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30 Drugstore beauty buys that are worth it

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Beauty on a budget

Pish posh! Why waste your hard-earned money on pricey beauty products when you could easily hit up your local drugstore and score everything you need for far less? We dish on what’s actually worth it at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and more!

Beauty on a budget


Iman Cosmetics Skin Tone Evener BB Crème SPF 15 

With the widest range of shades available in a BB crème for women of color, this beauty balm by Iman Cosmetics is clearly a no-brainer.

(Walgreens, $20)


Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action On-The-Go Wipes

Keep acne at bay even while you're on the run with these Rapid Action Wipes that fit perfectly in your handbag. As an added bonus, you can also use them to remove your makeup or as a toner after washing regularly for a continued salicylic acid treatment.

(drugstores nationwide, $5)


Éclos 6-Piece
Starter Kit

Have absolutely no idea where to begin with your skin care routine? Take all the guesswork out of staying young by picking up this inexpensive Anti-Aging Starter Kit from the nearest drugstore. Each product is made with rejuvenating apple stem cells, clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and enhance skin texture in two weeks!

(drugstores nationwide, $20)


Australian Gold Continuous Spray With Instant
Bronzer SPF 15

Stop shelling out a ton of cash for regular spray tans. Instead, simply spray this stuff on and score an instant glow before hitting the beach or pool. And it's formulated with SPF 30, so your skin will thank you later (trust us).

(, $10)


SebaMed Hand
& Nail Balm

Infused with a variety of moisturizers, including coconut oil and vitamin B5, this awesome Hand and Nail Balm hydrates your skin and fortifies its acid mantle to maintain a healthy moisture level. Not to mention, allantoin and panthenol (vitamin B5) support skin regeneration, while keratin strengthens your nails. Woo-hoo!

(CVS, $13)


Katy Perry Lashes
by Eylure

Sure, you're pretty without any makeup on, but even the biggest stars need to glam it up sometimes, right? Katy Perry Lashes by Eylure will help you play up those peepers at an affordable price. Plus, they can be reused several times.

(CVS, $8)

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