Top Ten Drugstore Favorites from 2015

Our last Top Ten Tuesday of 2015 contains items we can actually afford, even after Christmas. The ten I picked are products that I’ve used often, some even daily, in the last year. All are favorites. I’ve tried to save you from my repeats (mascara for example) but some are just too good not to share again.

1451339740_413gbp5maul._sx300_ql70_ CHOPSAVER LIP BALM is a new product for me to share with you but one I’ve been using daily the last several weeks. This is one of the most interesting lip balms I’ve tried this year. It was developed by a professional trumpet player, Dan Gosling, who you know really needs his lips being healthy. I have this in Fresh Citrus which has the tiniest hint of orange and contains SPF 15. It comes in natural without a sunscreen but I prefer it having the sunscreen. A winner!! *

ChopSave Lip Care w/SPF15
ChopSave Lip Care w/SPF15

1451339854_51mq4dtzy1l._sy300_ql70_BURT’S BEES ALMOND & MILK HAND CREME is different than most of the hand creams that I own. This comes in a jar and is very firm but touch your finger to it and it starts melting to a creamy texture. This is extremely thick, containing beeswax and Vitamin E to both hydrate and shield. I think this makes a great foot cream. I put it on my elbows and on my ankles since those two places get extremely dry for me. The almond scent is light, just a little bit nutty as it’s tempered with the non-fat dry milk. If you wash your hands over and over then this is what you are looking for. *

Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme
Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme
Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme
Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme

1451341804_41a-etmeyal._ac_ul160_sr160_160_RoC SMOOTH PERFEXION INSTANT LINE CORRECTOR is one of my favorite RoC products. I was so excited about this when I received it since it’s a much less expensive dupe of Murad InvisiBlur. I do have to use a separate SPF product with RoC Instant Line Corrector but it’s worth it. It’s a blur product that makes your foundation look better than ever. *

Roc Instant Line Corrector
Roc Instant Line Corrector

1451341017_51z1xx7mmpl._sy300_ql70_RoC DAILY RESURFACING DISKS was just reviewed yesterday. This is a great daily cleanser and exfoliator in one handy pad. While I don’t use them daily, I do use the disks several times a week since they are a gentle exfoliation that I can’t overdo. *

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk
RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

1451340822_31uimzctxjl._sx300_ql70_TWEEZERMAN STAINLESS STEEL SLANT TWEEZERS are an item I use every single day of my life. I’ve used other tweezers but I always return to Tweezerman. They can be sent in for resharpening but I like a brand new fresh tweezers when I get to that point. I’m more likely to drop my tweezers than anything which is why I have so many around (at least 5!!)

Cynthia Rowley for Tweezerman
Cynthia Rowley for Tweezerman

1451340168_31fqtxqmjhl._sy300_ql70_MILANI EYESHADOW PRIMER is my favorite drugstore eyeshadow primer. I have this thing about primers and use many different brands. I like to make sure I have enough on hand for an emergency. Milani’s is just as good as the “high price spread”. Don’t start your eye makeup without an eyeshadow primer and Milani’s is as good as they get.

Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Milani Eyeshadow Primer

1451340287_21qyq9kbr_2bl._ql70_NYX EYESHADOW BASE IN WHITE PEARL is another alternative eyeshadow primer. The NYX isn’t as convenient to use since it’s in a pot and I need to use a brush to apply it. But the White Pearl is a nice alternative to the nude of most primers. It holds eyeshadow extremely well and gives a lot of depth to certain shades.
1451340014_41gc7-mqdel._sy300_ql70_AVEENO SKIN RELIEF GENTLE SCENT LOTION, the newest addition to the Aveeno line. The product from Aveeno that’s best for sensitive skin is their fragrance free line. But not everyone likes fragrance free so they’ve developed their Skin Relief body wash and lotion in a Nourishing Coconut scent that isn’t overpowering at all. I’ve got two minis of this and they are already in my travel bag. *

1447723035_lasting-finish-25hr_2_product-300x300RIMMEL LASTING FINISH 25 HR FOUNDATION – you are probably tired of me talking about this Rimmel Foundation but every time I wear it I’m amazed again at how great it is. It’s the only drugstore foundation I own. I chose well (091 Light Ivory) from the 7 shades available since I don’t have to play with the color to have it match. And at $6.97 it’s a steal.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hr. Foundation
Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hr. Foundation

1433204538_07366PHYSICIANS FORMULA EYE BOOSTER 2-IN-1 LASH BOOSTING EYELINER + SERUM is another product that you’ve probably heard me rave about more than once. Finding a great liquid liner isn’t the easiest thing to do but finding one in brown at the drugstore is almost impossible. I’ve tried most brands that I could buy and nothing compares to the PF for me. The color is a true brown and the brush is sturdy and gives me the thin line I love.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum
Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Please join the other Top 10 Bloggers for their end of the year posts. You might just find a few products that you didn’t know were wonderful.  —  Marcia

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  1. Lola Seicento | 29th Dec 15

    What great picks, Marcia! That Rimmel foundation is one of my favorites!

  2. Lori S | 29th Dec 15

    I would love to try the Milani Eyeshadow Primer!

  3. Nancy | 29th Dec 15

    I need to look for that NYX Eyeshadow Base…I didn’t know they made one!

  4. Teri | 29th Dec 15

    You have me SOLD on that Burt’s Bees hand cream. Just the sounds of it – mmmm.

  5. Phyrra | 29th Dec 15

    Milani’s primer is supposed to be great!

  6. Natalie Brown | 29th Dec 15

    I’m going to have to try both of these eye primers. The Rimmel foundation certainly sounds like a quality steal too. 🙂

  7. Zoey | 30th Dec 15

    I love Tweezerman tweezers!!

  8. [email protected] | 30th Dec 15

    I love the ChopSaver lip balm too. I’m kind of saving it for warmer weather when I’ll be outside more. I love that it has SPF. Tweezerman and Milani Eye Shadow primer are two of my favorites too!

  9. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 30th Dec 15

    I love the RoC Resurfacing Discs for nights when I;m tired!

  10. Kath TheFabZilla | 30th Dec 15

    I should really give that Rimmel foundation a try. I heard/read so many nice things about it

  11. Anastasia | 30th Dec 15

    Great favorites!! I’m all about Burt’s Bees and Milani 🙂

  12. Bailey | 31st Dec 15

    I am a huge fan of the Burt’s Bees hand cream (it’s really great on feet too!) I just go a tube of Chop Saver today in the mail, I’m looking forward to giving it a try.

  13. Destany | 31st Dec 15

    I love that Milani eye primer!

  14. Jess Scull | 31st Dec 15

    Awesome list! I need to try a few of these

  15. Shipra | 1st Jan 16

    All of these items look great! I am definitely going to visit my nearest drugstore to pick up a few of these goodies! <3 Happy New Year! <3

  16. Justina | 1st Jan 16

    I love a lot of these too! Great choices!

  17. Nidia - Lit From Within | 1st Jan 16

    that PF liner is my HG liquid, too. I like the brown and their Ultra Black. I didn’t know that ROC has a dupe for the Invisiblur! I need to try that. Great post!

  18. Gabrielle | 3rd Jan 16

    Thanks for the tip about the Milani eyeshadow primer. I’ve been using Urban Decay and would love to save some money.

  19. Miki | 7th Jan 16

    Ooh I have some new items to try! Awesome list! 🙂 I once picked up that milani primer, but then I put it back after a bunch of hmmmmng and hawing. Next time I’ll leave it in my cart and bring it home! 😉

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