12 Drugstore Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own
While we’re all for a luxe splurge, nothing makes us happier than a good beauty bargain—especially when we stumble on a product that actually works. The truth is some of the best makeup removers, cleansers, and moisturizers can be found at your local drugstore, each ringing in at $15 or less. To prove it to you, we rounded up 12 of the most affordable, editor-tested favorites that we believe every woman should have in her arsenal. Scroll down to shop.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes
Gillette Venus Embrace
Why steal your boyfriend’s razor when you can get the smoothest shave ever with a trusty Gillette Venus ($14; drugstore.com)? It features a pivoting head that makes it easier to glide over curves and tricky areas like the ankles and the back of the knees.
Dove Beauty Bar
When it comes to cleansing the face and body, we believe in the “less is more” approach, which is why we buy Dove’s Beauty Bar ($15 for 8 bars; drugstore.com) in bulk. The gentle cleanser sweeps away impurities without ever stripping the skin of any necessary oils.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
Unlike some dry shampoos we’ve tried, this one ($8; ulta.com) gives our blowouts an extra day (or two) without leaving behind a white, chalky mess. Plus, it smells great.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
As long as we have a bottle of Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($11; drugstore.com) in our lives, dry, flaky skin won’t be an issue. The oatmeal-infused, no-frills formula provides hydration that lasts the entire day and it’s safe to use on even the most sensitive skin.
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original
This silicone-based serum ($10; ulta.com) has helped us through many a bad hair day over the years. Just a dab of this stuff makes our over-styled tresses feel healthy and smooth.
Essie Polish in Ballet Slippers
You can’t talk about cult-classic beauty products without mentioning Essie’s nail polish in Ballet Slippers ($9; essie.com). The sheer, pink hue is a timeless option that looks good on literally everyone.
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm
Who isn’t a Baby Lips addict? If you can’t find at least five of these moisturizing sticks of magic ($5; ulta.com) at the bottom of your handbag, you’re doing it wrong.
Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
There’s something oddly satisfying about peeling off a Biore pore strip ($7; ulta.com) and seeing the gunk and grime that was once living in your skin. Don’t act like you can’t relate.