Feeling blah about your hair?
Bored with your everyday makeup look? Tired of the skin-care routine you've had since you were in the 7th grade? If you're stuck in a beauty rut, the best place to go is the drugstore. There, you'll find a plethora of transformative products that can help you mix things up — without dropping an entire paycheck.
This year, it seems like there are more innovations at the drugstore than ever — in hair, makeup, skin,
and nails. From aqua eyeliners to game-changing scalp scrubs, click ahead to see the products our editors are loving and using right now.
Any fan of Cetaphil's
derm-approved cleanser wipes will love this new addition: The brand is introducing another version, meant specifically for wiping away makeup — gently, of course. Cetaphil Gentle Makeup Removing Wipes, $6.37 available at Walmart.
Finding a liquid eyeliner that truly does it all isn't easy. But we recently discovered that this bold and bright launch from L'Oréal checks all our boxes and we guarantee everyone and their mother will start talking about it very soon. Not only does it last through rain or shine, but the pen is felt and longer than most we've found
anywhere. L'Oréal Infallible Paints Eyeliner, $9.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
This lotion has all the skin-soothing
ingredients of the OG (like colloidal oatmeal), only this formula manages to simultaneously feel both lightweight and rich — and soaks into skin in seconds. Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion, $7.47, available at Walmart.
Created specifically for people with long hair or extensions, this dry shampoo guarantees an extra day or two without 'pooing. The formula refuses to feel powdery in your hair and won't leave your ends built up with product (#blessed).
Sexy Hair Long Sexy Hair Luxe Dry Shampoo, $18.95, available at Ulta Beauty.
The 10-shade collection of lip glosses from Jane features pigmented formulas that can be tapped onto the lips to create a stain or layered on thick for full-on shine.
Jane Lip Gloss, $11, available at Target.
Chances are, you've seen the drying effect shampoos can have (just think of all those times your hair felt stiff or hay-like after a shower). But after 15 years of research, Pantene finally found a way to change all that with its spanking-new technology that injects each strand with tiny lipids to replace the ones you lose when you suds.
Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal, $3.99, available at drugstores and Pantene.
If we had to pinpoint two of the biggest time-sucks in our beauty routines, they'd be slathering on lotion and self-tanning. Enter this innovation from Jergens, which combines its two best sellers — the Natural Glow and
Wet Skin Moisturizers — so you can zip through both processes right in the shower. Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer, $8.99, available at Ulta.
If you've ever dealt with the pain in the arse that is
rosacea, you know how frustrating a flare-up can be. But this gentle moisturizer hydrates and calms the area, then leaves behind a subtle tint to minimize any remaining redness. Cetaphil Redness Relieving Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 20, $12.96, available at Amazon.
Over the summer, the
FDA approved this acne treatment to be sold as a once-daily over-the-counter topical gel, and the time has finally come. Now, thanks to a .1% retinoid, you can treat blackheads and whiteheads without visiting a derm. Differin Gel 0.1%, $29.99, available at Walgreens.
This medium-coverage formula is like next-level BB cream: It covers flaws and has SPF 20, but is also infused with DHA — the active ingredient in self-tanner — to leave behind a longer-lasting glow.
Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Gradual Self Tan, $12.97, available at Walmart.
Perfect for cat-eye novices, this liquid eyeliner comes with a ballpoint tip that makes it easy to dot, dot, dot your way to a flawless wing.
Almay Pen Eyeliner, $5.89, available at Target.
There are plenty of reasons to love Dove's OG body wash: It's super-hydrating, gentle, affordable — we could go on. This new iteration has all of the same stuff you love about the first — only with a bubbly foaming element that makes your shower more fun.
Dove Shower Foam Body Wash, $5.99, available at Target.
The brand’s first foray into anti-dandruff territory, this shampoo is formulated with flake-fighting zinc and a crisp mint scent, so it feels slightly less medicinal than regular flake treatments.
Dove DermaCare Scalp Invigorating Shampoo, $4.88, available at Walmart.
This foundation blender has everything you love about the
Beautyblender, only with a handle that makes it easier to use (and cleaner, as the makeup stays off your hands). Even better, with the replacement head priced at seven bucks, it's cheaper, too. Revlon Professional Blending Brush, $10.99 (replacement head is $7), available at Ulta.
