Although going on a product splurge at Sephora or other beauty stores is a guaranteed good time, all of my fellow product junkies will agree that the bill can add up quickly. Designer cosmetics brands certainly have a lot of wonderful products, but most of them tend to cost a pretty penny. If you’re on a beauty budget, there’s no need to worry. You can get your hands on a lot of amazing drug store products that will expand your cosmetics collection without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for products that will give designer lines a run for their money without the designer price tags, you’ve come to the right place. I’m here to report on my all time favorite drug store finds. Look through my list and give them a test drive. I’d love to hear your personal favorites. Make sure to leave a comment and share your top picks!
#1- Loreal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
This mascara is always number one in my book. I can’t say enough about how amazing this product is. Other drugstore brand mascaras can’t even compete with this magical mascara. The best thing about this product is that it doesn’t smudge. For all of you waterproof fans, you can find the water-resistant version, too. You’ll get dramatic volume, length and bold color for well under ten dollars! Give it a try. I’m sure you’ll find yourself buying a second and third tube very soon.
#2- Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller
This is a great brightener! For those days where your skin reflects long workdays and on-the-run weekends that keep you away from proper sleep and skincare, this Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller will definitely come in handy! You will love the glow you’ll get with this product.
#3- EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm
You’ve probably seen the cute sphere packaging of the EOS Lip Balm all over the place. Not only is this product adorable, it really works (and smells great, too)! Chapped, dry and cracked lips are never a good look. Make sure your pout stays pretty and properly prepped for lip color by adding this awesome product to your shopping cart next time you’re at the drug store.
#4 Sonia Kashuk Brushes
The right brushes are essential to successful makeup application. A brush can make or break your look, but they can also be very pricey. When it comes to drugstore brands, Sonia Kashuk Brushes are a great buy! They’re not only affordable but the quality is great and their pretty design will make your makeup station look even better.
Thanks for reading, and happy shopping! I hope you enjoy these affordable picks as much as I do.
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...