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28 Inexpensive Beauty Products You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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1. Dermal Korea face masks come in packs of 16 so you get a ton of chances to pamper yourself.

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I've ordered a pack of these twice! They make my skin glow, and you just can't beat that price. See BuzzFeed's full review on why these things rule.

Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive skin. I look at oil and break out. I am careful about how I cleanse and how I moisturize, as one misstep means weeks of recovery. I threw caution to the wind with these, and I am obsessed. I have so many of these now. I do them about five times a week. They feel great, moisturize, and smell amazing. They are delicate and lovely." —Megan D.

Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $9.58.

2. Maybelline The Falsies mascara is so good, it will make you look like you're wearing false eyelashes, but guess what? You were born with it!

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See BuzzFeed's full write-up of this reality-bending mascara.

Promising review: "I've tried many kinds of mascara and I have to say this version is by far my favorite. I've never have any issues with it flaking off or getting into my eyes. It washes off easily for a mascara that stays so well. It does a nice job of making my eyelashes fluff up and look denser. It defines them in a way that it makes my lashes look fuller and like there are more of them, rather than that look of just caking black makeup on the lashes. They don't make my lashes look like I have makeup on them, but rather have much nicer looking eyes/lashes. One tube lasts forever. It never seems to dry out or get old. After trying this, I don't want to even bother spending the money to try any other brands, since this one works perfectly!" —Where the Sidewalk Ends

Get it from Amazon for $5.64 (available in three colors), Jet for $5.89, or Walmart for $5.71+ (available in four colors).

3. Cosrx pimple patches do what you probably thought was impossible and minimize pimples OVERNIGHT.

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Seriously! Whenever I got a pimple, it used to stay on my face FOREVER. Now I just wait for it to fully form (turn white) and then pop on a little sticker. The next day, I peel it off, and the pimple is virtually gone. Sometimes it will take another night or two, but since using these, I haven't had a pimple for more than a week.

Get a pack of 24 patches from Amazon or Walmart for $4.97.

4. Coty Airspun loose powder sets makeup and gives you an instant glow up.

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Promising review: "A Laura Mercier dupe. It's perfect!!! It comes with so much product, and the puff it comes with is pretty handy. The application is smooth and is great for baking. My makeup came out flawless. I set my makeup with this and worked out right after. THERE WAS NO SEPARATION, NO CREASING. This powder blessed me. GOD BLESS." —andrea

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

5. Thayers alcohol-free rose petal witch hazel toner cleanses, soothes, and helps even skin tone. This will help you out with your ~thorny~ skin problems.

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Read why one BuzzFeeder swears by this stuff.

Promising review: "Holy cow! This stuff is incredible! I even have my boyfriend using it. This actually hydrates my face, makes it smoother, and cleans the remaining dirt and debris from my pores. Nailing it, Thayers!" —Kristina A Muskewitz

Get it from Amazon for $9.29.

6. Maybelline Super Stay liquid matte ink lasts up to 16 hours (!!!) so you can say buh-bye to touch-ups and hello to eating a cheeseburger worry-free.

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Promising review: "These are amazing. They stay on literally all day — the only lip product I have ever tried that truly lives up to this claim. I once wore Lover all day through eating and drinking (lots of drinking) and slept in it all night, and woke up the next morning with my lips still looking great, like I had just applied (rest of my makeup, not so much!). The consistency on your lips is also more comfortable and less drying than other liquid matte lip products that I own, and it doesn't feel like a hard layer on your lips through the day. It even somehow manages to stay very smooth and relatively moisturizing. The colors I have tried are very opaque. I own Lover and Heroine and just purchased two more. I hope they come out with more colors!" —AJRLS

Get it from Amazon for $5.24+ (available in 20 shades) or Walmart for $5.31+ (available in 10 shades).

7. A holographic nail polish gives you the shimmery nails you thought only a nail salon could provide.

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Promising review: "As a nail polish fanatic (I currently own over 200 bottles of nail polish) I can confidently say that this is one of the most amazing colors in my collection. Really, there are no words. I applied two easy coats over my regular base coat (Nailtiques Formula 2) and there was no streaking, no bubbling, no bald spots. Just insanely gorgeous, holo goodness." —Tiffani W.

Get it from Amazon for $9.60.

8. Nyx Epic Ink liquid eyeliner is super pigmented and easy to use, so you'll have perfect wings way before those pigs who were supposed to fly do.

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This eyeliner is BuzzFeed-approved! See our full review on the best liquid eyeliners.

Promising review: "I am pleasantly surprised! Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner has been my favorite for a long time, mostly because of the applicator. However, it has never been opaque enough for me. This has a similar brush tip applicator, but it is much more opaque. It's also waterproof and lasts all day. Doesn't crack, flake, or smudge. This is my new favorite liquid eyeliner. LOVE IT!!!" —Jamie

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $7.97.

9. BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic eyeshadow palette takes your makeup routine to a whole new world.

There are 18 celestial shades that can be used wet or dry. Promising review: "This is the best eyeshadow palette I've ever had. I love it so much. <3 The colors are amazing, and I can even apply it over chapstick to get a lipstick look that matches my eyeshadow." —Ashley NicoleGet it from BH Cosmetics for $18, Amazon for $24, or Ulta for $12.
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There are 18 celestial shades that can be used wet or dry.

Promising review: "This is the best eyeshadow palette I've ever had. I love it so much. <3 The colors are amazing, and I can even apply it over chapstick to get a lipstick look that matches my eyeshadow." —Ashley Nicole

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $18, Amazon for $24, or Ulta for $12.

10. Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion is an amazing choice for normal and dry (and sensitive!) skin types, and takes care of your skin just as well as products twice as expensive.

