Best Drugstore Beauty Buys
You don't always have to rely on department stores for a beauty fix. These eight finds are effective, inexpensive, and at your corner drugstore.
Essie Nail Color
Essie never disappoints with fun colors and a high-quality finish. And from their hot pink “Miami Nice” to their deep crimson “Scarlet O’Hara,” this polish has Southern written all over it.
BUY IT: $8.50; walgreens.com
Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer
Delivering a natural-looking tan free from the harmful effects of the sun, this hardworking lotion also reduces the appearance of cellulite in as little as a week. Slather on daily and keep that coveted glow all year long.
BUY IT: $10.99; walgreens.com
Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System
Sloughing away dead cells and stimulating growth of new ones is crucial for youthful looking skin. This handy two-speed device let’s you do that at home. Work an exfoliating facial into your evening skincare routine 2-3 times a week—no appointment required.
BUY IT: $22.99; walgreens.com
Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm
This fan favorite has made its way into our bags and our hearts. We love the ultra hydrating formula, and the tingle it leaves on your lips.
BUY IT: $1.59; walgreens.com
Boots No7 Quick Thinking Wipes
Even when you can’t get to your bathroom vanity, you can take off the day without soap and water. Remove dirt and oil with just a few swipes of one of these handy wipes. Toss a pack in your bag and you’re prepared to be fresh-faced everywhere you go.
BUY IT: $6.99; walgreens.com
Batiste Dry Shampoo Fresh
In a pinch, mom’s baby powder beauty hack will soak up excess oil in second day hair. For an easier-to-apply and updated solution, just shake and spray Batiste onto roots. It has the same moisture-wicking and volumizing effects, but smells like a fresh wash, not a fresh diaper.
BUY IT: $7.99; walgreens.com
Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion
Passed down from the women before us, Oil of Olay’s beauty fluid is a time-tested beauty remedy we’ll pass down too. Lightweight and nongreasy, it’s a moisturizer we love for both day and night.
BUY IT: $8.29; walgreens.com
L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Dramatic Volume Building Mascara
Brush on two coats for everyday pretty peepers, or swipe a few more times to get dramatic night-out lashes. Whatever the occasion, this buildable formula will give you the look you want without clumps or flakes.
BUY IT: $8.29, walgreens.com