Available in 15 supremely wearable colors — coral, purple, brick, berry — these gel lipsticks glide on easily and leave behind a shiny, balm-like finish.
Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor, $6.79 each, available at Target.
You know how lip crayons are so easy to use, you don't even need a mirror to apply them? This creamy brow crayon is the same idea — it's almost impossible to mess up filling in sparse zones.
Revlon ColorStay Brow Crayon, $8.95, available at Walmart.
This scrubby treatment mask whisks away even your days-old dry-shampoo buildup, without being harsh on strands. How? The formula has no sulfates, no parabens, no dyes — no kidding.
L’Oréal EverFresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub Rinse-Out Hair Treatment, $8.59, available at Target.
Though the brand is releasing a slew of new scents in the New Year, this particular launch is especially exciting: It contains fragrance-release technology that bursts throughout the day, so you stay hibiscus-fresh for up to 12 hours.
Dial Hibiscus Water Body Wash, $4.99, available at Target.
Those who want to dip their toes into the cushion-compact trend — but don't want to overspend — should try this offering from Maybelline. Its sheer, lightweight texture makes it feel just as luxurious as the fancy stuff.
Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation, $8.29, available at Target.
upgrading its best-selling Baby Lips balm into a crayon form, and all six of the new shades have the very same hydrating ingredients you love in the original, only this time they're packed with super-saturated pigment, too. Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon, $2.86, available at Walmart.
The coolest thing about Schwarzkopf's newest Gliss collection: Each product is loaded with hair-strengthening keratin — even its volumizing shampoo and conditioner. (Though, let's be real, you'd never know it by how bouncy your hair feels after using it.)
Schwarzkopf Gliss Extra Volume Shampoo, $5.94, available at drugstores in January 2017.
Sure, these Yes To cleansing wipes whisk away dirt and oil on your skin, but the fact that their cloth is made in part from cotton-T-shirt scraps is what makes them even cooler.
Yes To Cotton Comforting Facial Wipes, $5.99, available at Ulta Beauty, with mass drugstore distribution in January 2017.
Not only does this scrub have all the pore-purging power of charcoal, but it also comes with a built-in silicone brush and heats up on contact (!), so the exfoliating ingredients can penetrate deeper.
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Warming Facial Scrub, $9.99, available at Ulta Beauty, with mass distribution in January 2017.
Just like the brand's classic long-wearing shadows, this dual-ended stick comes in every color you could dream of — 12, to be exact — and won't budge all day.
L'Oréal Infallible Paints Eye Shadow, $8.99, available at drugstores in January 2017.
we mentioned before, the new Garnier Fructis shampoos and conditioners won't have any parabens, swapping 'em out for vitamins and fruit extracts, so hair looks healthier for the New Year. Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo, $6.99, available at Garnier.
This curved wand applicator — meant to match the natural shape of your brows — stole our hearts, but it's the long-lasting, flake-free pigment that kept us coming back.
CoverGirl Shape + Define Brow Mascara, $7.99, available at drugstores in January 2017.
In addition to its more
sustainable packaging, this new body wash from Caress smells like straight-up heaven — if heaven were a sea of patchouli, watermelon, bergamot, and sandalwood, that is. Caress Hypnotic Aura Body Wash, $3.49, available at drugstores in February 2017.
Anyone who's privy to
retinol knows the potency of the anti-ager. Only downside: It'll dry you out faster than you can say, "My face is flaking." This formula combines the ingredient with heavy-hitting hydrators, so you can sleep easy knowing you'll never have to worry about flaking skin. Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream, $24.99, available at drugstores in January 2017.
It's your full-face kit — highlighter, blush, and bronzer — all in one place. And you can't beat that pigment payoff for the impressive price.
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster, $14.95, available at drugstores in March 2017.
This innovative new brow product uses a highly-pigmented powder to fill, define, and line brows, all in one fell swoop. The soft texture makes it beyond easy to apply — all you have to do is shake it up for best results.
Rimmel Brow Shake Brow Filling Powder, $3.99, available at Target.
Consider this your cover-up-anything concealer. It's rich and creamy in texture, but the blending sponge helps buff it out to a natural finish.
