Here are a few products that I just adore from my local drug store (Shoppers/Wal-Mart etc.) that are quite inexpensive and work well with most skin tones and types....This is what I use on a regular/daily basis for my day/work makeup. You dont always need very expensive, high-end makeup to look glamourous! :p
This Revlon foundation is just great! It matches my skin tone perfectly and it's not too heavy or thick. It blends well and doesn't leave a 'cakey' or 'made up' look. Its just the right consistency to give coverage while allowing your natural skin to shine through. I find it applies best when used with a foundation brush (synthetic). Apply this foundation on parts of the face and blend rather than all over the face, all at once because it does tend to dry a bit quickly. The bottle does not contain a pump, therefore the product can either be poured on the back of your hand or on a clean palette and then applied with your brush. (Never dip your foundation brush into the bottle as it can contaminate your foundation)
After putting on my foundation I tend to set it with a loose powder rather than a pressed powder. This product by CoverGirl is very nice. It just adds another dimension to your foundation as it does have a bit of shimmer, giving you a sun kissed glow. I apply this product with a large foundation brush as opposed to the brush provided. Its packaging is a bit tricky as it twists and unscrews from the bottom. Transferring the powder from the container to the lid, on to the brush can be a bit messy!.
I add a touch of blush to the apples of my cheeks to give the face a warmer look. This blush is very easy to apply with a blush brush and blends very well. They come in a matte or slight shimmer shade depending on the look you are going for.
I love this trio eyeshadow! Its great for quick on the go application, as it comes in a neat, compact, little package. The three colours work well for the lid, highlight and crease for more interest and contrast in a day look. I just use one brush for the whole eye as these shadows do not stain your brushes. The colours are on the shimmer side, making blending a bit easier.
I also use a black kohl eyeliner to add more definition to my eyes. I line the top and lower lash line with this very dark eyeliner. Its application is very smooth as its very soft. Its very easy on the eyes as you do not need to go over on the waterline multiple times for its true colour.
This CoverGirl mascara is my favorite drug store mascara! I just love the drama and length it adds to my lashes! :) It gives me great definition and makes my lashes look more full. The large brush helps with a faster application as I have big eyes, not so sure it would work well with those who have smaller eyes, but i still think its a great mascara :)
This lip gloss is a very nice neutral shade (not the pink colour in the bottle, but the swatch colour at the top), its called Iced Mocha. I've used this is many of my looks, but its definitely a great colour for day or night. It goes on creamy, not sticky and has a great smell, almost like berries! he he
*Note that the colours shown in some of the pictures are not the exact shade/colour of the products i personally use. The picture is just there to show the packaging and help you reference the product.*