The Smart Girl’s Guide to Shopping for Drugstore Makeup

Faith Xue

We’re firm believers that even the staunchest luxury beauty aficionado has at least one or two drugstore goods in her makeup bag. And why shouldn’t she? The aisles of your neighborhood drugstore are filled with creamy concealers, tinted balms, and blurring foundations that rival their high-end counterparts.

There is one caveat, however: Unlike other beauty retailers or makeup counters, you can’t try anything on, which usually means you’re left with a mismatched foundation or red lipstick that clashes with your undertone. Le sigh. What’s a budget-loving girl to do? We’ve got four tips that will change your drugstore shopping habits for the better—keep clicking to see what they are!

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