Sunday, March 27, 2011

My 25 Best Drugstore Cosmetics Under $25

Who doesn't want to look Fabulous in a Budget? Really? Who?

My very first 2nd blog post was about my "10 Best Drugstore Beauty Products"  (CLICK HERE) if you want to read it. And I only repeated one product on this list because seriously I just love it and couldn't leave it out! (Let's see if you can spot which one is the repeat one)

I love trying out new inexpensive products but is a lot more fun discovering a great beauty product and sharing it with all of you, so enjoy!

1. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup ($10)
Ladies with Spring here and Summer just around the corner before putting on the beautiful mini skirt/shorts/dress., make sure you legs are looking the part! but don't reserve this baby for legs only; it's perfect for exposed shoulders and chests, too. Once you spray it on, rub it in, and let it dry, it stays put and doesn't transfer onto clothes.

2. L'Oréal Paris Visible Lift Line-Minimizing & Tone-Enhancing Concealer SPF 20 ($12)
It's superlight, but covers well. So you need less product to get the job done, which is particularly good for the textured skin around the eye, where you can least afford cakiness. Also, the built-in brush makes for easy application.

3. NYX Eyebrow Shaper (8.79)
This product really does deliver the wax stick helps shape unruly brows into perfection.

4. Revlon ColorStay Soft & Smooth Lipcolor ($10)
This lipstick doesn't budge, even when I eat it stays on. Of course I always re-applied after each meal but it's a very very good lipstick.

5. Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ($10)
Super long-lasting, it requires no touch-ups. Apply and you're done is that easy.

6. L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara (7)
I love the way it lays on: really thick and long and full, absolutely love, love, love this mascara. I always put more than one, two, three, four coats.

7. TRESemme Fresh Start No Frizz Creme (4.99)
This creme eliminates frizz and get a smooth style, it's lightweight, refreshes hair without buildup. I use it everyday right after styling my hair. Love it.

8. L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush ($11)
This blush really does simulate the look of blood flow through skin — and goes on sheer, so you can keep adding the color and run almost no risk of overapplying and this is awesome for me because I LOVE BLUSH!!


9. e.l.f. Shimmering Facial Whip (1.00)
This is the perfect on-the-go face illuminating little tube. It gives you the perfect little shimmer for your cheeks, nose, eyes.,!!

10. NYX Eyebrow Marker (9.79)
This product provides long-lasting color to shade and define brows, it won't smudge or smear.

11. Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow ($6.50)
This creme shadow sets especially well, so it doesn't move around the way others can. Also, the pigment particles aren't too sparkly, just subtly gleaming.

12. L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17 ($11)
Seriously ladies whatever your skin tone, you'll find a match for it in this exceptionally extensive collection. The liquids are particularly buildable and become part of your skin nicely. I love it use mine for contouring face.

13. Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick (99 cents)
Really this lipstick is seriously nice. You can find a close substitute for any 'it' color you may like, and at worst, you're looking at a $1 learning experience.

14. John Frieda Root Awakening Strength Restoring Hair Spray ($6.49)
This is an excellent reviver for your hair and scalp; in addition to the volumizing effect, there's a refreshing, tingling sensation.

15. L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray ($15)
It holds without getting sticky or hard, and gives you incredible shine. You can also reapply periodically without fear of stickiness. For an end-of-day lift, flip your head over, and spray lightly at the roots.

16. Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner (7.49)
This long lasting liquid eyeliner won't smudge, smeair or fade away. I wear this eyeliner everyday top and bottom of my eyes. It truly does last all day.

17. Clairol Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up ($7)
I love this baby it can easily cover grays along the part and hairline — without that telltale inky effect.

18. Roc Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum ($22)
If you want to use a retinoid to fight UV damage, but your skin gets too dry with a prescription version, this serum is a nice alternative. The formulation is concentrated, light, and easy to spread.

19. Olay Regenerist Eye Regenerating Cream + Touch of Concealer ($19)
If you want to kill two birds with one stone, check out this eye cream: Aside from being anti-aging, the formulation contains subtle concealer.

20. Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash with NutriumMoisture ($4.49)
As we age, our skin gets drier, in part because of a compromised barrier. This has an amazing technology that protects protein and lipids in the skin and helps keep your barrier intact.

21. Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss (7.49)
I love this lipgloss, glossy finish, true to color, great color selection and is not too sticky. My favorite is Sunset Peach.

22. NYX Eye Shadow Pallette (10.99)
Absolutely love these pallette(s). It has ten shades or eye shadow in bold color combinations that are inspired by colors and fashions from runaways all over the world. Highliy pigmented, long-lasting shadow formulations and the pallette selections are amazing. I have the (Mysterious Brown Eyes) and (Smokey Eyes).

23. e.l.f. Essentials Natural Lash Kit (1.00)
Who doesn't want length and full eyelashes? This set is perfect it includes: Contour tray, lashes and tube of lash adhesive gel. Love them!!!!!

24. Soft Soap Body Wash (Pomegranate & Mango) (5.99)
I love using this body wash it leaves my skin soft and with a beautiful fruit body scent.

25. Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Nail Color (5 ea)
No need to explain why I'm in love with these nail polishes!! other than they're absolutely gorgeous!



  1. I love this list!!!! I want like eight of these things!
    thanks for this homework!

    matters of merrymaking

  2. Great post - absolutely agrees on each item. By the way, John Frieda shampoos - i do use them and love them, can say the same about L'Oreal products - great quality!
    Marusya V

  3. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful products! I'm definitely going to try the NYX eyebrow marker and the Revlon liquid eyeliner!!


  4. i am bookmarking this post, printing it and bringing it to the store with me!! thanks!

  5. ahhhh!!! you are the best! i told you i need help! and there you go helping me :)

    p.s. my favorite everyday drugstore thing is simple face wipes. mostly b/c i am so lazy just to wash the face sometimes and these guys are lifesavers for that.

  6. LOVE this post!! So many great products and all for so cheap, which is perfect. As a student, I need good products for the best price! :)

    Xo Chelle

  7. wow what great finds!! thanks for sharing! i'm definitely going to try the revlon colorstay lipstick - what color is your fave?


  8. I love your picks ;) bisous

  9. Thanks for the tips! I like to change up my beauty/makeup regime for the Spring Summer, so now I know what great products to buy!

  10. Fantastic !!!
    pretty sure I own 20 of the 25 * you nailed it :)
    stay fabulous

  11. Nice post! I totally agree. I need to try that Revlon lipgloss. But I love the Sally Hansen and the body wash. Use them both all the time


  12. I have been using the Voluminous Mascara for about 10 years..I have tried others and nothing compares..MThey extend my lashes beautifully and and so much thickness!! This is a great post!! XoXo

  13. I'm totally behind the Loreal Voluminous Mascara. I stared using it in Junior High (18 yrs ago) and just recently graduated to a brand at Sephora (costs twice as much but its awesome). It is by far the best of the drugstore mascaras!

  14. OMG this is a great post! I wanna take a quick trip to the drugstore to get a few of these items. Again, lovely post!!!


  15. love these
    i have that revlon lipgloss.
    great post!!!!!!!!!!
    follow back please!!!!