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    39 Beauty Products Under $10 That Are Actually Worth Your Money

    "I want to look like a million bucks, but I don't want to spend a million bucks." β€”me, journaling my woes away.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An eyeshadow palette packed with pigmented, neutral shades you can rock every darn day. Plus, it's super tiny and won't take up half your carry-on the next time you travel! / Via @milanicosmetics

    Promising review: "I own every version of these! Very pigmented, not patchy, easy to blend. You can build up shades for a more dramatic look or apply lightly for a more natural day-to-day look. Plus, it's the perfect size and is really easy to travel with. Just great all around and affordable, too!" β€”Darcy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59 (available in six colors).

    2. A set of lip liners your pout (and your wallet) will sincerely thank you for. Twelve gorgeous colors for less than $10? Be still, my very broke heart.


    Promising review: "I'm a makeup artist, and these are incredible! No joke, they are as creamy as more expensive liners I've had in the past. These pencils glide on the lips, they don't crumble, they sharpen well (if you wear makeup you know what I'm talking about), they don't dry out, they are true to their color, not waxy.... I could go on. Do yourself a favor and order these. I now have two sets β€” one for my business, and one for my personal collection!" β€”lital regev

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $7.56.

    3. A translucent powder to set your makeup for a flawless finish β€” and one that will actually last.. Like, all day long! This is the perfect dupe for high-end products that also come with a high-end price tag (AKA way too high for my budget).,

    This cult-favorite powder sets makeup with a lightweight finish, and has over 3,000 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." β€”Alexis Julian

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

    4. Metallic glitter (for both face and eyes!) because who doesn't want a little sparkle in their life? Plus, NYE is fast approaching and I firmly believe that 2019 needs to begin with a fun beauty look. / Via @nyxcosmetics

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49 (available in six colors).

    5. A cruelty-free face wash made from 100% vegan ingredients: coconut water, sea algae complex, and antioxidants, y'all! Plus, it smells like the beach and will take off allllll your makeup. / Via @pacificabeauty

    Promising review: "This product deserves more than five stars! I am a skincare lover, and I usually remove my makeup with coconut oil. But wow, this cleanser really removes all my makeup, leaves my skin soft, and smells amazing. Plus, no need to remove any leftover mascara after washing. I cannot believe this face wash is so inexpensive!" β€”S & D

    Get it from Amazon for $6.17.

    6. A volumizing mascara that has descended from heaven to make your dreams come true: lovely lashes that won't smudge, won't flake, look fuller, and have actual THICKNESS. / Via @lorealmakeup,

    Promising review: "This is absolutely the best mascara I've ever used! It's replaced by Benefit They're Real mascara, and is a dupe for the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. But honestly? This one is better! Unlike BTS, this mascara doesn't smudge or flake, and it's budget-friendly. I will never go without it ever again!" β€”nathan145

    Get it from Amazon for $7.08.

    7. A contour palette to give you sculpted cheek bones that even Spike (Yes, the one who *shudder* hooked up with Buffy) would be envious of.


    This inexpensive palette is especially great for those of us who are new at this whole contouring thing (nice to meet you), because it's not cream-based. THIS MEANS that the colors are easier to blend and are more subtle and buildable, rather than being super intense as soon as you swipe it on.

    Promising review: "Very happy with the coverage of this product! For the price, you can't beat it. I wanted to find a less expensive replacement for the pricey one I'm currently using, and I honestly like this product even MORE. Plus, it looks pretty natural in daylight!" β€”Gloria from Clayton, CA

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    8. A concealer formulated with goji berry and Haloxyl to brighten your undereyes and make it seem like you actually got some beauty sleep last night! Consider dark circles a thing of your dark past, people. / Via @maybelline, Amazon

    This concealer also comes with an attached sponge applicator, meaning you can stash it in your bag for touch-ups without having to worry about carrying any beauty sponges or brushes. Need to fix up your makeup before that after-work happy hour? Well then this pocket-sized tube is all you'll need!

    Promising review: "I am a makeup snob. I have stupidly high standards for cosmetic performance, and drugstore brands have let me down every single time I've given them a shot. So when I graduated from Covergirl to Sephora after college, I never looked back. My kit is full of Dior and YSL foundation, Armani concealer, Benefit brighteners, etc. But this thing is truly great.The sponge applicator is better than you think. Firstly, it's antimicrobial, so you don't have to worry about the hygiene aspect. Secondly, its ability to blend the product is outstanding. The concealer itself doubles as a highlighter, it looks good without primer, and it lasts so much longer than you'd expect." β€”Sarita

    Get it from Amazon for $7.12 (available in 12 shades).

