Best Beauty Buys Under $10

You may have already figured out that I love a bargain.  But a good deal is only a good deal if the product is worth the money you spent on it.  Here are some of my favorite budget-friendly buys…


– Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara – also available in waterproof.

– L’Oreal HIP Eye Shadow – available in several formulas.

– Revlon ColorStay 16 hour Eye Shadow Quad – I haven’t tested the “16 hour” claim, but it’s good eye shadow.

– CoverGirl Eye & Brow Makers pencils – the perfect amount of smoothness and waxiness to fill in (draw!) brows.

– NYX lip liner – available at Ulta in TONS of colors.


– Visine Total Eye Soothing Wipes (Cut them in half to stretch your budget.)

– Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel

– The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash (OK, it’s $11, but The Body Shop has regular sales, so you should be able to get it for under $10.)

– Sephora Brand Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover  – not the absolute best eye makeup remover I’ve used, but it doesn’t have any of the nasty chemicals most of the others do.


– Sonia Kashuk Makeup Brushes – tons of styles, all affordable. Available at Target.

– EcoTools Makeup Brushes – not as good quality as they used to be, but still decent.

– Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets – I don’t like how plastic-y these are, but they’re less expensive than the alternatives.


– L’Oreal EverSleek Finishing Creme

– Not Your Mother’s Brand Dry Shampoo

– Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color – actually makes your hair look healthier.  They now make a permanent version, too.  (No word yet on if it also makes your hair look great!)

– got2b Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm – lightweight spray that helps smooth and add shine while you flat iron.

– Aussie “Opposites Attract” Hair Spray – holds hair without being “crunchy”.


In Summary:  You don’t have to spend a fortune to get good beauty products.  Some things are absolutely worth the splurge, but many items can easily be replaced with something way less expensive.  If you’re a cautious shopper, look for the product you want to try in a travel size.  Or do what I do:  Wait until it’s on sale AND you have a coupon…


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