Best Drugstore Beauty Buys

 

One thing Greenpoint isn’t short on is drugstores. That being said, there’s an ample selection of beauty products that give you a bang for your buck. Beauty can be luxurious, but it doesn’t always have to burn a hole in your wallet. After the jump are some of my favorite products.

Maybelline Nudes Palette

┬áMaybelline Nudes Palette, $7.19. I love a good nude palette for its versatility — day, night, work, or play.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish, $9.99. There’s no shortage of shades to choose from and you can treat yourself to a gel mani at home!

L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray

L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray, $12.99. My mom, who is also a beauty maven, told me about this hairspray and it’s great. It has a nice, soft finish without any hardening or “crunch.”

Nyx Lipstick

Nyx Matte Lipstick, $6. This is one of my favorite go-to lipstick brands. The colors are vivid, creamy, and long-lasting. Besides, who doesn’t want to wear a brand that is named after the Greek goddess of the night?

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara, $8.53. Usually, I can’t be parted from my Christian Dior mascara. However, buying $30 mascara on the regular isn’t too fun when trying to be budget conscious. I like to supplement my beauty arsenal with this little beaut.

OGX Moroccan Argan Oil

OGX Moroccan Argan Oil, $7.49. I take a dime size amount of this stuff and work through my hair root-to-tip for some shiny locks.

 

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo, $6.29. I recently discovered this gem after getting my hair dyed a touch darker. I use this mostly on my bangs to keep them from getting greasy, but it’s great on the rest of your hair as well.

L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream

L’Oreal Youth Code BB Cream, $11.29. A nice BB cream for light-to-moderate amount of coverage I reach for this on work days and in the spring and summer months.

Elf Studio Eyebrow Powder

Elf Studio Eyebrow Powder, $3. Because your brow game always needs to be on point.

Ardell Fake Eyelashes

Ardell Fake Eyelashes, $3. I’m partial to their #135 style, but this brand is my favorite drugstore brand for false lashes.

Giovanni Route 66 Max Volume Shampoo

Giovanni Route 66 Max Volume Shampoo, $8.49. I tend to pick this up from the Garden on Manhattan Avenue whenever I’m running low.

Wet n' Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner

Wet n’ Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner, $3.99. A girlfriend of mine swears by this eyeliner and it will stay on practically forever.

Bumble and Bumble Shampoo

Bumble and Bumble Shampoo, $25-30. While this is a bigger ticket item, Sedona (formally Chopain) has a sizable selection of Bumble and Bumble products.

Maybelline Baby Lips

Maybelline Baby Lips, $3.99. As a style and beauty blogger, I read so many posts and tweets about the praises of this balm that I finally gave in. And yes, it’s lovely.

 

 

 

About Stephanie

Stephanie is a poet & pathological daydreamer. Her books Hotel Ghost and Waiting For the End of the World are available from Bottlecap Press.

1 Comment

  1. greenpoint rez says:

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