Happy Friday! Let’s jump right in. These are the top-rated Specsandblazers picks for beauty products on a budget that you can find at a drugstore near you!
"When it comes to drugstore cleanser, this is the only one that works because not only does it cure current breakouts but it also prevents future breakouts."
1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser - $10.00
I have the oiliest skin in the world and that is also sensitive. So, when it comes to drugstore cleanser, this is the only one that works because not only does it cure current breakouts but it also prevents future breakouts. Because of my current sensitive skin, my aesthetician advised that I take out products in my routine that have a bunch of harsh chemicals. So, I decided to try the Cetaphil wash as something more gentle and I am so surprised that this has helped keep my skin clear more than some of my expensive acne wash used to. I love it!
"For all of us with sensitive skin, it is Dermatologist recommended which means it shouldn’t cause any allergies. It's also fragrance-free and free of dyes."
2. Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel- Eye Cream - $15.00
Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel-cream for the eyes is wonderful! It does give the skin around your eyes a smoother appearance as well as hydrates. I was amazed as to how fast it absorbs into the skin and how quickly it makes the skin feel refreshed. When dotting around my eyes, you’ll experience a cooling sensation that helps with the appearance of puffiness around our eyes. Also, for all of us with sensitive skin, it is Dermatologist recommended which means it shouldn’t cause any allergies. It's also fragrance-free and free of dyes. No need to reapply because it lasts all day but I still use it morning and evening. If you are in the market for a really good Eye Cream that will smooth out the skin around your eyes and not break the bank, look no further. This stuff works great!
3. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Remover Wipes
This is my favorite item from my local Walmart. I simply can’t live without it. It’s perfect for a night when I come home late and I simply cannot do the whole skincare routine. It takes EVERYTHING off including mascara! Remember, the greatest sin is to go to bed with makeup on. I have VERY sensitive skin and I have no problem with these wipes. I know wipes are very controversial in general, so make sure you completely shred them before throwing them away.
"This blush is VERY pigmented and lasts all day."
4. Milani Cosmetics Baked Blush
I truly don’t know why this blush isn’t much more expensive? It is a somewhat neutral peach shade of blush. It has a shimmery shine, but not too much glitter.This blush is VERY pigmented and lasts all day. What I especially love about this brand is that it is a cruelty-free brand. They do not test our products on animals. Such a beautiful product and the ONLY blush I’ll use.
"The next day when you wake up, your skin would look so glowy and feels amazing."
5. Garnier SkinActive Super Purifying Charcoal Sheet Mask - $4.00
You know what “they,” say? A sheet mask a week, keeps the dermatologists away. Ok, “they” didn’t say this, I made it up. I use this mask and love how it makes my skin feel after I take it off. It’s a cool, refreshing mask and perfects after a long day at work. Just remember not to leave it on for too long, so the mask doesn’t soak your moisture back out.The next day when you wake up, your skin would look so glowy and feels amazing. Perfect for people with oily skin!
"It's so nice that it's an all-in-one product and that you don't have to rinse it off."
6. Bioré Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water Facial Cleanser - $6.50
Perfect for people with sensitive skin. This cleanser removes all my makeup in one swipe including waterproof eyeliner and mascara. I love this stuff! It's so nice that it's an all-in-one product and that you don't have to rinse it off. Although it says you don’t have to rinse it off, I still do and do my double-cleansing.
7. Physician formula bronzer - $13.00
It’s summertime! Which means, we are putting our contours away and picking up our bronzers.This bronzer is pure luxury for its price! I use it in Deep and no bronzer on the market gives me a better natural glow and I also use it to fill in my brows. It also blends beautifully and is quite buildable. It also smells delicious (tropical) enough to eat. You can pick this up at your local Walmart.
"Simply apply an even layer on your face then wait about 20 minutes, wash off and apply your skincare."
8. L'Oréal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask - $13
This mask had me pleasantly surprised.Exfoliating once a week is a must!Simply apply an even layer on your face then wait about 20 minutes, wash off and apply your skincare. It's amazing for clearing out and refining pores. It’s quite fabulous for a drugstore product.
"This Moisturizing Cream can be used on the face and also the body as well."
9. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
I don’t think there is one single bad review on this product ANYWHERE online. It’s universally loved. This product can be used on your face and your body. It is known to be the one true moisturizer for people with dry skin.This Moisturizing Cream can be used on the face and also the body as well. It is also non-comedogenic so it will not clog your pores. During winter especially, I tend to crack and this is the only moisturizer I’ll use for my body. It’s a miracle moisturizer!
"I hope the next time you are strolling the aisles of Duane Reade, CVS, Target, you pick up one of these items and show it to me on Instagram."
If you think high-end department stores are the only place to find the best of the best when it comes to beauty brands — I hope this article changed your mind. I hope the next time you are strolling the aisles of Duane Reade, CVS, Target, you pick up one of these items and show it to me on Instagram. I pray you’re well and safe and thank you so much for reading.