While it can be fun to indulge in the occasional splurge, it is far more thrilling to find the best drugstore products that work just as well as their department store counterparts. After the expenses of the holiday season, give your bank account a break with the new budget-friendly drugstore beauty launches – from an argan oil-infused BB cream & blush to an eyeliner for instant smoky eyes! These drugstore beauty bargains are 2015’s best new products…all under $15!
Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipsticks ($5.99) – If you are a fan of creamy lip butters like me, these new lippies from Almay are a must-try! With a creamy formula blended with hydrating ingredients like jojoba, coconut oil and vitamin E, they’re basically lip balms disguised as lipstick (with great color payoff to boot!). These are available in 12 shades expertly coordinated into three skin tone groups: light, light/medium, and medium. Each skin tone group has a berry, pink, nude and red shade….color me impressed already!
Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara ($7) – This is yet another lust worthy mascara from Maybelline! With its fanning brush with 10 layers of bristles, it promises to reveal “layer upon layer of lashes” for a full fan effect in just a coat or two, for defined and volumized lashes with a beautifully fringed effect.
Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil Collection ($14.99) – Physicians Formula is rolling out a bunch of new products for 2015, but I’m most excited to try their Argan Wear collection especially the Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil BB Cream and the Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush. Infused with pure argan oil, these products offer rich conditioning & smoothing benefits at an affordable price! And you can’t help but adore the pretty packaging!
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen ($8.99) – If you are a fan of smoky eye looks, this is just the perfect thing for instant smoky eyes in 1 easy step! With a gel-like powder formula, this eyeliner features a tapered sponge tip applicator to instantly blend color, creating a defined smoky eye with no smudging needed.
Simple Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water ($7) – I’ve always wanted to try a micellar cleansing water but couldn’t find an affordable option at the drusgtores. Micellar Waters are no-rinse, soap-free cleansing waters that are gentle to the skin. Simple’s Micellar Water is a blend of multi-vitamins, skin loving ingredients and gentle cleansers to cleanse & hydrate the skin while removing make-up, dirt & unclog pores. The formula leaves no residue, so no rinsing required! It has no harsh chemicals, artificial perfume or dyes that can upset your skin. And the best part is that it’s only $6.99!
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks ($5.99) – Good news for matte lipstick aficionados! The new moisture matte lipsticks from Milani are infused with hydrating grape seed extract and not only feel great & comfy on the lips but also last for hours. In eight luxe, go-the-distance shades, from the oh-so-sweet, pale pink Matte Innocence to the va va voom, fiery-red Matte Passion. Now you can go mad about matte without the dryness and flaking.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Quick Dry Primer Spray ($3.99) – Who doesn’t want to speed up the blow dry process and save time? This lightweight primer formula accelerates your routine by cutting blow dry time while protecting hair from heat damage. Formulated with fibralock technology, the formula gets rid of excess water from hair fibers so strands dry up to two times faster.
Milani Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil ($5.99) – Being an eyeliner addict, I am always looking for the latest & greatest (and affordable!) eye pencils and this new waterproof eyeliner sounds quite promising! Available in a single stellar shade (Blackest Black), the waterproof, retractable formula claims to glide-on and neatly line the upper lid or inner rim in one stroke. Bonus points: It’s self-sharpening.
Nivea In-Shower Nourishing Body Lotion ($5.99) – Forget to lotion up after your shower? Now you can moisturize your skin conveniently while in the shower with this new product! It’s like conditioner for your body – slather it on in the shower after cleansing, and then rinse it off. The formula is activated by water and absorbs immediately, leaving you with soft & smooth skin, without the sticky lotion feel! Available in 3 variations for normal to very dry skin.
Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum ($5.99) – Although this silky crème anti-frizz serum formula has been designed for curly hair, it sounds like a great treat for my super dry, damaged & frizzy strands! This lightweight leave-in treatment can be applied to wet or dry hair. It smooths your strands and quenches dryness without weighing hair down and improves manageability while taming frizz and flyaways.
Which of these new beauty buys will you be picking up? Any favorites?