Cast Your Vote for Best Drugstore Product of the Year

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Cast your vote for the best drugstore product of 2010

Drugstore beauty kicked bargain booty in 2010, and the greatness covered the gamut from affordable makeup to skin care to hair products to tools. NYX, Sonia Kashuk, Rimmel, NYC and wet N wild were just a handful of 2010’s affordable overachievers, and they made this bargain huntress dance her “I’m saving MONEY!” dance more than a few times this year (looks like a cross between the robot and the snake).


With big budget retailers like Target expanding their cosmetics departments, the definition of drugstore continues to change. Traditional drugstores like Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens have bargain competition now, and that’s great news for us.

If your fave budget beauty product came out in 2010, give it your vote. Which drugstore product (Target counts too!) stood out to you as the best of the year? Tell the world in the comments. 🙂

Make sure I don’t miss your vote by including it at the top of your comment like so: VOTE: Drugstore Product. That’ll make it easier for me to tally the entries and share the results. After you’ve made your nomination, let me know why you picked that one product over everything else.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Sara says:

    VOTE: I loved the WnW palletes especial the holiday LE’s most colors went on like a dream.

  2. Ana says:

    VOTE: Drugstore Product = Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation

    Even though I picked this up pretty recently, I’ve been wearing this every time I use foundation. It feels great on my skin, and it covers up my blemishes really well without making my skin look cakey. I love it!

  3. Aracely says:

    VOTE: WnW holiday eye shadow palettes: loved Sugar plum fairy and Night Elf

  4. Tiffany says:

    VOTE: maybelline the falsies mascara

    I think this came out this year. this is my fave mascara! I’m happy to find a cheaper replacement for my Benefit Badgal.

  5. Hollysayshey says:

    VOTE: NYX Nude on Nude eye kit/palette. AMAZING! Is currently holding me over until UD Naked palette is restocked…. lord knows that’ll be another 3 months.

  6. Christina says:

    VOTE: Maybelline Matte Mousse Concealer.

    Hugely pigmented and amazingly long-wearing. Also a picture perfect color match :D.

  7. Solangel says:

    VOTE: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner

    The best! And it’s saving me a couple of bucks by not making me want to buy MAC fluidlines 😉

  8. Michelle says:

    VOTE: Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

    It works really well, length and volume, and much less expensive than the DiorShow I’ve been using the last two years or so!

  9. lo says:

    VOTE: Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel

    I only bought a few colors (and their base/top coat), and they last me almost a full week, which is nothing short of miraculous. And the base/top coat doesn’t get all gloppy and bubbly, and is actually glossy!

  10. Markina says:

    Burt’s Bees eye cream. Fabulous consistency, gets rid of wrinkles and dark under eye circles.

  11. danielle says:

    VOTE: loreal original voluminous mascara

    because its amazing and gives you movie stah lashes 😀

  12. danielle says:

    i would like to see your im saving money dance hahaha

  13. els says:

    VOTE: Nivea Extreme Resist lipgloss !

  14. chibu74 says:

    VOTE: Drugstore products
    Wet n Wild e/s pallettes….awesome quality and long lasting for less….great shades

  15. Ninjagato says:

    Vote- Maybelline The Falsies mascara. Great dupe for Lancome Hypnose Drama. I’m on my 3rd tube.

  16. VOTE: Wet n’ Wild Color Icon eyeshadow Single in Brule and Envy
    Krista Nicolson recently posted … NOTD- Christmas Day and Guns &amp Roses

  17. Milka says:

    VOTE: Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray

    I have to say I’m loving Tresemme Heat Tamer. That thing has saved my hair. I use it with my CONAIR You Curl Wand to achieve (finally!) that beachy wavy boho look. I also love Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks and 1000 kisses lip pencils.

  18. Heidi says:

    VOTE: Gotta love those Wet n Wild holiday palettes!

  19. Taffy says:

    I picked up a Joe Fresh sheer lip pencil in Berry for $6 and I love it, love it, love it!
    Taffy recently posted … Mystic Lilac by Sally Hansen

  20. Janet says:

    VOTE: Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse (& if we get a second vote, L’Oreal Voluminous Millions Mascara)

    Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse is perfect for my busy schedule cause I can apply it quickly and still look polished.

    L’Oreal Voluminous Millions Mascara makes my eyelashes look super long and thick! It’s easy to add more coats for a more dramatic look and it doesn’t clump on me. It’s great 🙂

  21. Ariel says:

    VOTE: W&W Palletes

  22. Jeannine says:

    VOTE: Maybelline the Falsies Volum’Express mascara. I love it.
    Jeannine recently posted … Essie spotted at Walmart

  23. Nikki says:

    VOTE: Maybelline the Falsies mascara…gives the illusion that I have long lashes
    Revlon Grow Luscious mascara…layered it with Falsies at night for that ‘come here’ look

  24. paige says:

    VOTE: neutrogena 3-in-1 undereye concealer.
    works wonders, a small tube lasts me up to 6 months. 😀

  25. Vote: Drugstore Products

    I liked Sally Hansen 5 in 1 nail polish and

    CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Cream Blush in Lush Berry
    BrooklynShoeBabe recently posted … Just A Few Of My Favorite Things

  26. Lucie says:

    I avoid drugstore products because most of them use animal testing. 🙁
    I loved Hard Candy’s tinted moisturizer though! Nice finish and great coverage, best of all animal friendly!

  27. Ariel says:

    EOS lip balm!
    Ariel recently posted … Review- Marc Jacobs Daisy

  28. mandy says:

    VOTE: Maybelline the Falsies Volum’Express mascara.

  29. Nina says:

    Vote : Wet n Wild Color Icon Palettes – awesome shades, awesome pigmentation!

