If there’s one good thing that came out of 2020 for me, it’s my newfound passion for skincare. While staying at home this year, I’ve become slightly obsessed with watching TikToks and Youtube videos describing the best skincare products and practices—and which ones to avoid at all costs (I’m looking at you, apricot scrubs!).
One of my favorite content creators, @skincarebyhyram on TikTok, has over 5.9 million followers and has made a name for himself by reacting to celebs’ skincare routines and calling out brands with harmful ingredients. After bingeing his videos (he also has a Youtube channel) and doing my own research, I overhauled my skincare routine to include only the best ingredients and realized that taking care of your skin really does not have to expensive!
I have also really enjoyed trying new makeup and hair products while staying at home, especially when they come at an affordable price. I’ve always appreciated drugstore beauty, but in recent months I’ve realized that there are endless amounts of great affordable products out there that people simply swear by.
Here are 23 drugstore beauty products that have tens of thousands of five-star reviews and a huge fanbase:
Micellar water is the most gentle (yet still effective) way to remove makeup, and I won’t use anything else. Also, this plus reusable cotton pads are a much more environmentally-friendly alternative to makeup wipes!
I believe there is a consensus in the online beauty community that this is one of the the best drugstore highlighters out there. Every shade is beautiful, and this gives me just as much glow as my high-end highlighters.
I have used this powder for years. I always try others, then end up going back to this one. It’s perfect on no-liquid-foundation days for a little extra coverage, and you can get it for the shockingly low price of $4.
Beauty gurus across the internet are constantly using this handy concealer/foundation duo in drugstore tutorials and reviews. The consensus seems to be that it’s an amazing option when it comes to affordable foundation!