Remember once upon time, when face oils were a luxury only to be found behind beauty counters of department stores? Seems like eons ago. But it did take some time for the now skincare staple to cross the luxury lines and make its way into the mass market. From cushion compacts to charcoal masks, scroll through for the latest products to make the jump to drugstore!
When cushion compacts first exploded onto the scene in 2015, they were not only hard to find but also rather pricey. L'Oréal is the first (of many, we can only assume) to deliver 12 shades of the Korean-beauty staple with a drugstore price tag.
Liquid lipsticks aren't necessarily new, but they were definitely the product of choice on everyone's lips last year. Kylie's Lip Kit might be out of reach, but a few of your favorite drugstore brands have your back.
With 10 shades that promise a matte finish without the dry, flaky feel, you'll want to stock up on these.
We find it a little hard to believe it took until 2016 for contour palettes to hit drugstore shelves, but it's true. L'Oréal's contour-and-highlight duo comes in three shades (Light, Medium, and Deep) and includes the brand's Pro-Sculpt Brush for easy on-the-go application.
Maybelline's version, which comes in two shades, includes a coordinating shade of blush.
We've been raving about the wonders of glycolic acid for ages. And now Pixi brings us a more affordable version of the exfoliating pads we know and love. Plus, these ones are formulated with soothing (and aromatic) rose water.
Those gel-cream moisturizer hybrids, known as hydra-gels, are also popping up more and more. You can thank Korean-beauty brands once again for this light, non-greasy hydrator.
Soap & Glory's latest product is designed specifically for the eyes—still with the same delightfully bouncy texture.
Biggest beauty revelation of late: French women don't wash their faces. They use this stuff—micellar cleansing water. And while Bioderma may be the French pharmacy go-to, across the pond we can all rejoice over Garnier's newest launch.
No, this isn't a new product. But it was the first drugstore cleansing water, and we still love it.
Can we unofficially dub charcoal the ingredient of the year for 2015? It showed up in everything from cleansers to konjac sponges. Charcoal masks became a staple of every oily-skinned girl's medicine cabinet. But in order to secure one, you had to make your way to Sephora. Not anymore.
We're suckers for a twofer. Cleanser and mask in one and under $10? So long, clogged pores.
What's your favorite new drugstore find? Tell us in the comments below!