The best drugstore makeup & tutorials for frugal moms

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Looking for the best drugstore makeup tutorials to teach you how to look good on a budget? Look no further. From the best eyeshadow palettes (Maybelline!) and mascaras to make your eyes pop, to the top drugstore foundations and contouring products, these videos will teach you how to get the biggest bang for your buck on your next makeup haul.

Few things make me as happy as watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, but most of the videos I watch use high-end products I simply cannot afford, and while I still learn a ton of tips and tricks along the way, I have wanted to gather together a few tutorials that use drugstore makeup products most of us already own.

To my delight, I found a ton of Makeup How To videos that not only taught me how to get the most out of my frugal makeup collection, but that also introduced me to affordable products I didn’t even know existed:


Who says you can’t look good while on a budget?

1. The Best Drugstore Makeup of All Time! by Makeup Geek

If you only watch one tutorial in this post, it should be this one. Makeup Geek shares all of her favorite drugstore products, and she doesn’t leave ANYTHING out. I’m especially excited that she gives a recommendation on a good drugstore eyebrow pencil because, even though I love my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, it can get kind of pricey. If you’re interested in trying out the drugstore equivalent, it’s the Hazel Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil and I love it!

2. HUGE 2014 Drug Store Haul! by Carli Bybel

While Carli’s look is usually a bit more dramatic than what I’m comfortable with, I really love this tutorial. It’s full of all kinds of great drug store products, and Carli does a great job of giving her honest opinion of each item. I’m especially excited to try the CoverGirl TruBlend FixStick Concealers for contouring, the NYC Double Eyeliner in Nude/Brown (I think the nude eyeliner will look fabulous on my lower waterline!), and the Revlon Photo Ready Skinlights Face Illuminators!

3. Daytime Glow Drugstore Tutorial by MakeupByAlli

This is the first tutorial I’ve watched by MakeupByAlli, and I absolutely love her! She does such a great job of explaining how to achieve her gorgeous look, and I love all of her drugstore recommendations. Also? I’m in love with her technique for applying creamy contour!

4. Everyday Drugstore Makeup Tutorial by Jaclyn Hill

While I love all of Jaclyn’s tutorials, I often find them daunting because she typically only uses high-end makeup. So when I saw she had a tutorial on how to apply everyday makeup using drugstore products, I was SO excited. And she did not disappoint! I actually bought the Maybelline Chai Latte Eyeshadow Quad and the L’oreal Amber Rush Eyeshadow she recommended yesterday, and gave her look a try this morning, and I was really pleased with the results!

5. Drugstore Fall Makeup Tutorial! by Casey Holmes

I was so excited when I stumbled upon this tutorial because fall makeup makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and this video was exactly what I was looking for! Casey really pulls the look together, and I think you’ll agree that the Maybelline New York The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is a must-buy!

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