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25 Beauty Buys Under $10

 

SELF magazine recently put together a list of their favorite beauty products under $10, which got me thinking about my budget beauty finds.

Here are 25 beauty buys that will cost you less than $10 — and be worth every penny:


  • Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow in Purple Reign, $6 1 of 25
    Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow in Purple Reign, $6
    Rimmel London is my go-to drugstore eyeshadow, and SELF recommends blending these shades for a chic smoky eye.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $7.99 2 of 25
    Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $7.99
    I've tried a lot of different eye-makeup removers, and I always go back to this drugstore buy.
    Buy from Drugstore.com
  • Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49 for 50 3 of 25
    Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49 for 50
    The modern equivalent of "powdering your nose," this is a beauty must-have for hot, sticky days.
    Buy from Drugstore.com
  • Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner Pencil, $5.43 4 of 25
    Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner Pencil, $5.43
    This is my no-fail go-to eyeliner pencil. Its smooth application won me over, forever and always. (The price didn't hurt, either.)
    Buy from Drugstore.com
  • Maybelline Lasting Drama by EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner, $9.99 5 of 25
    Maybelline Lasting Drama by EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner, $9.99
    This gel eyeliner is a comparable yet much more affordable alternative to the Bobbi Brown classic.
    Buy from Drugstore.com
  • Boots Botanics Cream Eye Liner, $7.99 6 of 25
    Boots Botanics Cream Eye Liner, $7.99
    I love Boots Botanics almost as much as I love cream eyeliner. Score.
    Buy from Drugstore.com
  • Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara, $6.59 7 of 25
    Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara, $6.59
  • Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, $10 8 of 25
    Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, $10
    Although I've never personally used these, I've heard nothing but rave reviews — and the SELF beauty department agrees.
    Read more at Self.com
  • L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm in Rose Elixir, $8 9 of 25
    L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm in Rose Elixir, $8
    If you're looking for staying power, this affordable lipstick (in a universally flattering shade) will stay on for the long haul.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Andrea Modlash Starter Kit, $6 10 of 25
    Andrea Modlash Starter Kit, $6
    Fake eyelashes have always intimidated me, but I might have to pick up some of these per SELF's recommendation.
    Read more at Self.com
  • NYC New York Color Sun ‘n’ Bronze Bronzer, $5 11 of 25
    NYC New York Color Sun 'n' Bronze Bronzer, $5
    My olive-toned skin relies on bronzer, so I'm somewhat of a connoisseur — drugstore or not. And I have to agree with SELF that this is the best bronzer for the least amount of money.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Supergoop! SPF 30+ AcaiFusion Lip Balm, $9 12 of 25
    Supergoop! SPF 30+ AcaiFusion Lip Balm, $9
    I'm a huge fan of Supergoop! Sunscreen Wipes, so I have no doubt that their SPF-protecting lip balm is as good as SELF claims.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Femme Couture Monster Lash Mascara, $9 13 of 25
    Femme Couture Monster Lash Mascara, $9
    An upgrade from Maybelline that doesn't cost over $20.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Cheeky, $8 14 of 25
    Mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Cheeky, $8
    Similar blush sticks from NARS, Josie Maran, and Benefit cost between $20 and $40. And I just love the natural flush from these cheek tints.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Maybelline New York SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss, $9 15 of 25
    Maybelline New York SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss, $9
    SELF says a layer of this gloss leaves lips vibrant and shiny all day.
    Read more at Self.com
  • E.L.F. Studio Blush in Pink Passion, $3 16 of 25
    E.L.F. Studio Blush in Pink Passion, $3
    You just can't beat E.L.F. when it comes to affordable beauty.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Hand in Hand Sustainable Suds, $9 17 of 25
    Hand in Hand Sustainable Suds, $9
    With each bar of soap purchased, a bar is donated to a child in need.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Gud Paranormal Activity Hand Wash, $5 18 of 25
    Gud Paranormal Activity Hand Wash, $5
    Paraben-free hand soap for $5. Smart, safe and thrifty.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes for Acne-Prone Skin in Pink Grapefruit, $8 for 25 19 of 25
    Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes for Acne-Prone Skin in Pink Grapefruit, $8 for 25
    Everyone should have some cleansing wipes on hand for those nights when soap and water simply requires too much energy.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub, $7 20 of 25
    Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub, $7
    An affordable, trusted face scrub without any chemical sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes, or phthalates.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $5.49 21 of 25
    Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $5.49
    I think I've tried every skin cleanser in existence, and this is still my absolute favorite. It's simple, cheap, and effective — without the fancy claims and marketing gimmicks.
    Buy from Drugstore.com
  • Nuance Salma Hayek’s Cucumber & Rosewater Dual Phase Makeup Remover, $8 22 of 25
    Nuance Salma Hayek's Cucumber & Rosewater Dual Phase Makeup Remover, $8
    The gorgeous Salma Hayek has to have a few beauty secrets up her sleeve — and maybe it's the blue-agave extract found in this soothing makeup remover. And it's affordable too!
    Read more at Self.com
  • One Solid Shampoo Bar in Hair Biscuit, $7 23 of 25
    One Solid Shampoo Bar in Hair Biscuit, $7
    I've never used a shampoo bar before, but I'm certainly intrigued. And for under $10? Yes, please.
    Read more at Self.com
  • John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, $10 24 of 25
    John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, $10
    Frizz-Ease's formula of silk protein and seaweed extract is a classic for a reason — because it works.
    Read more at Self.com
  • Mustela Bébé Hydra-Stick, $10 25 of 25
    Mustela Bébé Hydra-Stick, $10
    A multi-purpose hydrating stick that you can just throw in your bag on the go.
    Read more at Self.com

See SELF’s 50 Beauty Finds Under $10.

Read more of Michelle’s writing at Early Mama.

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