We’ve experimented with nearly every drugstore beauty product in 2018 and we’re barely exaggerating. The takeaway, you ask? There are so many affordable buys that rival the luxe, expensive stuff. Take Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink for example. It costs just about $10 at CVS and it’ll stay on your lips just as long (if not longer) than your Sephora splurge. In addition to this lippie we’re waaaay to obsessed with, we got the scoop from one of our favorite drugstores, CVS, about the bestselling products in makeup, skin care and nails from 2018. Keep reading to find out what products people can’t get enough of (us included):
The #1 Selling Mascara
If you haven’t tried this volumizing mascara, you better add it to your list of 2019 goals. Once you try it, there’s a good chance you’ll keep coming back for its lengthening superpowers.
The Bestselling Setting Spray
Setting spray was huge this year and we, too, are guilty of spritzing our faces approximately 100 times a day. The drugstore setting spray that got the most love this year was from NYX Professional Makeup. The formula comes in two options (dewy and matte), and its going to do the job just as good as that expensive option would.
The Bestselling Concealer
This classic concealer is an oldie but a goodie. You can’t beat the creamy, easy-to-blend formula that makes dark circles disappear. Plus, its applicator makes it easy to make touchups on the go or to smooth fine lines, fast.
The Bestselling Essie Polish
We’re hardcore Essie lovers — so much so that we know exact shade names just by looking at the bottle. One of those is Ballet Slippers, a sheer, pale pink color perfect for wearing all the time, really.
The Brightening Lotion
Over the course of 2018, we’ve seen several unique multipurpose beauty products, one which was this brightening lotion from L'Oreal Paris. The lightweight formula comes in four different shades that can be alone, under makeup, or over it. You can replace it with your highlighter or even use it as a bronzer. This one’s definitely worth a spot in your tropical-vacation makeup bag.
The Top-Selling Lipstick
You’ve heard us gush over this one enough already, but the people agree. The budge-proof formula comes in twenty (yup, casual) shades and there’s undoubtedly one for every occasion — most definitely for when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
The K-Beauty Bestseller
Out of all of the K-Beauty picks at CVS, this $2 brightening mask from Peach Slices was the top-seller. This mask is targeted for people who are looking to brighten dull, lackluster skin and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. People love this nourishing mask for its instant benefits that leave skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.