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    22 Inexpensive Beauty Products That Actually Work

    Drugstore finds that won't break the bank.

    1. NYX Matte Lipsticks

    2. Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner

    3. Milani Baked Blush

    4. Blistex Lip Medex

    5. Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover

    Three cheers for any product that a) easily removes eye makeup in a single swipe, b) doesn't feel oily and greasy afterward, and c) doesn't eventually dry out your skin. Two options under $8: liquid or lotion.

    6. Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Topcoat

    7. Revlon "Just Bitten" Lip Stain

    8. Maybelline Mascara

    You can't wrong with either of these: Maybelline Great Lash has been around forever, and for good reason. Similarly, Full 'n Soft has a legion of fans, like Lauren Conrad, who swear by the stuff. Get them here and here for $7.

    9. Garnier BB Cream

    10. L'Oréal Infallible Eyeshadow

    Find more swatches here and here. These $8 shadows aren't messing around when it comes to ultra-pigmented color, though you'll want to prime your lids first with a good base.

    11. e.l.f. Eyelid Primer

    12. Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lip Color

    13. Purpose Cleansing Wash & Moisturizer

    A lightweight, hypoallergenic duo that's gentle enough to use daily, even for those with sensitive skin. (And the lotion — perfect as a base — has built-in SPF.) $7 and $9 here and here.

    14. e.l.f. High Definition Powder

    15. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder

    16. Batiste Dry Shampoo

    17. Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel (as a Primer)

    18. Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer

    19. Sinful Colors Nail Polishes

    Essie and O.P.I. are already prime drugstore buys, but the $8 bottles can add up quickly. Sinful Colors retails for closer to $2, has similar wear, and comes in a wide range of colors. Some MakeupAlley reviewers say that consistency can vary, so for best results, layer up and finish with topcoat.

    20. Burt's Bees Lip Balm

    The original for everyday hydration, and the tinted version for when you want a hint of color. (Also worth noting? Burt himself is pretty great too.) $3 and $7 here.

    21. L'Oréal Studio Secrets Anti-Redness Primer

    22. Tweezerman Tweezers

    Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lip Color (#12) was originally listed at Amazon for $7, but can actually be found for $2. Happy shopping!