Rachel Zoe—a known beauty junkie—has a makeup bag brimming with the latest and greatest makeup products. Since she’s clearly a connoisseur of all things glamorous, we were surprised by the wide array of drugstore beauty buys lining the marble shelves of her powder room. From the best glossy mascara to long-lasting lipstick to all-natural toner (yes, this does exist!), these affordable buys have been given the stamp of approval by a woman who knows her way around the beauty aisle. Here, RZ’s tried-and-true shopping list—all available at your local drugstore.
Rachel Zoe's Drugstore Beauty Buys
"These cluster strip lashes are easy to apply yourself. For a natural daytime look, I buy the short and extra-short lengths to add a little lift at the outer corner of eyes."
"One of the best drugstore mascaras is CoverGirl LashBlast—it works just as well as department store mascara for half the price."
Oil-Free Eraser Sticks
"I always keep Almay makeup correctors on my vanity to clean up eyeliner or mascara marks—and also in the afternoon if any makeup has fallen under my eyes."
Healing Body Oil
"For minor scrapes or scars, a touch of Bio-Oil is a great under-the-radar healing agent."
Neutral Nail Polish
"Essie's Like Linen is my go-to neutral nail polish for a DIY quick manicure."
Aloe Body Lotion
"For dry or itchy skin, this lotion is a failsafe remedy."
Volumizing Hair Spray
"Elnett hair spray has been my go-to for years. It holds curls without looking plastered."
"These natural tears work wonders on dry or red eyes—especially when I'm traveling."
Sulfate-Free Shampoo & Conditioner
"This shampoo and conditioner are sulfate-free, silicone-free and oil-free, plus they make your hair feel stronger, which is key for anyone with color damage."
Sesame Body Oil
"I use this body oil immediately after showering to seal in moisture and repair dry skin."
"I started out using this calendula baby lotion on the kids and now I buy it for myself. Since it's gentle enough for babies, it works great for anyone with sensitive skin."
Tinted Lip Balm
"Burt's Bee lip balm is all natural and comes in a pretty rose tint—a tube is always in my handbag."
"I use all-natural, alcohol-free witch hazel toner—made with rose water and aloe—at the end of the day to remove any residual makeup."
"These liner sticks don't dry out my lips, come in gorgeous berry hues and are long lasting."
Mint Shower Gel
"This shower gel smells amazing! I really love all their products, everything from sunscreen to face wash."