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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


Jesse's Girl High Intensity Nail Colors

Go bright or go home! This fun and fabulous collection of bold nail polish colors is bound to attract some attention to your mani. Personally, we heart Baby Cakes and Spring Break, but there are so many brilliant options to choose from.

(select Rite Aid stores, $4)


Samy's Fat Hair "0" Calories Amplifying Hair Spray

Pump up the volume with Samy's Fat Hair "0" Calories Amplifying Spray. This stuff gives your mane instant fullness and shine without all the stickiness and residue often complained about in other products. Va-va-voom hair has never been so easy to achieve!

(Walgreens, $13)


Almay Smart Shade
Powder Blush

For a naturally dewy flush that brightens up your whole face, you can't beat this Smart Shade Powder Blush by Almay. Snag it in pink, coral or nude—whatever color strikes your fancy.

(drugstores nationwide, $11)


Blistex Medicated
Lip Ointment

Say goodbye to itchy, dry, cracked lips for life! This Medicated Ointment works to heal your poor pout, making it perfectly kissable, smooth and —most importantly — pain free.

(Walgreens, $3)


Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

Get a pearly white smile in the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is apply these Crest Whitestrips once a day for 30 minutes, and you'll start seeing results in as soon as three days.

(Target, $50)


Wet 'n' Wild Ultimate
Brow Kit

Complete with a mirror, brush, tweezers, eyebrow gel and two perfect powder shades to choose from, this inexpensive kit contains all the essentials you need to get the best brows possible.

(, $4)

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