Five Drugstore Beauty Buys You Need

The Product-Girl mantra is that there is no such thing as too many beauty products.  And those are words I live by! To all of my fellow product-lovin’ gals out there, I wanted to introduce myself, I’m Laurie, as the latest contributor to Product Girl and share a few products that have been rocking my world lately.


These five products have become essential to my beauty routine. And the best part about them? They can all be found at the drugstore.

I love rocking a dark lip when the temperatures start to drop, and Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Va Va Violet is perfection.  Revlon released six new shades of this lipstick recently as part of the Passion Fusion Collection, which is appearing in stores now.

Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri nail polish is a fast favorite over here – literally. This stuff glides on smoothly and dries in a flash. I love Uptempo Plum, a gorgeous dark purple with pink sparkles.

I am a gel-eyeliner junkie and Loreal’s Pencil Perfect Self-Advancing Eyeliner is essentially that, in pencil form. I can’t be without the Espresso shade!

I picked up Boots No7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion on a whim at Target earlier this year and use this stuff constantly! It’s a pearly pink shimmer lotion that works with my sensitive skin. I like to mix it with my primer, sunscreen or foundation – and it just gives a soft, natural glow every time.

Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm is different than the Carmex we grew up with. It’s packaged in a sleek, silver tube and has a satin, gloss finish. It works great as a base for lipstick and on its own. This is three dollars well spent, trust me!

Now it’s your turn – any drugstore must-haves you want to share?

8 thoughts on “Five Drugstore Beauty Buys You Need”

  1. That’s a great tip about mixing no7 with other products which I will have to try! My favourite drugstore buys are Bourjois eyeshadows, pencils and polishes (I posted about this recently on my blog!) Max Factor mascara and Maybelline Dream Matt Mousse. laura

  2. Great list! I actaully really like the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder – have never given the mousse a try though. And give the mixing a go – I’m a believer:)

  3. I will definitely have to look for that Carmex. I love anything for my lips so my favorite drugstore finds are Loreal Hip Jelly balm and Softlips lip protectant.

    I’ve seen Boots products but I’ve never tried them out. I’ll check them out the next time I’m at Target.

  4. Fun! I will have to give this Insta-Dri polish a try… One of my drugstore musts is the Maybelline Define-A-Brow.

  5. Lashblast of course. It’s definitely my Holy Grail mascara. You can get great products at the drugstore if you’re willing to try. You can even bring them back if you don’t like them and you shop at Walmart or CVS, how can you beat that?

  6. I can’t live without my Strawberry Carmex. It’s the best thing ever! I also love my Rimmel Lipsticks. 😀

    Thank you for telling me about that L’Oreal eyeliner! I’ve been looking for a drugstore gel liner for a long time. Do you know any that’s in it’s original gel form though?

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