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8 Pros Cons of Drugstore Makeup ...

By Heather

Drugstore makeup can honestly be really good, but do you know all of the pros and cons of drugstore makeup? I typically focus on the pros, but let's talk about the cons a little bit! These are my top 8 pros and cons of drugstore makeup that might make you think twice before putting down your money on something at the drugstore!

1 Pro: Less Expensive

I think one of the biggest things to take away from my list of pros and cons of drugstore makeup is that drugstore makeup is way less expensive than the typical makeup from a department store. Remember, if you are trying to save your pennies, it might be worth it to invest in drugstore makeup. Drugstore makeup is also really good for people that are beginning their journey of the perfect makeup.

2 Con: Not a Lot of Pigment

When you are looking for eye shadow that will really stay on all day, or lipstick that will really stain your lips, it's not always going to be found in the drugstore. A lot of drugstore makeup doesn't have a whole lot of pigments. What is a pigment? It's the color that keeps your eye shadow bright and your lips brilliant and colorful.

3 Pro: Don't Have to Go to a Specialty Store

Another great pro about drugstore makeup is the fact that you don't have to go to a specialty store. No Sephora for you! Instead, you can head right down to your local CVS or Walgreens and you'll be able to find exactly what you are looking for.

4 Con: Doesn't Last as Long

There are a lot of myths around this one and truthfully, I don't know exactly what is right. Maybelline for me is something that last a while – minus the eye shadow. I would go with, the cheaper the makeup is to buy, the less likely chance it is going to last as long as the expensive makeup.

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5 Pro: There Are Good Brands

There are some fantastic drugstore brands out there that really do stay put and look amazing. Maybelline is one of my favorites. I swear, all of my makeup in my bag has something to do with Maybelline, but hey, that's just me. What's your favorite drugstore makeup brand?

6 Con: Can Look Cakey

It is true. A lot of drugstore makeup can look cakey, it just all depends on exactly what you buy and your skin type and exactly what works for you. Drugstore makeup can look flawless on some people. I just think it all depends on what you buy and how much you put on!

7 Pro: Readily Available

Like I said, you won't ever have to go to a specialty store to grab any of your makeup if you dip into drugstore makeup, but it's also super easy to get. You can honestly get really good drugstore makeup anywhere! I get mine at Target usually, just because the price is better.

8 Con: No Guidance

When you go to a department store, typically have you someone that is right at the counter, willing to guide you into the right purchases and what will look great on your skin tone. You don't have that at the drugstore. Although, you also don't have pushy, pushy makeup counter peeps trying to get you to buy something either. It all depends on how you look at it!

While I favor drugstore makeup over expensive makeup anyway, if I had an unlimited budget? Who knows what'd I'd do with it! So girls, what other pros and cons do you have? Give it up!

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