Top 25 Drug Store Beauty Finds of 2015 Under $15

For as long as I can remember I have always had an obsession with beauty products! It is so much fun to try out new products and test new scents and colors. But good quality makeup can quickly break the budget. However while many of my fashionista friends are spending $30, $40, or $50 for a tube of Younique or M.A.C mascara, I am here thoroughly enjoying my $4 tube of Maybelline Great Lash! All joking aside, those high dollar products are great but most woman I know can’t afford them on a regular basis.

That being said, I suppose you could say that my love of “drug store” makeup came out of necessity. And guess what I found out?! So many of the products I have tried work just as well or even better than the high end versions. The list below are my top 25 picks for inexpensive good quality cosmetics that include some classics and a few new products as well. Go ahead, have your cake and eat it too!! 😉

1) Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner – This is one of my new favorites. It glides on smoothly like a gel and smudges nicely for a great smokey eye. It also stays put all day and best of all the easy twist-up packaging lets you ditch the sharpener. $7.45

revlon colorstay

2) Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover Lotion – This product easily removes any cosmetics on your skin in a single swipe including waterproof mascara. And I love that it doesn’t feel oily and greasy afterward or dry out your skin. $6.23

neutrogena makeup remover

3) Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – There is a reason why this items is on pretty much every beauty list out there – it works! Maybelline Great Lash has been around forever, and for good reason. Using an eyelash curler and Maybelline Great Lash mascara, you can easily fake the drama of faux lashes for cheap. They even make a clear version to use as a primer on lashes and brows. You can’t go wrong with this one! $3.79

maybelline mascara

4) Batiste Dry Shampoo – Dry shampoo is one of my favorite products since becoming a mom. Hormonal changes left my hair feeling more oily than normal and this was a great product to help tame the shine in between shampoos. Even better is that this one comes in different scents and colors so that you’re not frantically combing out every last bit of white. Your welcome 🙂 $10.25

batiste dry shampoo

5) Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – The original for everyday hydration made with fantastic natural products such as beeswax, vitamin E, and honey. And the lip balms are also available in a variety of tints and flavors to suit your tastes. And an entire line of products specifically made for children. Also worth noting? Burt himself is pretty great too! $2.99

burt's bees

6) Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream Skin Perfector – Being a huge fan of BB creams I was super excited to try this out and I can tell you it did not disappoint. Like most BB’s it’s meant for light coverage, yet the formula is a little thicker than what a tinted moisturizer would be. I use this in the summer as my foundation.  And as an added bonus it has SPF 30. $8.69

revlon bb cream

7) Almay Intense i-color Shadow Stick – As far as eye shadow crayons go these are pretty superior to any that I have tried. The pigment is awesome and the staying power is tremendous. And each stick is specially designed to complement a specific eye color. Pictured below is the shadow stick for brown eyes. $5.30

almay i color stick

8) Revlon Color Stay Whipped Creme Foundation – This stuff is amazing! I thought it would be too heavy for my skin but it is surprisingly light. It’s targeted for medium coverage but I believe it is more like a full coverage product.  Apply the tiniest bit with a makeup sponge and watch how far it goes. Pictured below in Buff. $11.97

revlon whipped creme

9) Physician’s Formula Classic Nude Palette – This palette is perfect for all of your needs. Dark smokey eye? Check. Natural makeup look? Check. Pick this up in place of any high end palette and you get a lot of bang for your buck with a very similar quality. $9.59

physicians nude palette

10) Jergens Natural Glow – A light daily body moisturizer that also gradually adds a touch of color to your skin?! I am sold! I have been using Jergens Natural Glow for several years now and it is one of my go to summer products. $6.75

jergens natural glow

11) Aveeno Oatmeal Bath – Aveeno products are among my favorites because they are not only made of natural ingredients (100% colloidal oatmeal) but Aveeno products actually help soothe a wide range of skin irritations such as sunburn, eczema, and poison ivy. $6.19

aveeno oatmeal bath

12) Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser – This is the perfect product to use as a primer or base before applying your foundation or concealer. No mess just instant pore smoothing perfection. $4.19

maybelline baby skin

13) E.L.F. Contouring Palette – Create a healthy natural glow with this perfectly paired duo. Use the bronzer to contour and accent cheekbones for beautiful definition. And use the blush to highlight the cheeks with a flush of color. $5.95

elf contouring blush

14) Revlon Photo Ready Primer+Eyeshadow – If you are looking for a professional quality compact at a fantastic price this is your choice. The primer helps to conceal creases and lines and the pearly color is great for highlighting and accentuating eye color. Use wet for bold impact. $9.99

revlon primer + eyeshadow

15) Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Balm – A little shine, a touch of color, and a lot of moisture! This is one of the best lip balms out there and I have probably tried just about all of them. $2.99

maybelline baby lips

16) NYX Cosmetics Blotting Paper – Summers in my area can get pretty hot and humid which doesn’t exactly help makeup. Use these to blot away the shine to help keep your makeup look flawless. $3.50

nyx blotting papers

17) BAN Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths – These are great anytime time you need to cool off and freshen up. Think baby wipes for adults! Not only do they clean sweat and dirt from the skin but they leave a fine layer of translucent powder to help keep you dry and feeling fresh. Put them in the diaper bag, the gym bag, the car, the bathroom, you name it! $2.97

ban cooling cloths

18) Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup – I hate pantyhose! But I love the way my legs look in them. If you also hate pantyhose this is your next best option. Cover freckles, veins, and other imperfections. Also this product is water and transfer resistant meaning it while stay on you and not your clothing (providing you allow it to dry for the recommended amount of time). $9.99

sally hansen airbrush legs

19) Wet N Wild Kohl Eyeliner Pencil – I have been using this product since I was about 15 or 16 and it’s still one of my go to’s. It’s inexpensive, the color is very bold, and, when warmed, it glides on like a gel but provides coverage like a liquid. I have even found these at the dollar store for a buck. What a steal! $5.92

wet n wild

20) Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder – A really good long lasting matte powder that not only stops shine but also evens out skin tone. It blends very well and leaves my skin feeling smooth. $11.99

rimmel powder

21) Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion – This moisturizing product is great for daily wear and is great for sensitive skin so almost anyone can use it. Ideal for use all over the body but it is light enough to use on the face as well. Pair it with their fash wash for a great daily skin regimen. $9.20

cetaphil lotion

22) Bio Oil Liquid – Bio oil is a great product for normal or dry skin. It improves skin tone, reduces the appearance of scars, and is hypoallergenic making it safe for sensitive skin. $7.19

bio oil

23) Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Stick – This is another product that I have been using for decades and absolutely swear by it. Cocoa butter is great for the skin and smells good enough to eat. Cocoa butter is also a great sunburn treatment. $8.99

palmers cocoa butter

24) St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub – One of the best inexpensive facial scrubs I have ever used. I love the fact that it clears the skin while also exfoliating the skin. Plus I love the fresh and fruity apricot scent. $3.54

st ives apricot scrub

25) Dove Beauty Bar – I don’t normally ever endorse bar soap (unless the ingredients are all natural) but I do have to admit I love Dove beauty bars. The scent is so soft and fresh and they really do moisturize the skin unlike most other bar soaps. There’s a reason why Dove beauty bars were my grandmother’s skin regimen for most of her life. $6.99 (6 pack)

dove beauty bar



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One Comment Add yours

  1. Such good products! I love the Cetaphil lotion, baby skin, and baby lips!

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