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    28 Beauty Products Under $10 That Reviewers Love

    Rejoice for lip glosses that aren't sticky.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint contains a lightweight (but buildable!) formula that provides rich pigment in one swipe, not feeling cake-y like the matte lipsticks you've splurged on in the past. Extra kudos are in order for a ~precision applicator~ that makes filling in your Cupid's Bow a breeze.

    reviewer wearing the coral link ink and holding the product

    Promising review: "Very pretty color. Lasts a long time, doesn't smudge when dry, and when I think I need to reapply, I can just put a new coat over it and looks good as new. Love it!" —Shawn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (available in seven shades).

    2. Bestool Detangler Brush is especially fantastic for 3a to 4c hair: it's designed with eight flexible combs that turns detangling wet *or* dry hair into a pain-free process. So long, tearing out strands in the name of more defined curls! We've just streamlines that process forever.

    Reviewer's picture with frizzy curls and then defined curls

    Promising review: "This is a holy grail. I have 4c low-porosity hair that is easily tangled and matted at anytime. I’m also tender headed so I dread wash days. I used this to detangle wet hair before my wash and during my conditioning process. I’m amazed! This cut my detangling sessions down from an hour and a half to 20 minutes. I was also able to blow dry my hair to stretch it for styling because it was already so well detangled! Worth every penny." —Trina R.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.66.

    3. ARTTIPS Gel Nail Strips turn your fingers into a minimalist work of art. Worthy of the Louvre! The Met! The MoMA! Or at the very least, your Instagram. Reviewers rave that these strips remain intact for days, which is more than I can say about the liquid formula I applied yesterday that ::checks hands:: already chipped.

    model holding a flower pot and showing black and white nails

    Promising review: "Wow I’m amazed! Love how pretty they are and I am still wearing mine after six days. I’ve been washing dishes, washing my hair, and using water a lot and they are holding up good. Highly recommend." —Wendi

    Get it from ARTTIPSSTUDIO on Etsy for $8.

    4. Wet N' Wild Mega Last Breakup-Proof Liquid Eyeliner is destined to become the holy grail of your eye makeup arsenal, thanks to a) impressive staying power of up to16(!) hours and b) and ultra-fine brush tip that makes it about 1000x easier to master that cat-eye.

    A reviewer photo of a winged black liquid eyeliner

    Promising review: "I love this! The tip has a pretty fine point to it allowing for thick or thin line control and it is SO smudge-proof! I work with animals and end up getting water sprayed in my face often and it doesn’t move! If I take a nap with it on? Still solid when I wake up. Rub my eyes way more than I should? No raccoon eyes! But when I want it gone it comes right off when washing my face or using a remover wipe! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good, budge-proof eyeliner that won’t take 50 years and a bottle of oil to get off." –Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    5. PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash screeches "get out" to pesky pimples thanks to a hefty helping of benzoyl peroxide — this bottle contains a whopping 10%, to be exact. Consider acne good as gone when placing this maximum strength formula in your medicine cabinet.


    Promising review: "This product is amazing with amazing results. I have adult hormonal acne problems and this wash clears it up. It does dry out the skin so monitoring the dryness is necessary. I use this with a light moisturizer to help balance my skin. I definitely recommend this wash for people struggling to clear up stubborn acne." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.48.

    6. Maybelline Lifter Gloss lets you bid so long and farewell to the sticky formulas you had in the past. This BB enlists the help of hyaluronic acid for a nourished, hydrated pout — not to mention you get a *ton* of product for your money and the pigment is nothing short of perfection. 

    reviewer wearing the lip gloss
    reviewer holding lip gloss tube

    Promising review: "I keep going back to buy more colors. This is THEE gloss. You can throw it on alone and it has enough pigment to look great even without lipliner. I’ve never had a gloss wear this well without being sticky. I have some fine lip lines and it doesn’t bleed. Bonus that as it wears off, it leaves a nice bit of color without any weirdness and my lips just feel moisturized. Excellent price point that makes it fun to keep trying more colors. I just ordered my fourth and love them all. I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a beauty product." —Natalia

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98 (available in 15 shades).

