12 US Drugstore Beauty Steals That French Makeup Artists Love – Vogue.com
The French pharmacy leaves nothing to be desired. From prestige-quality skin tonics, like luxurious allover dry oils and magical micellar waters, to chic hair baubles invoking that Gallic effortlessness, it’s easy to while away hours in its aisles. But if a plane ticket to Charles de Gaulle isn’t in the cards this month, there are hidden treasures at the corner drugstore worthy of the Parisian tick of approval, too. As proof, we asked four top French makeup artists—natural born experts when it comes to sussing out high-quality, democratically priced future cult classics—to share the products they stock up on in U.S. drugstores. Here, 12 steals you should add to your beauty repertoire, including a velvety pre-concealer eye serum and one internationally covetable mascara.
Batiste Dry Shampoo, $7.99, ulta.com.
“When you have bangs, dry shampoo is your best friend. I also use it to give my hair texture and help shape and style it. I love the mini travel size version.”
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil, $4.49, ulta.com.
“You can create a smoky eye on the go in just two minutes. I bought the entire shade range and pick one each day based on my mood.”
Pixi Sun Mist, $18, pixibeauty.com.
“I like a sun spray that you can apply over makeup. That way, all day long you’re protected and still look perfect.”
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, $5.89, target.com.
“This mascara not only makes your lashes look longer and full, but lets you easily add more than one coat with clumping.”
Ardell DuraLash Individual Lashes, $5.79, target.com.
“These are perfect for opening up the eye in a very natural way, as they blend perfectly onto the lash line and are knot-free.”
Sally Hansen Airbrush Leg Makeup, $12.99, ulta.com.
“This is a must for any leg flaunting on the red carpet. It will hide imperfections, like spider veins or bruises, dries quickly, and doesn’t transfer on clothes.”
Wet and Wild Lip Pencil in 666, $0.99, wetnwildbeauty.com.
“This pencil is one of my all time favorites and a great price. Shade ‘666’ is the perfect berry, as it can go from very natural to more dramatic.”
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, $4.49, target.com.
“This mascara is beloved by everyone in the business. A great intense black. It’s hypoallergenic, builds up well, and washes off very easily.”
__ L’Oréal Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen, $9.99, cvs.com.__
“I keep a few of these with me so I can use it on my clients and give it to them for red carpet touch ups or a night on the town. The formula is rich velvety, and easy to apply, and the pen doesn’t need to be sharpened.”
__ Eucerin Daily Hydration Lotion, $9.99, target.com.__
“This lotion is great for very dry skin, t’s paraben-free and doesn’t clog pores.”
Visine Redness Relief Original Eye Drops, $3.89, target.com.
“I use this to refresh eyes and remove the veins when we do film.”
Sudden Change Under-Eye Serum, $13.49, walgreens.com.
“I mix this serum into foundation to get rid of bags. I place two drops into the palm of my hand, add one dot of foundation, blend with my finger, and smooth it from the inner to outer corner of the undereye area.”