Walk into any beauty superstore, and we guarantee you could find a way to blow $50 — fast. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but when you're on a tight budget, that strategy won't keep you rolling in the beauty booty for long. That's why we turn to drugstore buys.
In an effort to keep your cash flow strong — without sacrificing your beauty-fiend tendencies — we teamed up with Visa Checkout to see how three beauty pros would spend $50 (give or take) on Walgreens.com. Here's where the deal comes in. You can save $10 on a purchase of $50 or more at Walgreens.com when you pay with Visa Checkout*. So whether you're looking for the best drugstore makeup, hair products, or skin-care picks, we've got you covered.
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"This L'Oréal mascara has a teeny-tiny, thin brush with short bristles, so it's perfect for when you want length and separation between each lash. You can also use it on your lower lashes when you don't want — or need — to use as much product. Plus, you'll never accidentally bump your cheek when applying it."
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"[Maybelline gel eyeliner] is really pigmented, glides on easily, and the formula is the perfect texture to create a cat-eye — not too dry and not too oily. Also, it comes with a super convenient applicator for the person who doesn't own a massive brush collection."
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"These lip crayons have a sheer finish when you first apply them, but you can also build up [the pigment] if you want more coverage. They're really smooth and creamy and are all-natural for those who are conscious about that. Napa Vineyard, a bright cherry red, is my favorite shade because it's universally flattering."
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"This [concealer] reminds me of Yves Saint Laurent's legendary Touche Éclat. It brightens the under-eye area and can even be used as a subtle, frost-free highlighter when applied down the bridge of your nose, along your Cupid's bow, and on your cheekbones."
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"I use this on set all the time. It has almond oil in it, so not only is it really moisturizing, but it also gives off a beautiful sheen. At home, I like to moisturize with it immediately post-shower."
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"This SPF is always my first recommendation to my patients. The formula is sheer, doesn't cause breakouts, and features a universally flattering tint, so you don't have to wear foundation on top. Every one of my patients who's tried it has fallen in love with it — which is important if you're going to be wearing it daily."
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"Micellar waters in general are excellent pH balancers, but this one is unique because it also features Vichy water from France, containing 15 minerals with skin strengthening and renewing properties. You can use it either in place of a cleanser or to remove excess oil in the summer when your skin gets oilier faster."
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"You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a salt spray that works. Many versions will get gritty and make your hair fall flat, but this one maintains a soft, touchable texture. To make sure your waves are even, apply it from root to tip."
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"The fragrance in this dry shampoo is spectacular. It's fragrant but not overwhelming like a lot of other hair products on the market right now. Spray it at your roots, then let it sit for a couple of minutes, allowing the product to absorb your natural oils before brushing it through."
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"Everyone should be using a decent hair treatment at least once a week. This one contains different seed oils — like coriander and apricot — so it's super moisturizing and will make your hair feel soft and touchable again."
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"This hairspray is super unique because you can apply it throughout the day — reworking your hairstyle over and over again. And it never gets sticky or flaky."