Best drugstore makeup products under $15

Sela Diab, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Many people think that they need to spend outrageous amounts of money on higher-end beauty products in order to achieve their desired result. What they fail to realize is that equivalent makeup exists at the drugstore for a significantly cheaper price. Here are ten high quality products under 15 dollars that can be purchased from any drugstore or local pharmacy.

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster- $12.59
It is always hard to find the perfect shade in a bronzer, as many bronzers are too orange or cool toned. The Bronze Booster gives off the perfect matte color, and also comes in multiple shades. It blends easily and can be paired with a glam look, or can be worn alone for a natural finish.


Maybelline the City Mini Eyeshadow Palette- $7.99
Who does not love highly pigmented and easily blend-able eyeshadows? Maybelline achieves this goal with their City Mini Eyeshadow Palettes. Each palette has a certain color scheme filled with matte and shimmer shades. A beautiful look can be created with any, and these palettes are very reliable and consistent with each shade. You can always count on a good eyeshadow day while using these.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer- $6.29
The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind has been a holy grail drugstore concealer for years. It is a medium to full coverage concealer. Known to exceed the performance of many high end concealers, this should definitely be purchased by all makeup lovers. Makeup gurus like Jeffree Star and Tati hold this concealer in high regards.
Maybelline Loose Powder- $5.99
Laura Mercier who? This powder gives Laura Mercier (the brand of one of the most popular translucent powders) a run for its money. The finely milled powder does not add any flashback in photos and sets makeup for hours. It is known as the best drugstore powder and comes in many shades along with translucent.
Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation- $5.99
This Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation has been a statement in so many people’s makeup bags since it launched in 2017. The medium to full coverage and matte finish of this liquid foundation was created to look exquisite in every light, especially in flash pictures. You can count on looking good in every picture you take with it on, since it has become one of the most famous Wet n Wild products, as well as one of the most popular drugstore foundations overall. Makeup YouTuber Tati, with over 5 million subscribers, swears by this foundation.
L’oreal Lash Paradise Mascara- $6.99
Hands down, this drugstore mascara from L’Oreal is the best mascara to ever hit the market. It adds a ton of volume and length to the lashes while never looking clumpy. Everyone needs to purchase this, as a great lash day is guaranteed when applied. This is also a Tati approved product.
Milani Color Statement Lipstick- $2.99
Lipstick is one of the most popular makeup products, and it is important to have at least one that is pigmented, creamy, and wearable. These lipsticks by Milani fit all of these criteria and show that you don’t need to break the bank to receive a high quality lipstick. These Color Statement Lipsticks come in many different shades of nude, red, and bright colors. The inexpensive price makes the product even better. Everyone should get their hands on these lipsticks and rock a gorgeous lip!