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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. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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).

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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"

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.

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.

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