    9. A travel kit filled with micellar cleansing water, a daily moisturizing lotion, and an anti-puffiness treatment specifically formulated for sensitive skin.


    This pack is perfect to take with you on-the-go, BUT! It also serves as a way to test out the products above without shelling out money for the full-sized bottles. Itching to try that Bioderma micellar water everyone raves about? Here's your (inexpensive) chance!

    Promising review: "I have heard so many good things about the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar water, and wanted to try it out for myself. I fell in love the first time I used it! It removes my face makeup really easily and gently, and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I just bought the full-sized bottle and will continue to do so!" β€”Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

    10. A lightweight lipstick available in 101 truly gorgeous shades. Not only does this product have staying power from now until eternity, but it also won't dry out your lips thanks to a harmonious blend of avocado oil + vitamin e.


    Promising review: "My daughter's entire competitive dance team wears this lipstick for every performance and every game because if shows up so well and it looks beautiful. I think I've ordered a total of five or six tubes this year alone! I love wearing it as well, and get so many compliments on it when I do. It goes on glossy and stays on for HOURS!!!" β€”K.W. Adair

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74 (available in 101 colors).

    11. False lashes that aren't super dramatic, so these are perfect for peeps who prefer that au naturale look that isn't completely "I woke up like this."


    Promising review: "I'm never one to really wear eyelashes because some lashes irritate my eyes or are just too heavy on my lids, but I love these! This is my second time buying 'em. They're very light, not too heavy, and give my look a nice finish." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. A cruelty-free butter bronzer to fool everyone into thinking that you don't spend prime daylight hours sitting in a cubicle. This stuff will give you a gorgeous sun-kissed glow. / Via @physiciansformula

    Promising review: "Yummmmmmmmm, this smells so good! This is not orange at all, there are no sparkles, and it does not oxidize. It's nice and light which means it's buildable, and I have sensitive skin and it doesn't bother me at all. Plus, I'm shocked at how good the price is! I'm a high-end beauty user and adviser, and if you didn't tell me the brand name, I would put money on that it was expensive!" β€”Lyn

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49 (available in four colors)

    13. A face cream rich with vitamins and antioxidants. Dullness? Consider that a thing of the past because this stuff will have your skin GLOWING. / Via @neutrogena

    This neat little jar contains vitamins b, c, and e, as well as antioxidants to keep your skin looking (and feeling) super healthy. Plus, it's allergy-tested and non-comedogenic AKA your skin won't erupt with pimple volcanoes after using this.

    PRO TIP! If you have super dry skin, this might work better as a daily cream for you as opposed to a nightly one!

    Promising review: "Love this moisturizer! It doesn't make my sensitive skin break out, it smells really nice, and I'm able to use it at night and under my makeup in the morning β€” it absorbs so well!" β€”Amazongirl

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    14. A matte liquid lipstick you can hypothetically fall asleep whilst wearing and GUESS WHAT? Your lipstick will STILL look great when you wake up in the AM, because this magic stuff has a staying power of up to 16 hours. / Via @maybelline, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this lipstick! I fell asleep with it on and it stayed on all night. Plus, it has amazing pigment and dries within about five minutes. As a busy mom, I probably won't be trying out any other lipsticks for a while." β€”A. Williamson

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

    15. A makeup primer that will transform your face into the ultimate canvas. Foundation and concealer will GLIDE ON, I tell ya! And it'll stay in place all day, to boot!


    This primer is considered to be a MUCH less expensive dupe for other high-end primers. It'll blur fine lines and pores, and it'll give your foundation an almost airbrushed-like quality.

    Promising review: "This stuff is bomb. I tried it after hearing that it was a good dupe for much more expensive primers, and I fell in love with it after testing out a sample of it. This primer didn't disappoint at all! It has a silky feeling and really gives you a flawless canvas." β€”Stephany Renae

    Get it from Amazon for $8.54.

    16. A jelly highlighter you'll want to get a marriage certificate for ASAP, because you'll be saying ~I dew~ as soon as you try it out. This provides the perfect pop of luminous glow to your cheekbones, nose, and cupid's bow! / Via @makeuprevolution

    Promising review: "This is probably the best inexpensive highlighter I've ever used! You can build it up or wear just one layer for a natural glow, and it stays put all day. I just can't get over it. Currently obsessed!" β€”AlythePeach

    Get it from Ulta for $9.

