I love spending money. I love *trying* to save money. But most importantly, I love spending money on drugstore beauty products and food. Oh yeah, and Uber.
How do I spend all of my money on beauty products? Well, you see, when I have a spare 20 minutes on my hands on my way to a meeting and I spy a CVS or Walgreens, I immediately find myself sitting in the beauty aisle reading up on the newest products and the reviews. Then, I find myself checking out at least 5 items out and walking out.
It’s not my fault I black out when I am shopping…
Allure magazine just revealed its list of top beauty drugstore products for the 20th anniversary of its annual Best of Beauty awards and man, is this cool or what. Finally, something for the beauty lovers who aren’t rich.
Michelle Lee, Allure’s Editor-in-Chief, appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday to discuss the awards, which were revealed on Monday night during the magazine’s Best of Beauty event.
Below are the awesome drugstore products, listed by category.
The items are all available for under $10!!! DID YOU READ THAT? THEY ARE UNDER $10!
I have tried a lot of these beauty products so, my reviews are next to them.
MAKEUP DRUGSTORE BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Maybelline New York Brow Drama Pomade Crayon
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara: I have tried this once and the tube dried out so fast, I nearly cried. My go-to is L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara ALL BLACK EVERYTHING.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in HD Seduction
E.L.F. Cream Contour Palette: I was hesitant to try this one because 1. it’s cheap and 2. I am scared to put just anything on my face. I am not a contour queen, but I like this palette because it’s easy to use and stays on. Oh yeah, and doesn’t make me break out.
Nuances Salma Hayek True Color Plumping Liquid Lipstick: Have not tried this but I heard it’s awesome.
Almay Intense I-Color Gel Smooth Liner
Wet ‘N Wild 1-Step WonderGel nail polish: I love everything Wet ‘N’ Wild. Seriously…I have all of their lipsticks.
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 foundation and concealer
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in HD Seduction
H&M Beauty Pure Radiance Pressed Powder Blush
HAIR DRUGSTORE BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Pantene Pro-V Style Series Airspray: This smells great and works like a charm.
Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and Shampoo: I used this until my hair became too oily. Who knows why. Probably from eating too much pizza and fries. Now, I stick to L’Oreal EverStrong Sulfate-Free shampoo and conditioner twice a week and Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo once a week. The T/Gel doesn’t smell awesome but it works for itchy scalps. I also use the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Hair Smoothing Conditioner which I LOVE!
OGX Quenching + Coconut Curls Frizz-Defying Curl Styling Milk
L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner
Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair 60 Second Treatment: I can’t pronounce this name therefore I have not tried it.
Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry Spray: My favorite Suave product is their Daily Clarifying Shampoo!
SKIN AND BODY DRUGSTORE BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub: Good for blackheads. Oh my goodness ew blackheads.
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes: Love these for my sensitive skin.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Remover: Has anyone tried this? I have been wanting to!
Coppertone ClearlySheer Faced SPF 30 suncreeen
Freeman Feeling Beautiful Apple Cider Vinegar 4-in-1 Foaming Clay mask
Caress Pure Embrace Body Wash
Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Relief Healing Serum: I use this every night on my hands and feet hoping I wake up as Princess Kate but most importantly, so my hands and feet don’t feel like sandpaper when I am 70-years-old.
Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport UltraLight Lotion Sunscreen
Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser
Curel Rough skin Rescue: Didn’t like this for my skin because it felt like there was just a layer of lotion on my body. Ew. I use Neutrogena’s Body Oil Light Sesame Formula. It’s one of my favorite smelling products EVER and it absorbs quickly leaving your skin feeling baby-bottom smooth.
Dial Coconut Water Body Wash: I tried this once and didn’t like it. Now, I use St. Ives Renew and Purify Body Wash, Sea Salt and it is amazing. It smells so good and exfoliates your bod!
Nugg Soothing, Hydrating and Deep-Cleansing Face Masks
St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Body Scrub: St. Ives Renew and Purify Body Wash, Sea Salt is where it’s at.
Eos Hand Lotion
Skinfix Lip Repair Balm
Allure Best of Beauty Hall of Fame List (not in the $10 budget. Damn)
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara
Bare Minerals Original Foundation: Yes to this. My face is so oily and this product is one of the few that works great.
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer: Tried once back in college. Smelled like shit.
Tweezerman Slant Tweezer: Better believe it!
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Clinique 7 Day scrub cream
John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum (Original Formula): I have been using this since the 8th grade when I had no clue what I was even doing with my hair but this smells great and works. You don’t need a lot of this JUST A TINY PUMP (unless you want greasy hair).
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio
Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial cleanser
Have any of you tried these drugstore beauty products? If so, share!