Whether you consider yourself a drug store goddess or scoff at the idea of cheap mascara, it’s time to listen up. The beauty brands offered in our local haunts have improved tremendously, in fact, many of the products used in fashion shows come from the same place you buy tampons. Who knew? In no particular order here are some drug store beauty products you should be getting your fancy little hands on ASAP.
1: This iconic green and pink tube has been the go-to mascara for years. Believe the hype, Maybelline’s flag-ship product leaves most other brands in the dust.
2: Any hair stylist will tell you, L’Oréal Paris’s Elnett Hair Spray is worth it’s weight in gold. The super fine mist will hold even your most intricate styles in place, you can also brush it out in only a few strokes.
3: I don’t know who Queen Helene is, but she sure loves to provide us with amazingly cheap and moisturizing beauty products. This Cocoa Butter hand and body lotion smells like a tropical vacation and costs less than a latte.
4: Don’t let the quirky name and retro design fool you. Pssssst! Dry Shampoo has been around for ages for a reason, it really really works. You need this in your life immediately.
5: Aveeno’s Soothing Bath Treatment is a life-saver, especially if you have ever been unfortunate enough to have the chicken poxs. The soothing formula calms skin and controls irritating itch. Aveeno’s trademark active ingredient is gentle enough for all skin types.
6: Crest 3D Luxe Whitestrips are by far the best way to whiten teeth on a budget. The strips stay firmly on teeth and there is no unpleasant aftertaste. The price is well worth the bright smile you’re left with afterwards.
7: We have probably all owned a tube of this stuff at one point or another. Carmex lip balm is second to none when it comes to relieving our chapped lips and ungodly cold sores. I shutter to think about a life without it.
8: Nothing, and I mean nothing, will keep your pits as fresh as Mitchum will. The lightly scented gel formula lasts all day and night. This anti-perspirant in the real deal.
9: Covergirl’s Cheekers blushes come in a variety of complimentary shades, not to mention the convenient compact with that iconic brush. My personal favorite hue will always be Classic Pink 101, it’s perfect for us fair skinned ladies.
10: Revlon Creme Lipsticks leave lips super soft and in some of the best shades around. Go nude or shocking pink, with these prices you can treat yourself over and over again.
Happy Beauty Shopping.