5 Best Drugstore Beauty Staples

Hidden somewhere in the seemingly mundane aisles at your local drugstore are beauty products that are not only affordable, but on par with their department store counterparts. Here are a few to pick up the next time you’re out. 

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Cream Shadow

In nine long-wear shades, these high-pigmented shadows go on strong so you won’t need to worry about touchups throughout the day.

Maybelline New York EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow, $7, Amazon.com and Ulta.com

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Nail Polish

With this collection, you can stay on top of the latest fall color trends without breaking the bank.  Plus, the formula helps strengthen nails.

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear, $3, Ulta.com and Amazon.com

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Shampoo and Conditioner

Protecting your hair against heat styling starts in the shower with the heat-activated oil in this dynamic duo.

Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield Shampoo & Conditioner, $12.50 pair, amazon.com

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Self Tanner

Not only does this face lotion keep that summer glow going year-round, it also has SPF so you’re protected throughout all seasons.

Jergens Natural Glow Face Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20, $9, amazon.com and drugstore.com


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Hair Tool

With two heat settings, this brush/blowdryer combo has the power to style your hair without the need of multiple tools. Talk about a multitasker.

John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush, $30, amazon.com