(Closed) 5 Drugstore beauty products you can't live without?!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Purpose – facial cleanser

Neutrogena Moisture Emulsion

St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Wash

Cover Girl – Advanced Radiance Foundation

Nivea Deep Renewel Lip Balm

Post # 4
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

1. Physician’s Strength Concealer in green (in the tube) for hiding redness. Great mixed with foundation or tinted moisturizer for covering all-over redness like if I got a little sunburned. Really much better than any of the more expensive products I’ve tried.

2. Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow – the best replacement I’ve found for Urban Decay’s cream eyeshadow. Bold color and stays put all day even if I am too lazy to put on eyeshadow primer.

3. Covergirl LipPerfection lipstick in the matte colors/Covergirl Queen Collection Lipstick (which is like the LipPerfection for dark-skinned people, or whatever, though I think that’s silly with lipstick since the colors could all work for anyone – I am dead white pale and my fave of those comes from the Queen collection). Moisturizing, bright color, good coverage, lasts a long time. The ONLY lipstick I use now.

4. Covergirl LashBlast Fusion. My go-to mascara. I used to use Clinique Long Pretty Lashes but then I started wanting a bigger look. I tried that Dior mascara that everyone raves about but just used it three times before throwing it out because imo it sucked so much. But LashBlast Fusion really works for me.

5. Ecotools brushes. Cheap and very nice (imo, anyway)! They sold them in the on-campus store at my college which is where I first bought them, but now most drugstores seem to have them. I don’t think I own any brushes except Ecotools anymore.

Post # 5
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I could live without most of the things that I put on my face, except Cherry Chapstick. I go a bit insane when I do not have at least 1 tube with me at all times. Fiance bought me about a dozen this past weekend and scattered them thoughout the apartment lol

Post # 6
1144 posts
Bumble bee

– L’Oreal True Match Foundation

-L’Oreal Voluminous mascara

-Revlon Colorstay concealer

-L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil eyeliner

-Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting eyeliner

Post # 7
979 posts
Busy bee

–  Fructis hair serum

–  Mayballine Dream Matte Powder

–  Mayballine Volum Express waterproof Mascara 

–  Revlon Revitalift Day Cream

–  A razor!!!!!

Post # 8
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013


Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

Vanilla Mint (or unscented) Chapstick

John Frieda shampoo/conditioner (Brilliant Brunette or the volume line)

Almay concealer

Those mini face masks that come in individual packets.. the drugstore I go to has its own brand

Post # 9
481 posts
Helper bee

1. Covergirl stick concealer in “fair” – I’ve been using this for the last ~10 years… gees!

2. Physician’s Formula mineral correcting powder in a light color. Different stores carry different shades so I just get the lightest available. I love that it’s talc-free, but my one beef is that it doesn’t last very long (~2 months? I feel like my CG powders would last at least 3 or 4 months).

3. Burt’s Bees “replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil” – no other burt’s bees formula will do! I don’t know why but this one feels the most natural on my lips, it’s neither too oily nor too waxy. 

4. L’Oreal “magic smooth souffle blush” in “plume”. I NEVER would have tried this product if I hadn’t gotten a free pot of it through a job I had at a drug store. I don’t usually go in for “new” products like this, and as far as makeup goes I was perfectly happy with pretty much any cheap, bright/light pink compact. I guess I didn’t think blush could be anything special. But this product is so awesome! The color looks boring and the price seems outrageous (I think it’s like $13 – which is cray when you’re used to spending less than 5!), but it’s worth it. I am amaaaaazed at how natural it looks, and how long the little pot lasts. My makeup routine is pretty minimalist… this has been the only real “game changer” in the last decade. Ha ha!

5. CG mascara. I can’t tell much difference between the different “kinds”.

6. (I’m adding one more since there is only one more thing I use and I might as well mention it!) 99-cent black twist-up eyeliner. The cheapo stuff from LA Looks or Wet N Wild are perfect for filling between my upper eyelashes without going on too thick/dark. I tried a more expensive eyeliner once and it made me look TOO made up. 

Post # 10
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@DeeVine1217:  I agree with you on the L’Oreal Voluminous mascara. It is the only brand I use now, and it is amaizng.

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Neutrogena eye makeup remover

Covergirl Lash Blast (orange tube) waterproof

ELF cream eyeliner

ELF mineral shadow in Celebrity

Carmex in a tube 

Post # 12
49 posts

Cetaphil Facewash

Maybelline BB Cream

Loreal Volumious Mascara

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisurizer


Post # 13
4982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

1. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stains… I’m obsessed and have 4 of them.

2. Loreal Infallible eyeliner. 

3. The orange tubed CG mascara. Even the not-waterproof one NEVER comes off!

4. Aveeno Active Naturals daily detoxifying scrub, the only stuff to even come close to clearing up my face.

5. CG loose powder, which I’ve been using off and on since I started wearing makeup.

Post # 14
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

1. Head & Shoulders Shampoo (yea I use it and it is very good especially in the winter) 

2. Maybelline Mascara (pink and green tube)

3. Oatmeal and Shea St Ives Lotion

4. Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lotion

5. Venus razor refills

Post # 15
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

CeraVe for night lotion

Oil of Olay 7 Effects for day lotion

Cetaphil face wash

Revlon Just Bitten balm stains.  I have lipcolors in all price ranges (Chanel and Nars to Clinique to Revlon) and I reach for these the most.  I own almost every color.

Revlon eyelash curler

Post # 16
1144 posts
Bumble bee

@amandasf:  I love it!  I actually use 3 different mascaras if I want really dramatic lashes (crazy, I know but the results are fantastic!) but the Voluminous mascara is always in there

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