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8 Drugstore Beauty Products That’ll Make You Want to Play With Makeup Again

Just because you're stuck at home doesn't mean you can't be glam.

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Experiment with makeup

The first rule of makeup is there are no rules: Wear what you love, just for you and just for fun.

And this winter, we could all use a bit more fun. Experimenting with a pop of colour and shine (or a whole new look) may be the easiest cold-weather mood booster, and it’s right at your fingertips. These products are a great way to start playing with makeup again.

(Related: An Easy, Glitzy Eye to Wear Over Your Mask When You Need a Pick-Me-Up)

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Nyx Sweetcheeks Courtesy of NYX

NYX Sweet Cheeks Soft Cheek Tint in Showgirl

Make a cheeky statement with this saturated berry blush—a little goes a long way.


(Related: 9 Personal Care Product Upgrades You Never Knew You Needed)

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Rose All DayCourtesy of Physician's Formula

Physicians Formula Rosé All Day Petal Glow in Shimmering Rose

Consider this pearlescent powder a spotlight for your cheekbones.


(Related: The Best Thing to Do for Your Skin in Lockdown)

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Maybelline GlossCourtesy of Maybelline

Maybelline Lifter Gloss in Stone

Find a gloss in your perfect MLBB (that’s beauty-speak for “my lips but better”) shade. This one packs hyaluronic acid for extra hydration.


(Related: 3 Resolutions to Make for Healthy Winter Skin)

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Revlon SuperCourtesy of Revlon

Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick in Glassy Pink

Get juicy colour that’s easy to wear with this melty, balm-meets-lipstick finish.


(Related: The Best Sustainable Beauty Tools For Every Step of Your Routine)

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Air Volume MascaraCourtesy of L'oreal

L’Oréal Air Volume Mega Mascara

Layer on volume with this whipped mascara, designed to be featherlight on your lashes.


(Related: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Skin Smooth All Winter Long)

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Sally HansenCourtesy of Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Vegan Nail Colour

Go classic or get fanciful with your nail colour—polishes come in a particularly wide and whimsical variety.


(Related: Should I Refrigerate My Skin Care Products?)

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Free SpiritCourtesy of Free Spirit

Annabelle Free Spirit Liquid Eyeliner

Make a graphic cat’s eye even bolder with an unexpectedly bright matte liner.


(Related: The Top Beauty Trends to Come Out of Pandemic Life)

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Elf PaletteCourtesy of E.L.F.

E.L.F. Bite Size Eyeshadow Mini Palette

Wear a simple wash of one shadow, or blend as many as you like; this compact (and super affordable) kit is pretty foolproof.


Next: All The Gear You Need to Stay Active Outdoors all Winter Long

Originally Published in Best Health Canada