lot of new products to make my makeup routine so much more low maintenance and to show off my good skin I’ve been working so hard on!

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