6 Beauty Products Under $12 You Should Buy from the Drugstore

For our 23rd annual Best Beauty Buys, we surveyed leading dermatologists, makeup artists, hairstylists, and manicurists to find out which products they can't get enough of. The votes are in: You'll want to clear a shelf for these 165 beauty game-changers.

You don’t have to hoard all of your gift cards just to get a solid beauty product haul anymore. Drugstores are no longer where you go as a last resort when you need to quickly replace a lost lip balm or dried-out mascara. Now, you’ll find matte lipsticks with just as much color payoff as designer tubes and game-changing products like the magnetic false lashes you saw all over Instagram.

Our Best Beauty Buys winners of 2018 are proof. Among the various hair, makeup, and skincare products that our panel of pros voted on, you'll find drugstore favorites.

The best part: Drugstore beauty products may have evolved, but their prices are still unbelievably affordable. Let our beauty director, Angelique Serrano, demonstrate. With a budget of only $50, she made a trip to CVS to stock up on her favorite Best Beauty Buys winners, like L'Oreal's True Match Foundation, and a few more products to help her test-drive spring's biggest trends, like Clairol's temporary pastel pink hair dye and CoverGirl's '90s-inspired Katy Kat Lip Glosses.

Hit play on the video above to see how Serrano spent her $50 and for her best tips on shopping for beauty products at the drugstore.

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