    7. Schick Hydro Silk Touch-Up Razors is perfect if you've got no time for plucking. This rids stray brow hairs and unwanted peach fuzz with just a few swipes, meaning trips to the salon or a dangerous rendezvous with at-home wax are officially a thing of the past.

    the pink and blue razor

    Promising review: "This is a 100% painless and incredibly easy alternative to waxing or plucking. A few quick swipes gets rid of peach fuzz and I never have to worry about breaking out because of it. Also, it doesn't make hair grow back coarser or darker." —Ellen R.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    8. ColourPop Hyaluronic Concealer costs less then $10, but don't be deceived by the affordable price tag — this is full-coverage and gives expensive formulas a run for their money. Dark circles will be covered like a dream *and* a dynamic duo of hyaluronic acid and coconut water keep your skin supple and hydrated.

    ColourPop, AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This has become my new favorite concealer for my very dry skin. It is super luminous, hydrating, it lasts all day, and doesn't sink into my lines. I love it and I recommend it for those who have dry skin." —souheyla

    Get it from ColourPop for $9 (available in 30 shades).

    9. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder sets makeup for a flawless, lightweight finish that truly lasts all day long. This is great for beginners because it won't leave behind a white cast, the kind you'd have to blend and blend (and blend) for it to go away.

    reviewer with matte makeup

    If you've been contemplating splurging on those high-end, high-budget setting powders for a long time — don't. This is the perfect dupe.

    Also, this cult-favorite powder sets makeup has over 4,000 positive reviews. I'm not going to outright SAY that your beauty routine is suffering without it, but...

    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I live in a warm climate and have oily skin, but by the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! I can't believe it." —Alexis Julian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.67 (available in six colors, including translucent).

    10. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick was probably formulated by a Hogwarts alum because, tbqh, this stuff has a staying power best described as magic — your pout will seriously retain color for up to 16 hours! Reviewers swear that this stuff is smooch-proof, snack-proof, and sweat-proof.

    Jennifer Tonti / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "This is perfect if you like long lasting, matte lipstick. I wore it for my wedding: the lipstick lasted through hours with food, kissing, and heat without smudging or any change in how it looks. I have eaten fried chicken, burritos, pasta, and tons of other things while wearing this lipstick and it stayed on perfectly without needing any real touch ups. Seriously my holy grail liquid lipstick." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67 (available in 26 colors).

    11. Cake Beauty The Curl Friend Defining Cream delivers glossy, frizz-free curls on second (or third or fourth or tenth) day hair. A blend of shea butter and lightweight natural oils provide a ton of moisture but thankfully none of the weigh-down.

    reviewer with curly hair

    Promising review: "I have thin hair that has a very inconsistent wave pattern. When I allow it to air dry on its own it will be inconsistent and frizzy. I added this stuff to the mix, as well as switching to a t-shirt instead of a towel to dry my hair, and it's a game changer. It keeps the frizz away, while evening out my waves and adding body. Very happy with the purchase. Great if you're trying to lay off hot tools or dont have time." —Kaitlyn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. NK Hydrating Lip Gels are worthy of a massive round of applause. Delicious scents and tints aside, you'll be able to confidently step out into wind knowing your hair won't get stuck to your mouth. That's right. This vitamin E formula is not even a tad sticky.

    hand holding the six glosses

    Promising review: "I was looking for a thicker lip gloss but without the stickiness... these are it! The quality and quantity for the price is amazing! I love all of the scents, they aren’t too strong which is great." —Madison M.

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $6.66.

    13. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Mini gives your complexion an instant dose of “I absolutely spent some time in the sun this weekend” vibes, even if you did just binge The Office yet again. No judgement. A swipe of this means instant glow and enhanced cheekbones.

    the bronzer

    Promising review: "One of my favorite bronzers. It goes on evenly and the color is buildable, plus you can't beat the price." —LisaMarie

    Get it from Target for $5.99

    14. Diane Fromm Holiday Twist Flex Rods encourages you to lay that hot tool to rest. These are pros at providing perfect waves without subjecting your mane to unnecessary heat damage — which have my burnt split-ends and weak upper arms crying tears of relief, honestly.

    Just wrap individual sections of hair around each rod, spritz with some hairspray to ensure a longer hold, go to bed, and THAT'S IT! Remove the rollers after your morning coffee and your hair will be set for the day.

    Promising review: "I have been using this type of roller for quite some time, as I have thin hair. I am always looking for products that create at least the illusion of thicker hair. The problem I found with other brands was that they cracked or the ends popped off and I was always buying more. These are great! Durable and do EXACTLY what I wanted. I am now a big fan. I will not have to replace them as the quality is very good. I highly recommend!" —terra

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. Korean Exfoliating Bath Washcloths described by one reviewer as a solution for back-of-the-arms bumps. It's about time we retire that mesh loofah and move on to greener pastures — the pastures in this context being a green washcloth capable of revealing a smoother, softer surface with a simple few swipes. You are about to shed so much dead skin.,

    Promising review: "While the pockets are small (as others said, they shrink when wet, too!) they fit fine around my four fingers to form a mitt to use for scrubbing. I bought these because I read somewhere they help with keratosis pilaris. I have that on my upper arms and have never found anything that works until now! I was skeptical because literally nothing else has made an improvement before and now this has eliminated it. Will definitely buy again and hope it keeps working!" —Emily S.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.

