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The Drugstore Makeup for “Barely There” Natural Looks

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January 11, 2022

No makeup makeup, barely there makeup, or simply, natural makeup… whatever you call it, it’s never going out of style.

Miranda looking to camera wearing a natural makeup look. | The Drugstore Makeup for

Especially in spring time, light and fresh faced makeup that subtly enhances your features is a go-to for many. It’s quick, it’s comfortable, it’s classic.

Keep reading for my favorite drugstore makeup for natural looks– they’re never too heavy, and always easy to use in an everyday routine of just six products.


1. Milani Glow Hydrating Skin Tint ($11.99)

This is one of my favorite drugstore tinted moisturizers, especially when I really want a glow. You can read my full Milani Glow Hydrating Skin Tint review here. This product works best for normal to dry skin, giving a sheer coverage that will even out redness or dark spots. It’s got a very lightweight, almost gel consistency and instantly hydrates the skin for boosted moisture all day.

If you have oily skin, check out the Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream!

2. Ulta Beauty Brow Powder Duo ($10)

I’ve always found powder to be the way to go when you need a bit more definition than a brow gel, but want to keep it soft and natural. The Ulta Brow Powder Duo comes with two complimentary brow shades to create a gradient– lighter color near the front, darker color through the tail. It’s pigmented and easy to blend, filling in sparse areas and helping shape your brows without them looking blocky or drawn on.

3. Covergirl Lash Blast Clean Mascara ($10.99)

Ever since it’s launch, Covergirl’s Lash Blast Clean quickly rose the ranks of the best drugstore mascaras out there. It separates, lengthens, volumizes and helps add a curled effect without any clumps or weighing lashes down. It retains the taper of your lashes for a great every day enhancement.

4. Catrice True Skin Concealer ($7)

Aside from using this as a full coverage concealer to use on blemishes or dark spots, I’ve loved using the Catrice True Skin Concealer as a cream contour! I personally use the shade Warm Spices, applying a single dot in the hollows of my cheeks and blending out. I’m left with a seamless, smooth and subtle contour.


5. Ulta Beauty Stay Cheeky Liquid Blush ($12)

I love the buildable and lightweight wash of color liquid blushes provide, perfect for a barely there makeup look. The Ulta Stay Cheeky Liquid Blush in the shade Dusty Pink is a beautiful neutral pink with a subtle shimmer for a highlighted effect. This lets me skip highlighter altogether, paired with the glow from my tinted moisturizer.

6. Catrice Powerfull 5 Liquid Lip Balm ($6)

A tinted lip balm is the way to go when you just want a hint of color so your lips don’t fall flat among the rest of your look. My favorite recently has been the Catrice Powerfull 5 Liquid Lip Balm, which goes on like a gloss but has all the benefits of a balm. The formula features uber-hydrating ingredients that moisturize and give a plump effect to your lips, with a light but noticeable tint of color. I wear it alone, or over lip liner if I want the color to stick around longer.

Miranda smiling to camera wearing a fresh faced makeup look. | The Drugstore Makeup for

Here’s how the products come together, creating the perfect every day natural makeup routine for works, school, or casual plans.

What are your favorite drugstore makeup products for fresh faced looks?

– Miranda

  1. Danika
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    They don’t sell that catrice concealer here but I really want to try it. Other than that I love that covergirl mascara!

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