New York Fashion Week is synonymous with lavish parties, must-see street style, A-list celebrity sightings, and runway looks that cost more than our entire wardrobes. The average person simply can’t afford a Rodarte gown without taking out a cash advance (as much as we’d like to). But the statement beauty trends fresh off this year’s runways, like the rampant punk-rock vibes and red nail polish, can actually be recreated without blowing your budget — and some are even available at your nearest drugstore.

Behind the scenes at some of the biggest shows this season, models were prepped with affordable drugstore picks. From Alice + Olivia to (yes) Rodarte, we’ve got an inside look at the products used to achieve runway-worthy beauty, whether that’s a $9 nail polish or $5 hairspray. Find the chicest, cheapest beauty products used backstage at New York Fashion Week, ahead.

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Rodarte

The Dracula-inspired collection from Rodarte gave us goth-meets-romantic vibes. While we wish we could snag every piece for our closet — including the headpieces — the hair products are much more attainable. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images.

TRESemmé Tres Two Non Aerosol Hair Spray Extra Hold

Hairstylist Odile Gilbert kept the ethereal top knots adorned with flowers and veils in place using this extra-hold, extra-affordable hairspray.

TRESemmé Tres Two Non Aerosol Hair Spray Extra Hold, $, available at Target

Veronica Beard

For the brand’s catwalk debut, Veronica Beard gave a dreamy blend of autumnal tones and ’70s spirit — all the way down to the fingertips.Photo: Courtesy of Essie.

Essie Bed Rock & Roll Nail Color

Head nail artist Rita Remark designed a color-block effect with a red-toned brown as the base and a milky nude for a horizontal line at the moon of the nail.

Essie Bed Rock & Roll Nail Color, $, available at Target

Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller put forth an ode to punk-rock beauty with gilded textures and rebellious edge on the eyes. Photo: Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images.

Garnier SkinActive Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water

But the rest of the face had a more clean approach — and to prep for that look, makeup artists relied on this under-$10 hydrating micellar water.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water, $, available at Target

Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone’s workwear classics were accessorized with innovative and colorful nail designs on the fingertips.Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images.

OPI ¡Viva OPI! GelColor Nail Lacquer

Those bright-red mushrooms were designed with this shade from OPI.

OPI ¡Viva OPI! GelColor Nail Lacquer, $, available at Sally Beauty

Alice + Olivia

Creative director Stacey Bendet brought whimsical designs and a play on patterns to New York Fashion Week — and the beauty looks were the cherry on top. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images.

Maybelline The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Urban Jungle

The models’ runway stares glimmered in an antique-gold eyeshadow that was dusted on from this under-$8 palette.

Maybelline The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Urban Jungle, $, available at Maybelline

TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Extend Hold Level 4 Hair Spray

Also captivating were the dreamy hairstyles, all created by Justine Marjan. She used this light-mist hairspray to keep the ’70s-inspired loose waves and slicked-back ponytails in place without a crunchy finish.

TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Extend Hold Level 4 Hair Spray, $, available at CVS

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