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$10 or Less: Drugstore Beauty Steals

We love indulgent beauty splurges, but there’s nothing like the satisfaction of discovering a hidden gem at the drugstore. Here are our picks for what is a must at the drugstore right now, all for $10 or less.

CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara ($8) is the latest in the Lash Blast family, and I’m obsessed. I’ve recommended this to no fewer than 7 people in the last few days and all are loving it as I am. The claims of up to 30 strokes is true (Product Girl-verified) and the brush is almost like a lash comb in that it is impossible to clump. Major lengthening here, and no smudging or flaking. It’s so new it’s not online yet, but you should be able to find these at your local Walgreen’s.

L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Colour in Haute Couture Red ($5.99) is that perfect vampy oxblood shade that is all the rage this season. L’Oreal’s formula is pretty stellar – no streaking, goopiness and it wears amazing all week. I’m on Day 5 with this shade and no chips or obvious tip wear.

Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash ($5) is a new addition to Dove’s endless offerings of body wash. I love the aroma of the Coconut Milk with Jasmine Petals, and even though it isn’t a natural body wash (which I prefer these days), it’s non-irritating and leaves my skin feeling clean and moisturized. Dove, I just will never be able to quit you!

Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo ($7.99) smells amazing. It’s more of a “wet” dry shampoo, but doesn’t weigh down the hair and gives me the volume I seek from a no-wash ‘poo. Aveeno left out the sulfates and instead added seaweed extract.

Blistex Moisture Melt ($1.89) and Blistex Simple and Sensitive ($1.29) are the brand’s newest lip essentials. This is a brand I always associate with winter — my husband is addicted and like me, stashes a balm in every coat pocket. At under $2, you can afford to stash these all over the place at work and home. I love the Simple and Sensitive under lipsticks and the fact that it only has six ingredients.

And, bonus, team Blistex is giving three Product Girl readers the entire product line (yes, all of it!), which will obviously include a set of the new Moisture Melt and Simple and Sensitive products! Leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, November 13, and we’ll pick three winners at random.

Drugstore Deal: Blistex Natural Cooling Comfort

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I first spotted this gem in the September issue of Lucky – in Beauty Editor Jean Godfrey-June’s monthly column, The Beauty Closet. She raved about this balm and its price – $2! I spotted this a few weeks ago at Walgreens, so I thought I’d give it a whirl myself.

Blistex Natural Cooling Comfort is a 100 percent all-natural, USDA-certified organic lip soother that contains an external analgesic to help provide cooling pain relief from chapped or dry lips. It contains organic ingredients like olive leaf, aloe, pomegranate, grapeseed and apricot oils and jojoba. The flavor to me is very mild, almost a hint of lemon. It’s actually really pleasant and tastes great! I also noticed that there is a slightly gritty texture, like a few lone granules per application. In this case, they really work to help smooth your lips.

I think this product is worth trying. I can’t say it is very long-lasting, but it leaves my lips so incredibly smooth that I don’t really mind.

Have you spotted this one yet? Let us know if you have!