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My Favorite Drug Store Beauty Products

February 12, 2015

While there certainly are certainly appropriate times to splurge, I’m a big firmly believe that not every tool in my arsenal has to be fancy schmancy or expensive. I purchased some of my favorite products at Target or Duane Reade, and they are just as important to me as the items I’ve gotten at Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s.

Rainbath Shower Gel
I’ve been using this product since I was in junior high. Because they were sold at Costco (and my mom loves Costco), we always stocked up on them for our house. Every now and then, I’m seduced by the bright colors and scents of other products, but I always make my way back to this shower gel. It has a light, fresh scent, and it also does double duty by replacing my shaving cream.

Clear Face Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen
Almost every “What I Wish I Did When I Was 20” article includes some 40-year-old woman exclaiming how she so desperately wishes she used sunscreen and laid off the tanning beds. I love this product because it’s light and goes on without much hassle. Most importantly, as a woman of color with a darker complexion, I don’t have the patience for products that leave me with a white, ghostly tint.

Cetaphil Cleanser
Though it seems almost too basic (it’s unscented and doesn’t foam), it does the job that it’s supposed to. My face feels clean after using it, but without a tight, dry feeling.

Blackout Eyeliner
For the longest time, I was certain that nothing could ever compare to the Stila pen eyeliner that I routinely bought from Sephora. But, this eyeliner seems to do the trick. I bought it after seeing it in my sister's makeup bag, and, since then, have never been tempted to go another route. It’s very easy to apply a thin or thick line with its marker-like applicator, and the pigment is ultra black and saturated.

Revlon Colorburst Matte & Regular
Although Revlon labels these items as “lip balms with color,” I feel as though they fit better within the lipstick category. The regular formula moisturizes your lips without feeling sticky or shiny, while the matte one provides a saturated color in a formula that doesn’t budge.

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