September 17, 2015

The Best Paraben-Free Products at the Drugstore

The Best Paraben-Free Products at the Drugstore

Today I have put together a list of the best paraben-free makeup products available at the drugstore! You may be surprised by how many drugstore, and high-end, products that contain parabens and other harmful ingredients.

Every single product is a favorite of mine and I would highly recommend!

Here are some of the best paraben-free products at the drugstore!

Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks

$2.49-$2.99 (0.11 oz)
Walgreens, K-Mart, Jordana Website

These lipsticks from Jordana are the definition of a creamy matte lipstick. They do not have that silicone feel that a lot of matte lipsticks seem to have, so they're more comfortable on the lips. 

These lipsticks come in 18 shades, from neutrals to deep reds. My favorite shade is "Matte Popular", a traditional bright pink that will best suit fair to medium skin tones. Unlike most matte lipsticks, these do not emphasize any dry patches you may have on your lips and leave your lips feeling hydrated.

For the price, you could/should grab the whole line! (They're that amazing!)

Matte Popular
Modern Matte Lipstick

Matte Popular
Modern Matte Lipstick

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Colors

$1.99 (0.11 oz)
Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Shopko, Wet n Wild Website 

It's no secret why many people rave about the Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipsticks. They're easily the most pigmented and most long-wearing lipsticks at the drugstore.

There is a huge color selection, 26 shades, from nudes to oranges to vampy purples, there is a color for everyone. And keep an eye out because they always have Limited Edition Lipsticks for the Holidays!

My favorite shades are "Bare It All", "Mauve Outta Here", and "Cinnamon Spice", but honestly I love them all. If you're looking for a major pop of color for your lips, this is it. However, if you have dry or mature lips, be sure to properly exfoliate and moisturize beforehand or they can feel drying on the lips. 

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipstick in "Smokin Hot Pink"
Smokin' Hot Pink
MegaLast Lipstick

Wet n Wild

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipstick in "Think Pink"
Think Pink
MegaLast Lipstick
Wet n Wild

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in "Ravin Raisin"
Ravin Raisin
MegaLast Lipstick

Wet n Wild

NYX HD Concealer

$4.99 (0.11 oz)
Ulta, NYX Website

Finding a good concealer, high-end or drugstore can be difficult. You need it to look flawless, but still cover everything up. I give you, the NYX HD Concealer.

This concealer comes in 8 shades plus an additional 3 color correcting shades to correct yellow, purple, and redness on the face. 

The concealer blends into the skin very easy and does not look heavy or cakey. It is not the highest coverage concealer, but it is build-able and can be used on both the face and the under eye. If you're looking for multi-purpose concealer that does it all, this is great. 

This became my replacement for the much loved Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, which sadly does contain parabens. A big no no!

NYX HD Concealer in "Yellow"

NYX HD Concealer in Yellow
HD Concealer


NYX Tinted Brow Mascara

$6.99 (0.22 oz)
Ulta, NYX Website

Check out my full review HERE.

One of the most difficult products to find that is paraben-free is brow gel. I have very hard to manage brows, so I need a strong hold gel that is going to keep my eyebrow hairs up all day. 

The NYX Tinted Brow Mascara has been my savior for holding up my brows since I purchased it. I compare it to a strong hold hairspray, it keeps everything in place and the tint also helps define your brows and add depth. 

This is available in 5 shades, from blonde to black. I use the shade "Brunette", which I recommend for every shade of brown hair. This is the perfect strong hold brow gel.

NYX Tinted Brow Mascara

Physicians Formula 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

$10.99 (0.16 oz)
Walgreens, Ulta, Target, Walmart, Physicians Formula Website

To create the perfect winged liner, you need the perfect liquid liner. The Physicians Formula 2-in-1 Last Boosting Eyeliner + Serum is a brush tip liquid liner that will give you the darkest and most precise black line.

Many people love the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner and the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, well if you love these formulas, you will love this liner. For half the price, and without the parabens, you'll have the perfect winged liner without the hassle of waiting for it to dry or the color not being opaque.

While it is not waterproof, this does not fade throughout the day and will last you forever, mine just never seem to dry out! This is available in 3 shades, Ultra Black, Black, and Brown.

Physicians Formula 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Ultra Black
2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum
Physicians Formula

L'Oreal Infalliable Pro-Matte Foundation

$12.99 (1 fl oz)
Walgreens, Ulta, Target, Walmart, Shopko

Check out my full review HERE.

This list would not be complete without a full coverage foundation! 

The L'Oreal Pro-Matte Foundation provides full coverage and a satin matte finish without looking heavy or cakey on the face.

The foundation is easy to apply to the face and lasts all day without fading or becoming patchy. If you're in the market for a fuller coverage foundation without parabens. It has replaced the CoverGirl 3-in-1 Outlast Foundation and the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation as the best full coverage foundation, in my opinion. 

This is available in 10 shades. The shades best suit those with medium skin tones. If you're very fair or have a dark complexion, you may have to blend with other foundations to achieve your perfect shade. I currently use the shade 102.

L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

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