10 Solid Drugstore Beauty Products

Been seeking a few beauty products that are top notch quality, at a bottom dollar price?  Here’s a list of 12 products (in no particular order) that I swear by that are beauty must haves that you can find at your local drugstore…

1. Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Silicone Free Shampoo:

Pantene Pro-V Ice ShineWhen you look good, you feel good…and Pantene will help you get there.

Do you have hair that looks lifeless and lacks shine? Get healthy-looking hair with brilliant shine that lasts 24 hours with Pantene Pro-v Ice Shine Products.

Even after the first use, you will see a difference in the way your hair looks and feels – silkier and shiner. Pantene’s Ice Shine shampoo is specially formulated to remove dirt and styling residue, which can make hair look dull and lifeless. Created without silicone, dyes, or parabens. It is gentle and mild which makes it appropriate for color-treated or permed hair.

2. Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes

Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes effectively dissolve all traces of dirt, oil and makeup-even waterproof mascara-for clean, fresh skin in one easy step.

These gentle, ultra soft cloths contain superior cleansing technology so effective it removes even waterproof mascara. With one step, it leaves skin thoroughly clean with no heavy residue, so there’s no need to rinse. And it’s gentle enough to use around the sensitive eye area, even for contact lens wearers. Refill and traveling packs are also available. Make your skin make-up free the easy way.

3. Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Tousling Styling Creme

Tousle Me Softly Styling Creme

Ever need that extra “umph” to get those full bodied waves you crave? Ditch that blah crunchy-curl hair gel and try Tousle Me Softly Tousling Styling Creme by Herbal Essences! It gives damp hair a smooth start for a soft, messy-hair look. Then it goes to work on dry, styled hair to calm anxious fly-aways and touches up tousles throughout the day. And if you really want to tousle it up, get a good base with Set Me Up Stylers Mousse or Spray Gel before finishing with this hair cream. Become a shapeshifter. The power to create looks in minutes.
4. Maybelline New York Great Lash Big Mascara
Great Lash BIG

Live big! Great Lash Big has a bigger brush for great big live-it-up lashes! The great big brush provides a bigger, bolder lash effect. Great buildable formula still conditions as it thickens with even greater intensity. No clumps or globs.

  • Features a bigger brush
  • No clumps or globs

5. Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F.) Brushes

E.L.F. Brushes

Become your own makeup artist with E.L.F Brushes and Brush Sets. Each brush has been ergonomically designed to fit perfectly into your hand to facilitate a flawless finish with every application. You can count on fluffy, non-irritating bristles on each brush – everything from eyes, lips, and face.

6. Sonia Kashuk Sheer Magic Mineral Face Palette

Sonia Kashuk Face Palette

(Exclusively sold at Target) These precious stones work to soften, treat, and smooth the skin while reflecting light and inducing a flawless and natural radiance. This 3-in-1 palette perfectly combines mineral concealer, foundation, and sheer blush. Powder foundation and loose blush are talc-free, lightweight and extremely blend-able. Minerals work with all skin types and are especially gentle for sensitive skin.  The creamy smooth concealer camouflages skins imperfections while preserving skins elasticity and preventing dehydration.  Soften, treat, and smooth skin for natural radiance. Known to brighten and energize the skin, minerals bring luminosity using ultra-fine coverage.
7. Organix Ever Straight Flat Iron Spray: Brazillian Keratin Therapy
Flat Iron Spray
Rich Brazilian cocoa nut oils combined with hydrolyzed keratin protein to seal and protect your hair from thermal heat styling. Protects against heat damage caused by flat irons, curling irons and any other heat tool. Keeps your locks glossy with a healthy-looking glow. An exclusive blend of antioxidant rich organic coconut oil along with rich keratin proteins infuse to strengthen the hair, while organic avocado oils and cocoa butter smooth the cuticle for straight, strong tresses adding a brilliant glow and luminescent shine.
8. Umberto Beverly Hills Repair Treatment Masque
Repair Masque
A rich, luxurious deep conditioner that renews damaged hair, as well as hair that has been chemically treated. With a blend of marine derived amino acid to restore hair’s strength, your hair  becomes shinier and healthier. Co-polymer botanical proteins improve body and manageability, and repair split ends.
9. Maybelline New York Define-A-Line Automatic Eye Liner
define-a-line-eyeliner
Characterize and outline your eyes with the Maybelline Define-a-Line eyeliner. IHighlight and beautify your eyes with the ebony black eyeliner to give it definition and depth that will capture everyones attention. The eye makeup liner will smoothly and precisely glide along your lash line and under your eyes, in a single stroke. Apply from the inner to the outer corners to outline your eyes. It comes with a built-in contour smudger that you can utilize if you wish to add a smokey effect to your eyes. The Maybelline eye liner is ideal for all day wear. It has been ophthalmologist-tested and is also safe for use on sensitive eyes.
10. Revlon PhotoReady Concealer
PhotoReady Concealer
Camouflage and illuminate your skin with Revlon’s PhotoReady Concealer. For a flawless, airbrush finish, Revlon’s silky smooth formula instantly conceals imperfections and highlights while providing full coverage. Be photo-ready with the photochromatic pigments blended into the formula to reflect and diffuse light.
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Mini-Haul

I went on a mini-shopping haul; meaning I indulged myself in unnecessary retail therapy the other day, and found myself on somewhat of a make-up spending spree…

I ended up using a gift-card I had received to Sephora, and I must say, not only was it much appreciated, but it was money well spent too! I had my eye on the Sephora + Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color Face Palette earlier this year and decided that was a must, and img_36811I also thought I would pick-up some fun and quirky eyeliner, along with a ruby red shade lip pencil to use in my Pin-Up Valentine’s Day Tutorial. Although the pencils are mini-sized, they have jumbo-sized quality and are perfect for those creative urges you’re dying to try!

