Don’t you love drugstore beauty products? I know I do. There are a few things I prefer to spend a little more money on, but for the most part, if I can grab it at Target and it works — I’m all for it! So I thought it would be fun to round up my favorite drugstore beauty products to share with you today.
Now, I own every one on this list as of right now except the makeup Neutrogena makeup remover which I have owned in the past and loved the way it worked. I know there are probably some other drugstore beauty products out there that are fabulous and work great that are not included on this list. That’s because I wanted to share products I know, use and love. If you have your own favorites, I would love for you to share in the comments! I will be sure to pick it up next time!
Drugstore Beauty Products
I know I’ve talked about these before, how they’re great for traveling and also perfect addition to your gym bag, you guys are probably getting tired of it! But seriously, they’re just so practical and they work! Although I don’t use them every night, they are most certainly great to have on hand!
I used to buy this stuff all the time. I don’t know why I stopped. Maybe because I moved to France and I haven’t seen it here. Either way, it successfully removes all eye makeup which sometimes can be quite a task! Just add some to some cotton balls or rounds and remove all traces of makeup! I like to remove my eye makeup before I wash my face, just to make sure I get it all off.
I love this stuff! It gradually creates a natural tan. It’s not exactly self-tanner so you don’t have to worry about turning orange or random streaks, but it gradually gives you a little color. I use it every spring/summer to help my not look so ghost-like. I don’t like to lay out (well, I like it, I just want to age well) so this is how I get a little glow. Perfect!
You guys, I saw this at Sephora for $20. TWENTY! Then I checked Target and saw it for $8.99. Yep, I’m going with the $8.99 version! It’s perfect to throw in your travel bag or your gym bag or to use on your daughters. It’s definitely a great drugstore beauty find!
I have tried quite a few mascaras. Like, a lot. $30 a pop down to $8.99 a pop. And it always comes back to this one. The others are good, sure, but this baby, she’s great. If anyone ever asks, I always recommend this Voluminous Mascara by L’Oreal.
I spritz this product in my hair after I get out of the shower pretty much each time. I like it because it’s not too heavy so your hair doesn’t feel like it has a ton of conditioner in it but it still smooths things out, helps you comb through your hair, and is good for your hair! I come back to it time and time again!
I have recently switched out my homemade night cream for this sleeping cream to see how I feel about it. There will be a complete review coming up shortly! See, I like my homemade versions of things, but I know that not everyone wants homemade recipes. They want good products they can afford that work! So I am trying this out to share with you guys! So far, it makes my face feel soft, moisturized and refreshed! And for $14.99, I’d say that’s a great night cream!
I bought this a while back and it’s almost empty, so that’s a good sign that it’s good, right? I use it for under-eye concealer as well as some sport concealing as well. It brightens and covers and it’s easy to apply! Sounds like a win! Find it here at Target.
I love love love these quads. The pigment is fabulous, there are a wide variety of colors and it’s a great price! Don’t get me wrong, I do love a good makeup palette, but man, these little babies make it hard to spend $50 for a Naked palette! I used these Covergirl Quads in this smokey eye tutorial. Find them here at Drugstore.com.
I do own a MAC blush that I adore and I would also highly recommend. However, this NYX blush (specially in the shade Terracota) works really great as well. So if you’re on the search for a budget blush in pretty shades, you can find these NYX blushes here at Target.
I tried out this oil back in October for a hair tutorial I did and I love it. I love a good hair oil. I have pretty thick, dense hair and I love the way oils smooth it out and make it so touchable! A while back I was introduced to oils through Birchbox with my Orofluido. I still swear by that product and love it, but it can be a little pricey. Dove Pure Care Dry Oil is a great budget purchase. Find it here at Drugstore.com.
I love this Aveeno lotion! It’s very moisturizing and good for your skin! This smaller version makes it perfect to slip in your purse to have at the ready at all times!
Now, I love me some Julep, I really do, but when I discovered these babies at $2.29 a pop, I couldn’t resist! Not only are they priced great, they last forever. I can go one week without it chipping! The only bummer is that they are kind of limited on what colors they have. I know I own at least 3 or 4! Find them at Drugstore.com here.
I own this facial scrubber and the Clarisonic Mia. It’s really honestly hard to tell you which one I prefer! They are both fabulous and I like that the Clarisonic has a lot of options to go with it. However, if you’re looking for something similar and just weren’t ready to drop $150, the Conair is a great option! Olay also has one that I haven’t tried personally, but it has gotten some good reviews!
I use this cc cream whenever I don’t feel like putting on a full face of makeup. Which is almost every day. I only wear my regular foundation (Clinique Acne Solutions) when I’m going out or have something a little more special. This CC Cream has become a go-to for me otherwise. And it’s only $14.99!
How come everything smaller is so stinking cute? Even a razor? In this case it’s cute and functional! It’s really perfect for travel and a great idea to have on hand. Bonus – if you have a regular Venus razor, the blades work with the little guy too!
My husband takes great care with his appearance. He is always dressed nice (when he’s not in his basketball sweats) and smells great. Me, on the other hand, I forget to spare perfume most of the time and am lucky if I remember deodorant! This little spray is easy because you just spritz it all over and you’re done! And don’t worry, I am not suggesting that it takes the place of deodorant, just a little extra pretty smell! Find it at here Target.
I do collect MAC lipstick when I can and love their products. However, my very first red lipstick was this baby from Maybelline. And I still love it. It goes on smooth, doesn’t bleed and doesn’t cost a ton. It’s a great way to experiment with colors you haven’t tried because it’s not too heavy on the pocket book! Find it at Target here.
I could go on and on about this product, I simply love it. It’s the perfect shade of adding color to your lips without feeling like you’re wearing too much. It is the color I wear every day. It’s also the lip color I used in my 6 step makeup tutorial. I also love their lip crayons, I’m wearing them in this tutorial. Definitely love me some Burt’s Bees!
I wrote a post the other day on how to apply false eye lashes. I used my Esqido false lashes and I love them. They are good up to 25 uses whereas these e.l.f. lashes are good to probably up to 4 uses. However, if you’re just looking to try them out of a one shot kinda deal, these are superb. The lash glue that comes with them is useless, so you better buy the DUO lash glue, but other than that, these are great!
This is such a fun product! The color above in Look It’s Lava is such a fun purple/pink. It goes on really glossy and is perfect on it’s own or over another lipstick. The colors they have are so much fun too!
Summer is almost here and this is the perfect hair solution! Hair already messy? Just spritz some of this on it, scrunch it up and you’re ready to go! I really love the Not Your Mother’s brand, not only are they branded really cute but they work and they’re great prices! Find it at Drugstore.com here.
Well there you have it!! Some of my favorite drugstore beauty products!! I think all the links in here are either to Drugstore.com or Target so you can know you can find them all easily and at a great price! Like I said, I have personally used every product on here and most all but one as of right now! Now have fun shopping!!
Oh and leave your favorites in the comments! I always love discovering new budget beauty buys! Happy Monday!