5 Natural Drugstore Beauty Buys

Today's post is from the super informative and fun-to-read beauty blog, Beauty Bets. Elizabeth Dehn, the founder of the site, has bestowed us with her five favorite natural drugstore items. After you read through her post, head over to Beauty Bets for more beauty bits! Who says good-for-you products have to be crazy expensive? These five drugstore discoveries are not only super-natural but work just as well as fancy department store brands. Oh, and they all cost less than $12 a pop.

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush ($12, pictured). While it’s hard to prove the mood-enhancing benefits of this blush, everything will be coming up roses once you dust the violet-scented, pretty pink powder on your cheeks.

Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment ($10). Blemishes are an annoying fact of life, but treating them doesn’t have to be. This all-natural solution miraculously clears up skin without leaving it red or irritated.

EcoTools Makeup Brushes ($8). It’s so worth it to invest in a few good makeup brushes. I’ve tried some of the priciest brands on the market, and these cheapies are just as good -- not to mention free of questionable animal hair.

Eos Lip Balm Sphere ($4). You’ll want to pucker up for this little egg-shaped guy. Super smooth and yummy smelling, he glides on like a dream, and is petrolatum and paraben-free -- two ingredients your kisser is better off without.

Yes to Cucumbers Natural Glow Facial Towelettes ($6). These facial wipes smell so good, feel so refreshing, leave my skin so squeaky clean yet pillowy soft, I sometimes forget that they’re 98.7% natural and completely bio-degradeable.