Team Zoe’s Favorite Drugstore Makeup Products

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While we love a luxurious beauty item as much as the next girl, sometimes our bank accounts beg for something more affordable. Plus, why waste good money when you can get your hands on a budget buy that’s just as good as its high-end counterpart? Ahead, we enlisted our team to reveal their most adored drugstore products that truly get the job done. Next stop, Walgreens!

Face Studio Master Conceal

$8

Maybelline

Kristi Mikesky, Features Editor

"A longtime fan of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, I discovered a drugstore dupe of the amazing formula in Maybelline's Master Conceal. It provides excellent, buildable coverage—if there's one product I apply before leaving the house, it's this stuff, without fail."

Voluminous Original Mascara

$6

L'Oreal Paris

Sam Corbett, Graphic Designer

"L’Oréal's Voluminous Original Mascara is my go-to drugstore formula. It's super cheap and gives great volume and thickness."

Miracle Matte Finishing Powder

$10

Flower

Stephanie Montes, Senior Beauty Editor

“Since I have oily skin, I’m crazy about setting everything with a translucent powder. This one keeps my makeup in place all day and makes my skin look so smooth. I love how affordable it is too.”

Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 35

$12

Neutrogena

Laura Lajiness, New York Editor

"I'm huge on sun protection but prone to breakouts—I love the high SPF and oil-free formula! It also feels nice under makeup."

Great Lash Mascara in Blackest Black

$5

Maybelline

Rebecca Iloulian, Marketing Coordinator

"Maybelline's Great Lash mascara has been part of my beauty routine since I first starting wearing makeup. My mom always said it was a fail-proof mascara for long, distinct lashes, and I've been a loyal customer ever since."

Powder Blush

$5

NYX Cosmetics

Claudia Graziano, Social Media Coordinator

"I have a hard time finding a blush that looks nice on my olive skin, but I love the NYX Powder Blush in Terracotta. Plus, it's only $5. What could be better?"

Noir Liquid Black Liner

$6

NYX Cosmetics

Christian David, Art Director

"This liquid liner stays on for a long time and doesn't smear."

Flavor Lip Balm

$6

Lip Smackers

Sari Tuschman, Editor-at-Large

"I like good ol' Lip Smackers for a touch of color and to keep my lips moisturized!"

Lasting Finish Liquid Foundation

$8

Rimmel London

Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor

"I picked this up on a whim and I have to say it was a very pleasant surprise, as this is one of the best foundations I've ever used. It seriously covers everything and leaves skin looking smooth and flawless. Plus, it smells amazing."

Intense i-Color Liquid Liner

$5

Almay

Shannon Nash, Jewelry & Accessories Editor

"I wear a black cat eye every day, so I use a long-lasting black liquid liner. Almay's little ink pots offer easy application and last forever."

Argan Wear Bronzer

$15

Physicians Formula

Erin Nicole, Red Carpet Editor

"I never see the sun, so I need a little help getting that healthy glow. This bronzer is argan oil–infused and paraben-free."

Telescopic Carbon Mascara

$10

L'Oreal Paris

Jessica Novak, Content Strategy Director

"This mascara makes your eyelashes look so long, like the effect of falsies."

ColorBurst Balm Stain in Honey

$10

Revlon

Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

"I hate reapplying (or worrying about reapplying) lipstick, so this is my lazy-girl alternative. I just put it on once in the morning then top it with lip balm throughout the day."

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