Never doubt the power of drugstore makeup because chances are they are sometimes better than the higher-end brands. The power of makeup should be making you happier and more confident, there is also the fun and joy in collection/buying/using makeup! Just because you have a budget of $60 does not mean that you should be left out! Not all of us can afford a foundation at the Chanel cosmetic counter. In fact, $60 may not seem nearly enough to start a makeup collection, I'm here to tell you it is!

Choosing brands from the drugstore can sometimes be difficult. If it's too cheap there is the doubt of the quality and ingredients used for the product. Bad quality and ingredients can lead to improper skin care which obviously leads to worse consequences. It’s also hard to “swatch” drugstore makeup, Ladies, I am preaching the choir here, not only are the samples next to impossible to find, the odds of you coming across an open sample that matches your skin tone is next to none! So with some thorough research and through reading reviews from the public, here are some brands that never fail to impress and yes, they are on a budget!

Let's begin with something amazing! ELF! if you don't already purchase their products, now you should! ELF is, They are now available at most drug stores in North America such as Walmart and Target, or you can shop online. One the best products they are known for is blush. Ditch the over priced NARS blush and get this one! The formula is very similar and it applies HELLA smoothly, it is also pigmented. Another few ELF products to keep an eye out for is their eyelash curler, brow kit and lip primer and plumper. All of these are less than $5 each! 

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CoverGirl is also a great drugstore brand, and their The Super Sizer Mascara is definitely very worthy and in par with some of the higher end mascaras. The Tarte mascara wand and formula are fairly similar. They are both highly pigmented. And sometimes you might even end up liking the drugstore ones better. This is also waterproof so perfect for the pool days! 

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A great treatment find for the summer at Target is the Wine Blot Lip Balm. These totally belong in a higher end store because for $50, people will buy this. This is a SPF 20 (PERFECT FOR SUMMER) that works as a lip treatment but a tint of color. The main function for this is to moisturize and protect from the sun. It also restores and rejuvenates your lips! 

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if you are in the market for a good lightweight liquid foundation the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Pore-less Foundation is awesome! For less than $10 you can find a foundation that is bound to fit your color because there are over 30 shades to choose from. Their foundation is also great to blend in your skin ranging from normal to oily,  giving your face a natural skin look. Not to mention it does not clog pores and it's oil free. WIN! WIN! WIN!

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Finally, can't forget the lippie! The Essence's line of lipsticks are truly amazing. The creamy matte lipstick line is so perfect for summer because of their bright shades. The bright one literally screams summer, it is the "pink up your life" shade! These are only $3 and can be found at your local drugstore!

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