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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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Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum Smiley Happy


I think it's the only drugstore product I have repurchased over and over and over again.  I've been using this liquid liner for about three years, I think?  I've even tried some mid-range liquid liners from Sephora (Stila, Kat Von D) and they got nothing on Physicians Formula! Smiley Very Happy

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I love this eyeliner as well. It also makes my lashes look really good!

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Mine is Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara. 


I have tried YSL, Benefit, BareMinerals, and too many others to list. And I always always come back to this mascara. 

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I really like the Wet n Wild 8 pan eyeshadow palettes, Jordana Volume mascara and lip balm stains, Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara and several NYX products (wonder pencil, white shadow base, lipsticks, BB cream, shadow sticks, blush...)  Lots of goodies out there!


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I like some of the revlon lip butters ..a few of the colors are perfect and it feels oh so moisturizing too!

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My best drugstore find actually came from Nordstrom, ordered some NYX matte lip creams and fell in love, and with free shipping too! Smiley Happy

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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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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!

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

Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes.  LOVE THEM.  


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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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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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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 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



Re: The best of the drugstore UNDER $20

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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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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-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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  • 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!



Re: The best of the drugstore UNDER $20

-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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