Forget the savings, that’s just an added bonus when it comes to these top 5 can’t-live-without beauty buys. I’m as big a fan as any when it comes to luxury beauty items (you pay for what you get, right?) but these 5 items get it just right. And, I don’t have to shuffle over to the mall or my nearest Sephora to get them.
This eyeliner is truly the best of both worlds; like a liquid it glides on and you’ll never have to sharpen. Like a pencil, you’ll have precise control over application. I stock up on Black Onyx which is awesome for creating a smoky eye look when you use the smudge tip on the end. Plus for a mere $6, it can’t be beat.
I am a mascara addict. I’ve tried just about every brand under the sun and buy a new one monthly so it’s nice and juicy. But nothing ever beats Maybelline mascara. Even when I’ve dropped $20+on luxury brands. Makeup artists swear by it and I’ve heard there’s even a patent on their formula–obviously for good reason! My current obsession is their new Maybelline Volum’Express One By One Mascara in Glam Black. Trust. You can’t live without it.
Whenever I go in for a facial two things happen: The aesthetician asks what products I’m using and I always fail to remember! As a beauty editor, I get sent tons of products to try. But one tried and true product I always go back to is the line of Neutrogena moisturizers.
If I’m going out at night, I reach forNeutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer. It’s so lightweight you can’t even feel it on the skin. And it’s just $10. For daytime, I’m trying Neutrogena Ageless Restoratives Anti-Oxidant Moisture Day Lotion, SPF 20. At almost $20, it’s a bit of a pricier drugstore beauty buy but it’s non-greasy, non-smelly and lightweight–all hard to find in a daytime SPF.
4. Anti-aging with Olay
Throughout the years, I’ve had the opportunity to interview some highly-admired beauty experts, and one product line they’ve always referred me to is Olay Professional Prox and the Olay Regenerist line of anti-aging beauty products. Again, these aren’t exactly the cheapest items you’ll find at Target but they are the closest you’ll get to their department store counterparts
–> Tip: Costco now carries Olay Regenerist creams and eye serums. I’ve tried them both and they’re awesome. They come in a pack of 2.
I’m not sure why anyone would spend a bundle on eye makeup remover when you can get an awesome one at Target for just $5. L’Oreal’s formula has been my go-to product for years. It gets the job done without needing to use 100 cotton balls.
What are your must-have drugstore beauty buys? Add to the list!
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