I shop at my local drug store every week and know all the beauty section workers! That is why I was so excited to be selected as one the bloggers to share my Drug Store summer beauty essentials with my readers.
I already have a ton of drugstore makeup in my makeup bag, but this gave me the chance to try out some new items and but new colors in my faves!
I started out prepping my face with Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer and a spray primer. Then, I used the Revlon Photo Ready Foundation in 2 colors to contour a little to give my cheekbones more pop.
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation with SPF 20
The foundation gives you a dewy glow because it is lightweight and non-greasy. You can use it for light coverage in the summer to hide your imperfections and build it up for full coverage. It also contains a good amount of sunscreen with an SPF 20. This is perfect for everyday use in the summer when you are looking for a healthy dewy glow.
After the Foundation, I layer on a little powder. You can skip this step if you are not oily. Next, I use the Maybelline New York FIT Me Blush in Medium Nude on the apples of my cheeks.
Maybelline New York FIT Me Blush in Medium Nude & Maybelline New York FIT Me Bronzer in Light Bronze
This blush and bronzer inexpensive and the store display is user-friendly. It was fun getting to pick colors off of it. The staying power is pretty great for a drugstore find and it has not caused any breakouts or visibly clogged pores. That is probably because it is oil free! Together I use them to contour my cheeks similar to the way I would use a NARS blush/bronzer duo that cost $42. The 2 blushes were $5.79 each and there was a sale on Maybelline for Buy 1 get the second 50% off. That means this #WalgreensBeauty blush duo was $8.69!
Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in Cannes Crush & Miami Fever
I could not decide between the sherbet orange color of Miami Fever and the pinky coral color of Cannes Crush so I bought both! They are both great colors and I know that I will wear them until there is no more this summer. I started by reverse lining my lips with my #4 pick: NYX Wonder Pencil in Medium. You line the area around your lips with color that matches your skin tone. I buffed it in with a makeup blending sponge. Then, I lined my lips with my #5 pick: Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lasting Finish Stay On Lip Contouring Pencil in Rose Quartz. Lastly, I applied the Cannes Crush Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain. It stayed on even while I was eating. The shininess disappeared a little, but the color stayed. You can either reapply after eating to get a glossy look or grab a clear hydrating gloss or Chapstick. I really like these Stains because they are creamy, hydrating, highly pigmented, and long wearing.
6. Maybelline New York Pumped Up Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara in Very Black
I topped off my makeup look with a few swipes of Maybelline New York Pumped Up Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara in Very Black. I wear Waterproof Mascara during summer so that I don’t sweat off my lashes and I can hop in the water at any time without worrying.
7. Essie Nail Polish in Sunday Funday
I finished off my summer look with an aptly named nail polish called Sunday Funday by Essie. It is dark pinky color that looks very similar to the Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in Cannes Crush. I love the color and have been wearing it non-stop on my fingers and toes.
What drugstore products are you loving this summer?
25 thoughts on “Drugstore Summer Beauty Essentials”
I love tje maybelline dream wonder powder and fit me concealer 😉 also, wheres your swimsuit from?
I don’t wear makeup, so I guess just lotion 🙂
Sunscreen is the biggest thing we are using this summer!
I’m all about the sunscreen! Your skin is gorgeous… I need to follow your routine!
I love foundation that has SPF in it. So important for the summer.
Genius to use foundation with the SPF. Skips the sunscreen step.
I’m loving the foundation with the SPF protection. That nail polish color is absolutely beautiful.
My daughter swears by Revlon photoready foundation. I think it is what she wore for her wedding.
I love shopping Walgreens beauty products. They almost always have a great deal on something I want.
Very cute look! Your hair looks nice with the shorter cut!
I love Walgreens and wish we had one here! I like to go visit the stores whenever I go to the USA.
I love Walgreen’s it’s a great store for when I need something on the go. It carries everything I need, even makeup, as you just showed us.
Walgreen’s is a great one stop shop for everything! You certainly made good use of the makeup lines they carry. You look great!
Walgreen’s certainly has everything. They even carry name brand makeup and beauty products, which you made good use of, by the way. You look beautiful!
i LOVE walgreens. fave drugstore for sure!
The blush and bronzer have a completely natural look. Getting it all at Walgreens is a huge convenience!
Budget Beauty has really stepped up its game in the last couple of years. I am loving the Prestige glitter shadows right now. Comparable to the Stila line, and like $3-ish apiece.
I love your nail polish color. That’s such a pretty one for summertime!
How cute are you??!! Love the polish color!
What a pretty nailpolish color! Great pics!
That nailpolish colour is gorgeous, it really compliments you well. Myself, I can’t get enough sunscreen these days, hot!
I haven’t been to a Walgreens in a long time, but I love the products you chose. I want to try a lip stain – it looks beautiful on you.
Adorable! I love the look and it look great on you!
I have acne prone skin so am loving that the Maybelline blush doesn’t clog pores while still looking great! #client
You are so cute! I will check out that foundation. Although being oily I’m not really a fan of the dewy look, but with a powder that should be fine.