We admit it: we’re vain. Even though the economy’s not great, we still find a way to splurge on the latest mascara, blush and hair products. The good news is that you don’t have to!

You need look no further than your local drugstore or beauty discount shop for some bona fide beauty gems (need inspiration? Kerry Washington, in all her Hollywood goddess glory, spends only $7 on her favorite mascara, L’Oreal Voluminous Volume Building Mascara!). There’s nothing like guilt-free retail therapy!

Here, we’ve rounded up twenty of our favorite hair, makeup, and skincare items under $20.

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