The Absolute Best $10 Drugstore Beauty Buys

June 24, 2014 | By | Comments (2)

beauty-products-purple_galEvery 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!

Curel Ultra Healing Lotion for Extra Dry Skin

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 45

Clear Intense Hydration Nourishing Shampoo

Clear Intense Hydration Nourishing Conditioner

John Frieda Precision Foam Colour

Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Corrector

BeneFit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara (.14 oz, note mini size!)

Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain

Maybelline Expert Wear Singles Eyeshadow

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).

Almay Stay Smooth Beyond Powder Blush

CND SolarSpeed Spray (4 oz)

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish

What are you favorite drugstore beauty buys?



  1. Deb Cooper

    Yes to Carrots creamy cleanser (about $8) Smells wonderful, cleans thoroughly, leaves your skin feeling soft. Luv it!

    July 8, 2014 at 7:01 pm
  2. Whitney Foley

    Static Schmatic for Hair & Clothes ($7.99-$11.99) is the best all natural solution to static cling. No scent, no residue and no build up.

    January 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

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