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The Under $15 Drugstore Beauty Finds That Will Save You Money This Semester

Textbooks are expensive, so whatever's left of your college budget should be spent wisely. If crafting a consistent skincare and makeup routine is on your back-to-school checklist, we recommend getting familiar with the items that will save you money and a whole lot of headaches. 

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By Nikki Brown · August 28, 2017

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This oil-free, lemon peel-infused treatment gently exfoliates and cleanses the skin as shower steam hits your skin. 

$7 available at Target

The flared megaphone brush picks up more product and allows you to coat those hard-to-reach corner lashes. 

$7 available at Target

This two-toned formula allows you to customize under eye coverage, according to your shade of brown. 

$5 available at Target

Coconut and Meadowfoam seed oils come together to hydrate and smooth the lips without leaving a sticky residue behind. It's the perfect pick-me-up for chapped lips. 

$9 available at Target

This crease-proof mettalic formula can be used alone or used to enhance the pigment of another not so vibrant shade. 

$6 available at Ulta

This cult favorite is suitable for all skin types, mainly because of it's non-greasy and fragrance-free formula. 

$11 available at Target

These twin pencils are available in a variety of natural shades that will fill out sparse brows and wake up the eyes. 

$4 available at Target

This fragrant cleanser is formulated with a special moisture release system that will keep you smelling fresh for up to 12 hours. 

$5 available at Target

The perfect solution to a busy day, this non-drying mask is made with seaweed that helps purify and calm tired skin. 

$10 available at Target

This top-rated go-to is applied like your standard moisturizer, but works like a spot treatment, minimizes blemishes without drying out the skin. 

$11 available at Target

This cruelty-free lippie is velvety to the touch, but dries into a matte finish that'll convince everyone it's lipstick. 

$4 available at Essence Cosmetics

When you're too lazy to double cleanse, grab one of these wipes to remove stubborn makeup and wipe away any left-over impurities. 

$10 available at Target

If even the strongest primer won't hold your makeup down, avoid a meltdown with this handy setting spray. 

$10 available at Target

The easy grip handle makes it nearly impossible to smear your carefully drawn cat eye. 

$7 available at Target

Inspired by classic fashion and beauty, this retro collection includes 24 rich and creamy shades for every type of mood. 

$8 available at Ulta

This lightweight foundation is infused with hyaluronic acid, the ultimate moisture-packed ingredient for dry skin. 

$12 available at Target

Brighten dull skin and create a smooth, even canvas for makeup simultaneously with this translucent formula. 

$12 available at Target

Extend your summer glow with this easy-to-use trio of highlighter and bronzer. 

$15 available at Walmart