Sometimes it can be hard for college students to keep up with beauty and style trends, because, let’s face it, some of our favorite products are expensive or are hard to find.
I have a favorite mascara that I can often only find at Sephora, but even they frequently run out. Fortunately, I’ve managed to scout out some of the best beauty products that are easy to find in most drugstores and can save you a few bucks.
Not only do drugstores carry great cosmetic brands, but they are also where you will find other products that are important for any great beauty regimen.
When it comes to skincare, Neutrogena is one of the best brands that you can find at any common drugstore.
The brand is a favorite of dermatologists, and it makes one of my favorite facial moisturizers, simply called Moisture. The moisturizer is oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it won’t make you break out.
Revlon is a great drugstore brand when you’re looking for make-up. They have an extensive selection of lip colors to pick from. If you want a matte lipstick or a high-shine gloss, you can find whatever you need to complete your make-up look with Revlon products.
Rimmel London is another great drugstore brand. My favorite mascara to buy when I’m shopping at CVS is their Lash Accelerator Mascara.
The brush has very stiff bristles that separate and lift lashes really well, so they don’t clump. I actually keep one of my empty ones around so that when any other mascara I might be using clumps, I can comb through my lashes with the clean Lash Accelerator brush.
Most drugstores sell Essie nail polish. Nail polish is a product that tends to last a really long time, so buying your own colors and giving yourself a manicure when you need to can be a real money-saver. You can also always grab nail files or manicure sets at the drugstore too.
Petroleum jelly has a ton of uses, and is a great purchase anytime you find yourself at a drugstore. Not only can it be used as a lip balm, but it can turn any of your favorite matte lipsticks into a fun gloss.
It can also be used a moisturizer in particularly sensitive spots, like around your eyes. If you look in the mirror and realize your foundation is making your face look a bit too matte, dab some petroleum jelly onto your cheekbones to restore a dewy, natural look.
You don’t need expensive brand name tools to apply make-up well. Skill is much more important.
Make-up brushes that you find at a drugstore can be crucial to applying a killer winged eyeliner or smudgey, smokey eye.
Sponge wedges are ideal for applying liquid foundation evenly all over your face. Q-tips are also great buy for fixing make-up or nail polish mistakes.
Next time you find yourself at a drugstore, make sure to check out the treasure trove that is called the beauty section. There are some great cosmetics and products that you will feel great about using in your beauty routine every day.
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