I am currently on a Beauty Low Buy, BUT I made a big drugstore beauty haul earlier this Winter.
Outside of ColourPop, I don’t actually talk about affordable beauty enough on my blog. Although ColourPop is inexpensive, there aren’t as accessible as “traditional” drugstore brands.
I snagged a tons of affordable drugstore goodies from Target and CVS Health that I am stoked to be sharing with you! If you’re into drugstore beauty hauls, please keep reading!
The Drugstore is bringing their A-Game
Big Drugstore Beauty Haul
In the States, CVS and Target are my favorite places to buy affordable beauty items. Most of my big drugstore beauty hauls are done at CVS due to the amazing deals and coupons the retailer consistently offers.
I haven’t purchased any eyeshadows from E.L.F. Cosmetics since I was in middle school. When I saw the Opposites Attract Eyeshadow PaletteI was entranced by the mix of warm and cool-tone shades in this palette.
This past year I went through my entire nail polish collection. More than 95% of my collection was decluttered because the polishes had gone off. I was left with only my top coat, base coat, and two or three random shades.
While on vacation I had an urge to paint my nails, so I picked up two shades of polish from the brand Eternal. These are colors that I frequently request whenever I’m getting a professional manicure.
During another pit stop to CVS, I grabbed 3 of the 2 Step Gel Polishes in nude, coffee toffee, and navy, as well as a matte top coat.
Eternal Enamel Polish, Gel, and Matte Top Coat
Although I’ve never tried the brand, I was encouraged by Eternal Enamel’s packaging. Also, I was impressed by the wide array of colors. The brand’s aesthetic reminds me of Essie, but is a fraction of the price.
These polishes formulated without Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP and are made in the USA. I am unsure as to this brand’s Cruelty-Free status. Note, these are only available via Amazon (online) or in-store at select CVS Health locations.
I opted to pick up the L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer in the peach color corrector shade. This concealer promises to neutralize dark circles and to minimize the appearance of fine lines. L.A. Girl is Cruelty-Free.
L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer Price: $3.99 USD
L’OREAL Paris | ELVIVE Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner
I have fine, frizzy, damaged hair that is prone to getting tangled and breaking. This deep conditioner promises to help prevent breakage and tangling, while reinforcing the fiber of your hair. L’Oreal is not Cruelty-Free.
Price: $5.99 USD
Maybelline | Fit Me Concealer & Soda Pop Palette
In my search for the perfect drug store concealer, I decided to pick up the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in the shade Fair. This liquid concealer promises to provide flawless coverage in an oil-free formula.
Fit Me Concealer Price: $8.29 USD
Maybelline New York Soda Pop Palette & Fit Me Concealer
Peripera Cushion Pang & Velvet Lip Tints and Butter Pang Balm
Fun fact: I had no idea how much these Peripera lip products cost until I reached the cash register. Had I known that these were priced at the upper echelon of the drugstore, I would not have purchased three items.
Nevertheless, I bought each item. (1) I was embarrassed. (2) I had three coupons that made each item significantly cheaper than the standard price.
I am unsure if Peripera is Cruelty-Free.
Pixi by Petra | Best of Rose Collection
Pixi is too expensive to be considered a true drugstore brand, but they aren’t premium enough to be considered a prestige brand. Given the brand’s higher price points, I’ve always shied away from trying Pixi.
Pixi by Petra Best of Rose Collection
However, I’m so tired of feeling out of the loop! Although the Pixi Glow Tonic is the most hyped product from the brand, the Glow Tonic wasn’t as appealing at this time. I already own quite a few skin brightening serums.
I opted to snag the Best of Rose Collection (cleanser, toner, and moisturizer) instead. When it comes to skincare, I love buying mini sets. They enable me to try a full system without dropping tons of money. Pixi is Cruelty-Free.
Price: $22.00 USD
Revlon | Kiss Cushion Lip Tint
I blame Pinterest for this purchase. After seeing countless ads on Pinterest advertising the new Revlon Lip Tints, I knew I had to give these a try! Ultimately, I picked up the shade Pretty Kiss, a light brown nude.
Kiss Cushion Lip Tint in Pretty Kiss
I’m interested to see how this lip tint performs compared to Peripera. I’m rooting for this product to be a winner because Revlon tends to be an overlooked brand. Revlon is not Cruelty-Free.
Price: $9.99 USD
Final Thoughts on my Drugstore Beauty Haul
One of my favorite aspects of purchasing drug store goodies is “hunt” that goes along with searching for the best deals. Unlike most of my other haul posts, I did not pick up everything in this drugstore beauty haul in one go.
Every single item above was purchased at a discounted price using a retailer-specific deal or coupon. That being said, I always list the full retail price.