I saw the YouTube channel Too Much Tash do this as a video quite a while ago and she was talking about products she doesn’t splurge on. I thought it was a fun idea but I wanted to put my own spin on it. None of these are hard and fast rules, but as it stands I have certain items in my collection I find myself going to the drugstore for vs. sephora or a department store. My collection is mostly drugstore but I do foray into high end items for a few areas of my routine. I wanted to take you through a few areas of my collection that I tend to go to the drugstore when it comes time to repurchase
Concealer. I feel like I go through concealer rather quickly and it’s something I need to replace more often than a blush or highlighter. I often find myself having on my to “buy next” list, high end concealers, but when it comes to taking the plunge I always end up getting a drugstore one. I would love to buy a more pricey concealer but as you might know from my Too Faced review it hasn’t been going well (however I may have found a way for this concealer to work and will report back). I haven’t noticed a huge difference in quality in terms of the too faced compared to other concealers.
Setting Spray. I always have big plans to try a more high end setting spray but always end up going with something drugstore to mid range. Currently I’m alternating between two of the Body Shop’s setting sprays, the mint matte and the rose dewy glow face mist. I can’t say as if these two setting sprays are any better than high end because I haven’t tried any. I would love to find one that is soothing and made with clean ingredients but it is hard to justify spending money on one when I use them so often (I douse myself so I run through setting sprays super fast).
Brows. I am not a super large brow person, I am a brow gel kinda gal, and usually use whichever drugstore one I’m fancying. Again, this is another product I always find myself buying at the drugstore – like the Annabelle one that is my current fave. I would love to try Glossier boy brow or the Milk Kush brow gel but alas for now I find myself gravitating towards the drugstore.
Foundation. This only applies to full coverage foundations because I don’t wear them that often. Currently I have been using the Wet n wild photo focus and the Gosh foundation drops (rip these are no longer in Canada) which are both drugstore priced! I buy mid range to high end tinted moisturizers (looking at you FAB Tinted moisturizer which I love), but for a foundation I can’t at the moment see myself purchasing a super luxury foundation because the majority of what I wear are skin tints, B.B creams or tinted moisturizers.
Finally Mascara. I always have great intentions of buying a brand new high end mascara once I finish my others but I always find myself back at the drugstore attempting to find the perfect volumizing mascara. I always find myself going with a Maybelline or an Essence mascara, or a Covergirl!
What do you like to buy at the drugstore?!