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The best of the drugstore UNDER $20

Hello all, obv I love Sephora. I went in yesterday and found a few things I wanted. 


However after I ended up going to a drug store and wanted WAY more. And almost bought it all. I find myself doing this more and more because the drugstore items are way less money I think well it would be stupid not to! 


Anyway, this left me wondering. What are the best items that you have bought from a drug store brand that really impressed you? 


And under $20. 



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Most if not all of the older WNW trios & 8 pans palettes,  the new 5 pan & LE 8 pans are disappointing.

The $1 elf eye defining brush & $3 small stippling brush.

NYX jumbo eye pencils, butter gloss & mega shine lip gloss.

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Wet n Wild's foundation - Coverall Cream Foundation

-it costs $3-5

-coverage is the same as MUFE Mat Velvet (in my experience)

-downside: shade range is limited 


the Wet n Wild Megalast Lipsticks are great for the price too! They're like $1-3 depending on the store and your area.

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Maybelline color tattoos!  Even though their limited edition shades are a PAIN to track down Smiley Sad


And my favorite drugstore eyeliner is Black Radiance cream eyeliner-GREAT option for about $4

upload_7889454222786076609.pngAnd I echo the love for Milani blushes!

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concealer.jpgRimmel Match Perfection Concealer
Love this concealer, I always go back to it!

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-I also like Revlon's concealer brush, so good! 

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I'm not sure if Annabelle is only available in Canada, but they have some wonderful liners.  I almost prefer them to the Urban Decay 24/7 liners.  The eye smudgeliner in Armour is my favorite at the moment (gray, taupey, shimmery) and the waterproof lipliner in Rose stays on forever.  I can come home at the end of the day (after eating and drinking) and still get a bit off when I'm washing my face.

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Milani blush in Bella Rosa

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains


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Have to agree with everyone about Wet N Wild's Comfort Zone Palette.  I must own two dozen "high end" palettes but I always get compliments when I am wearing Comfort Zone!


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-Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks

-Loreal Colour Riche lipsticks

-Brucci Nail polish

-Garnier BB Cream

-Maybelline Age Rewind under eye concealer

-Loreal True Match liquid (W2 matches my 3y01 perfectly) and goes on so smooth

-any Got2Be hair product

-Rimmel lipstick and liners

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  • L'oreal infallible eyeshadows
  • Maybelline instant age rewind dark circles concealer, baby lips
  • NYX lipglosses, wonder pencil, jumbo eye pencil in milk
  • Cetaphil daily face cleanser, Cetaphil lotion
  • Not Your Mothers beach babe texturizing cream

I've also been wanting to try the Wet n Wild palettes that I've been hearing lots of good things about! Especially the new purple palette which is so so pretty!



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-Revlon Lip Butters and Colorburst lip balms

-Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm (with SPF 20!)

-Maybelline's new lip glosses that just came out (can't remember the name)

-Ponds original makeup cleansing wipes

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Maybelline Dream Finish BB Cream. It's only $9 and works as well as my Smashbox!







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Yes!  I mix this with my MUFE HD foundation everyday and wear it on its own in the summer.  Great BB cream!  


Also from the drug store- I love the NYX Butter Glosses.  The colors are fantastic and they smell great too Smiley Happy

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I buy cruelty free so it's a little hard to find stuff, but I cannot be without my Say Yes to Cucumbers milk face wash, plus this weekend I snagged a few Milani lipsticks and love them! Smiley Happy

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Revlon lip butters and colour burst lip balms. Gorgeous colours, decent staying power.


bonne belle blush glow. It's very similar to Too Faceds candlelight glow. 


Sally Hansen extreme wear nail polish and insta dry nail polish. 


vaseline (makeshift eye makeup remover when I'm all out) 


quo cashmere brows pencil and powder


elf clear brow gel


Gosh metallic eyeshadow sticks



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Revlon Age Defying CC cream! It goes on better than many of the high end CC creams I've tried and leaves my skin feeling amazing!upload_3394161252138352933.jpg

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (hall of fame product) and Lip Butters, Wet 'n Wild 8 pan palettes, Milani lip gloss and blush.

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These are some of my drugstore faves:


* Freeman facial masks

* Revlon nail polish

* Sally Hansen Complete Manicure nail polish

* Wet N Wild eyeshadow  (As mentioned below, the Comfort Zone 8 pan palette does have amazing pigmentation and they go on real smooth)

* ELF Brushes

* ELF Blush


My all time favorite mascara has been discontinued, it was Revlon's Natural Beauty mascara.  I have yet to find another drugstore mascara that I like.  I've been using Julep's Volumizing mascara and even though the formula is a bit dry, I don't get raccoon eyes by the end of the day and that is my biggest peeve when it comes to mascara.  I think I will try out the suggestions given for the drugstore finds! Smiley Happy

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I love Covergirl Lash Blast Clump Crusher Mascara in the waterproof formula.  

Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes.  LOVE THEM.  


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I just posted about this mascara here on BT the other day: maybelline lash discovery mascara. It has a mini brush that gets all my tiny lashes really well!


Also like Revlon color stay foundation.


Always looking for drugstore dupes and cheaper alternatives so def loving this thread! 

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Ohh i'm interested in seeing everyones list! I've tried very minimal drugstore items! But since really watching more Youtube videos i'm curious to try some!

Re: The best of the drugstore UNDER $20

1. Wet N Wild 8 pan palette in Comfort Zone - great pigmentation 

2. Wet N Wild gel liner in black - smooth application 

3. Milani baked blushes - great pigmentation

4. Physician's formula 2 in 1 eyeliner - smooth clean application 

5. ELF studio blushes - great pigmentation and color range

6. Revlon lip butters - smooth and opaque. not drying

7. L'oreal infallible eyeshadow - smooth pigmented shadows  

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