Physicians Formula InstaReady Full Coverage Concealer, $10.95, available at drugstores in March 2017.
Everything about this macadamia-packed body oil
screams lotion — from its fast-absorbing texture to its dreamy smell — only it goes on in a flash and leaves you hydrated for way longer. Nivea Nourishing Body Oil, $11.99, available at drugstores in January 2017.
The brand's OG body wash has been a drugstore cult classic for years, but this new formulation has pro-glycerin to keep skin even smoother as you suds.
Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash, $5.49, available at drugstores in January 2017.
There is one thing everyone needs more of in winter: moisture. In the air, on your skin, and, yep, on your nails. This overnight nail serum from Sally Hansen has a hit of humectants to do exactly that.
Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab Strengthener, $9.99, available at drugstores in January 2017.
When you want a natural-looking contour, reach for this cushion compact. It's packed with vitamins E and B5 to hydrate, and the velvety finish looks
super-subtle on skin. Wet n Wild MegaCushion Contour Cream, $5.99, available at drugstores in January 2017.
This sudser has plenty of good-for-you antioxidants that protect hair from damage, but it's the sweet scent of berry, patchouli, and caramel that'll have you falling in love.
Herbal Essences Arabica Coffee Fruit Shampoo, $5.99, available at Target.
Soon your lips can get a subtle, glossy sheen with not-so-subtle benefits. Available in six different shades, these tinted oils are each packed with hydrating coconut oil and meadowfoam seed.
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil, $9, available at Burt's Bees.
Any highlighter aficionado would appreciate this pale-hued, slightly shimmery strobing kit.
Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette, $12.98, available at Walmart.
Always have the same tube of lip balm with you at all times? Here's how to make the whole hydration thing a lot more fun: Scoop up these Chapstick orbs, which snap on and off so you mix and match as many of your favorite flavors as you want. (And when you can choose from vanilla, coconut, pineapple, mint, watermelon, and more — the sky is the limit.)
Chapstick Duo Refreshing Watermelon Strawberry Kiwi Lip Balm, $3.99, available at Walmart.
We're big fans of
color-correcting creams, but this year, Physician's Formula is putting its own twist on two rad trends: cushion compacts and color-correcting concealers. The brand has combined the two into one product that's perfect for prepping your complexion for foundation. The lavender and peach primers here cancel out sallow skin and dark circles, while the green and yellow duo covers acne and inflammation. Physician's Formula Talc-Free Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo SPF 20, $16.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
Looking for a liquid lipstick with long-lasting, highly saturated pigment that won't dry your lips? Here's your champ. The newest matte creation from Maybelline go on like a dream and won't make your mouth flaky.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color, $9.49, available at Ulta Beauty.
Never worry about unsightly nicks peeking out from under your sundress again: This razor is formulated with shea butter and rash guards to ensure you get the closest, most hydrating shave — sans the burn.
Schick Hydro Silk Razor, $8.99, available at Target.
This powder-to-clay formula is so fun, it'll take you back to the days of middle school science experiments. Inside the package, you'll find a paper bowl, tiny spoon, and packet of powder ready to be blended and spread across your skin. Depending on your need, choose from four different kinds of powders: charcoal (for clogged pores), cucumber (for irritated skin), tomato (for breakouts), and coconut (for dry skin).
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal DIY Powder-To-Clay Mask, $3.29, available at Ulta Beauty.
Hairspray seems a bit unnecessary if you've got a top-notch dry shampoo or texture spray by your side. That is, until you just spend 30 minutes flat ironing your 'do. This smoothing, hydrating, and strong hold spray is a must for preventing frizz.
OGX Smoothing + Shea Sleek Humidity Blocking Hairspray, $8.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
Don't be fooled by the packaging — this is not an eyeliner. In fact, the ballpoint tip is made for your
lips, so you can get the most precise application without worrying about drawing outside the lines. Catrice Aqua Ink Lip Liner, $3.55, available at select drugstores.
"Finally! My favorite all-natural, purifying, deep cleansing, detoxing go-to is available," celebrity stylist
Marcia Hamilton says. "Apple cider vinegar is one of the best treatments to remedy buildup caused by products in your hair."
Creme of Nature
Argan Oil Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Rinse,
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