There’s nothing like the thrill of shopping for new beauty products. No matter how crowded our top shelfies, cosmetics bags, and bathroom drawers may be, there’s always room for one more must-have. Shelling out on the reg to keep up this addictive habit isn’t so realistic – or smart – however.
Just because we love self-care and pretty makeup, doesn’t mean we want to go broke achieving one lewk after the next, mmmkay?
That’s why we love us some drugstore cheapies. Cheap as in: We can stock up on prods and still have money left over. Not cheap as in quality. Quite the contrary, these affordable finds are just as results-driven and impressive as their pricey peers, only not so, well, pricey.
Behold, the drugstore beauty products we’re obsessed with right now:
Beauty bloggers are abuzz over L’Oréal’s new serum that packs a big anti-aging punch. With 10% pure glycolic acid, there’s no skin concern this little vial can’t tackle. Dark spots? Bye-bye. Wrinkles and fine lines creepin’ where they shouldn’t be? Gone, gurl. It will also even your skin texture, brighten your tone, and do your taxes for you. JK on that last one, but seriously…it’s good. Plus it’s formulated with soothing aloe, so it’s non-irritating, despite its high concentration of alpha-hydroxy acids.
Flawless coverage plus the highest level of sun protection? Now you’re talking our beauty love language. Maybelline really nailed it this summer with this hybrid foundation that doesn’t cake, comes in 16 super-saturated shades, and stills feels lightweight – not heavy AF on your face. Check out our full review of it here.
Green tea is the skincare ingredient gift that keeps on giving, when it comes to refreshing a thirsty visage – and reducing inflammation. This oil-free mist is loaded with it, along with vitamin B, so you can self-care in the air (it’s TSA-friendly), or just whenever you feel a little dry. It also helps soothe acne flare-ups and can be used under or over makeup.
The holidays are coming and that means one thing: Bring on the sparkle. All that glitters is fine by us, whether it’s gold – or hot pink. Swipe these diamond-esque, metallic lip toppers on over your fave lipstick for an iridescent effect that’s always party-ready.
This new vegan and cruelty-free toner from Bliss is part of CVS’ Clean Beauty Initiative, which means it’s void of parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde donors. And that leaves more room for the good stuff: heavenly watermelon extract and hyaluronic acid to reinforce your moisture barrier, witch hazel to calm stressed skin, and willow bark to clap back at enlarged pores. Ideal for morning and night, it leaves you refreshed and helps absorb excess oil.
Sweater weather calls for campfire vibes and lip balms that follow suit. Eos’ toasted marshmallow flavor smells divine and is super creamy on your pout thanks to nourishing cocoa butter. For a super glowy look, dab balm on the tops of your cheekbones.