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9 Drugstore Beauty Must-Haves
Must Haves

9 Drugstore Beauty Must-Haves

Based on 67,644 Influenster Reviews

Looking for high quality and reliable beauty products at an affordable price? These drugstore gems are some of our members' favorite finds!

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind® Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
BY MAYBELLINE
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (17,194 reviews)
Buy on Target for $6.79
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Jessica B.Jessica B. said...
Guys... this stuff changed my life.

I am not even being slightly dramatic about it. It's no secret that I am almost constantly sporting some gnarly dark circles under my eyes. And to make matters worse, I am pale as can be and if not properly covered, these dark circles look downright terrifying.

As someone who has a difficult time sleeping and who's body is much more keen on drinking coffee for energy rather than, you know, resting, I am going to be upfront that dark circles are my most constant companion.

So far, in my 10+ years wearing makeup, I've had virtually no luck in keeping these from showing up as harshly as they do. Concealers are hit or miss for me. But Maybelline knocked it out of the park with their Age Rewind formula.

It applies perfectly and is sleek. It doesn't cake. It brightens my under eyes and blurs away the dark circles. Best of all it's cheap, long lasting and there are a ton of colours to choose from. Best drugstore concealer and my ride or die. ...read more
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L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro-Matte Foundation
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (9,582 reviews)
Buy on Target for $9.79
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Zerin S.Zerin S. said...
This is by far my favorite foundation at the drugstore and my go to for every day wear and events. The foundation is full coverage but also lightweight which is perfect! I forgot that I have it on when I'm wearing it. I recommend using a damp beauty blender or sponge for the best application as it can be a little heavy when applied otherwise and stick to dry patches, but a damp sponge creates a skin like finish. It's highly long wearing and will last me all day.
I love the yellow undertone in this line and there is a very great selection of shades. The shade caramel beige is perfect on me. I love to mix this product with other foundations that may not be my exact shade and it works great. I also love to mix a drop or two of my favorite beauty oil and the finish is gorgeous and healthy. Definitely recommend it.

Note: I have combination skin (oily T-zone at times, dry patches around blemishes) and acne prone skin. This product does not break me out, even after heavy wear on long days! ...read more
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Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder
BY COTY
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars69%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.6 / 5 (9,246 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $6.27
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
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Marissa D.Marissa D. said...
This is one of those "old reliable" products for me that I always keep in my arsenal and have been using on and off since high school. I occasionally stray to try something else but always end up coming back. I use it mostly as a finishing and setting powder and it works great. The finish is lovely - gives the "airbrushed" effect that so many other products claim to do but fail. The powder is so finely milled and soft, looks nice and natural and feels so nice on the skin, never cakey or heavy. The packaging is so cute and quirky and retro I love it. One purchase lasts sooo long, like over a year! Pretty affordable as well. It has a fragrance but I like it and it doesn't linger after application. My only complaint is that it doesn't travel well and doesn't keep me matte all day. Overall great product!! ...read more
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Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer Blush & Eye Shadow
BY PHYSICIANS FORMULA
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars60%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (184 reviews)
Buy on Target for $9.79
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Johanna S.Johanna S. said...
This is one product that I always have in stock. It is hands down one of my favorite products. It's perfect for the summer, and for any needs and it goes great on any skin tone. You can use this as an eyeshadow, contour kit, highlighter, blush. I have literally used this, and besides mascara, only this, on my face before. This palette really does meet all of your needs. 113/100 would recommend. ...read more
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Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème
BY MILANI
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars65%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (4,051 reviews)
Buy on Target for $5.99
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Crystal R.Crystal R. said...
I love Milani! I own lots of shadows and lipsticks from their line. My favorite products are definitely the Matte lipsticks! But I was super excited when they released these liquid Matte Lip Creams. I only have the shade Craze for now, since I wanted to test the formula.

It's a vivid coral that looks amazing on my olive-tan skin tone. It has a whipped, mousse-like texture that's very soft and creamy. No stickiness! This shade is extremely opaque on my highly pigmented lips and the cream dries to a very matte finish.

I wore it for 6+ hours outdoors, with lots of eating and drinking. There wasn't much transfer and I didn't even need to reapply. I have a problem with dry lips so I applied balm before using, and the formula held up and didn't dry out my lips. I love these Matte Lip Creams so much, I think I'm gonna get every shade! [Only 1 Walmart near me carries Milani, but Fred Meyer also stocks the brand.] ...read more
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Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color
BY WET N WILD
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (2,141 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $3.48
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Sierra L.Sierra L. said...
These lipsticks are my favorite for everyday use. They are easy enough on the wallet to have an entire collection and for the price it really is a great product. They can be a bit drying, so I always exfoliate and moisturize my lips before wearing, but they go on relatively smooth and the pigment is great. I have this lipstick in several shades, from nude to bright red orange. It lasts pretty well once it dries and if you wear liner with it. I love wet n wild products in general because they allow you to try certain shades you might not for a higher price tag and find new looks. I'll eventually have all of these, I love them that much. ...read more
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L'Oréal Paris Voluminous® Million Lashes™ Mascara
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (1,612 reviews)
Buy on Target for $6.79
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DHW L. said...
This is a terrific drugstore mascara! I don't know why I will occasionally try other mascaras, as invariably I will return to this one. As soon as I switch back to this one, POW! I get immediate feedback on how nice my eyelashes are. Everyone asks what kind of mascara I use and are surprised when I tell them it's a drugstore brand. I wear contacts and travel for work; it doesn't flake and irritate my eyes nor does it smudge during cross continent or international flights. It's also not so expensive that it would be painful to lose or if it had to be tossed at security during travels. I also have straight eyelashes and find that I don't need to curl them. Really solid go-to mascara. ...read more
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Maybelline Baby Skin® Instant Pore Eraser®
BY MAYBELLINE
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars42%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star5%
4.0 / 5 (8,900 reviews)
Buy on Target for $5.29
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
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Elizabeth R.Elizabeth R. said...
This primer hands down is the BEST primer I have ever used. I have tried so many from high end to drug store and finally after years of searching fix the perfect primer I finally found one that I believe is that's good for all skin types. It goes on so smooth and the key is to pat down on the areas where you find you have the most texture and/pores on your face so it can do it's work. I honestly recommend this primer over any out there. I can start naming all the ones I've tried and never finish but this one is truly the best. Great job Maybelline and thank you!!! ...read more
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NYX Cosmetics Makeup Setting Spray - Matte Finish
BY NYX
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars52%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.2 / 5 (14,956 reviews)
Buy on Walgreens for $8.00
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
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Astrid P.Astrid P. said...
There is nothing we love more than beauty on a budget, especially when the product is actually worth much more than the price. "
A spray like this is crucial for people with oily skin, as makeup has a tendency to slip when the surface is more oily. One of the biggest trends on the track this season was matte final, extending every category of beauty from lips, to eyes and even to hair.
With the weather getting warmer, it is important to make sure that the makeup we put on in the morning is still good when we get home at night. The issue of an appearance that does not last can be easily avoided simply by spraying spray on the top of your makeup, keeping everything in place.
Simply pump a few sprays on your face after applying your makeup, use your finger to rub it in, and you're ready to go. It is a light, water-based spray that protects your fresh look from things like sweat and air pollution. You will not have to continue applying the makeup and you can stop worrying. When we find this beautiful combination of a spray adjustment with matte finish, we were hooked. The NYX Matte Finish spray leaves the skin with an airbrush effect that was showcased throughout Fashion Week. A matte finish look without the fear of makeup running down your face? Yes please! ...read more
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