    17. An eyebrow pencil that β€” no offense to her, honestly β€” Mona Lisa really could have used. This pencil has the ability to give you full facial caterpillars with just a few swipes! Again, not trying to be offensive.


    Promising review: "If you're looking to up your brow game, this will do the trick! With just a couple of strokes above and below the brow, this pencil gives me the subtle shape and color I'm looking for." β€”Liz Rush

    Get it from Amazon for $4.20 (available in eight colors).

    18. A baked blush because the cold is here, my skin hasn't seen the sun in two months, and I desperately need a flush of color. This gorgeous pink provides the perfect solution for that.

    Promising review: "This blush is everything it's hyped up to be. Beautiful and glorious! It's peachy, perfect, and glorious-looking without being shiny. I will buy this again and again forever and ever!" β€”Duchess

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

    19. A creamy, long-lasting lipstick infused with a peach-scented fragrance delicious enough to eat. (Although you probably shouldn't...) / Via @soapandgloryusa

    This creamy lipstick glides on like a regular lip balm would, and it has a bullet edge design which makes it super easy to fill in your cupid's bow without getting a glob of pink on your skin.

    Promising review: "This lipstick is lightweight and does not go on heavy, which I like! It has buildable coverage, the case is gorgeous, and the color is really versatile." β€”Tbardwell10

    Get it from Target for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    20. A liquid eyeliner that will not budge. IT WILL NOT MOVE. It will last all day long, and maybe all day tomorrow. Have I mentioned that it will not budge? Because it will not budge. / Via @nyxcosmetics,

    Promising review: "For real, this stuff DOES NOT BUDGE without makeup remover (I use cocoa butter to get mine off). I fell asleep with my makeup on the other night, and my husband said in the morning, β€œYour hair is a mess, but your eyeliner is FLEEKY!” He knew it would get a laugh out of me. Little did he know that statement totally solidified the fact that I would have a new staple in my makeup bag. Now, I’ve been swimming with this liner on in pools and oceans and can attest to the fact that it’s truly long-wear and waterproof. Praise the Lord for no more raccoon eyes after the first splash." β€”TayBranche

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    21. A soothing lotion to cleanse your sensitive face without making it feel super tight or overly dry. Dare I say, your skin will feel... GOOD!?

    This cleansing lotion contains organic almond and plum kernel oils, which work overtime to get rid of all the dirt, crud, and oil on your face without dehydrating your skin in the process.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for my sensitive skin! I have dermatitis and skin allergies, on top of rosacea. I've been using this product for several years and it is the only cleanser I have found that does not inflame my skin. It also does not dry my skin out, but instead leaves it feeling healthy and soft. Plus, it removes makeup really well!" β€”Jessi Hope

    Get it from Amazon for $7.88.

    22. A vegan eyeshadow palette filled with shades ranging from frosty ivory to rich bronze, meaning you'll be able to create an infinite amount of looks with just this one set. Daytime glam? A more natural look? It's alllll in the realm of possibility.

    BH Cosmetics

    Psst, the shades in this cruelty-free palette are also highly-pigmented. Talk about a great bang for your buck!

    Promising review: "This palette is gorgeous and compact enough for travel. I purchased one for each of my daughters as a surprise, and they were all thrilled! Will be purchasing from this company again. It is always a win when the quality far exceeds the price!!" β€”Karen H.

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $6 (originally $12).

    23. Makeup sponges that will beautifully blend foundation and concealer. Random globs of concealer on your face that you couldn't properly apply with your fingertips? You may have 99 problems, but this is no longer one.


    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is very similar to the original beauty blender, and it gives concealer and foundation an airbrushed look. Super soft and easy to work with. I love these!" β€”Jennifer Wagg

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in five colors).

    24. A clear lip liner because the only thing that should be bleeding is love β€” the kind that Leona Lewis sings about. Your matte lipstick? It shouldn't end up on your chin. / Via @rimmellondonus

    This clear liner provides some much-needed moisture for your pout, and prevents lipstick from bleeding. With this, your favorite lipstick will stay PUT.

    Promising review: "I'm starting to get those little lines around my mouth that lipstick bleeds into. You know the ones I'm talking about, right?? Ok, well this stuff stops those bleeds in their tracks. I've tried probably 10 different clear lip liners in the past, and this baby gets the job done." β€”Angie W.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.52.

