There are very few things that come close to the joy of finding a great product that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. And beauty insiders know that you’re quite likely to find many such products at your local drugstore. We’ve sussed out the hidden gems in the drugstore beauty aisles to bring you great products that don’t come with a hefty price tag.
Here are 9 beauty products that won't break the bank.
Maybelline New York City Collection
The brand’s mascaras are a firm favourite at the Clozette HQ, and we’re pretty certain we’ll be adding the Mega Plush Mascara to the list as well. It’s Maybelline’s first gel-mousse, waterproof mascara with waxes that are easier on your lashes so they are less ‘crunchy’. The patented Flexor Brush is extra soft and easily coats each hair for va-va-voom lashes. Other favourites from this collection include the Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer that contains Goji Berries and Haloxyl to tackle dark circles and puffiness, and the Nudes Palette that allows you to create a number of looks with 12 shadows that include bold beiges, sultry sands, brazen bronzes, and over the top taupes.
OPI ColorPaint Blendable Nail Lacquer
Nail art is a great way to show off your unique personality and OPI’s newest collection allows you to do just that. The ColorPaint Blendable Nail Lacquers are semi-translucent, buildable nail lacquers that can be easily layered to create inimitable designs. Start with the silver base that illuminates the subsequent layers, and swoosh, swirl or dot on vibrant colours to create a truly one-of-a-kind design.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Invisible Mist SPF 50+
Suncreen should always be a priority and we love this spray version from La Roche-Posay that helps us protect even the hard to reach places. The fine mist is feather-light and sets to a matte, non-greasy, non-sticky finish. Bonus: You can spray it over your makeup when you need to reapply your sunscreen.
Dr Morita Four Heavenly Kings
Sit back and relax while these heavenly masks from Dr Morita do all the work. Pick from the Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask (moisturising), the Whitening Mask, Repair Essence Ultra Slim Facial Mask, SYN-AKE Essence Facial Mask (firming), depending on your skin’s needs. With key ingredients like raw hyaluronic acid, tranexamic acid to inhibit melanin production, snail extract and venom peptides respectively they promise to keep your skin soft, supple and firm.
Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish
Get glossy nails in a jiffy with Rimmel’s latest offering that combines a base coat, colour and a glossy top coat in a single swipe. The ultra-precise brush makes it easy to achieve a professional finish that promises to not to chip or fade for at least 10 days. And with 30 shades – 11 of which were designed in collaboration with none other than Rita Ora – the only problem is choosing just one.
Bio-essence Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP
Ideal for those looking to firm and nourish mature skin, the lightweight moisturiser features key ingredients like Royal Jelly that encourages natural skin cell renewal, Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which provides energy to the cells, and Bio Face Lift that includes Bio Rice Fermentation Essence to help boost firmness and lift the skin.
L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Hair Care
Specially formulated for Asian hair this shampoo, conditioner and mask trio helps nourish and smooth hair to make it strong, soft, shiny and manageable. A blend of six flower oils - Lotus, Tiare, Rose, Flax, Chamomile and Sunflower oils – the shampoo helps clean the scalp without striping it of its natural oils, while the conditioner and mask penetrate the hair to nurture and strengthen locks.
Toni&Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe Dry Shampoo Series
While the Cleanse Dry Shampoo remains an all-time favourite, Toni&Guy have added four new varieties to their range of dry shampoos. The Classic Perfect Tease Dry Shampoo will help you create mega volume for an ultra-glam ’do; the Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo refreshes your hair so you’re party ready in a matter of seconds; the Glamour Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo creates body by lifting roots – great when you need to back-comb for some drama and the Creative Express Reboost Dry Shampoo revives day-old hairstyles.
Dr LeWinn’s Eternal Youth Day & Night Cream
Formulated with diamond and black pearl extract this luxurious anti-ageing cream doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. It also features Juvefoxo that rewinds the ageing process, Vitamin A to encourage cell renewal and PatcH20 to provide intense moisturisation so you can maintain (or regain) your youthful complexion.
You can shop all these beautiful beauty products at your local Watsons stores in Singapore.