18 Drugstore Products That Will Get You Tons of Compliments
Who said all-star cosmetics have to be expensive? The truth is you can find some incredible beauty products at your local drugstore at an affordable cost. Don’t believe us? See it for yourself! Read on to discover a handful of our favorite drugstore products—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that are sure to get you tons of compliments from head to toe…without deflating your wallet.
NYX PROFESSIONAL COSMETICS LIP LINGERIE LIPPIE DUO – EMBELLISHMENT & NEVER
Forget spending $30 or more on a matching liquid lipstick and lip liner duo. The Embellishment & Never Lip Lingerie Lippie Duo from NYX Professional Makeup can dress your pout in rich, matte color at just over $10 (MSRP).
L’OREAL PARIS MAGIC ROOT COVER UP
Whether you’re in-between visits to the salon, or simply have a few stray greys here and there that you wish to hide, L’Oreal Paris’ Magic Root Cover Up may be the right product for you! This temporary root touch up spray quickly masks the appearance of grays and lasts until your next shampoo.
L’Oreal Paris Magic Root Cover Up, $10.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFALCAR BB BLUR
Ideal for oily skin, this matte-finish BB cream can help visibly blur the appearance of pores, conceal blemishes, and absorb excess oil. Choose from two natural shades.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur, $29.99 MSRP
GARNIER SKINACTIVE ULTRA-LIFT ANTI-WRINKLE FIRMING MOISTURIZER
This light, non-greasy daily moisturizer—with rice peptides, vitamin E, and pro-retinol—deeply hydrates skin while helping to reduce the look of wrinkles and restore skin’s elasticity.
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP TOTAL CONTROL DROP FOUNDATION
The ultimate multi-tasking foundation, NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation can be used on its own or mixed into moisturizer or sunscreen for a customized result. Plus, it’s available in 24 shades so you’re sure to find your perfect match.
VICHY MINERAL 89
Could your skin use a hydration boost? This serum—formulated with Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water and hyaluronic acid—fortifies skin to help protect against external aggressors while boosting hydration to replenish the skin’s moisture barrier.
Vichy Mineral 89, $29.50 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS VOLUMINOUS LASH PRIMER
If false lashes aren’t your thing but you still want dramatic-looking lashes, try L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer. This mascara amplifier helps prime the lashes for additional volume and length.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer, $7.99 MSRP
GARNIER SKINACTIVE MIRACLE ANTI-FATIGUE EYE GEL-CREAM
When it comes to puffy, tired-looking eyes, makeup can help temporarily mask their appearance. For a long-term solution, reach for eye cream and use it consistently. Give this refreshing eye gel cream—with hyaluronic acid and caffeine—a try. It can help reduce the appearance of fatigue, like dark circles and puffiness, over time.
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY – MATTE
Keeping your skin (and makeup!) matte during the hot and humid summer months is as simple as a few spritzes of NYX Professional Makeup Makeup Setting Spray—Matte. This refreshing face mist keeps makeup looking like it was freshly-applied all day long.
LA ROCHE-POSAY PIGMENTCLAR MOISTURIZER
Looking for a hydrating moisturizer that can also help reduce the appearance of dark spots? Meet: La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Moisturizer. The formula helps moisturize the skin, protect with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, and reduce the look of dark spots over time.
La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Moisturizer, $51.99 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS TRUE MATCH LUMI LIQUID GLOW ILLUMINATOR
Achieving a gorgeous faux highlight is easy with L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator. All you have to do? Smooth the formula over your cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose for a lit-from-within glow your friends will envy!
MAYBELLINE LIP STUDIO SHINE SHOT LIP TOPCOAT
Topcoat isn’t just for your nails! Maybelline Lip Studio Shine Shot Lip Topcoat adds dimension and shine to any lip color. Simply smooth over your favorite lipstick or liner for mirror-like shine.
Maybelline Lip Studio Shine Shot Lip Topcoat, $5.99 MSRP
GARNIER SKINACTIVE CLEARLY BRIGHTER ARGAN NUT GENTLE EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
Dealing with a dull-looking complexion? Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser—formulated with Vitamin C, a fruit acid blend, and an antioxidant complex—can help to polish and even the appearance of the skin’s tone, brighten the look of the skin, and refine pores while washing away unwanted dirt and impurities.
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP BUILD ‘EM UP BROW POWDER
Beefing up thin, skimpy brows isn’t always easy, but NYX Professional Makeup is surely making things simpler with their Build ‘Em Up Brow Powder. This pigment-rich superfine powder helps define your arches while building fuller-looking lashes.
NYX Professional Makeup Build ‘Em Up Brow Powder, $8.00 MSRP
MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY BETTER SKIN CONCEALER + CORRECTOR
This concealer + corrector duo targets dark circles, spots, and imperfections for better-looking skin. Choose from six shades.
L’OREAL PARIS PURE-CLAY DETOX & BRIGHTEN MASK
Help remove impurities, even out your skin’s tone and increase luminosity with this creamy, non-drying face mask formulated with kaolin-, montmorillonite-, and Morrocan lava clays enhanced with charcoal.
L’Oreal Paris Detox & Brighten Mask, $12.99 MSRP
GARNIER FRUCTIS FULL CONTROL ANTI-HUMIDITY AEROSOL HAIRSPRAY
When the weather is throwing your hair into a (frizzy) loop, finding a full control hairspray that can withstand the elements is a must. Look no further than Garnier Fructis Full Control Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray, which can help keep hair in place for up to 24 hours while reducing the unwanted effects of humidity.
MAYBELLINE MASTER PRECISE INK METALLIC LIQUID EYELINER
Nail your cat-eye with Maybelline Master Precise Ink Metallic Liquid Eyeliner. Available in seven super-saturated shades, this liquid liner completes any look.