Let’s be real – I totally miss “Back to School” season. I have such fond memories of shopping with my mom and searching for that perfect notebook and just the right pencil case. Oh, pencil cases. The right array of great school supplies made me feel like I could take on the world!

Now “Back to School” season is really just a reminder that fall is around the corner and that I need to start getting my layering wardrobe ready! One thing that’s still fun to do at the beginning of a new season is invest in a few key makeup products to carry me through the cooler months. I am a lover of all things makeup and while I love a good luxury brand, I buy most of my makeup at the Drugstore. Here are a few key items that are must-have budget friendly essentials!

L’Oreal Pro-Glow Foundation

Pro-Glow is the follow-up to the Pro-Matte Foundation that people went crazy for earlier this year! The dewy finish of this foundation is ideal for the crisp, cool months of fall. As the chilly air tends to dry out our skin, you want to reach for a foundation that will give your skin a hydrated glow. This foundation gives you a flawless dewy look and will cost you less than $20!

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

I mean…this is a makeup staple since the dawn of time! Everyone from 14 year old girls to makeup artists swear by this mascara. You’ll get beautiful, voluminous lashes and at less than $5 it’s a great deal.

Colourpop Bangin’ Brunette Pencil

This is a great dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil (which costs $27!) It comes in several different shades and features a tiny, precise tip that works well for filling in your brows with hair-like strokes. It also has a built-in spooli for brushing and taming those pesky brown hairs. Oh yeah – and it’s only $5 + shipping!

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Lip Balm

I have lost count of how many of these I’ve bought over the years. I really like the formula – it’s creamy and light without being drying like many matte lipsticks. It also has a minty-cool feeling that I love! “Unapologetic” is my favourite shade, it’s a beautiful bright pink!

Wet N’ Wild – “Precious Petals” MegaGlo

This highlighter has been selling out everywhere! YouTubers and beauty gurus are going crazy for this affordable illuminator. Infused with pearl pigments this will give you crazy pigmentation at a great price. It’s a beautiful champagne colour that looks flattering on many different skin tones.

That’s it for this round-up! What is your go-to drugstore makeup product? Let me know in the comments!