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6 DRUGSTORE BEAUTY BUYS

When it comes to makeup and skincare, there are definitely some things I deem worth the splurge. For instance, this tinted moisturizer will change your life and I literally get separation anxiety from this magic tool when I travel. But there are a few things I'm content to pick up at the drugstore — I'm totally the girl who stocks up on chapstick at the checkout counter then goes home and puts one in every bag, clutch, wallet, etc. Here are a few cheapie finds that work just as well as their $$$ counterparts:


The small (3.5 ounce) size will last you months if not years. I put it on my lips every night before bed but I've found it also works wonders on dry hands come winter.

I don't wear lipstick often but, when I do, I love this bright pink shade. There are so few shades I feel I can really wear as a redhead that, when I find one I like, I buy multiples!

The colors look pretty sitting on my bathroom counter and the brush makes for an even application and longer looking lashes every time. 

I use it with my Clarisonic every night. I refuse to spend money on something I'm quite literally washing down the drain and this leaves my skin feeling super soft.

I've always been pretty good about wearing sunscreen but lately I've been keeping an extra tube of this in my bag to apply to my hands before gel manicures. Better safe than sorry?

An inexpensive exfoliator that works all over... I'm sold.

I wasn't so sure how I felt about putting olive oil on my lips but one swipe and I was addicted. The texture is amazing but I'm seriously obsessed with the smell. I have made all my family and friends try it and the verdict is always the same: Must. Have.

Tell me: what are your favorite drugstore beauty buys? Most worthwhile splurges? Let's hear it!

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12 comments:

BLATANTLYRIGHT said...

I love Burt's Bees whole line, but Mackenzie- Cetaphil is HORRIBLE for your skin. My facialist says there is nothing good about it, the reason it's mild is because it has the PH of water and it leaves a bad residue. She has me hooked on sulfur soap (even cheaper at $4 a bar which will last 6months- 1 yr) and super good to use with the clarisonic. It's antibacterial and especially good for those suffering from a pimple or two.


https://www.google.com/shopping/product/3967898289757912703?q=sulfur%20soap&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=4oq&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.44158598,d.b2I&biw=1280&bih=657&sa=X&ei=8WhKUcHbMoWO2gXp3ICoAg&ved=0CGIQ8wIwAQ

Kelly, Fabulous K said...

Aquaphor & Cetaphil will forever be on my list. Love 'em both!

Jessica Joyce said...

I LOVE anything that can be bought at drugstores...or basically Target, because I happen to wander in there everyday! Thanks for all these suggestions, now I gotta just "run into" a Target somewhere!
Your Friend, Jess

Grace Rice said...

Cetaphil is definitely a product I count on! I also really love Covergirl's BB Cream.

Victoria Strader said...

I know this wasn't the purpose of the post... but now you have me wanting to run to Sephora and grab that Nars tinted moisturizer!

Portuguese Prepster said...

totally am with you about putting sunscreen on for gel manicures! I also love cetaphil, works better than any expensive cleanser!

Vett Vandiver said...

yess to the Nivea chapstick, love mine!

Little Lady in the South said...
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Little Lady in the South said...

Just mentioned this post on my blog! I was in need of new foundation so while at Ulta today I picked up the mascara you mentioned, can't wait to try it out!

http://littleladyinthesouth.blogspot.com/2013/08/everyday-makeup.html

Miya @ Design Indulgences said...

I don't even know the brand but the 69 cent eyeliner at the makeup counter in walgreens is my favorite. I hate a greasy eyeliner and prefer a very hard pencil if I'm not using liquid felt tip liner pens. Those 69 cent ones do the trick.

Rachel said...

Aquaphor is my life-saver!

Sam (Savvy City Chic) said...

Haha I am glad I am not the only one who buys a ton of chapsticks at once to put in all my bags. And I LOVE Cetaphil cleanser. It's the best on my sensitive skin.