    25. A cruelty-free kohl eyeliner that will feel like it's gliding across your eyelid to give you the ~perfect~ definition. Trying to master the cat eye? This inexpensive beauty is step one. / Via @prestige_us

    Promising review: "This eyeliner goes on smoothly, and can be sharpened to a fine point without the entire tip falling out of the pencil. Very easy to use and apply. Plus, it stays on for hours β€” I have a very physical job, and I never need to reapply. Easy to smudge or blend, equally easy to draw a thin line, and it comes off easily with makeup remover or just soap and water, yet holds up against sweat and humidity just fine. You cannot go wrong with this purchase!" β€”LALLAW

    Get it from Amazon for $5.85 (available in 12 colors).

    26. A cruelty-free, natural lip balm with buildable color, so it can be as subtle or as dramatic as you'd like. Plus, this the perfect thing to bring on-the-go because you don't need a mirror to apply it β€” it just goes on like a regular balm. / Via @burtsbees,

    Plus, this contains a blend of shea butter and botanical waxes to keep your lips feelin' soft and supple. MUAH.

    Promising review: "I really love this product! As someone who has never mastered the art of lipstick, this is perfect. I tend to be more of a minimalist with makeup and this is so easy to just slide on before going out. You'll have to reapply during the day/night, but the application is very quick." β€”Cornelius

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.48 (available in six colors).

    27. A foaming cleanser free of artificial perfumes, meaning your nose won't feel personally attacked when you go to give your face a good cleansing.


    Thanks to the geranium and chamomile, this stuff will cleanse and soothe your skin. No redness! No leftover makeup!

    Promising review: "This very inexpensive, incredible face wash changed my face! I was getting a lot of stress and hormonal breakouts around my mouth and chin area, and I also have sensitive skin. I tried SO many products in the past and was stunned when this worked β€” my skin is now clear and GLOWING." β€”Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $6.66.

    28. An SPF 25-infused lip balm made with beeswax, green tea leaf extract, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter to provide intense, long-lasting moisture to even the most chapped of pouts. / Via @getjackblack

    Promising review: "This is genuinely the best lip balm I’ve ever tried. I’ve had severely dry, cracked lips since I was a teenager, and basically everything I’ve tried in the past has failed me on one level or another. I’ve been using these Jack Black balms for the past six months or so, and my lips have looked soooo much better. I used to have cracks, and the layer of skin would constantly peel away. I had light scarring and discoloration due to years of dryness and peeling, but not anymore! This even kept my lips protected during a very cold winter in the Midwest. I have six of these floating around my house/purse/work backpack. And I don’t ever see myself using another lip product." β€”Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50 (available in five scents).

    29. A highlighter palette on par with far more expensive brands β€” seriously, this color quartet creates the perfect, healthy glow. Now let's give a round of applause for amazing dupe products. / Via @wetnwildbeauty

    This cruelty-free palette is super pigmented and will give your face the perfect flush of color/highlight!

    Promising review: "Guys, this highlighter is up to par with more expensive highlighters. The top left shade is a total dupe! The pigment is very creamy, and the highlight isn't subtle β€” this is for my girls who really want to glow." β€”Miranda

    Get it from Amazon for $9.79.

    30. A high-pigment lipstick available in 40 matte, cream, and metal shades. And the best part? Each color has a different packaging, inspired by cities, events, and memories.


    The shade above (#23), for example, is inspired by Hong Kong!

    Promising review: "This is honestly the greatest matte lipstick i've ever tried! it went on so smoothly and the price is super affordable! I absolutely loved the packaging and how unique it is. Plus, it stayed on all day." β€”MadilynKennedy

    Get them from Sephora for $8 (available in 40 shades).

    31. A rosewater facial spray with so many uses, it's hard to keep track of 'em all! This can set and refresh your makeup, give foundation a dewy appearance, add refreshing hydration to dull-looking skin, and help keep breakouts at bay. / Via @mariobadescu

    This facial spray is packed with aloe, herbs, and rose water to give a glowy, dewy look to dehydrated skin.

    Psst, this facial spray comes in a set of two! One with four fluid ounces, the other with two fluid ounces (AKA travel-sized).

    Promising review: ""The redness on my cheeks has gone way down and I have a much more even complexion after just four days. I've been lightly spraying this on my face after cleansing with the Mario Badescu Rice Milk Carnation Cleanser and again first thing upon waking. It smells very nice and magically fixes skin problems β€” even my acne has cleared up! I'm very impressed." β€”Terryoke

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    32. A 2-in-1 concealer and foundation to cover the humongous pimple that decided to come out and say hi right before your big event this weekend. Aren't those pimples just THE BEST? / Via @milanicosmetics,

    This cruelty-free foundation provides a crazy amount of coverage without making it look (or feel) as if you have an extra layer of skin on your face.

