Drug Store Beauty Finds You Can’t Afford Not To Try

  • Skincare: Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash

    I’ve invested in several high end products to combat my combination skin. But nothing quite gets the job done like this #1 dermatologist recommended acne-fighting cleanser. Not only is this formula oil-free but it’s non-comedogenic (won't clog pores). Containing Salicylic Acid (to treat acne) and special skin soothers, you’re sure to be left feeling clean, residue-free and never oily. Available at Target, $6.49

  • Skincare: AMBI Skincare Even & Clear Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen

    Because who doesn’t need a little help when it comes to achieving visibly even skin tone and texture. It’s also packed with SPF 30! Available at Walmart, $10.59

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  • Haircare: L’Oréal Paris | Elnett Satin Hairspray

    Whenever my hair is looking or feeling a bit flat, I reach for L’Oreal’s Elnett Satin Hairspray. It’s lightweight, doesn’t feel sticky and even better, it keeps humidity from wreaking havoc on your fresh blowout or press. Available at Target, $12.99

  • Haircare: Eco Styler Gel

    Thanks to my stylist, Rachel Grante of Arthur Christine salon in Washington, DC, my curls are defined, bouncy, shiny and frizz free. This gel is everything. Whether you’re looking to tame your edges, define your curls, hold a style like bantu knots or a twist out, this styling product, infused with olive oil gets the job done. Available at Walmart, $9.79

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  • Makeup: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Very Black

    I have my mother to thank for this one. In eighth grade she gave me my first tube and it was like magic. According to the brand, I’m not the only one who feels this way, as nearly 40 years later, “Great Lash is still America’s favorite mascara.” The best part? It works exactly as it claims, doubling your lash line for a natural, bold look. Available at Walmart, $4.09

  • Makeup: L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Concealer

    Though I’m not a fan of “full face” foundation. This super blendable, oil-free concealer is great for dark circles, the occasional dark spot or covering unsightly blemishes. Infused with Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 it also nourishes, strengthens and revitalizes skin cells. Available at Ulta, $9.99

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I’m a self-professed beauty addict. At the same time, I’m always on the hunt for a good beauty bargain, guaranteed to do the work, without putting a hole in my wallet. After splurging on endless beauty products, backed by celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and lifestyle specialists, one thing I’ve learned: a great product doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

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In fact, you can find great deals on timeless beauty products (that work) at Walgreens, CVS, Target, Walmart and even specialty stores like Ulta, for a dime on the dollar. Here are my top picks for skincare, haircare and makeup.



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