Eleven Epic Drugstore Beauty Buys
Apr 23, 2013
1. Completely Bare Numbing and Cooling Spray ($10) // 2. Conair Infinity Cord Keeper Dryer ($34) // 3. Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush ($6) // 4. L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude ($6) // 5. Frizz Ease Serum ($10) // 6. Say Yes Blueberries Wipes ($8) // 7. TreSemme Climate Control Mousse ($5) // 8. CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara ($8) // 9. Instant Age Rewind Concealer ($9) // 10. Aztec Secret Healing Clay ($7) // 11. Seche Vite Topcoat ($5)
Last week, I shared some of my favorite Sephora products. This week, I thought I’d post about some of my favorite drugstore items, including some news ones that I just purchased this week.
One. If you wax or use depilatories to remove hair, you know how painful and irritating it can be. This spray from Completely Bare numbs and cools the skin pre- and post-hair removal to ease the pain.
Two. Last year, I picked up a T3 Blow Dryer for a song and quickly fell in love. That is until the thing blew up in my hand 12-months later. It was then that I decided that it was time to go back to the drugstore blow dryers. This Conair is a great choice, and I also like this John Frieda Volume Hair Dryer ($43).
Three. I decided to try this blush on another blogger’s recommendation. I like it for days when I don’t want to wear much more than foundation, blush and mascara. But it’s important to apply a little at a time and blend as you go, since it dries so quickly.
Four. I’m one of those rare women who really likes my natural lip color, so I don’t wear a lot of lip color. I do like this lipstick in Fairest Nude, it gives a natural look with just a hint of pink.
Five. D.C. humidity is nothing to sneer at, even those of us with stick-straight hair end up with frizz on damp days. And boy, is that annoying. Frizz Ease Serum helps fight the follicle-lifting power of humid weather, and their styling cream helps keep my coif smooth.
Six. I love Say Yes to Blueberries Makeup Removing Towelettes. They remove most of my makeup (waterproof mascara needs special care), and unlike most makeup removing wipes, they don’t strip my skin.
Seven. My hairstyle lives and dies by a good can of mousse. I’ve tried every pricey salon brand imaginable, but I always go back to the drugstore. There is very little difference between a $30 mousse and a $5 one. I also like Pantene Maximum Hold Volume Mousse ($4).
Eight. I’m addicted to MaxFactor 2000 Calorie Mascara, but since you can’t buy it in the States, this Cover Girl LashBlast Volume Mascara is my backup choice. IT makes my lashes fuller and darker without clumping.
Nine. If you struggle with under-eye circles, this oscillating concealer covers darkness with very little effort. It also treats with goji berry extract and haloxyl to reduce puffiness and fight wrinkles.
Eleven. Need a fast drying top coat that helps your polish hold for days? Then, this Seche Vite top coat is for you. It dries in a flash and has virtually no smell.