    16. The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum lets you try a holy grail ingredient for cheap. Hyaluronic acid = a unicorn tears blend that plumps, hydrates, and soothes. This cruelty-free product is suitable for all complexion types (normal, oily, dry, combo) and requires just a pea-sized amount pre-coffee and pre-Zzzs.

    the black and white bottle

    Promising review: "This product has made a world of difference in my skin! Most winters, my face gets so dry that my skin just flakes off — and moisturizer rarely improves it. I’ve been using this serum for two months now and my skin has never been this hydrated or soft. I do think the serum is also helping my skin tolerate the addition of differin to my nightly routine. Will purchase again, and highly recommend." —CorabellePeach

    Get it from Sephora for $7.99.

    17. Silicone Shower Brushes used by reviewers who swear this is *way* more efficient than the $1 mesh loofah you haven't replaced in, oh, let's not talk about how many years. This lathers beautifully, is easy to grip, provides gentle exfoliation, and doesn't become a breeding ground for bacteria thanks to its silicone design. 

    reviewer holding the grey scrubber
    the green scrubber

    Promising review: "I was initially hesitant on purchasing a silicone shower brush since I was so used to shower poufs. However, this beats the poufs hands down! Not only does it lather well, I also feel significantly cleaner. The finger holes on the back make using it even more simple, since it can get a little slippery. Unlike a pouf, it does not hold any hair or other 'grossness' from the shower, and it is super simple to clean. I love it. I'm never going back to poufs!" —Nikki 

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 15 colors). 

    18. Hero Cosmetics Hydrocolloid Mighty Patches prevent picking and ~drain~ those zits at maximum speed. In addition to the fact that they just truly work, these transparent stickers also won't leave behind any residue on your pillow (unlike traditional goopy spot treatments).,

    Promising review: "This sucks up the pus from those deep painful whiteheads and brings it to the surface. I’m totally fascinated. Where have you been my whole life? I suffer from hormonal adult acne and this really helped to reduce the inflammation and my pimples heals so much faster. The patch holds up well and it’s a reminder to stop touching that pimple. I’m very tempted to pop it, but popping it leaves to scarring. It’s also quite invisible, so you can get away with wearing it outside. Good stuff!" —Karin Chang

    Get a pack of 36 patches from Amazon for $12.50.

    19. And! Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Surface Patches treat cluster breakouts (cc: that special time of the month in which your jawline is shown no mercy) with the same medical-grade hydrocolloid formula. All you'll have to do is peel and stick.

    reviewer photo of the patch

    Promising review: "As embarrassing as this is to admit, I have had issues with body and butt acne like no other. I had tried everything to clear them up, but nothing helped. I'm horrible at picking at blemishes as well, so I decided to give these a try. I LOVE these patches!! Even better that they come in large patches, which was a lifesaver for cluster bumps! WHOA! I would leave these on for eight to 10 hours and it would draw so much of the pus out. After just one use of a patch, I noticed a dramatic difference and sometimes it completely cleared them up." —Ashley

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. Buildable L'Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise Mascara not only adds volume and length to your lashes, but it also does the unthinkable — and by unthinkable, I mean it won't smudge by mid-afternoon and create the dreaded ~panda eye~ effect. Like, I already have dark circles. I don't need mascara to enhance them.

    Maitland Quitmeyer wearing no mascara on the left and on the right, Maitland wearing mascara
    Maitland Quitemeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Holy grail of drugstore mascara! Thickens extremely well, adds some length, stays on my watery and greasy eyes all day with minimal clumping — no raccoon eyes and almost no flakes. It also washes off easily for a waterproof mascara!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    To learn more, check out "8 Life-Changing Beauty Products That Are Actually Worth Your Money".

