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SPY Guide: The Top Drugstore Beauty Launches of Summer 2018

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* Drugstore beauty has come a long way
* Affordable brands dropped plenty of hot new products this summer
* Manicure helpers, eyeshadhow palettes under $20, and more

Who doesn’t love a great budget-friendly beauty buy or two? Drugstore makeup and skincare brands have upped their game in the past couple of years, and the product launches keep getting more and more innovative without breaking the bank.

Below we have highlighted eight beauty products that launched this summer with awesome formulas, great color payoff, and luxe packaging. From fruit scented palettes to a DIY manicure game changer, these product options will not only get you through the end of the sweltering heat, but will keep you on your beauty game for the rest of the year too.

1. Sally Hansen Cuticle Protectors

No more messy manicures. With these genius Sally Hansen Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors, you can protect your skin and cuticles from excess polish runoff. The peel-off cuticle protectors are easy to use–they simply wrap around each nail allowing you a neat and tidy polish application, are flexible and peel off when you are done.

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2. L’Oreal Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner

L’Oreal followed its immensely popular Lash Paradise Mascara with their equally impressive Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner. This liquid eyeliner has a high shine, waterproof formula that dries quickly for long time wear. Its flexible, cone-shaped control tip allows for smooth application, allowing you to create a thin or thick line for a classic cat eye.

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3. Maybelline Super Stay Foundation Stick

Maybelline’s newest addition to their popular foundation collections is their Super Stay Foundation Stick. This foundation stick works to conceal, contour, highlight and cover while providing long-lasting coverage. Featuring a cream to matte formula, this foundation stick allows you to easily apply your foundation and blend precisely with the precision pointed blender sponge on the other side. This no-mess stick is also perfect for on the go touch ups.

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4. Maybelline TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen

The Maybelline TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen will help you achieve the natural-looking eyebrows that are all the rage right now. The multi-prong tip delivers the look of natural, hair-like strokes instantly while the long-lasting formula gives you up to 24-hour wear that’s both smudge and transfer proof.

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5. L’Oreal Lumi Glow-Boosting Drops

L’Oreal has dropped a wide range of illuminating glow products recently. One of the standout product drops of this range is the lightweight Glow-Boosting Drops that blend seamlessly into the skin to give you that coveted dewy glow. These drops are ideal used alone or can be added to your favorite skin care, foundation and makeup products so you can customize your glow factor.

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6. Maybelline Lemonade Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline’s Lemonade Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 highly pigmented eyeshadow shades allowing you to easily create day-to-night looks. The creamy and blendable shadows apply smoothly to the lid to help you create an array of up-to-the-minute eyeshadow looks. As an added bonus, this eyeshadow palette has been infused with a fresh citrus scent.

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7. L’Oreal Paradise Fruit-Scented Blush

Another fruit-scented product is L’Oreal’s Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush. This creamy, soft to the touch powder blush gives you rich, vibrant color payoff that lasts. The fruit-infused scent will make application that much more fun.

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8. Milani Gilded Desires Face & Eye Palette

Milani’s Gilded Desires Face and Eye Palette contains twelve blendable, pigment-rich shadows and two highlighters that can be used in a myriad of ways. It contains a combination of warm mattes and shimmer eye shades that can be used to create beautiful eyeshadow combinations and used to contour and line the eyes. The highlighters will work to illuminate the high points of your face and define the inner corners of your eyes. As an added bonus, the palette comes in a fancy metalized gold compact with a full sized mirror to make on the go touch-ups a breeze.

Gilded Face Palette Milani Image courtesy of Ulta