$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.

49 thoughts on “$10 or Less: Drugstore Beauty Steals

  1. I also really like the Dove body washes and I own some of the L’oreal polishes, they are wonderful polishes.

  2. I’m a total Blistex addict too! My husband always wraps up 15 of them in my Christmas stocking every year. :)

  3. Woah! I’ve never seen the mascara or the Blistex products in stores! I have only tried one Blistex product–the moisture one in a blue tube and I was a bit disappointed but the Moisture Melt looks amazing–the packaging at least! :)

  4. These are my favorite kind of posts to read! And I am all about some awesome lip balm…I have perpetually chapped lips – going on 25 years now, and I’m always on the hunt for the next best thing to see if that’s going to be my miracle. But when I think back on my search for the “great savior” for my chapped lips, Blistex seems to stands out among the rest! Love them!

  5. I think I am going to try all of these! The L’oreal color is so fall and I love dark colors on my nails… I also need another mascara other than my old staple by maybelline.

  6. I LOVE BLISTEX!!!! I also have one stored in every coat pocket, drawer, car, everywhere. They work great and or just my go to product choice. What an awesome giveaway.

  7. The Haute Couture Red nail polish looks perfect for winter/fall. I like the Blistex Simple and Sensitive lip balm. I’m allergic to products that have sunscreen in them, and this is one of the few Blistex products that doesn’t have it.

  8. I love drugstore products; they’ve always served me well over the years. I will definitely need to try that Blistex Moisture Melt; even my go-to Aquaphor isn’t keeping my lips from being dry this season!

  9. I was wondering if you would share your favorite base and top coat combo. I would love to try that polish but have terrible luck keeping fingernail polish on!

  10. I bought a blistex lip ointment but i gave it to my brother instead who always complained of having rough and dry lips ( i caved, since it was part of his bday gift). I’m an aspiring beauty blogger (having my site up and running in a month’s time) and would love to try these to base a review on!

  11. I just picked up some Blistex today for super cheap. I really want to try the Simple and Sensitive, but haven’t yet found it.
    That new CoverGirl mascara is amazing! Love it!

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