$30 at Dollar General Goes a Long Way — See What This Beauty Editor Bought

December 12, 2019
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
$30 at Dollar General Goes a Long Way — See What This Beauty Editor Bought

On our list of favorite spots to shop for beauty products there’s Target, Dermstore, Sephora and Ulta, but more recently we’ve started scoping out a new location to secure our beauty buys — Dollar General. Now, if you fall into the category of shoppers that assumes Dollar General beauty products are expired, left over or second-best, we're here to assure you that is not the case. The makeup and skin-care products on the shelves at Dollar General are the same as those on the shelves at your favorite beauty retailer, just at everyday low prices. You know what that means — more bang for your buck! To prove it, see how one beauty editor would spend $30 at Dollar General, ahead.

Maybelline New York Great Lash Waterproof Mascara, $5

This mascara is a bestseller for a reason. It gives you flawlessly full and lengthened lashes, sans any clumps or flakiness. You can count on this waterproof formula to stay in place for the long haul, making it a go-to in our book.


Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti Frizz Serum, $5

Nothing ruins a freshly styled hairdo like untamable frizz. That’s why you want to shampoo, condition and then treat with a serum like this one from Garnier. It gives you sleek, shiny hair that dries smooth every time. But don’t just take our word for it, check out all of those top-rated reviews. 


L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Shampoo, $4

Why spend big bucks on everyday staples like shampoo and conditioner when you can get fan-favorite products like this Elvive Total Repair Shampoo for under $5? It’s a must-have for dry, damaged or weak hair. 


Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer, $6

The entire Fit Me! cosmetics line by Maybelline New York is regarded as one of the best face collections around — and not just when it comes to drugstore products. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the products (like we are) or just trying it out, how can you not stock up on this concealer? 


L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Bold Control Hairspray, $4

Hairspray is one of the products you forget to buy until you desperately need it. For $4 at Dollar General we suggest you grab one (or three) to keep in your beauty collection as backup. 


Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes, $6

To take it all off at the end of the day, we reach for these makeup wipes from Garnier to get the job done. These all-in-one towelettes remove even waterproof products with ease. 


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