6 Drugstore Products You Need


It’s not easy to find quality make-up  that won’t leave a hole in your wallet. These 6 drugstore products will make you look great and save you a little extra money while you do it!

  1. Revlon Photoready Insta-fix SPF 20 $11.79

If you’re anything like me, foundation disappears from your face almost as soon as you put it on. So throughout the day I always have to touch-up my look. This product is perfect for retouching and covering up any flaws on the go. It makes your face look healthy without a heavy make-up feel or look. Since it is on the more expensive side, I only use it for touch-ups so I don’t have to buy it as often.

  1. Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in1 lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum $6.59

I was skeptical when I read that it would boost the length of your eyelashes but I figured I might as well try it. Not only does the eyeliner go on smooth and thick, it stays on all day and, yes, it really does make your eyelashes grow. Most women saw a difference between 2 and 4 weeks; I noticed a change in the length of my lashes before the first week was up! Most days I don’t even put on mascara, but on the days I do, I use this:

  1. Rimmel London Wonderlash Mascara $8.99

Any mascara I have used before always claimed there would be no clumping, but every single one still did to some degree. This is the first drugstore bought mascara that has actually lived up to its promise. It goes on smooth and separates lashes all while keeping my lashes looking natural. Sometimes I forget if I even put any mascara on!

  1. Maybelline New York The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette $6.79

After finally getting my hands on Urban Decay’s Naked palette’s, I knew I would never use another eye shadow again. That was until I forgot all of my make-up on a weekend trip. So I went to the nearest drug store, picked up a few essentials, and when it came to eye shadow, this one caught my eye. Maybelline’s version of the Naked palette may not be as high-level but it is a good substitute for those on a budget. Some of the light shades need a few extra coats and I would suggest using a brush instead of the foam applicator they give you, but for the price I would keep it around in my back pocket just in case. Make sure you buy an eyelid primer along with it.

  1. e.l.f. Essential Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer $2.00

I’ve only just started experimenting with primers and this is by far my favorite. It’s inexpensive, long lasting and easy to apply. The applicator is a little hard to use, but I just apply it to a clean finger to make it easier to put on.

  1. Nivea NQ-10 Plus Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion $9.99

I’ve tried all different types of lotion, but one that tones your skin and helps hide cellulite? Sign me up. It is proven that this lotion will provide firmer skin within two weeks, and just around that time I saw results. It firms the skin while making it smooth. The lotion also keeps legs moisturized for 24 hours, smells great and doesn’t make your skin feel greasy!


Jocelyn Butler
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Jocelyn is a Senior at Ohio University studying Public Relations and Marketing. On top of school she is also very involved in her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. She enjoys dancing, reading, eating copious amounts of snack food, and shamelessly watching corgi videos in her free time.