40 Magical Drugstore Beauty Buys

We all love a good splurge on beauty products. But as excited as we get over luxury foundations, there are just as many (if not more!) instances when we...

40 Magical Drugstore Beauty Buys
22September

40 Magical Drugstore Beauty Buys

Written by Ron Pearlin Section Beauty

We all love a good splurge on beauty products. But as excited as we get over luxury foundations, there are just as many (if not more!) instances when we fall head-over-heels in love with something we pick up from the drugstore. Whether it's a nail polish, makeup wipes, or our favorite red lipstick, the under-$20 products seem to be the ones we always have on us.

So forget everything you think you know about the drugstore. Quality products are there — you just have to know where to look. Ahead, our editors spill the intel on the wares they adore that also happen to be easy on their wallets. Just follow our lead, and you'll be shopping like a bargain pro in no time.

A lightweight, non-greasy, but intensely moisturizing lotion is the holy grail of hydrators. And, luckily, this cult-favorite bottle rings up at just under 10 bucks and helps reduce fine lines, to boot.

Olay Original Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid, $8.99, available at Ulta Beauty.

If you're looking for a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser to soothe your sensitive skin, CeraVe may be the answer to your prayers. It gently whisks away dirt and makeup, leaving your face feeling clean and refreshed (not attacked).


CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, $13.49, available at CVS.

Want brighter, more radiant skin? (Stupid question?) A mini glycolic peel is your best friend. Nip + Fab delivers those benefits in a single-use pad — and when you do the math, they're only 22 cents each. Score.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Pads, $12.99, available at CVS.

Looking for a stick-to-your-lips-no-matter-what lipstick? This is the one. Come makeout session or takeout bonanza, this pigment will stay put without turning dry.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème, $8.99, available at Milani.

A kabuki brush is an insanely comprehensive tool — but you don't have to empty every pocket to get one. Wet n Wild's new brushes are budget-friendly and work like a charm. 

Wet n Wild Kabuki Powder Brush, $3.99, available at Wet n Wild.

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