  30. Chanel says:

    I’m going to have to go with Maybelline Falsies Mascara. This is my go to mascara and I get so many compliments when I wear it.
    Chanel recently posted … Revlon Heavenly Metal Collection

  31. addie says:

    VOTE: revlon colorstay foundation

  32. DonnaN says:

    Vote: The WnW Holiday palettes…..great value!!!

  33. mishel says:

    st ives apricot scrub and loreal’s voluminous mascara!

  34. Morgan says:

    NYX Single eyeshadows, and Maybelline Colorsational Lipsticks!

  35. Mani says:

    VOTE: Drugstore Product.
    CoverGirl LashExact in Very Black – love this mascara to death!!

  36. bethany says:

    Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse; it is one of the better drugstore foundations I have come across, and doesn’t affect my sensitive skin!

  37. happybadfish says:

    Vote: Revlon colorstay foundation for dry skin.

  38. Paula says:

    Vote: Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm

  39. Shannon says:


  40. Kacey says:

    Wet n’ Wild’s Color Icon palettes, by far. Great color selection (with some great dupes, and colors rarely found in drugstores!), great pigmentation and texture, and even greater price! My personal faves are the Night Elf and Sugar Plum Fairy palettes from the holiday collex, and the Lust palette from the permanent collection. I hear 8-color palettes will be coming out soon, I can’t wait!!

  41. Deb says:

    VOTE: Bioderma – Sensibio H2O makeup remover. It is fantastic!!!!

  42. Kristen says:

    Wet N Wild Color Icon Series. The palettes, singles, blushes, bronzers, holiday LOL
    Kristen recently posted … Thank You!

  43. cyra says:

    vote drugstore product: wet’n’wild color icon palettes

  44. Tracy says:

    VOTE: Wet N Wild Icon Eye Shadow Palettes
    Tracy recently posted … Burberry Makeup Is The Only Iconic Burberry Plaid Ill Probably Ever Own

  45. Stephanie says:

    NYX Cream Color Pencils – Just as good as the Nars ones that Sephora discontinued, boo 🙁

  46. Katie says:

    VOTE: Best Drugstore Makeup Product – Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadows, all of these shadows are great whether it is the singles, trios, or 6 pan palettes.

  47. Liz! says:

    VOTE: Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara

    Boy it was hard to choose just one!!!! I also loved Rimmel’s Lash Accelerator mascara and Ecotools brushes, among other drugstore gems 🙂

  48. Fatema says:

    Wet and wild eyeshadows

  49. Shealyn says:

    VOTE: Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara (orange tube)

  50. denise says:

    Maybelline Falsies mascara in blackess black revels dept. store mascaras makes my lashes long and thicker, plus it’s very black. Knocked my Lancome Definicils mascara off the pedestal!

  51. Yuki says:

    Vote: Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Palettes, especially Vanity.
    Yuki recently posted … 2010 Makeup Favorites

  52. leahbobeah says:

    Vote: Drugstore product: NYX powder blush, especially Angel

  53. Elle says:

    VOTE: Neutrogena moisturizing lip gloss in “Healthy Blush”. THE BEST LIP GLOSS I HAVE EVER OWNED THAT MOISTURIZES BETTER THAN LIP BALM! Not to sticky or sweet either.

  54. Caroline says:

    VOTE: Definitely the Wet N Wild Color Icon e/s palettes, the Night Elf LE was the best!

  55. Amber says:

    VOTE: Maybelline’s The Falsies Mascara

  56. Carolina says:

    VOTE: Maybelline’s Falsies mascara. I first saw photos of my sister wearing it for Halloween and legitimately thought she was wearing fake eyelashes. amazing mascara!

  57. quimerula says:

    VOTE: Drugstore Product.
    EcoTOOLS brushes. All of them.

  58. smeegal9 says:

    Vote: Wet ‘n’ Wild – Color Icon single in Penny

  59. RG says:

    VOTE: Maybelline the Falsies Mascara

  60. Megan says:

    VOTE: L’Oreal HIP Studio Secrets Color Chrome Eyeliner in Black Shock

  61. Andrea Collins says:

    VOTE: Drugstore Product the WnW Color Icon palettes!

  62. Hunny Bunny says:

    Vote: Revlon Super lustrous lipgloss

    Hands down my favorite lipglosses. Super pigmented and non sticky. The packaging is also really cute. I love these more than my MAC glosses

  63. Vanessa says:

    Revlon Colorburst Lipstick: Soft Nude

    Comparable to any high-end nude lipstick. Beautiful nude color.

  64. mkdallas says:

    Cover Girl Simply Ageless Foundation, Blush & Concealer; the whole line is the bomb!

  65. Jessi says:

    VOTE: Wet n’ Wild Color Icon eyeshadow/palettes

  66. Megan says:

    VOTE: Prestige Total Intensity eyeliner in Deepest Black

  67. lun says:

    VOTE: Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipglosses

  68. Caitlin says:

    VOTE: L’Oreal Go 360 Clean Exfoliating Facial Scrub
    I use this to take off my make-up before applying my acne products at night. I have pretty tough skin, so my skin can handle this every night. It comes with the little rubber scrublet that feels GREAT on your skin. Plus, when you put this on, it has a very yummy apricot scent! I love using it & my skin has definitely become a LOT softer since I started using it of the nights. I started out using it morning & night, but let me tell you–bad idea. It DID dry out my skin a bit, but I’ve been using it just nightly for months now with no problems at all =] And did I mention it’s only $4?

  69. Jamie says:

    In 2011 I would like to learn more makeup tricks. I’m 19 years old and just hit My makeup loving peek. I’ll play with makeup all day if people would let me. Even when I’m sick I’ll play with Makeup.

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