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40 Irresistible Drugstore Classics Every Woman Needs

In Beauty and Hair on December 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm
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Anyone who has ever looked for a no-artificial-chemicals, all-mineral, whole-body sunscreen that does not leave you covered in a whitish film has been, until now, a very frustrated person. This brilliant SPF30 sinks in instantly, miraculously. And no, it has no nanoparticles either (if you’re the sort of person searching for the above ultimate formula, you do not want nanoparticles). And it smells nice!

YES TO CARROTS HYDRATING BODY LOTION WITH SPF 30, $15, YESTOCARROTS.COM











Feels incredible (cushy, moisturizing, healing) and looks fantastic: the perfect don’t-need-a-mirror tint.
BURT’S BEES TINTED LIP BALM, $7,DRUGSTORE.COM
If you’ve got mild dark circles, this tinted moisturizer-like formula is perfect. If it’s a more major problem, it’s the ideal moisturizer to smooth on before dabbing on thick, more pigmented concealer—you’ll need much less!
NEUTROGENA 3-IN-1 CONCEALER FOR EYES SPF 20, $9, NEUTROGENA.COM
The truest-black, the glidingest formula on the market. Makes the crispest cat-eye or the smudgiest smoky eye and lasts all day (or night).

L’ORÉAL PARIS STUDIO SECRETS COLOR TRUTH CREAM EYELINER, $12, CVS.COM
Every beauty editor keeps a tube of this on hand—no other instant-fix (defrizzing, unpuffing, texturizing, etc.) product even comes close.
JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ-EASE SECRET WEAPON FLAWLESS FINISHING CRÉME, $5,DRUGSTORE.COM
Causes much, much less damage to your hair than traditional color—leaving you with shine and bounce to spare. (Plus it only takes 10 minutes, is permanent and doesn’t smell of ammonia, a serious upgrade in and of itself.)
CLAIROL NICE ‘N EASY PERFECT 10 PERMANENT HAIR COLOR, $12,DRUGSTORE.COM
Instant sexy. It looks great no matter what your skin tone, and it lasts and lasts.
REVLON NAIL ENAMEL IN VIXEN, $5,WALGREENS.COM
Rich pigments and incredible hydration—this looks and feels like lipstick that costs 10 times as much.
MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL LIPSTICK IN RED REVIVAL, $5, TARGET.COM
Gigantic, wide-awake eyes with a single swipe. And not a flake ever.
COVERGIRL LASHBLAST MASCARA IN VERY BLACK, $7, TARGET.COM
Flat-out amazing. Gentle, organic, effective, and they smell like lavender.
PHYSICIANS FORMULA ORGANIC WEAR EYE MAKEUP REMOVER PADS, $10,PHYSICIANSFORMULA.COM
It’s same trusty formula that Mr. Murray began selling out of his barber shop in 1925—use it to create waves!

MURRAY’S SUPERIOR HAIR DRESSING POMADE, $3, DRUGSTORES


Our favorite ultra-moisturizing spray to spritz on right after a shower.

JEAN NATÉ AFTER BATH SPLASH MIST, $7, DRUGSTORES

As far as we’re concerned, there’s no other hair tie we’ll put in use; Goody Ouchless for life.
GOODY OUCHLESS ELASTIC BALL, $5 FOR 47 BANDS, DRUGSTORES


The mascara that needs no introduction—the pink and green tube is everyone’s go-to.

MAYBELLINE NEW YORK GREAT LASH MASCARA IN VERY BLACK, $7, DRUGSTORES


Degree Shower Clean has been our deodorant of choice for as long as we can remember.
DEGREE WOMEN INVISIBLE SOLID ANTI-PERSPIRANT & DEODORANT IN SHOWER CLEAN, $3, DRUGSTORES


You can actually see the blackheads being eliminated with each use.

BIORÉ ULTRA DEEP CLEANSING PORE STRIPS FOR NOSE, $10 FOR SIX, DRUGSTORES


Leave these in your top drawer for when you’re feeling too lazy to wash your face at night.
YES TO CUCUMBERS HYPO-ALLERGENIC FACIAL TOWELETTES, $6, DRUGSTORES

It’s a real throwback to the ’80s, but this classic shampoo is every bit as good as we remember.
FINESSE MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO, $4, DRUGSTORES

A drugstore splurge! It really does take care of stains and it doesn’t taste as much like toothpaste, which is a good thing!

REMBRANDT INTENSE STAIN WHITENING TOOTHPASTE, $6.97, WALMART.COM
It’s lightweight, non-greasy and every bit as effective as the fancier brands. This little bottle lasts for a long time too.
L’ORÉAL DERMO-EXPERTISE EYE MAKEUP REMOVER, $5.59, CVS.COM
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