Okay, we’re guilty of a beauty splurge every now and then. A girl’s gotta treat herself to a palette sometimes! But what we love even more is a drugstore beauty buy that does the job just as well. Why? They’re convenient to pick up, and they’re wallet-friendly! Here are our picks for the best drugstore beauty essentials that work just as well as the high-end stuff. Time for a haul!


Maybelline FIT ME! Concealer, $6

This is a MUST for makeup artists and beauty gurus. It blends out so easily, and comes in a great range of shades!


L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, $9


Comparable to luxury mascaras, this little magic wand will give you serious volume and lift!


e.l.f. Baked Highlighter, $4

 Wow! Blind all the haters with this highlight on fleek!


Milani Rose Powder Blush, $8

It’s just as pretty in the package as it is on your cheeks! Apply with a blush brush for the perfect flush of color!


Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation, $6

With great coverage and a formula that won’t flashback in pictures, what more could you ask for in a foundation?


Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, $6

You can pay twenty bucks for a ~*fancy*~ beauty sponge, or get an identical one for a third of the price. Seems like a no brainer to us!


Essie Nail Polish, $9


Dozens of colors for under ten dollars? We’ll take them all!


Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, $5

Seeing is believing! This clear gel primer will blur your skin and make your foundation go on seamlessly.


Batiste Dry Shampoo, $6

There’s a reason this bad boy is a bestseller: it’s amazing. You can finally have a good hair day every day of the week, and if you have hair problems that’s not a big deal because you can always get a type of hair restoration!


Neutrogena Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes, $5

Our favorite thing about makeup? Taking it all off! These wipes do the job, and they’re great for fixing mistakes too!