Drugstore Favourites 2017

I love drugstore makeup. I have chosen a few of my drugstore favourites to show you. Some are new, some are old, but I just wanted to show you what budget friendly products I recommend, and have loved in 2017. There are so many I could show you, but these products are ones that have stood out, and have made it to my everyday makeup drawer. Makeup Revolution has also been my favourite this year, I have post about the best of Makeup Revolution here.

NYX soft matte creams and butter glosses have been my favourite lip products this year. I really don’t like matte liquid lipsticks as they feel so uncomfortable and drying, and matte lipsticks can be a pain sometimes too. But the soft matte creams are a perfect way of having matte lips for me. They don’t dry out my lips, they feel comfortable, are easy to apply and are a perfect on the go size. I love the glosses too. They smell nice, look gorgeous on the lips and feel moisturising. I like putting the butter glosses over matte lipsticks, as I am really into glossy lips now.

Another gloss I’m into at the moment is the Oh My Gloss from Rimmel. They do not feel sticky and look gorgeous on the lips. I love wearing this Rimmel gloss over lipsticks too. I need to get more colours of this lipgloss! I hope glossy lips are more popular in 2018.

Eyebrow pomades were really on trend. I tried some from the drugstore as I didn’t think I needed the popular ABH pomade. The Makeup Revolution pomade was okay, but the freedom one is the best from the drugstore in my opinion. I like the colour of the pomade, the blonde shade is quite ashy which is perfect for my brows. The product is easy to create shape with, and to fill in sparse areas. I like how the product doesn’t build up in the brows and lasts a long time.

I have tried a few different drugstore foundations in 2017. NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat, L’Oreal Total Cover, L’Oreal Infallible, Rimmel breathable foundation. But the best new drugstore foundation I’ve used is the Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage foundation. The foundation really is full coverage. It lasts a long time and makes the skin look flawless. I also found it works well when I mix it with other foundations to give a fuller coverage. I have a full review here.

Essence lip liners are honestly incredible. They are the best budget lip liners. They have so many colours which is perfect, as you can find a liner for any lipstick! I love their nude shades which glide on easy, and they are even perfect on their own with just a lipgloss over the top!  They have retractable pencils too which are so handy.

At the beginning of the year, I was wearing a high end mascara, but then at midday I’d notice black under my eyes which wasn’t pretty. It was super annoying. I decided in the end to get a waterproof mascara as, I also have runny eyes which was also causing black under my eyes. The L’Oreal Million Lashes in waterproof is amazing and saved the problem! I love the way this mascara makes my lashes look. Not only does the mascara add volume and thickness, it stays on all day and I never have to worry when my eyes run, or when I’m crying of laughter!

I have only just tried out one of the L’Oreal lip paints, but it had to be included in this post. They are creamy, smooth and look nice on the lips. The applicator allows me to apply the lipstick easily, and the formula feels comfortable on the lips.

I’ve saved the best till last! I picked up the Nip+Fab primer water on a whim. I use this by spraying it over my completed makeup look. It makes my face look fresh and less powdery. This doesn’t effect my makeup, and my makeup lasts the same maybe a bit longer! I do get carried away and forget I’m not using a mist, and completely soak myself! But, it dries down quickly. I also use this to wet my brushes when picking up a glittery eyeshadow. I love this stuff and I’m so glad I found it in the drugstore!

So there are my drugstore favourites. What drugstore products have you been loving in 2017?

Louise Loves Beauty


  1. January 7, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    We absolutely adore the Essence lip liners! They are super affordable, creamy and well pigmented. Our favorite shades are ‘ In the Nude’ and ‘Satin mauve’. 🙂


    • January 13, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Love those shades!

  2. January 7, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    I’m so desperate to try that maybelline foundation, I’ve heard so many people talk about how amazing it is!
    Liv xx

    • January 13, 2018 / 11:27 am

      It’s a must try haha! xx

  3. January 8, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I love the L’Oréal mascaras! I use the fibre dual end one and it is amazing! I also love the collection lasting perfection foundation, it’s my holy grail! I’ve just done a blog post on it! Will deffo be checking some of these products out!


  4. January 8, 2018 / 11:39 am

    So many fab products! I really want to give that Maybelline foundation a go, as so many people really seem to love it. The Essence lip liners are so good too, especially as they’re so cheap! Great post, and Happy New Year xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • January 13, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Thanks girl xx

  5. January 8, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    The NYX soft matte lipsticks have been a firm favourite of mine for two years now. If you have problems with liquid lipsticks, I`d also recommend the Bourjois Velvet Edition. The formula is creamy and although it`s matte, it feels more like a lipstick.

    Beauty Nerd

    • January 13, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Thanks, I need to try them then! xx

  6. January 8, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    Those are some fab recommendations, Louise! I love drugstore makeup and think there are so many bits and pieces we can buy without having to over-splurge. I’m so glad you talked about a matte lip gloss/cream that’s not drying and wears well. I’ve been looking for something that would be on the matte side but not drying. I need to check out Oh My Gloss asap!
    I’ve just found your blog and love it – will make sure to bookmark and pop over for a read here and there 🙂 I’m trying to get back to reading blogs this year – yay 🙂
    xox Nadia

    • January 13, 2018 / 11:28 am

      That is so kind, thank you so much! xx

    • January 13, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Hope you love it! xx

    • January 13, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Thank you xx

  7. em
    January 13, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    drugstore makeup is my favourite. I absolutely love the NYX lip cream and butter glosses. some of these sound amazing!


    • January 14, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      They are amazing right!! xx

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