12 Amazing Drugstore Beauty Buys We Want!

Don't let the affordability fool you—the shelves at your neighborhood drugstore are packed with beauty products that are completely on-par with higher priced options. And because they're way easy on your wallet, these cheap-chic steals allow for guilt-free experimentation and why-not-try-it picks, but really, the best drugstore cosmetics keep you coming back for more with their perfect mix of effectiveness and budget-friendly pricing. Here are 12 super-duper drugstore bargains that prove good products are worth a lot, but they definitely don't have to cost a lot.
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1. Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain—Pat McGrath, renowned makeup artist and Cover Girl Global Creative Design Director, created 13 shades of lipstains that are weightless, but provide long-lasting color and won't dry out lips. Wear them alone or pair with lip-gloss or lipstick for an extra pop of color.

Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain, $7.99 each, available at Drugstore.com.
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2. Physician's Formula Glam Collection Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiners—Created to enhance blue, green, hazel, and brown eyes, this stackable trio of metallic liners go on with the ease and precision of a liquid liner and are water-resistant and smudge-proof. We're definitely going to be experimenting with these as we prep for all our holiday parties, and you should, too!

Physician's Formula Glam Collection Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiners, $10.95 each, available December in drugstores nationwide and at Ulta.com on January 30.
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3. Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream—This moisturizer has a surprisingly smooth, gel texture that is oil-free, and perfect for acne-prone skin. We like popping it in the fridge for an extra cool face refresher.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream, $6.99, available at Target.com.
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4. L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara—Dubbed the Clean-Sweep Wiper System, this flexible mascara brush and wand slide through two web-like structures within the mascara tube, keeping the brush fully coated with just the right amount of mascara but removing excess so you get perfect, clump-free, extra volumized lashes. Seriously amazing.

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara, $7.97, available at Walmart.com.
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5. Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo and Waterless Foam Shampoo—Created with all hair types in mind, this super thifty Dry Shampoo is best for straight or oily hair while the Waterless Foam Shampoo works best on dry or curly hair. It's a great way to give your locks a little cleaning on the go!

Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo and Waterless Foam Shampoo, $5.49 each, available at CVS.com.
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6. Rimmel London Glam'Eyes Mono Eye Shadow—From go-everywhere neutrals to party-ready brights, with the price of these shadows, you can try them all.

Rimmel London Glam'Eyes Mono Eye Shadow, $3.99 each, available at CVS.com.
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7. Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Smoothing Daily Cleanser—This cleanser harnesses the power of antioxidant rich blueberries to slow lines and wrinkles, includes natural alpha hydroxy acids from apple and lemon peel to exfoliate, and moisturizes with coconut oil. It kind of does it all in an easy everyday cleanser.

Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Smoothing Daily Cleanser, $9.99, available at Walgreens.com.
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8. Borghese Nail Polish Scintillare Holiday Collection—You'll definitely get right into the holiday spirit with Borghese's limited-edition, high shine nail polish collection. This makes a nice stocking stuffer, too.

Borghese Nail Polish Scintillare Holiday Collection, $8 each, available at drugstores nationwide or visit Borghesenailcare.com for store locations.
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9. Burt's Bees Fragrance Free Body Lotion—Reformulated using liquid crystal science, a technique culled from the food biz, the lotion remains at the same liquid level as your body to allow moisture permeate to a deeper level. Of course, the Shea Butter, Vitamin E, and Aloe help, too, plus, the fragrance-free formula works great on sensitive skin.

Burt's Bees Fragrance Free Body Lotion, $7.99, available at Drugstore.com.
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10. Leirac Diopti Demaq Gentle Eye Makeup Remover—This brand flies off the pharmacy shelves in its native France and their new clear gel removes eye makeup and mascara without leaving a film and keeps lashes protected—even brittle or weak lashes—with floral rose water, keratin, and Vitamin B5.

Leirac Diopti Demaq Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, $24, available at Liearc-usa.com or visit Duanereade.com for store locations.
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11. Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon—Finally, an affordable way to get the matte look. Kashuk's matte lip crayon goes on as smooth as a gloss pencil but leaves the perfect matte lip. This is a keeper!

Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon, $7.99, available at Target.com.
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12. Jergens Overnight Repair Nightly Restoring Moisturizer—We love this because you can heal desperately dry skin while you sleep! Jergen's packs this lotion with nocturnal flower extracts (think Evening Primrose), antioxidants, and vitamins that heal a week's worth of dryness and damage in one night.

Jergens Overnight Repair Nightly Restoring Moisturizer, $6.99, available at Drugstore.com.
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