Experts’ Top Drugstore Makeup

You don't need to spend a ton of money to get great makeup. Hit up your drugstore with these makeup artists' recommendations

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Wet ‘n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Sweet As Candy, $2.99

“What a great change up on neutrals. I always like a pop of color in shadows, so the soft cherry shade to sweeten the look gets a rave review from me! Though it says to use the pink color on the lid, my tip would be to use the champagne hue on the lid and brow bone and use the pink on just the outer corner to add interest and a bit more subtle drama. I’ve used this trio on Patricia Heaton for a neutral eye look with a twist.” — Brett Freedman, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist

CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows, $5

“CoverGirl has beautiful color eyeshadows in a smooth and silky formula that make them very easy to apply and blend.” — Denise Markey, a New York-based makeup artist

Prestige Eyeshadow, $3

“This shadow has beautiful pigments. Not too glittery or sparkly, they leave you with the perfect amount of shimmer. The color Golden Retriever is my summer go-to for a no-fuss wash of golden color.” — La Rosa