These five drugstore beauty finds are all you need for a flawless face

Step away from that Sephora! Okay, we're kidding—we love high-end brands for classing up our cosmetic bags. But when it comes to daily wear, look no further than the drugstore aisle. While your fave celebs might swear by $50 mascara or eyeliner, there are also hundreds of alternative at your local Walgreens that’ll do the job..and maybe even a little bit better. Take a look at a few of our go-to drugstore dupes:
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    Revlon Colotburst Lacquer Balm, $10,

    Beauty gurus and makeup artists have been raving about this product for years, and we can totally understand why. The chubby crayon’s color payoff is fantastic and comes in both matte and shiny shades. At around ten dollars, it might be pricier than the average drugstore product, but believe us—it’s better than the high-end alternatives.

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    CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara, $7,

    When it comes to drugstore beauty, there are so many different mascaras to choose from that it can get overwhelming. But we always grab CoverGirl’s LashBlast Volume Mascara, which defines without clumping and is totally buildable. You can apply it once for a more minimal look or swipe over your lashes a few times for some extra volume. 

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    Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion, $4,

    This lotion is a savior for dry skin. Whether you’ve experienced a nasty sunburn that’s starting to peel or the windy weather has your skin cracking, this amazing cocoa butter will moisturize your skin without breaking the bank. Skip the expensive name-brand moisturizers and pick up Palmer’s instead. It smells delish and works wonders. 

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    Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, $6,

    The beauty world is totally obsessed with the Beautyblender, and we get it—the little tool really is the best way to apply foundation if you’re looking for an even finish. But who can justify spending 20 bucks on a sponge? This cheaper version works just as well.

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    Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner, $10,

    Drugstore eyeliners can sometimes be a bit of a letdown, but this one is a serious exception. Its design is similar to a pricey Stila liner—for a fraction of the price.


by Mallory Walker | 2/1/2016