Ah, 2016, you've been one for the books and not in a good way—save for cosmetic relief by way of the drugstore. From cheaper-than-today's-Seamless-lunch hair potions to eyeliners that cost a fraction of the $$$ ones, yet yield the exact same results, we've sought solace in beauty offerings that don't break the bank. Here, find all this year's drugstore drops we can't face 2017 without.
While we appreciate the cleansing properties of a dry shampoo, it's equally important that it amp up our greased-down strands. With a lovely scent, and sans white residue, this formula sops up oil at the roots for blowout-like bounce.
Dove Refresh + Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo, $4.49; walmart.com.
We love an Urban Decay Naked palette as much as the next woman, but you can't beat the price or accessibility of this gorgeous range of richly-pigmented brown and beige shadows, as well as shimmery highlighters.
CoverGirl's Nudes TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette, $11.99; ulta.com.
Ever since the French woman's longtime beauty secret, micellar cleansing water, landed stateside, the soap-free, non-rinse method has been our go-to for drawing out every last bit of makeup and dirt from the skin. We love Garnier's elixir as it's gentle and never leaves the skin feeling dry or too tight.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Makeup Remover and Cleanser, $8.99; ulta.com.
It's our firm belief that adding fizz and foam to the mix makes masking more fun, and this tingly, moisture-packed gel formula provides a deep clean you can see while leaving the skin silky smooth.
e.l.f. Hydrating Bubble Mask, $14; target.com.
If you don't have a cushion compact in your handbag at this very moment, you're doing yourself a disservice. From the ease of having liquid foundation just a press-of-the-cushion-compact away for midday touch-ups, to this formula's buildable texture, which is long-lasting and feels lovely on the skin, this is as good as it gets—both inside and outside the drugstore.
L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, $16.99; ulta.com.
As far as ultra-vivid mattes go, there isn't a color range more drool-worthy than the Loaded Bolds range. From out-there shades, like "Wickedly White" and "Sapphire Siren," to the ultra-wearable "Orange Danger " (Gigi Hadid is a fan) and "Nude Thrill," we want each one perched on our vanity at all times.
Maybelline Loaded Bolds Lipstick, $7.49; ulta.com.
If I had a $1 for every time a fellow beauty editor raved about this highlighter stick… From the soft, shimmery, and copper-tinged champagne finish to the creamy, lightweight, non-greasy formula, it's better than most of the $$$ stuff. Seriously.
Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobe Stick, $7.99; target.com.
Are these prices even real?! Infused with pure coconut oil (which smells amazing, let us just say) this shampoo and conditioner system makes good on its promise of visibly-healthier hair in just three washes. We've done the legwork.
Suave Professionals Coconut Infusion Shampoo ($2.99) and Conditioner ($2.99); target.com.
It was already one of our go-to, long-wearing drugstore foundations, then Revlon went and improved upon it. And now, color matching the matte, oil-controlling formula is a cinch as it comes in 35 shades. Like, damn.
Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin, $12.99; ulta.com.
Whether we've got our detangling work cut out for us, or our hair needs a quick refresh, we mist on this heavenly-scented botanical elixir, which is packed with nourishing coconut milk and aloe vera.
TRESemmé Botanique Nourish and Replenish Hydrating Mist, $4.98; walmart.com.
By now you're probably aware that glitter is EVERYWHERE. And as far as sparkly eye looks go, the sky is the limit with these 2-in-1 liners. There's a glittery kajal-style pencil and liquid liner formula in each tube!
Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Kajal + Liquid Liner Trio, $9.69; target.com.