Beauty doesn’t always have to be expensive; in fact, drugstores sell some of my all-time favorite products. The best thing about these products is that most, if not all, are under ten dollars, which is perfect for any college student on a budget. If you’re looking to try out some new products but aren’t willing to shell out a large chunk of money, check out this list of my current drugstore favorites!
- Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation ($10)
This is definitely one of my favorite products out there. Gone are the days where I spend five minutes buffing liquid foundation into my face and then spend even longer setting it with powder. Instead, this foundation gives the light coverage needed without the extra effort of blending it in. It’s unique liquid-to-powder formula doesn’t need to be set and can easily be applied with your fingertips without streaking. It is a necessity for every college student who wants to have even coverage but doesn’t have time to apply a regular foundation.
- Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso ($8.50)
I can’t wait to crack this baby out now that spring has finally come back around. This color is an absolutely gorgeous pinky-peach shade. It’s insanely pigmented with just the smallest amount of shimmer to really highlight your face. In my opinion, these blushes are the best you can get from the drug store, and even compete with some high-end cosmetics. The best part is that the pan holds an insane amount of product, so you’re likely to have this blush for a crazy long time.
- Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil and Gel ($8)
As a girl who has very dark brown—almost black—hair, I’ve struggled for so long trying to find a drugstore brow pencil that matched my hair color. I finally came across this Revlon brow pencil and my life has changed. This product has a creamy, pigmented pencil tip that looks so natural when used to fill in brows. It also comes with a tinted gel end that you can use to set your brows. It’s the best two-in-one product and I am so happy to have this in my makeup arsenal.
- Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8)
This product will change your life. I’m completely serious—I have absolutely no clue where I’d be without this dry shampoo. Washing your hair daily is a killer on your hair, and stylists recommend washing your hair only two to three times a week. Most people don’t do this, however, because they fear the grease that will build up in their roots. But once you’ve got Batiste on your side, you’ll be able to treat your hair the way it deserves. All you have to do is spray this in your roots and grease-prone areas before you go to bed and then you’ll wake up with hair that looks like you just washed it. I am absolutely blown away by how amazing this product is and I am constantly recommending it to people.
- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Coralberry ($7)
This is my go-to lip color for spring and summer, which means that you can catch me sporting this gorgeous coral color whenever I have the opportunity. If a bright coral lip scares you, then this is the lipstick for you. It’s subtle enough that you’ll be comfortable wearing it, yet it has just enough color to draw attention to your lips and pull your whole ensemble together. I love Revlon’s formula for the “Super Lustrous Lipstick” line because the lipsticks are creamy, pigmented, and don’t highlight dry lips at all. I highly recommend checking out this line of lipsticks because they’re as amazing as they are affordable, which is what makes them stand out.
The next time you find yourself browsing the aisles of the drugstore, check out these products! I promise you’ll fall in love with them, and for ten dollars or less, these products are impossible to pass up.