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    15 Under-$20 Drugstore Beauty Finds That Makeup Artists Swear By

    Literally get the look for less with these great picks.

    Influencers try their best to convince their followers that they need the latest, most expensive makeup on the market to look and feel their best. But if you talk to actual makeup artists, it’s not the same story.

    Makeup artists often swear by the affordable products that line drugstore shelves, achieving the same looks for a lot less. “I have been a makeup artist for 30 years and I love shopping at drug stores for products. They are honestly like mini-Sephora now,” said makeup artist Pilar DeMann.

    We asked top makeup artists what they buy at their drugstore. Some picks are good swaps for more expensive, trendy products while others are fantastic finds with their own, unique strengths ― and all are under $20.

    1. A luxe foundation for less

    L'Oreal Paris 24HR foundation tube, with "Infallible" and "105 Natural Beige" visible on packaging

    2. Liquid blush for a steal

    Elf cosmetics liquid lipstick with applicator

    3. A Dior lippie lookalike

    Elf cosmetics lip gloss beside its applicator on a white background

    4. Lovely lashes at a lower price

    Essence Lash Princess false lash effect mascara with bottle and brush displayed separately

    5. Picture perfect foundation

    Wet n Wild photofocus foundation bottle with a dab of product on surface and black rectangular cap

    6. The longest lashes

    L'Oreal Lash Paradise mascara with cap off showing wand and brush

    7. Beautiful brushes

    EcoTools makeup brushes set next to their gray packaging with brand logo

    8. Fabulous foundation

    Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation bottle for normal to oily skin

    9. Moisturized lips

    Open jar of Burt's Bees cream with honeycomb and lid nearby, suggesting natural ingredients in a product showcase

    10. A six-pack of fabulous falsies

    Ardell Demi Wispies false eyelashes set, five pairs in a white package

    11. Bright eyes

    Jar of Catrice under-eye brightener open to show the product, suitable for instant skin enhancement

    12. A versatile eye pencil

    Eyeliner pencil with a swatch of its shade, ideal for makeup shoppers

    13. A competent concealer

    Maybelline concealer with sponge applicator, in tube packaging, used for cosmetics

    14. A luminous highlighter for less

    Collection of Wet n Wild Hello Halo liquid highlighters with various shades displayed

    15. A creamy liquid lip

    Burt's Bees liquid lipstick with applicator visible, no persons in image. Product for lip color and care