Good drugstore products are pretty much magic. They're effective, easy to get your hands on, and beneficial for your cash flow. Which is why, when we find one we love, we can't get enough of it, and we have to share the good fortune with you. There are makeup, skincare, haircare products—the works. Plus, you can get them in the store or order online. It's so simple.
Today, we're focusing on Walgreens, a drugstore chain that offers a ton of beauty steals in every aisle. We collected all 15 of our favorite products of the moment and listed them here for your reading and viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Maybelline's summer-themed palette houses colors that you'll keep wearing through fall. The shades are casual and super wearable, with a few bold pops of color for the days when you feel like seeing the world through rose-colored lids. The most exciting part, however, is that the formula for each shadow is infused with a citrus scent to brighten up even the cloudiest of days.
An incredible balance of pigmented color, moisture, and all-day staying power makes this lipstick from Rimmel difficult to beat. It's super plumping, keeps your lips soft and hydrated for hours, but doesn't slip off when you take a drink of your cocktail.
This rosy blush trio includes three highly pigmented powders that can be layered together or worn on their own to define and sculpt your cheekbones.
One of L'Oréal's best-selling mascaras, Lash Paradise is worth purchasing in bulk. According to our editorial director, Faith, "The dense brush coated my thin lashes and lifted them like little angels to the heavens. The problem I run into with most volumizing mascaras is that they'll weigh down my lashes and get rid of any curl, but this one seemed to magically multiply my lashes before my eyes and keep them curled and perky."
The ultimate concealer palette, Nyx's makeup-artist favorite offers six color-correcting shades to conceal any discoloration, trouble spots, or evidence of a late night. The formula is super lightweight, leaves a smooth finish, and is entirely customizable to your needs.
"If your acne is stubborn and it requires something more, that's when you can turn to the over-the-counter treatment adapalene, which most people are most familiar with when referred to by the brand name: Differin," says Byrdie writer Kaitlyn. "Take it from me—it works. I apply a bit of the milky gel on clean skin and go to bed. In the morning, any blemishes are visibly smaller and much, much easier to disguise with a dab of concealer."
These are now a favorite of many of the brand's followers, in part thanks to the fact that Kylie Jenner uses them, but also because they work so well. One pot includes 60 pads and all you have to do is swipe it over clean skin and follow up with your favorite moisturizer. The glycolic acid resurfaces your skin cells, revealing, smoother, brighter, clearer skin in their wake.
Touted as one of the highest-rated drugstore anti-aging moisturizers, this hyaluronic acid–enriched formula helps hydrate, plump, and firm your skin. Then, the amino peptides and vitamin B3 come in to lift, tone, and diminish any fine lines or sagging.
Every dermatologist I've spoken to has recommended this gel-cream hybrid from Neutrogena (seriously). For $20, you get a skin-quenching, hydrating shot of hyaluronic acid that leaves your skin plump and impossibly soft.
Another dermatologist favorite, Vanicream's super-gentle facial cleanser is noncomedogenic, soap-free, oil-free, and sulfate-free. Basically, it'll keep even the most irritated of skin protected and happy. It removes dirt, oil, and pollution from your skin without stripping any of the good, natural stuff from your face.
"I'm not a hair-mask girl," our beauty director, Deven, says. "I rarely take extra steps (aka hair masking), but this product has been a staple of my shower for years—probably close to a decade, in fact. Whenever my lax haircare regimen is starting to take a toll on my ends, I use this mask. It smells wonderful, it's budget-friendly, and most importantly, it's easy. You don't have to leave it in for 20 minutes. I can wash my hair, apply the mask, shave my legs, rinse, and go. After masking, my hair is silky soft—like, can't-stop-touching-it soft—and so shiny."
This was the first hair spray I ever used. It's iconic. And now, it's made with a formula that's safer for color-treated hair. It's like the hair-product fairies heard all my prayers. The ultra-fine mist leaves your hair feeling clean with a lightweight, soft, shiny finish and just the right amount of hold (though, it's never sticky).
Keep breakage at bay with this fortifying keratin protein formula blended with argan oil. It adds shine, protection, moisture, conditioning, and smoothness all in one swoop.
Post-shower, spray this protein-rich treatment mid-lengths to ends to detangle, protect against heat, restore hydration, and add shine. It even seals off your cuticles to keep your hair silky and healthy-looking longer.
If your hair has been feeling damaged and brittle or it has been chemically processed, this is for you. It's a nutrient-rich Jamaican black castor oil and certified organic shea butter blend, which replenishes moisture and softens while strengthening your hair.