I’ve been sharing less style/beauty stuff here on the blog, but I wanted to jump in and share some budget beauty faves for #ThriftyThursday. Please note all links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from sales from these links. First up is my […]
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I wanted to take a few minutes to share a few of my favorite drugstore products of 2015. I love to use drug store products, but hate buying them and finding that are not as good as advertised. Below are a few products that i feel are as good as high end items at a fraction of the cost.
CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor (On sale at Amazon for only $6.99 with $2 off coupon!)
I have a huge problem with lipstick wearing off. I have tried practically every brand and within an hour its gone. I ran across this in CVS one day and grabbed it on a whim. Well turns out its amazing. Yes, it is a liquid product which is a little more drying, but it comes with a super cool clear coat that locks in moisture and provides shine. I have tried other high end brands of liquid lipstick since this product and although they work, this one is just as good and half the cost.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instand Pore Eraser $4.49 on amazon
I started using primers about a year and a half ago and let me tell you, they are amazing. Now, you will notice this produce is not advertised as an primer, but it is. I had been pretty loyal to Smashbox, but $36 was starting to get a little pricy so I tried this. It’s basically the same thing and makes my makeup application dreamy. (Yes, dreamy.) Even if you’ve never used a primer before, for $5 this is worth a shot. (Trust me!)
Ok, this product is awesome, but it might just over do it on claims. I discovered this on sale at Target last year and have been in love ever since. I use it on wet hair before blow drying to reduce frizz and leave a silky smooth texture. I also use it before using a flat iron and it really helps reduce the crazy bulky feeling of my hair. I love that it doubles as a heat protectant spray, so that is on less item to buy. As a resident of Florida I deal with gross frizzy hair all the time and this really helps combat the issue. I also use it before curling for a little protection. Does it last three days? Maybe in the winter, but lets not get too crazy. Besides, for $5 what more could you ask for?
This product is from the naked line that Herbal Essences came out with. It claims 0% paraben and colorant; It also comes in a pretty matte can. I am a dry shampoo lover; as an owner of colored red hair I avoid shampooing whenever possible. I have trained my hair to go at least 2 days between washing, but sometimes it gets a little oily by the 3rd day. This is where the dry shampoo comes in. I have tried every drugstore dry shampoo and it wasn’t until this product that I found my favorite. This dry shampoo, unlike other brands, goes on clear and does not leave an icky white residue. Perfect for those of us with darker hair and roots, and those who don’t want any more gray then necessary. I spray this onto my roots area, let it sit for a few minutes then brush out and style as usual. Viola! Another day without washing my hair.
This nail polish has been around for a few years now but I continue to enjoy it. At $7.99 a bottle it is one of the more expensive drug store polishes but its worth it. I have the biggest problem with nail polish chipping and wearing off too fast. This polish, along with a good bottom and top coat really do last and make painting your nails worth the time. This polish goes on sale all the time so keep an eye out.
This is my current go to morning moisturizer. This product delivers the moisture my normal to dry skin needs as well as provides a great layer of sun protection. (Super important!) I love that it is in a bottle with a pump instead of a a tub as this keeps the bacteria and germs from my fingers out of the rest of the product..
Have you used these products? What do you think? Do you have some favorite drugstore beauty products? Share them in the comments!