Best drugstore beauty products for fall
Eyes & Lashes Serum
Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10
Consider this to be eye cream, version 2.0. Swipe the serum all over your eyes: It contains a plant sugar that helps fight lines and wrinkles, skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, plus ceramides to fortify and condition sparse or brittle lashes.
Freeman Beauty Blue Agave Hydrating Facial Paper Mask
Paper masks are big-time players among prestige brands, and now this bargain option is trending, too. Wear the mask – which contains agave to soften and hyaluronic acid to hydrate – for 10 to 20 minutes; then pat the excess serum into skin for a quick hydration boost. The Freeman line also has masks for brightening and purifying, so you can choose whichever fits your skin needs. At this price, you may want to try them all.
Total Repair Hair Care System
L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm
Atone for your summer strand sins — sun, chlorine, salt water — with this deep conditioner that helps combat (among other things) weakness, roughness, and dryness. Apply in the shower instead of conditioner and leave on for 3 to 5 minutes while you shave and wash before rinsing for shampoo commercial–worthy strands.
Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair
Toni & Guy Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair
This cool new line from across the pond made its stateside debut this summer. With a ton of products to choose from, this duo stands out as a must for any woman with fine strands. It cleanses and conditions without weighing down hair.
$15 each, Target and Target.com
Volume Express Mascara
Maybelline New York Falsies Big Eyes by Volum' Express Mascara
The brand behind the iconic Great Lash has come up with yet another brilliant idea. This new dual-ended wand has not one, but two, brushes: The one for top lashes pushes them up and out, while the baby brush (only 2 millimeters wide!) is designed to coat the tiniest bottom lashes. Plus, the quick dry formula helps prevent smears.
Liquid Face and Body Wash
Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash
This soap-free wash, specially formulated to restore skin to a pH of 5.5, cleanses without stripping. A great option for sensitive skin, it’s also perfect for soothing dry or itchy patches as the seasons change. Extra points for the mega size and mini price!
Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Dry Shampoo
On hectic mornings when there's no time to wash, a spritz of this dry shampoo is all it takes to instantly freshen locks. Bonus: Cutting down on washes can help prolong your hair color.