Makeup adds up quickly and nothing is more annoying than purchasing a cosmetic item only to get home and realize it isn’t right. Oftentimes retailers accept returns of cosmetics, but to save you the hassle I rounded up tried + true drugstore makeup items to complete a budget-friendly makeup capsule.
I use the term budget here loosely because it didn’t take long for this to ring in over $100 ($104 to be exact, before tax) and I was hoping to land in the $50 range! I’ll continue testing products, as always, and will share when I find great drugstore items for you!
The most expensive item of the capsule are the brushes, they came in at $25, and it’s a great value for the brushes you get but that could be an optional add on!
I didn’t include an eyeliner because I was trying to just hit the basics here, so if this were my personal capsule I would wet one of the smallest eyeshadow brushes from the brush kit, then dip it in the darkest eyeshadow and use that as eyeliner.
One. Milani Rose Powder blush : This is such a stunning blush that creates the prettiest glow of pink to the skin.
Two. Pixi Natural Brow Duo : I love that this brow product offers a pencil and a gel in one tube.
Three. Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara : I’ve been using this mascara off and on for the last month or so and every single time I use it I’m more pleased with the instant thickness and impact it offers.
Four. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer : A much loved drugstore concealer that really does a great job of covering dark circles.
Five. ELF Clay Eyeshadow palette : If you don’t have an eyeshadow primer use concealer as the base, and then follow that with any of the pretty taupe shades from this palette.
Six. Revlon Photoready Insta-Filter Foundation : This is a great blurring, medium coverage foundation. I dislike the applicator but the product itself is really great!
Seven. Sonia Kashuk makeup brushes : I’ve been a fan of this brand for a long time and this is a great starter set for brushes!
Eight. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer : This has a coconut smell and warms the skin up so nicely. It doesn’t get splotchy or anything either!
I hope you enjoyed this post and I’m happy to share that I have a few other “makeup capsules” coming soon! One is called “quick and easy” and the other is “stay all day”. Is there another theme you’d like me to include? Let me know in the comments!