11 Beauty Gifts So Pretty You Won't Believe The Price

The twins from The Shining, the suspenseful music in Jaws — these are the things that would scare most people. In real life, however, there's not much else quite as terrifying as getting a "low balance" alert from your bank during the holidays. And while it's easy to pretend that this time of year isn't entirely about gifts, that's all part of the fun of the season. The good news? Some of the best beauty options can be found at the drugstore.
As it turns out, there are plenty of affordable retailers holding some of the holidays' greatest treasures. We're talking sheet masks, all-in-one makeup kits, and massive nail polish sets that'll last years for even the biggest manicure fiend — all for under $50.
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Click ahead to check out the prettiest drugstore buys of the season.
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If you know someone planning a trip for December or January, this ace mask set will keep skin hydrated on the go — and travels quite well, too.
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If you thought your best friend was indecisive before, just wait until she sees this 25-polish box of glory.
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This coconut oil lotion works wonders on dry skin, plus the scent will make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation. Gift one to friends — and keep one for yourself, too.

SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Body Lotion, $9.99, available at SheaMoisture.
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Stacked with drugstore must-haves, this set includes the best-selling — and celebrity fave — Voluminous Original Mascara (plus plenty of other essentials).
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For lashes that grab all the attention this holiday season, this trio of volumizing, thickening, and lengthening mascaras has something for every need.
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This dry shampoo and pomade duo adds grit without any of the heavy buildup — and works just as well for adding texture to your sci-fi bob as it does longer ends.
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It's the kind of makeup kit that requires no makeup brushes — just your hands.
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This trio of liquid lipsticks keeps the color on your lips — even after lots of kissing under the mistletoe.
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When the only time you want your lips to taste like a Cinnabon is the holidays.
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For the beauty novice looking to get everything she needs in one set: This massive kit of 28 products has everything from contouring powders to primer and everything in between.
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Hot tools are some of the most expensive gadgets to buy for yourself — which is why it makes a perfect gift. Luckily, this brand doesn't just work well and look pretty, the price is right, too.
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