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Then I treated myself to another item I had been eyeing since this past summer: my Toofaced La Creme Lip Cream in “In the Buff”. I often use lipstick, lip crayons, lip gloss, and lip stain – but by far this is the most satisfying product I have yet to come across. It’s moisture rich, made with lotus flower & power peptides, and has a comfortable color drenched appeal to enhance your natural lips. I am pretty much in love with this lip cream, and our bond will be quite difficult to break. And besides…it’s so pretty!

img_36831Finally, I picked up some other necessities on a more affordable budget.  I am  obsessed with concealer so it is always an item that is bound to end up in my shopping basket. I really enjoy this Match Perfection 2-in-1 concealer and highlighter because it has a brush tip applicator, making concealing imperfections super easy and mess free!  The Fix&Perfect primer was a purchase that I now feel bad for having a bit of early buyer’s remorse… but after using the Rimmel primer, I think I have found the same quality product, at just a lower budget – and I couldn’t be happier! As for the Lip Contouring Pencil – I wanted something that was neutral enough to not overwhelm my natural lip color,as well as to not take away from other lip products I may or may not decide to use over it.This pencil did exactly that, plus it lasts all day!

So, although my wallet may be hurting, I am beyond satisfied with these picks I got and encourage you to go out and try them for yourself!

A Few of My Favorite Things

    I’ve been meaning to make a decent list of products for any one out there who may spend a little too much of their time in the make-up aisle at the store or online researching the latest beauty products. I for one have spent too many days reading about products, and indecisively lurking in the beauty aisles – its no crime! But here’s just a small list of a few of my favorite and new products that I am currently loving, and hopefully will give you an idea of what to look for and purchase when you’re out on your next make-up haul.

 Coastal Scents Corrective Concealer Palette

Particularly useful for highlighting, camouflaging unruly blemishes, or even practicing make-up on others. Includes a wide range of skin tones for coverage, and corrective colors to minimize imperfections.

Particularly useful for highlighting, camouflaging unruly blemishes, or even practicing make-up on others. Includes a wide range of skin tones for coverage, and corrective colors to minimize imperfections.

As a conceal-aholic, I always find myself on the endless hunt for the perfect concealer. I particularly look for perfect coverage, light weight application, and am always conscious of my sensitive, oil-prone skin.

I have tried concealers from local drugstores, but I just can’t fight my obsession and am constantly going through tubes of concealer like there’s no tomorrow. So I figured, why not try a concealer palette?

So I went on Amazon.com, and found this perfect, affordable Coastal Scents Corrective Concealer Palette. Not only does it provide many different shades to perfectly camouflage imperfections and this amazing applicator brush, but it also has these great corrective shades to find the right balance for your skin.

113 Piece Beauty Gems Make-Up Palette

Perfect for travelling as an all-in-one kit. Includes eye shadows, highlighting powders, blush, and lip gloss.

Perfect for travelling as an all-in-one kit. Includes eye shadows, highlighting powders, blush, and lip gloss.

Palettes have almost always been one of my make-up “must-haves”.  Not only do they provide the essential eye shadows, blushes, and lip glosses, but they are absolutely perfect for any girl on the go. Palettes come in all sizes, and you can even find some that focus on just one aspect of your face! Perfect right?

Investing in this 113 Piece Beauty Gems Make-Up Palette from Ulta (Ulta.com) has been one of my better decisions; as far as make-up shopping goes. Affordable, compact, and fun to create with, this palette has definitely become one of my favorite products, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is searching for a total face palette.

TooFaced Cosmetics

Amazing Face Foundation, Primed and Poreless Primer, Shadow Insurance-Candlelight, and Absolutely Flawless Concealer. (TooFaced.com)

Amazing Face Foundation, Primed and Poreless Primer, Shadow Insurance-Candlelight, and Absolutely Flawless Concealer. (TooFaced.com)

As mentioned before, my number one concern when shopping for make-up is my sensitive, oil-prone skin. In attempt to make the switch from tinted moisturizer to liquid foundation and concealers, I discovered one of my all time favorite make-up brands: TooFaced.

I instantly fell in love after my first few purchases because they aimed towards those ladies who have sensitive skin, oil-prone skin, and provide more than satisfactory products. These are bit more pricey compared to average drugstore products, but absolutely worth every cent.

Since my first trial purchases, I have transformed my make-up case into an overpopulated haven for TooFaced products. Definitely, if you are looking for quality and skin-friendly formulated make-up products, I encourage you to try TooFaced!