There is SO much new drugstore makeup out, and even more coming. I cannot wait to try it all! Here are some things I have already tried and my first thoughts, and also some things I am waiting to get my hands on.

(P.S. I included a Tarte palette in this post because I couldn’t resist. Everything except that palette is from the drugstore!)

What new drugstore products have you tried lately? Have you loved any of them? Tell me in the comments!

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation


I don’t have fully formed opinions on this product yet because I have only worn it for a few days– so far though, I really like this foundation! I found a near perfect color for me (light ivory) and it dries to a really velvety finish. I have been setting my T-zone with my Laura Mercier Brightening powder, but I’m not even sure I need to. This product makes my face look blurred, and I love that. I would say this is a medium coverage foundation, even with 6-8 drops. It says you can build it to full coverage, but I haven’t tried that just yet.

My only issue here is that I’m not sure about the staying power of this product. Of course, a good primer might fix that. So far, this is a keeper!


Buy it here (via Ulta)

Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

This powder fascinates me. I haven’t tried it yet, but the colors look like they will give an absolutely gorgeous highlight (which everyone wants, right?) It comes in four different colors, ranging from a pink-toned powder to a bronze color. I have my eyes on the pink color, Afterglow, and the champagne color, Dayglow. This product looks like it has an almost creamy texture, which I think always looks so good for highlights. I can’t promise I won’t buy both. Have you tried this? Is it amazing?

Buy it here (via Milani )

Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette

I got this palette for Christmas and I fell in love with it immediately. The matte colors make it easy to have a subtle day look, and the four shimmery shades can easily make any look suitable for going out. I have used this palette alone and also with shades from Tartelette in Bloom– both create looks that are perfect. Some of my favorite shades in the pro palette are Innocent (peach), No filter (soft purple), Drama (maroon), and Profesh (tan). The colors have just a little fallout, so be careful when applying if you’ve already done foundation!

Buy it here (via Sephora)

Revlon Kiss Balm- Juicy Peach

For some reason, I really want to try this new lip product from Revlon. Maybe its just nostalgia, but the tinted lip balm crayon thing really makes me excited. While all the colors look cute, I want to grab the peach color! I think it could be so cute for spring, and also a much welcomed change from my Burt’s Bees lip balm. The description says this product is made with natural fruit oils and offers SPF 20 protection- two things I need for my dry lips!

PSA: Remember to wear SPF on your lips, too! Burnt lips aren’t fun, but they’re a very neglected part of our bodies when it comes to sun protection. Remember the SPF on your ears and the tops of your feet, too!

Buy it here (via Amazon)

Milani Prime Light & Prime Correct

Yes, more Milani. I can’t help it! They have so many great looking new things! These are two different primers that I am interested in. Prime Light is advertised as a light strobing and pore minimizing primer, which sounds like a dream. I have big pores around my nose that I am always trying to cover without clogging them, and this sounds like it could be my solution. Secondly, the Prime Correct primer is a green-tinted product that’s deigned to correct redness and reduce pore size, too. And both are oil free, which makes me happy!  I have redness in my cheeks that I would like to correct, but I also want the light strobing effect… decisions, decisions.

Buy it here and here (via Amazon and Milani)

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