It seems like just about everyone these days is tightening their financial belts a little. Your weekly manicures and massages may be distant memories, but before you sacrifice the little luxuries like lipstick and blush, why not try out a few drugstore replacements instead?

Many well-known brands like Cover Girl and Maybelline are continuously developing new products and formulas that rival pricey department store products. And, let's face it, you can't beat the convenience of picking up a tube of mascara while you're buying bananas.


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Burt's Bees all natural Orange Essence Facial Cleanser - Get it at Walgreens for $9

J.R. Watkins Lemon Cream hand & body lotion - Get it at Walgreens for $7.79

Cover Girl blush (shown in Natural Rose) - Get it at Walmart for $3.74

Maybelline Volum' Express One by One mascara - Get it at Target for $6

Cover Girl Lip Perfection lipstick in Divine 330 - Get it at Target for $5.64