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Drew Barrymore’s Must Have Drugstore Beauty Buys — That You Won’t Be Able To Live Without

Inexpensive perfect-for-summer products from 'Drew Magazine'!


The “The Happy Place Issue” issue of Drew Magazine is out now (find it here), and the radiant 48-year-old star is dishing about the things big and small that bring her joy in life. From mouth-watering recipes to cheerful home decor, let this be your happiness guide for the summer!

And if there’s one thing that makes us happy, it’s a glimpse into the affordable beauty products that keep her smiling. If a summer refresh to your beauty routine is in order but you don’t want to break the bank, you’re in luck — as Drew proves, high quality beauty doesn’t have to mean a colossal price tag. From hair, to skin, to nails, here are a few of Drew’s must-haves that will leave you stunning all summer!

Drew Barrymore in white shirt holding Drew Magazine
Drew Magazine

Drew’s Under-$20 Skincare Picks

Curél Deep Moisture Spray

It’s called a spray, but don’t be fooled — just a spritz of this dermatologist-loved, ceramide-packed mist hydrates just as well as a heavy layer of regular lotion. (Buy from Amazon, $13.33)

Nopalera Cactus Bar Soap

Sandra Velasquez, founder and CEO of Nopalera says, “Soap is the OG sustainable bath product. Our Nopalera Cactus bar Soap is made with hydrating plant butters and oils; cactus fibers gently exfoliate skin.” (Buy from, $14)

Drew’s Under-$20 Makeup Picks

FLOWER Beauty Dream Warrior Mascara

Cloud-inspired technology lifts lashes and spirits with the softest, fluffiest, fanned-out finish. (Buy from Ulta Beauty, $11.99)

FLOWER Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush In Wildrose

For the cheeriest cheeks around! (Buy from Ulta Beauty, $11.49)

Drew’s Under-$20 Nail Picks

Olive & June Cuticle Serum

“If you have just one minute, apply our Cuticle Serum and hand cream. They’ll instantly make your mani look salon fresh and keep your cuticles happy and shiny,” assures Sarah Gibson Tuttle, founder of Olive & June. (Buy from Target, $15.99)

Olive & June Super Glossy Top Coat

“Reapply our Super Glossy Top Coat,” adds Tuttle. “It will make your mani look brand new and help keep it chip free.” (Buy from, $9)

Drew’s Under-$20 Hair Care Picks

Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Crème 70

“I’ve colored my hair at home a trillion times!,” says Drew. “My favorite shade is Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Crème 70 — it’s super rich and covers my grays. This is color that cares!” (Buy from Amazon, $7.97)

The Ultimate Detangler

The Tangle Teezer is pretty much a legendary brush that parents rely on for effortless, tearless hair detangling,” says Bleach London’s Alex Brownsell. “And it works like a charm on adult hair, wet and dry, regardless of whether you have tight curls or pin-straight hair.” (Buy from Ulta Beauty, $15.99)

Garnier Whole Blends Repairing Leave-In Miracle Nectar

Drew-approved Garnier Whole Blends Repairing Leave-In Miracle Nectar nourishes and protects to prevent breakage and minimize split ends. (Buy from Walmart, $7.97)

Pattern Edge Control

Give baby hairs some TLC with Tracee Ellis Ross’ Pattern Edge Control, a protective pomade. (Buy from Ulta Beauty, $12)

Or smooth and swirl it on with her Edge Tool (Buy from Ulta Beauty, $12), made with a vegan alternative to classic boar bristle.

A version of this article appeared in our partner magazine, Drew Magazine, in 2023.

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