The only thing we love more than a well-deserved indulgence, is a really good beauty bargain. Especially when said bargain wields major beautifying powers and can be found at the corner drugstore. We’ve rounded up 10 classic products we know and love, with a few modern options from time-honored brands thrown in for good measure.
The Tried And True Beauty Bargains We're Buying In Bulk
Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner
Thayers Witch Hazel Toner
Witch hazel is something of a miracle ingredient for all sorts of complexion imperfections. This delicate potion combines it with rose petals and aloe vera to tighten pores, without leaving skin parched.
Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick in Love That Red
Revlon Classic Red Lipstick
Revlon has been lining drugstore shelves with this saturated red since 1951. The shade is virtually universal, making it a safe bet for every skintone.
Fresh Start Dry Shampoo
Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo
Second day hair is no match for this ultra light powder: Just a few sprays add a jolt of freshness and lift, without leaving behind a trail of overpowering fragrance.
Burt's Bees Hand Salve
This emolient salve remedies weather-ravaged hands with its signature blend of botanical oils and beeswax. They don't call it the farmer's friend for nothing.
Colour Caresse Wet Shine Lip Stain in Rose On and On
L'Oreal Colour Caresse Lip Stain
Beauty junkies in the know swear by L'Oreal's Caresse lip stain. A single swipe provides stay-put color that won't dry out or appear too sticky. Oh, and it won't cost you more than a Hamilton.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
Stashing a tub of this cult classic blubber on your nightstand, in your medicine cabinet and on your desk means never having to deal with dry skin sgain. Plus, it helps heal minor nicks and burns.
Great Lash Washable Mascara in Very Black
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Is she born with it? Or is it in fact, Maybelline? We may never know the answer to that age-old question but what we do know is that Great Lash is still one of our top mascara picks for clump-less volume.
Insta-Dri Top Coat Polish
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Topcoat
Your at-home manicure is not complete without a layer of Sally Hansen Insta-Dry. The super glossy top coat protects your polish from chipping and dries in a snap.
Oil-Free Acne Wash
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash
The same formula that helped you save face in high school can prevent hormonal and stress-related breakouts now.
Moisturizing Lip Balm
Carmex Lip Balm
For less than two bucks a pop, this no-frills lipbalm moisturizes, soothes and protects. A true beauty steal if ever there was one.