15 Bomb Drugstore Beauty Products Under $8
Yes, it’s nice to splurge on beauty products, but there are also TONS of amazing beauty products that are super affordable! Luckily for you, we’ve tried and tested hundreds of drugstore beauty products to find the formulas that really work. Here are 15 products under $8 that you can really rely on.
1. The Full-Coverage Concealer: e.l.f. Cosmetics 16Hr Camo Concealer, $7
This full-coverage concealer will conceal and cover everything from dark circles to pimples. It blends out well without losing coverage and stays in place all day long. It dries down to a matte finish, so hydrate well beforehand if you have dry skin or check out their newer hydrating version, the e.l.f. Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer, $7.
2. For Pimples: COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch – Original Care, $6
Slap one of these patches on your pimple, and within hours you’ll notice a visible reduction in swelling. The dressing is airtight and helps to draw out puss and sebum, thereby flattening your pimple drastically. We suggest placing a sticker on your pimple as soon you can feel it emerging, which will not only stop you from picking, but it will help it from fully forming.
3. For Soft Skin: The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, $6
This simple, no-fuss formula is designed to hydrate and protect your skin with Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF). It charges your epidermis with multiple amino acids, fatty acids, and hyaluronic acid to protect and nourish your skin.
4. The Beauty Essential: Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, $6
Vaseline has been a drugstore staple for years. It’s one of those do-it-all essentials that you can’t live without. Whether it’s chapped lips or dry skin, this cream will seal in moisture to speed up the natural recovery process. Check out this other weird way that people love to use Vaseline.
5. For Full Lashes: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, $8
This mascara is iconic: it’s one of those products that everyone has bought at least twice. The award-winning formula glides onto the lashes, lengthening and thickening each lash for a full, feathered effect. It’s also easily buildable so you can play with your look depending on the occasion. If you prefer waterproof mascara, there’s also a waterproof version that is just as amazing.
6. The No-Makeup Makeup Essential: e.l.f. Cosmetics Putty Blush, $7
If you’re looking to add a warm, healthy glow to your makeup look, this $7 blush is perfect. The cream is pigmented and applies a beautiful wash of color that can be easily built up for a more dramatic look. We’re also obsessed with the shade range; there are five shades including a peach tone that works well for fairer skin tones as well as a deep dusty pink that looks divine on medium to rich skin tones.
7. The MUA Fave: NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss, $5
When we spoke to celeb MUA Christina Lerchen, she told us “I have these in every color for my kit, and [at that price], you can grab them in any color you like. The payoff is luxurious and on par with other glosses that are triple the price,” she says. “My go-to colors are Angel Food Cake and Creme Brûlée.”
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8. For Defined Brows: NYX Professional Makeup Control Freak Clear Eyebrow Gel, $7
This brow gel will tame unruly brows so they stay in place all day long. The clear formula is comfortable and non-sticky, so you can easily sculpt your brows. Plus, if you’re going for a full brow effect, it layers well on top of powder and pomades for an Insta-worthy brow.
9. For Bright Undereyes: L.A. Girl Cosmetics HD Pro.Conceal, $5
This crease-resistant concealer offers intense coverage that’ll instantly brighten your under eyes instantly. The formula is really creamy and blends out well without creasing, which is a must! The collection also includes a selection of color correctors so if you have any pigmentation or dark spots, you can cancel out unwanted tones.
10. For Smooth, Strong Hair: L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Hair Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm, $6
This rinse-out mask uses rich almond oil to nourish strands that need some lovin’. Its repairing concentrate makes your hair feel luxe, healthy, and goddess-y. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than what it should be – shush, don’t tell L’Oréal.
11. The Curly Girl’s Must-Have: Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, $2
If you have curls this styling cream is about to change your life. The uber-hydrating custard will add definition to your curl pattern without weighing it down. Use a dime-sized drop of this in your curls, for softer, stronger, more defined and bouncy curls.
12. For Full AF Brows: e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyebrow Kit, $4
You’ve literally got everything you need in this kit for fierce AF brows. The pigmented wax will help define and sculpt the brow, while the powder will help set it in place so that it lasts all day long. Plus, it contains a double-ended brush for easy application when you’re on the go. One side has a flat angled brush for precision and a fluffier brush for filling in. All of this for $4? What’s not to love!