Cheap Makeup Buys To Add To Your Back To School Shopping List

Our childhood selves didn't know how good they had it when it came time for back-to-school shopping. It's all gel pens and monogrammed lunch boxes when it's on mom's dime, but as we get older, the frills fall off, and the first day of school means a very depressing trip to Walmart to grab the cheapest spiral notebooks our summer babysitting money can buy.
Because it's only natural that your shopping budget and summertime high spirits both take a hit as first semester looms, we're making your BTS makeup haul easy and affordable. Whether you need a waterproof mascara to hold up through your end-of-summer tears or a dewy highlighter that'll turn heads when you step on campus, we've got the must-have basics covered — and everything's less than $11.
Check out the best back-to-school makeup from the drugstore, ahead. Because your upcoming shopping trip should be more fun than doom, gloom, and ugly three-ring binders.
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