Thanks to TikTok, drugstore beauty products have been getting a lot of love in the last year or so, and for good reason. Drugstore beauty brands have really stepped up their game to provide skincare and makeup lovers with products that work at more affordable price points.
In the video clip above, makeup artist Veronica Chu shares four of the products we've seen all over TikTok. You can find each product (and why it's so great) in the list below, plus we threw in a few additional products we can't seem to get enough of.
Back in February 2021, CeraVe products were hard to come by thanks to TikTok recommendations—and for good reason. This low-budget dermatologist-recommended skincare brand is not only affordable but also works for a range of skincare types. CeraVe’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion contains a lightweight formula that helps retain skin's natural moisture, restore the protective skin barrier, and give your skin incredible 24-hour hydration.
SHOP: CeraVe Renewing SA Lotion, $16.99 at Walmart
This product from Catrice got the attention of the online beauty community for its amazing price point and excellent coverage. Available in 26 shades, the HD Liquid Coverage Foundation is an ultra-lightweight formulation that provides high coverage and a natural finish. Perfect for those wanting the additional coverage without appearing cakey on the skin, the foundation creates a smooth and even complexion for up to 24 hours. Additionally, the brand is cruelty-free and vegan. So, if you are searching for a foundation that covers skin imperfections, mattifies the skin, and won’t break the bank, this foundation should be in your cart.
SHOP: Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation, $13.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart
Hydrated skin is the name of the game in 2022, even when it comes to your makeup. Looking to become a glowing goddess without the heavy highlighter streaks? Skip the powder highlighters and go for a jelly formula that glides right onto your cheekbones as a gel then set on your skin exactly like a powder. The result is a glistening glow that was once only achievable post-workout! e.l.f. Cosmetics is the most recent brand to release their version of the pigment-packed formulations, and according to the reviews, it's got a lot of bang for very little buck.
SHOP: e.l.f Cosmetics Jelly Highlighter, $7.99 at Walmart
TikTok went crazy for this Essence lipstick and its magical powers! It’s racked up millions of views on the app and has impressed users with its colour-changing abilities and beautiful rosy hue. It starts out sparkly and clear and then transforms from the reaction to your skin’s pH and into a light pink shade on your lips. Add a little magic to your beauty routine with this product!
SHOP: Essence Glimmer Glow Lipstick, $4.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart
If you're looking for a full coverage foundation that still has a lightweight formula, look no further. Whether you have sensitive skin or acne-prone skin, you can scroll through the L'Oréal Infallible tag on TikTok and you'll see just how good it looks on everybody.
SHOP: L'Oréal Paris Makeup Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Liquid Longwear Foundation; $21.99 at Amazon
Does your T-zone always get shiny but you don't want to ruin your makeup by adding more powder or blotting your face? If your answer is yes, then say goodbye to buying blotting paper in bulk because this oil-absorbing roller from Revlon is here to change your life! Without ruining your makeup, this innovative tool absorbs all the excess oil from your skin — and prevents you from looking like a glazed donut!
SHOP: Revlon Oil-Absorbing Roller; $26.95 at Walmart
A lipgloss that doesn't transfer? Sign us up. This liquid lippie won’t bleed onto your glass, your napkin, or even a partner’s face, so kiss away! As an added bonus, each tube of colour and gloss rings in at just under $15!
SHOP: NYX Shine Loud Pro Pigment Lip Shine; $14.49 at Shoppers Drug Mart