If You Only Have $20, This is What You Need To Buy at the Drugstore

Skip the milk and eggs and head straight to the beauty aisle.

Caitlin M.
ByCaitlin M.

If you don't have a big budget to burn, there's no better place to stock up on some beauty buys than the drugstore. (Is a trip to the drugstore really complete without taking a leisurely stroll through the beauty aisle?) Armed with only $20 and Influenster reviews on hand, we found three three must-buy beauty products that are not only highly rated but are budget-friendly to all.

COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara ($6.25, Amazon)

COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara

Ever since its release, LashBlast has been well on its way to achieving cult status. It has more than 8,000 reviews, an average star rating of 4.4, and has claimed the #1 mascara spot on Influenster. (It's no wonder it received a Reviewers' Choice Award!) With a volume-boostin, long-lasting, zero-clump formula and a comb that evenly distributes product to lashes, this is one mascara that has beat out a number of higher-priced mascaras in our beauty bags. And, at less than $7, you can easily stock up on this find. See what Influensters are saying:


Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream Skin Clearing Perfector ($7.44, Amazon)

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream Skin Clearing Perfector

There's no denying Maybelline has some affordable (and highly-rated) products on Influenster. But this BB cream is in a league of its own according to more than 8,100 Influensters! Coming in as the #2 BB cream with a 4-star rating, this cream takes the cake for affordable and quality makeup. In addition to covering and concealing, this cream contains two percent salicylic acid to fight acne, minimize the look of pores, and reduce redness. See what Influensters are bragging about:


Pond's Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes with Vitamin E ($16.52, Amazon)

Pond's® Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes with Vitamin E

And of course, beautiful makeup needs a clean slate to lay on. Influensters are raving about a makeup removing, cleansing facial towelette that is under $5! Pond's captured the magic of their cold cream in handy face wipes that wash away impurities and makeup instantly all while leaving skin hydrated and nourished thanks to vitamin E and a Triple Anti-Oxidant complex. It's so good that nearly 13,000 Influensters have reviewed this 4.3-star-rated product. See what Influensters love most: 


What are your favorite drugstore buys? Share with us your picks for shopping on a budget!

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Caitlin M.
Caitlin M.
Runner. Music lover. All things nachos. Follow me on Instagram: @caitlinsmiller