    21. Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream uses calcium, vitamins, and hydrogenated jojoba oil to revive weakened nails — and not only does this promote quicker nail growth, but it also prevent chipping and hangnails. Your messy at-home manicure just got *so* much better.,

    Promising review: "I've been using this product for almost a full month. Before, my nails were bendy, paper thin, and had little ridges. After applying this product almost everyday three times a day, I can grow my nails out without fear. They are smooth, pretty, have excellent white tips. They still have a slight flexibility to them but leagues better than where they were and I'm hoping with continued use my nails will be hard as hoof, ha. After trying so many products, I believe this one is a holy grail." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    22. Let's Cheat Dry Shampoo enlists the help of charcoal powder and rice starch to make squeaky clean hair as easy as one, two, spritz. Bid adieu to allllll the ponytails you were forced to wear in your past on account of not having time for a proper shampoo.

    the dry shampoo
    Mane Club

    Promising review: "Unlike other dry shampoos there is ZERO whit residue in my hair after applying. Smells great and really gets any oil in my hair. My hair feels great the next day too! You need this dry shampoo in your life!!!" —Lacey H. 

    Get it from Mane Club for $8.

    23. E.l.f Instant Lift Brow Pencil comes with a dual-sided pencil design so you can comb and contour with one side *and* define and fill in with the other. But hold your applause because here comes the real kicker: it costs $2.


    Promising review: "THIS IS THE BEST EYEBROW PENCIL KNOWN TO MAN. For the price and the pencil itself... it’s amazing. The only downside is that the pencil can slide out so easily, but my brows ALWAYS look natural." —Sen

    Get it from Amazon for $2 (available in four shades).

    24. Sun Bum SPF 15 Tinted Lip Balm because raise your hand if your pout has ever suffered the consequences of too much beach time. Lip sunburn is real, folks! Glide on this hypoallergenic, water and sweat-resistant formula for protection and be treated to a glossy tint in the process. 

    reviewer swatching the shades
    model holding the lip balm

    Promising review: "Worked very well for my trip to Cancun! Nice color and no sunburned lips, which happened to last trip when I did not have this." —theduitsmans

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in four shades). 

    25. Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Liquid Foundation provides all of the coverage, none of the cake. This feels thick upon application but quickly melts into your skin like butter, leaving behind a creaseless finish that also prevents excess shine.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Holy grail of drug store foundations! It is truly a full coverage and blends into my skin flawlessly." —Excited NEWYORKER

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in 16 shades).

    To learn more, check out "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love."

    26. Elizavecca Milky Piggy Collagen Coating Protein Ion Injection fixes up ends that have more splits than a banana sundae. This tames frizzy hair and delivers ultimate smoothness — all without weighing it down. Your tresses will look as if they've never even *heard* of hot tools and hair dye.

    on the left BuzzFeed Editor Rebecca O'Connell labeled "before" and looking to the side' on the right BuzzFeed Editor Rebecca O'Connell with smoother hair labeled "after two uses"
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Simply shampoo as per usual, leave this mask on for up to 15 minutes, then rinse.

    Promising review: "This is a must-have and the hype is all true. They have found the holy grail of combinations to eradicate frizzy hair without weighing your hair down, which makes it greasy. It’s a little bottle of magic, it doesn’t even take much, and it only takes a dime-sized amount for my hair." —Rachel Eckols

    Get it from Amazon for $8.30.

    27. Colourpop Cream Gel Eyeliner adds a bit of ~Roy G. Biv~ to your makeup routine via fun, vibrant colors that make a statement for less than $8 a piece. The formula itself is long-lasting and transfer-proof to boot, meaning you won't have to fret over random violet smears on a white blouse.

    @sohanjudge / Via, Sohan Judge / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "These liners are the easiest thing you can add to your makeup kit that will make you stand out. An extra 10 seconds in the morning and bam! They've honestly changed the way I view makeup — now, it's more of an accessory to match my outfit or mood for the day rather than a way to cover up imperfections. Plus, I always get compliments when I wear these and who doesn't love to be gassed up?"—Sohan Judge, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get one from ColourPop for $7+.

    28. NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel grooms facial caterpillars to perfection, ensuring that each stray hair stays exactly in place — all without leaving any icky residue behind. It goes on clear which makes it perfect for any brow hue.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this stuff. I have a bare minimum makeup look and this stuff is part of it! I actually use it even if I don't fill in my brows at all. This stuff is able to go on thin enough for me to not feel it but thick enough to hold the hairs where I want them until I take it off. I don't have any extra wax or residue, it lasts until I remove it, and does not have any smell or tint to it. I take my brow shape pretty seriously since that seems to be what I'm complimented on more than anything else. You will not find anything this good for a price in the same ballpark." —Nina

    Get it from Amazon for $5.87.

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