The Best Drugstore Makeup Finds From NYX Founder Toni Ko

The Best Drugstore Makeup Finds

If anyone knows her way around a drugstore makeup aisle, it’s Toni Ko.

As the founder of NYX (the multi-million dollar cosmetics brand was recently acquired by L’Oreal for an undisclosed amount – although it’s rumored to be huge), Toni’s career centered on her desire to bring women professional quality makeup at an affordable price. And that she did!

Needless to say, she’s a pro at spotting the best drugstore makeup for less, which is why we asked her to dish on her favorites!

The Best Drugstore Makeup Finds

Duo Eyelash Glue – this is the only lash glue that’s in the market that doesn’t irritate my eyes, yet strong enough for my lashes to stay on all night. I can dance my night away without having to worry about my lashes falling off.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – I have a passionate love for this item.  It’s matte, but not drying. It’s fully pigmented without being too harsh, and it feels like silk on the lips. It stays on for hours and hours.

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Concealer  – I just bought this item from Walgreens a couple of weeks ago and fell in love.  The coverage is awesome and it doesn’t cake.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom – If you want just a little color on those no make-up days, then this is the item to go to. The name says it all, it’s a lip balm with a hint of color, so my lips are hydrated and I get a slight pinky color on my lips so I don’t look too ghostly.

Physician’s Formula Multi Color Blush in Mocha – I like to look tan and this is a great way to fake the healthy tan without actually having to go under the sun for too long.

Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm – A new drugstore find that I’m obsessing over.  I love this because it’s exactly in-between the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream and Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm.  The color is saturated enough, but not as much as the Soft Matte Lip Cream, but it’s got that hydrating feeling of the Tinted Lip Balm.  Perfect for light make-up days.

NYX – Matte Lipstick – Perhaps the best Matte Lipstick out on the market at 1/2 or 1/3 the price of other brands.  And trust me, I’ve tried every matte lipsticks that are on the market in Sephora to Neimans to Saks to Drugstores, but I have yet to find one that’s better than NYX’s matte lipstick. It glides on creamy then set matte and my lips never feel dry.

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