We all know how difficult it can be to find affordable, easily accessible makeup items that will work for our skin tones. Below are 5 makeup brands and items (in no particular order) that have a great shade range and can be found at your local CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Target!

Black Opal Foundation Sticks


Black Opal Foundation Sticks are a staple in most MUA kits because of their smooth, full coverage formula and their gorgeous shade range that include golden yellows, cinnamon browns and deep chocolate shades. If you aren’t a fan of cream foundations, Black Opal offers this foundation in liquid form.

Black Radiance Pressed Powder


Finding a good powder that matches your skin tone and doesn’t leave you looking ashy is difficult enough; let alone finding one at the drug store…but Black Radiance provides just that! 13 shades that can be used for highlighting, contouring or all over face powders! And the best part? NO FLASHBACK!

Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzers


It can be hard for us to find bronzers that actually bronze and warm up our skin tones instead of giving a muddy/grey effect.  It’s especially hard for darker skinned women because if you can’t find your foundation shade then how can you find an even darker shade to contour with? Well, CoverGirl’s Queen Collection has answered our bronzing prayers! The Queen Collection has 3 rich shades specifically made for deeper skin toes with a formula that controls oil and gives you a sun kissed glow without the shine.

Iman Cosmetics


If you’re wondering which drugstore brand is best for one stop makeup and skin care for WOC ; look no further than Iman Cosmetics. CEO and Beauty Icon, Iman, created a makeup lined geared toward women of color that represented various races and ethnicities.  The makeup line uses 3 skin tone categories (Sand, Clay and Earth) to ensure all women of color can find their shade.

Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder


We all have been through the trial and error of trying to find a good under-eye setting powder and more often than not we end up taking a trip to Sephora to spend the coin.  However, Maybelline recently released their new Loose Finishing Powders in 6 silky, seamless shades that do our skin tones some justice! Often compared to higher end brands, this product is a fraction of the price and has quickly become a fan favorite along with the other products featured in their Fit Me line.

What are some of your drugstore faves? Tag us on IG @Everythinggl or comment below!

Writer: Shaina Johnson

IG: @Shainajayee


  1. Wow this article was super helpful, every product I spend way too much money on at Sephora has been right around the corner this whole time! Can’t wait to try these products out. Maybelline’s Fit Me line especially never disappoints


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