    Promising review: "I've tried tons of different high-end and drug store foundations, but this beats them all! It covers absolutely everything, looks incredibly natural, and I've gotten so many compliments every time I wear it. Beyond satisfied!" β€”Claudya Kuykendall

    Get it from Amazon for $7.19 (available in 14 shades).

    33. An on-the-go retractable kabuki brush to apply everything from foundation and face powder to bronzer and blush. Plus, this particular brush is made from recycled aluminum and plastic. / Via @ecotools

    This brush is also great for sanitary purposes because it comes with a retractable cap, meaning you can throw it in your bag without having to worry that leftover foundation will stain anything.

    Promising review: "This is a great, affordable kabuki brush. The bristles are incredibly soft and silky, with just the right amount of density. This brush works amazing with mineral foundation. I use BareMinerals and the application is even and looks very natural, and I don't need a lot of product either! Added bonus: it's retractable for easy and mess-free travel in purse or suitcase!" β€”Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    34. Glycolic and hyaluronic acid cleansing pads that exfoliate like MAD to reveal brighter, smoother skin. These will fade acne scars, prevent future acne, and witch hazel will keep your skin calm throughout the process. / Via @nipandfab

    Use the textured side of these pads to exfoliate, and then FLIP! The opposite side will polish and smooth your skin. Then just wash it away! Easy peasy.

    Promising review: "I am new to the world of AHAs and glycolic acid, so I'm not sure how this product measures up to others similar to it. But I'll never go back to NOT exfoliating. I've noticed my stubborn acne scars fading drastically after only a week of using these nightly. My recurring acne in those areas seem to be dying down, and my overall skin tone seems to be brightening. I am really impressed so far!" β€”Mitzy McMillion

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $8.96.

    35. A non-comedogenic primer currently employed as a magician β€” and the trick it's best known for is blurring pores and making 'em essentially disappear. A clear canvas for your foundation? I think YES.


    Promising review: "AMAZING!! I'm blown away by what this product can do. It seems to minimize, and even completely erase, the pores on my face! I am so glad I took a chance on this product because I really love it." β€”Sara Chiles

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    36. A vegan brightening scrub made with argan extract and chlorella to gently remove dirt AND restore your skin cells. This will get rid of all the sneaky, remaining makeup that REFUSED to be slowed with your face wipe. / Via @acurebeauty

    Promising review: "Who'd have thought you could get excited about a facial scrub? I love this stuff! The ingredients are natural β€” nothing synthetic! It doesn't dry out my skin, and my cheeks are always baby soft after using it. This is my third time ordering this tube of green scrubbing greatness!" β€”BBQ222

    Get it from Amazon for $9.83.

    37. An alcohol-free witch hazel toner with over 10,000 reviews. It promises to remedy all your skin problems: acne, redness, unevenness, and dullness!

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    This magic toner has almost 4,000 positive reviews on Amazon alone!

    Promising review: "I am absolutely amazed! I've never left a product review before, but this toner has seriously changed my skin. I've always had redness, and my skin is very sensitive. But once I started using this? It's been AMAZING. My skin is so soft, so smooth! This toner even works great as a makeup remover. No harsh chemicals on my face anymore!" β€”Cassie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.54.

    Check out our full review of this toner here!

    38. A double-ended lip crayon to give the appearance of a fuller pout by way of contour. Just line and shape your lips with the matte end, fill in with the shiny end, and BAM! Time to pucker up.

    Promising review: "The lip contouring stick was amazing! The color works with my skin tone, it’s highly-pigmented, and it stayed on all day! It really made my lips pop, no joke. I’m absolutely in love with this product and will be buying another one when this one runs out." β€”Samisheyne

    Get it from Target for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    39. Shadow shields that help you achieve a perfectly even smoky eye and winged liner. And raccoon eyes? Bid 'em adieu, because these will collect ALL the fallout from that grey shadow you love so much. / Via @brandi.x0

    Promising review: "These shields are just the best! I am someone who does my foundation and concealer before I do my eye makeup. I like dramatic looks, which is often the culprit of the dreaded shadow fallout. Problem solved! Not only do these catch fallout, but they allow for crisper and more even lines on both the bottom and sides of my eyes. Side note, I have almond eyes and they are a bit big, but the shield still covers the entire area that they need to!" β€”Carolyn Rome

    Get a set of 30 from Amazon for $9.50.

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