10 Best Drugstore Beauty Products Under $10
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Finding the best drugstore beauty products can feel like a never-ending game of Search & Find. It feels like you can buy 10 products and get 1 or 2 good ones.
As someone who spends most of her given personal budget on makeup and beauty products, I often opt for the less expensive alternative.
As much as I love my Lancome Foundation, Too Faced Mascara, and other high-end beauty products, most of the time, shelling out $50 to try something new can seem a bit unnecessary.
And I think it’s time that drugstore beauty reclaims the spotlight. Brands like e.l.f. are putting out products comparable with Tatcha, and the Target beauty aisle is starting to look more and more like a fancy makeup store.
Price doesn’t always determine quality. So, let’s jump in to the best drugstore beauty products under $10.
Best Drugstore Beauty Products Under $10
As a mom, dark circles are just another part of my identity at this point. But, that doesn’t mean I want them visible to the whole world. I have been using Maybelline’s Age Rewind Concealer to cover my dark circles and brighten my undereye area for almost a year now. Once set, it doesn’t move and doesn’t crease throughout the day. What more could you ask of a concealer?
On the skincare, side, Thayer’s is my saving grace. This alcohol-free toner leaves my face feeling super clean and not dry at all. Plus, it smells amazing! I use this after wiping off my makeup and washing my face to remove any leftover residue, promote clearer skin, and balance out my face’s pH.
When I have time, I’m an Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade girl, all the way. But, that requires brushes and perfect lines, and sometimes concealer. It takes a lot of time and it’s pricey! The Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil is on my list of best drugstore beauty products because it’s easy to use, looks natural, and takes just a couple minutes to get fuller, more defined brows.
I was at Ulta quite a while ago and received a small trial size of Benefit The Porefessional with my purchase. Because my pores are one of my biggest insecurities, I was hopeful. And it worked, for a price. Then, I found Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser and my entire life changed. This is 1/6 of the cost of Benefit’s primer and is a complete dupe! I use this primer every day and it makes my skin feel silky smooth, fills in all my pores, and makes my makeup last all day.
Every woman needs a good lipstick. For me, moisture retention and longevity are must-haves. I drink out of a water bottle 200+ times a day and need something that isn’t going to look patchy or transfer. This NYX Soft Matte cream has proven its worthiness. It does take a little longer to dry than Jeffree Star or Too Face’s Liquid Lipstick. But, if you can wait a little time, the price is on point and the color variety is phenomenal.
This shit is bananas. Literally. It smells like tropical bananas and will make you feel like you’re on vacation. Plus, it’s cruelty-free and not sticky. If you are looking for that sexy tousled look without investing an hour of your time, this is a quick fix. You can use it on damp or dry hair. Simply scrunch your hair to give it some texture and volume. This is my go-to when I don’t have time to do my hair or I don’t want to use heat.
Did someone say spa-treatment? Oh my word, this mask feels like heaven. As the mask heats up on your face, it opens up your pores and the charcoal helps draw out the impurities. This mask leaves my skin feels softer, smoother, and 100% clean.
When I don’t have time to apply fake eyelashes, this is my go-to mascara. The primer + fibers are an almost unbelievable amount of length and volume to my normally short lashes. While the primer does go on white, the fiber mascara makes it easy to cover and leaves you with long, dark lashes.
One of the employees at Ulta introduced this finishing powder to me last summer, and I have been using it ever since. It’s amazing for setting your under eyes, baking, and it doesn’t get cakey. As an almost 30 woman who has had some serious skin problems around my eyes, I can attest that when applied properly, this stuff works without highlighting creases. I use a dry makeup sponge and pat it under my eyes, leaving it to set for about 1 minute before dusting it off and applying a setting spray.
Eyeliner has become one of my biggest struggles. With sensitive skin that reacts to many liquid lines, I was having a hard time finding a pencil that was soft, dark, and precise. This kohl eyeliner from Rimmel is long-lasting and incredibly smooth and dark. Like pitch black, dark. Plus, it makes tight lining a breeze and doesn’t irritate my eyes.
Will you be picking up any of the best drugstore beauty products listed above? Have you used any of them yourself? Which are your favorites? Do you have any to add to the list?