Every day, loads of high-price products are sent my way for testing purposes—for potential coverage in Real Simple. You could call what I do important investigative work in the name of our readers, or an embarrassment of riches. The truth is, I’m a drugstore girl (and plenty of these products are sent to me daily, too, only they don’t elicit the same envious stares from my colleagues). They’re efficacious and affordable. And that combo makes me feel good (as do my few splurge items, but I’ll leave those for a later post). Here’s what I consider the best of the best for around $10. Happy shopping!
BeneFit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara (.14 oz, note mini size!)
Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner Nude Collection (tops $10, but contains tons of great colors that can be used as shadow or liner).
CND SolarSpeed Spray (4 oz)
What are you favorite drugstore beauty buys?