The Top 20 Most Surprising Makeup Must Haves Found In The Pharmacy! - The Institute of Makeup
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Have you ever found yourself pacing up and down the Makeup aisles in the Pharmacy, desperate to find the best makeup products but have no idea where to start?

No matter if you are an upcoming Makeup Artist trying to build up your kit or just a regular girl who loves to wear makeup but doesn’t love spending a fortune on branded products! It is one of the most common things I hear girls wanting to know is; What are the best Makeup products to buy from the pharmacy!?

Well, I am about to share with you my absolute favourite makeup products that I not only have in my kit to use on clients, but I use these products on myself everyday! And you guessed it, all bought from the Pharmacy!

I really love pharmacy bought makeup. Not necessarily because it’s less expensive (although that’s a huge plus) but because it’s really great quality. Seriously, some of my makeup that I bought from a Pharmacy actually works better than some of the high end stuff

So here are 20 of the best products I have found, however I am sure there are plenty more and you will probably discover them yourself once you get shopping in the Pharmacy!


  1. Rimmell Stay Matte Primer

This Ultra lightweight primer is bursting with benefits. It will minimise the appearance of pores, control shine throughout the day and it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy or heavy!

 2. Loreal True Match Foundation

My absolute fave. This foundation has such a great coverage without looking heavy or cakey on your skin! The 11 different shades make it really easy to find the perfect colour for you.


3. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

I find the whole ‘Fit Me’ collection to be amazing products. In my opinion, this concealer is just as good, if not better than some of the high end brands I have tried. Love it!


4. Australis Matte Up Foundation

A very high coverage foundation powder that does not look cakey or settle into the lines of your skin. It tends to last all day too.


5. NYX Micro Brow Pencil

A creamy, easy to use, wind up brow pencil. Can’t go wrong with this one.


6. Covergirl Cheekers Blush

Each portable mini-compact gives you a sheer blush that goes on easy and stays natural-looking for hours.


7. Natio Highlighting/Contouring Kit

A Contouring Kit made easy in 3 Steps! This kit makes it simple to define, shape, and highlight your face.


8. NYX Lip Lingerie

A luxurious liquid lipstick with a plush, Matte finish. Very long lasting and has a range of amazing colours!


9. Maybelline Fit Me Liquid Foundation

As I said earlier, I find all the FIT ME products to be beautiful. This is a medium to high coverage foundation with the options of either a dewy or matte finish!


10. Face Of Australia – Face Base Primer

This gorgeous primer smooths skin tone, fills fine lines, whilst delivering instant hydration that retains skin’s moisture level and controls shine. What more could you ask for?


11. Nude By Nature Mineral Veil

A translucent mineral pressed finishing powder that helps control shine while setting make-up in a semi-matte finish.  Lightly dust over your foundation throughout the day to absorb excess oil and shine!


12. Loreal The Super Slim Eyeliner

This is by far my favourite liquid pen liner. It has a very fine felt tip, is intensely black and quick drying that makes it fool proof to create the perfect winged liner!


13. Maybelline The Colossal Mascara.

This is an amazing mascara that will add volume and intensity to your lashes without having to go over them 10 times! The mega brush makes it so easy to use, and is clump free!


14. Revlon Colorstay Lipstick

If you prefer a more hydrated, creamy lipstick rather than a liquid stain, then I would recommend the Colorstay! They are very high pigmented and tend to last longer than other pharmacy brands I have tried. They have a huge variety of colours too!


15. Loreal La Palette – Nude

10 different shades of beige & nudes! Highly pigmented and long lasting colours. There is also a second palette from Loreal called Nude 2, which have more Plum & Brown shades which is equally beautiful.


16. Rimmel Natural Bronzer

This light, natural looking bronzing powder gives you the perfect sunless tan! Use it for the face or the body!


17. Garnier BB Cream

I absolutely love using this product on days when I don’t want to wear heavy makeup but still have a flawless complexion. It has a great coverage and leaves you with a natural, dewy finish.


18. Models Prefer – Eyeshadow Palette in Rose

I love the colours in this palette! Very creamy, highly pigmented shades that are really easy to blend and very long lasting!


19. Loreal Volume Million Lashes

It took me years to find a mascara that I absolutely loved, and I can tell you this one is my ultimate fave! You only need one coat and your lashes will appear long and full of volume!


20. Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder

Last but not least, it is yet another FIT ME product by Maybelline. I have this powder in 3 different shades in my kit and my clients love it! Medium to high coverage that doesn’t leave the skin feeling dry or heavy.


Sheree xo