My friends always ask me to give them beauty product recommendations or wonder what I’m using. And they’re always shocked when I give them recommendations of products from the drugstore. They expect me to list off high-end, overpriced products that they can’t afford.
Sure, I have plenty of high-end product favorites. But for the most part, I love drugstore brands. While I can afford to purchase expensive products, I prefer to buy products that don’t break the bank and that I can rely on. These cheap drugstore products work even better than high-end ones:
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Almay Clear Complexion Concealer
While I’ve used some pretty good high-end concealers, I find that most of them cake pretty quickly. Also, as someone with acne, I need something that will treat and cover. This Almay Clear Complexion Concealer contains salicylic acid so it treats blemishes while covering them up. And it doesn’t budge. It’s the only concealer I consistently reach for.
Aquaphor is a balm that is the bomb. I do not go anywhere without a tube of Aquaphor, and I have several tubs of it in my house. It’s one of the cheapest products, but it has so many uses from removing lipstick to healing rashes. I’ve used some expensive salves and balms, but Aquaphor is the only one that really does the trick.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
There are so many high-end dry shampoos out there, but you don’t need any of them. Half of them will leave your hair feeling more greasy than before, and the other half will be so fragrant, you might choke. You need Batiste Dry Shampoo because it’s literally the best and costs under $10.00
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion
There is nothing you could do to convince me to buy an outrageously priced moisturizer. There are high-end moisturizers that cost over $100. Do they tap dance or something?! They better for that price! CeraVe is my go-to for facial moisturizer because it works. It keeps your skin hydrated without making it break out, and it doesn’t have any crazy additives that you can’t pronounce in it.
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
One of my friends bought a $35 face wash, and I started hysterically laughing because that is ridiculous. You don’t need a face wash over, like, $10. Cetaphil has never steered me wrong. It’s gentle, unscented, and gets the job done better than anything else.
e.l.f. High Definition Translucent Powder
After discovering e.l.f.’s High Definition Powder, I will never buy another setting powder. It literally lasts just as long as every expensive powder I’ve used, and it’s only $6. You cannot beat that.
John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Salt Spray
I’ve gotten a lot of expensive salt sprays, but once John Frieda’s Beach Blonde spray came back this year, I haven’t used anything else. Even the most high-end salt sprays left my hair feeling gross. Beach Blonde gives you waves without tangles, and it makes your hair smell amazing.
Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner
This is the ONLY eyeliner I use. I have used every eyeliner under the sun, and this is actually the only one I use because it is so easy to control. It lasts all day even without primer, and it creates the perfect cat eye.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
While I love me some expensive mascaras, I also always keep Maybelline Great Lash Mascara on deck at all times. I often use this mascara in addition to others to create a really voluminous look, but you cannot go wrong with this classic.
Nivea Lip Butter
This stuff is literally the best lip product. It’s so moisturizing, I can’t even explain it. They have a bunch of different flavors, but the Raspberry Rose one is my favorite. This will actually keep your lips moisturized.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion
I mostly just use coconut oil as my body lotion these days, but when my skin is super dry, I reach for Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion. I got some $40 lotion as a gift and expected it to make my skin baby soft. It didn’t. Cocoa Butter is the way to go if you really want to moisturize your skin.
Neutrogena Rainbath Body Wash
If I see one more body wash that costs like $25, I’m going to scream. Rainbath is a classic from Neutrogena, and I rarely use anything else. It’s cheap, it smells amazing, and it leaves your skin feeling super soft.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
I have a beauty blender, and I love it. But it’s absurdly priced at $19.99. It’s a sponge. Why are you paying that much for a sponge? This Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is essentially the same exact thing as the beauty blender. I actually like it better because of its shape.
Revlon Colorbust Balm Stain
This is another Revlon lip product that everyone should own. Do not pay a lot of money for a lip stain. I use these Revlon balm stains more than any of my other lip products because they give just enough color and moisture.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick
I have piles of expensive lipsticks from Chanel to Dior, but I always reach for my Revlon lipsticks over my high-end ones. Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipsticks come in a ton of shades and are super cheap. They’re also long-lasting and don’t dry your lips out at all.
Which drugstore products do you love? Tell us in the comments below!
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