6 Drugstore Beauty Buys From a Pro Makeup Artist

The best beauty products in the aisles, handpicked by British-born, Brooklyn-based makeup artist, Katie Jane Hughes

1

Maybelline The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette

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“These come in a bunch of colors, and the formula is super blendable. Plus, you get six really wearable shades— matte and shimmer—for under $10. The tiny compact is easily portable,” Hughes says.

To buy: $8; target.com.

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2

Nivea Body Essentially Enriched Lotion

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“I use this as a body highlighter—it leaves a gorgeous gleam on shoulders and legs.”

To buy: $6; walmart.com.

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3

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

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“I love how comfortable—not dry—this is. I like to put it on, blot, then reapply for a velvety finish that lasts.”

To buy: $9; target.com.

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4

Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic

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“Dry skin prevents makeup from sitting right. This toner has glycolic acid to gently lift flakes away for a smooth canvas.”

To buy: $15; target.com.

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5

Nügg Beauty Exfoliating Mask

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“These single-use pods are perfect for travel. Jojoba beads and lactic acid help exfoliate and hydrate skin.”

To buy: $18 for 5; target.com.

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6

L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara

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“This is my jam! It creates the best naturally fluffy lashes—no clumps or smudges.”

To buy: $6; target.com.

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