The Perfect Drugstore Makeup Kit for Under $50

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We love to play with high-end and luxury makeup. But guess what… you don’t have to spend a fortune on makeup. You can get a complete drugstore makeup kit for under $50!

Drugstore makeup brands are totally giving high-end makeup brands a run for their money because the quality of drugstore makeup just keeps getting better.

Of course, there are plenty of cheap makeup products that don’t work well. So we want to show you the amazing products that we know perform really well.

In this post, we are sharing how you can create an entire drugstore makeup kit that’s perfect for everyday use, that costs under $50.

The Perfect Drugstore Makeup Kit

Full Face of Drugstore Makeup Under $50

Foundation

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation for Drugstore Makeup Kit
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation
NYX Born To Glow Foundation

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation | $6.50

This foundation is loved by so many and is a favorite in the beauty community due to its amazing performance and low price.

It is a medium buildable coverage foundation that has a matte finish. Made with a light-adjusting complex that helps prevent white cast in photos.

Available at Ulta | Amazon | Walmart

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation | $10.50

This foundation is our favorite drugstore option. The price is on the higher side for this list, but we feel the few extra dollars is worth it.

Lightweight and creamy, this long-lasting foundation goes on smooth with a glow finish that lasts. With light to medium coverage, it instantly hides imperfections for a clear complexion. The hydrating foundation with SPF is ideal for normal to dry skin.

Available at Amazon | Walmart

NYX Born To Glow Foundation | $10

Available in an inclusive range of 45 truly flattering shades, this formula delivers buildable coverage and a naturally radiant finish.

This formula gives a dewy finish that is perfect for those with dry to normal skin.

Available at Ulta | Target | Walmart

Concealer

elf 16Hr Camo Concealer
NYX HD Photo Concealer

elf 16Hr Camo Concealer | $6

Camouflage acne and under-eye circles with this high-coverage, crease-resistant, 16-hour wear camo concealer.

This concealer is high coverage, but dries down, making it ideal for spot concealing.

Available at Ulta | Target | Walmart

NYX HD Photo Concealer | $6

The concentrated, emollient-rich concealer formula goes on like a dream, is non-comedogenic, and gives medium-to-full coverage. 

The emollient formula makes it a prime choice for under the eyes to cover up dark circles and brighten up the eye area.

Available at Ulta | Target

Brows

elf Cosmetics Instant Lift Brow Pencil for a full face of drugstore makeup
Maybelline Brow Ultra Defining Pencil

elf Instant Lift Brow Pencil| $2

The elf Cosmetics Instant Lift Brow Pencil dual-sided design applies color with the fine tip liner on one side and tames and combs brows with the other to create natural and defined looking eyebrows. This slim mechanical pencil shapes, defines, and fills in brows for a natural, polished look.

Available at Ulta | Target

Maybelline Brow Ultra Defining Pencil| $8

Maybelline’s Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil features a smooth and break-resistant formula, an ultra-slim 1.5mm precision tip, and spoolie brush to create precisely defined brows. Available in six shades ranging from light blonde to black-brown.

Available at Ulta | Target | Amazon

Eyeshadow

elf Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette
elf Made for Matte

elf Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette| $3

The elf Cosmetics Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette delivers mini eye magic in a perfect size. The luxe formula is creamy, blendable, and ultra-pigmented. Perfect for travel and application on the go.

Available in multiple color stories, but we love Cream & Sugar, Rose Water, and Pumpkin Pie.

Available at Ulta | Target

elf Mad for Matte| $10

With 10 matte eyeshadow shades, this palette is perfect for creating countless stunning eye looks. The colors are ideal for shading, highlighting, and contouring to define the eyes.

Available at Target

Mascara

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara |$5

With 10 matte eyeshadow shades, this palette is perfect for creating countless stunning eye looks. The colors are ideal for shading, highlighting, and contouring to define the eyes.

Available at Ulta | Amazon

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara|$5

With 10 matte eyeshadow shades, this palette is perfect for creating countless stunning eye looks. The colors are ideal for shading, highlighting, and contouring to define the eyes.

Available at Ulta | Amazon | Target

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Blush

L.A Girl Just Blushing is an affordable blush to include in you drugstore makeup kit
elf Primer Infused Blush

L.A Girl Just Blushing |$6

L.A. Girl’s Just Blushing Powder is an ultra-blendable blush with a natural look and finish to highlight and enhance cheeks. Available in several beautiful shades, but we highly recommend Just Natural for the perfect barely-there flush.

Available at Ulta

elf Primer Infused Blush |$6

This matte blush is infused with primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush. It is easy to blend and perfectly pigmented for ease of application.

Available at Ulta | Target

Bronzer

Rimmel Natural Bronzer
NYX Matte Bronzer

Rimmel Natural Bronzer |$4

This matte blush is infused with primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush. It is easy to blend and perfectly pigmented for ease of application.

Available at Target | Walmart

NYX Matte Bronzer |$9

NYX Professional Makeup Matte Bronzer is available in three different shades to complement a variety of skin tones. The bronzer also doubles as a matte contouring powder that allows you to define your features.

Available at Amazon | Target | Walmart

Highlighter

Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder
Essence Pure Nude Highlighting Powder

Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder|$5

The silky-smooth, highly-pigmented powder gives an all-over glow when applied to the cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid’s bow.

Available in multiple shades so you can find the perfect highlighter for your skin tone. Our favorites shades are Blossom Glow and Precious Petals.

Available at Target | Walmart | Amazon

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter|$5

 This Essence Pure Nude Highlighter adds natural luminescence to cheeks, temples, and brow bone for a gorgeous glow. The baked formula applies smoothly while the light texture blends easily for a natural finish. 

If you like a subtle looking highlight, you will love the Essence Pure Nude Highlighter.

Available at Ulta

Lips

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
Milani Color Statement Lipstick comes in a variety of shades perfect for your drugstore makeup kit

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream |$6.50

The matte lip cream goes on silky smooth, then sets to a pigmented matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight, and creamy. Enriched with skin-smoothing silicones, Soft Matte Lip Cream works to nourish lips while enveloping them in a rich color to keep your lips looking and feeling soft.

Available at Ulta | Target

Milani Color Statement Lipstick|$6

Milani Color Statement Lipstick comes in vibrant, pigment-rich colors ranging from pretty pinks to radiant reds. Infused with nourishing Vitamins A and C.

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The grand total for a drugstore makeup kit is $44.

This total is made up of all the least expensive products in each category of this list. If you totaled the most expensive item in each category, the total is $66. That is higher than the limit but you can mix and match to keep the total under $50.

If you decide to pick any of these products up, please let me know how they work out for you!

And that’s it! Your full face of makeup for under $50 is now complete!

And if you’ve already tried some of them, I’d love to know what you think! Be sure to let me know down in the comments.

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