Top 10 Beauty Products Under 10 Dollars
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As much as I love splurging on high-end makeup products that just work, I also LOVE finding beauty products that deliver an amazing result for a fraction of the price. I’m all about reducing the overwhelm someone might feel when they walk down the makeup aisles, so the next time you’re looking to spoil yourself with something small (but awesome) here’s the top 10 beauty products under 10 dollars for you to consider!
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lippies ($6.00)
My girlfriends can vouch as to how much I rave about these lippies, to the point that several of them ordered them because I had absolutely nothing bad to say about them. I have 6 shades now (and plan on ordering more) and feel like they all wear consistently across the board. The reason why I love these is because they give you look of a matte liquid lip without drying your lips out. Granted, they aren’t completely budge-proof like a liquid lipstick is, but they still have incredible stay power and wear for a long time. Unless I’m eating or drinking, I can wear a satin lip for 5-6 hours without needing a single touchup. They are also very, very pigmented. Favorite shades so far? Magic Wand and Lyin’ King!
Probably my favorite concealer from the drugstore, I can’t say enough about how great the coverage and hydration this formula provides. I don’t have any issues with creasing with this concealer as well, which is saying something because almost every concealer creases on me. I’m not a huge fan of the spongey applicator, but overlook it because I like the formula of this so much!
Essence Lash Princess Mascara ($6.00)
I’ve been on the hunt for a drugstore mascara that will stand up to my holy grail (Too Faced BTS) and this has by far been the closest find so far! This mascara definitely builds the volume without being clumpy and really coats every lash. I do use 2-3 coats to get the desired effect that I like, but I am sure that people who aren’t as crazy about their lashes as I am would do fine with 1-2 coats. I feel like Essence is a brand that is way underrated and not talked about enough at all. They are super affordable and a lot of their products are really good! You can find them at Ulta (usually an end cap) and sometimes Target.
Essence Make Me Brow Gel ($2.99)
HOLY. COW. Where has this been my whole life? Forget all the expensive brow gels (like the Benefit Give Me Brow) and forget the more expensive ones from L’Oreal and Maybelline, this one is the bees knees! This gel has tiny fibers in it to help fill in your sparse areas and it’s tinted so it fills them in with color. On a day I want to go light and easy, I can just swipe the wand through my brows and be ready to go! It’s that good! And on a day when I want a bit more definition, I’ll fill in the tail ends of my brows with a pencil and then set it with the gel. Seriously. Skip the pricey stuff and try this.
This little contouring duo has become one of my favorite face palettes and for under 5 bucks, you can’t go wrong. I find that the powders in this duo are very soft, buttery and pigmented! These are soft powders, so they can get a bit messy if you are a beast with your brushes, but the blend really easily on the face. I love the brightening powder for under the eyes and for carving out my cheek bones and the contour shade in the Dulce de Leche color is the perfect neutral (not too orange, not too ashy.) If you’re a beginner to contouring or just want a perfect traveling contour duo, this is a great option.
Wet Brush ($8.98)
Before this brush came into my life, I struggled so badly with snarls. I would literally take a paddle brush, douse my hair with detangler and wrench it through. This brush eliminates ALL the snarls without the need for a detangler and I don’t have to deal with pain at all when using it. It’s made with super-flexible bristles, so instead of snagging on the snarls, it bends around them, allowing you to work through the snarls a little at a time! it I even bought a smaller one to keep in my purse because I love it so much.
I very rarely have the time to carve out my eyebrows with concealer, so this brow and eye highlighter pencil from Milani is the perfect solution for me. It has a matte end and a luminous end, so it’s great for carving out the brows and for highlighting the inner corner of the eye or the brow bone. I love duo purpose products! The formula of these pencils is creamy and easy to blend out!
Texture spray is all the rage right now and for good reason: it’s as if dry shampoo and hair spray came together and had a baby. Texture spray gives your hair a fair amount of grip and hold without being sticky or heavy and this spray from Not Your Mother’s is by far my favorite one I’ve tried. I love spraying it at the roots of my hair after I’ve done a loose curl and then feathering it through my ends. It gives me that perfect beachy, effortless wavy look without weighing my hair down. I just love it.
Nivea Men Post Shave Balm ($5.59)
Yes, this is a product for men and yes, it does smell kind of manly, but this is one of the best makeup primers out there. It’s made with glycerin, which is an ingredient that helps makeup stick to your face. I apply this to my face and rub it in until it becomes a little tacky and then apply my foundation right on top of it and it stays ALL DAY LONG! And the manly smell wears off after a few minutes, so it’s totally worth it. If you have sensitive skin, you can buy the sensitive skin version (I have it and it has never caused a breakout.)
Sephora Dry Clean Shampoo ($14.00)
Okay, so this one is just over $10.00. I bought this on a sale, so I thought it was under 10.00 when I photographed it. My bad! But, I love it enough to still mention it here. I hate hate hate cleaning my makeup brushes, mainly because it takes so long for them to dry. I love to use this dry shampoo on my brushes for a quick clean on my powder brushes and eyeshadow brushes, especially if there is a lot of build up or a bright color on one of them. I just spritz it through the brush, rub it off on a paper towel and I’m good to go!
If you’re looking for 10 more beauty products under 10 bucks, check out Amanda’s round up at Blissful Gal!
Have you tried any of these products? What ones are you going to pick up next?
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