Drugstore Products Makeup Artists Love

Makeup can be a girl's best friend. Unfortunately, cosmetics can also run up a long bill if you’re not careful. So what’s a collegiette to do when she wants quality products at a budget price? Well, it's a good thing even top makeup artists opt for the most affordable finds. Get ready to hit up your local drugstore!

1. Covergirl LashBlast Mascara in Very Black ($8.99)

Carla Gonzalez, the beauty wiz behind Kerry Washington and Rashida Jones relies on Covergirl’s line of mascara for her clients. LashBlast mascara in Very Black is highly pigmented, so your lashes are sure to stand out from your average black mascara.

2. Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm ($9)

These chubby lip balms are easy to apply and add a lot of color to the lips, according to Emma Stone’s makeup artist, Rachel Goodman. You can find these soft, buttery balms in six playful shades.

3. TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturizing Spray ($10.79)

Ever wonder how Zoe Saldana and Ellen Page get those “I woke up like this” tousled waves? Their hair stylist, Aviva Perea, uses a sea salt spray to create a loose, wavy texture. Go easy though; salt spray can dry out your hair!

4. Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes ($6)

In the morning, you want your makeup to stay put. By the end of the day, you want to scrub it all down the drain. Jessica Pare and Kieran Shipka’s makeup artist, Kirin Bhatty, recommends makeup remover wipes from Simple to leave your skin feeling fresh and renewed.