Great beauty does not have to cost a fortune. While everyone loves a good makeup splurge—myself included—there are plenty of iconic beauty products that can be found at your local drugstore. Some of these products even out-perform their pricey counterparts!
Here are a few of my favorite budget-friendly beauty products that get the job done:
Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara
Is there any mascara more iconic, more timeless, than Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara? The pink and green packaging is instantly recognizable, and women have been relying on this tried-and-true formula for over 40 years. For perfectly coated lashes at under $10, you just cannot beat the staying power of Great Lash.
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint
I like to think of Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint as a skin perfecter. It’s a lightweight foundation that evens out redness and imperfections, while the hyaluronic acid helps to moisturize and plump skin. If you aren’t a fan of heavy-duty foundation but still like a little coverage to even out your skin tone, this is a great option.
L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick
In my experience, some of my favorite lipsticks have been found at the drugstore. There’s nothing that says a well-formulated lip color needs to cost a fortune!
One product in particular that I think is a must-have for any lipstick lover is this matte liquid lipstick from L’Oréal. It provides intensely pigmented color that stays put and comes in 20 different gorgeous shades, from everyday nudes to daring reds and purples.
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing Veil Deluxe Edition
We might be heading into cold winter days, but you can fake a summer glow all year long with a great bronzer like this one from Physicians Formula. While it is a pressed powder, this bronzer glides on the skin like a cream formula for a lightweight, natural finish. Another benefit? This product is hypoallergenic and free of parabens and fragrance, making it the perfect choice for anyone with sensitive skin.
NYX Cosmetics Modern Dreamer Shadow Palette
For just $35, you can have essentially every eyeshadow color that you need thanks to this NYX Cosmetics palette. For everyday looks, there are several matte and shimmery neutral colors, but there are also some bold shades for party and night-out beauty looks. Consider this your new eyeshadow palette go-to!
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer
You know and love Burt’s Bees for their soothing chapsticks, but I love how much they’ve expanded to other lip products in recent years. Now you can have nourished, moisturized lips while also adding color! This lip shimmer in particular is a great choice for when you want a natural looking lip with just a little bit of added “oomph”!
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
A great eyeliner under $5? Seems like it’s too good to be true, but the Scandaleyes liner from Rimmel London would beg to differ! Everyone needs a classic black eyeliner, and this waterproof formula is guaranteed to stay put throughout the day or night. You can also buy it in dark brown for daytime occasions, or even a nude color to accentuate your waterline and make your eyes pop!