My skin is super sensitive and has trouble absorbing cream moisturizers, but this works really well. There&#x27;s no greasy feeling and it leaves my skin silky soft. Best of all, it comes with a pump so you don&#x27;t have to worry about dipping your finger in a jar or having to invest in an applicator. Get it from Amazon for $10.29 or Walmart for $11.22.
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My skin is super sensitive and has trouble absorbing cream moisturizers, but this works really well. There's no greasy feeling and it leaves my skin silky soft. Best of all, it comes with a pump so you don't have to worry about dipping your finger in a jar or having to invest in an applicator.

Get it from Amazon for $10.29 or Walmart for $11.22.

11. Winky Lux mini lip pills give you the chance to try out a bunch of matte lip colors before committing to just one shade.

See our full review of these little cuties (#7)! Get a set of five from Winky Lux for $16.
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See our full review of these little cuties (#7)!

Get a set of five from Winky Lux for $16.

12. Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask helps remove black heads, and as a fun added bonus, fizzes up on your face for hilarious selfies.

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Promising review: This stuff is awesome! I have only used it once so far but my face already looks and feels cleaner. Obviously didn't get every single blackhead out, but I'm sure over time it will." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.73 or Jet for $11.50.

13. Maybelline Lemonade Craze eyeshadow offers sweet, vibrant colors for a look almost as refreshing as a tall glass of lemonade.

And it smells like lemons!Promising review: &quot;This little palette is an incredible drugstore find. For the price, it does a great job and provides an interesting variety of colors to create numerous looks from natural to professional to dramatic. It includes base, crease, and color shades so you can easily use this palette on its own. They blend perfectly. The only shade that is just okay is the yellow shade, but yellows are hard and for the prices I wasn&#x27;t too mad about it.&quot; —Nic MercadoGet it from Amazon or Walmart for $10.98.
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And it smells like lemons!

Promising review: "This little palette is an incredible drugstore find. For the price, it does a great job and provides an interesting variety of colors to create numerous looks from natural to professional to dramatic. It includes base, crease, and color shades so you can easily use this palette on its own. They blend perfectly. The only shade that is just okay is the yellow shade, but yellows are hard and for the prices I wasn't too mad about it." —Nic Mercado

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $10.98.

14. Burt's Bees lip crayon moisturizes your lips while adding vibrant color. Talk about an amazing two-for-one product!

Promising review: &quot;Color and moisture all in one. This product&#x27;s texture is just like chapstick. It provides great moisture and my lips aren&#x27;t dry. The color is just as vibrant as a regular lipstick.&quot; —ZzyxGet it from Amazon for $6.09 (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "Color and moisture all in one. This product's texture is just like chapstick. It provides great moisture and my lips aren't dry. The color is just as vibrant as a regular lipstick." —Zzyx

Get it from Amazon for $6.09 (available in three colors).

15. Speaking of crayons, Crayola face crayons turn your face into a coloring book.

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Use these crayons on your eyes, cheeks, or lips! Read BuzzFeed's full report on these colorful tools.

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16. Remington Wet2Waves Styler dries and waves your 'do at the same time so you can spend less time in the bathroom and more time out looking fabulous.

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Promising review: "It does exactly what it promises to do: give you a head full of beachy curls and waves while drying your hair at the same time. It heats up very quickly, is easy to use, and takes my wet, straight hair from blah to amazing in way less time than it would take me to blow dry and then curl. It has temperature control and automatic shutoff, too. I am very careful with my hair (it's almost waist length and very fine, thin, and straight). Even when and after using this product I don't have a single split end or any problems with frizz or dryness, but I make sure to also use hair oils (like Vatika) as deep conditioner, the right shampoo, and a heat protectant all over. I think this is a steal and couldn't be made any better!" —PZio

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $23.69, or Walmart for $23.79.

17. Colourpop brow gel tames your wild brow hairs and gets them in line.

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Promising review: "MY BROWS HAVE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD! I swear this is the best brow gel I've ever tried! The applicator is so tiny and precise, it coats all my brow hairs evenly and I feel like I have a lot of control with it. It keeps my brow hairs in place all day and it gives them such a full, feathery look! I'm in love." —Fernanda

Get it from Colourpop for $6.

18. Shadow Shields protect the bottoms of your eyes from your own unsteady hands, so you can have perfect makeup every time.

Promising review: &quot;So glad I found these! I&#x27;ve always had trouble with fallout under my eyes, even with good brushes and high-quality makeup. Some palettes have colors with fallout, some don&#x27;t, but now I don&#x27;t have to worry about that at all. I can do my foundation first and THEN my eye makeup — I hated having to wipe away shadow from my cheeks and apply more concealer. I&#x27;ll be buying more boxes of these.&quot; —TashaGet a pack of 30 from Amazon for $8.95.
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Promising review: "So glad I found these! I've always had trouble with fallout under my eyes, even with good brushes and high-quality makeup. Some palettes have colors with fallout, some don't, but now I don't have to worry about that at all. I can do my foundation first and THEN my eye makeup — I hated having to wipe away shadow from my cheeks and apply more concealer. I'll be buying more boxes of these." —Tasha

Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $8.95.

19. Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie gives you luscious, bouncy curls with all the touchability and none of the sticky crunch.

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Promising review: "I live by this stuff. It makes my curls bouncy and soft... just full of life! I use this everyday and couldn't live without it!" —Roxanne

Get it from Amazon for $9.39, Walmart for $10.56, or Jet for $13.99.

20. Petitfee gold snail eye patches moisturize and diminish dark circles for less than its weight in gold.

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They're made with snail extract, which is known to help with blemishes and hyperpigmentation! Read why I love these slimy things (#3).

Get a pack of 60 patches from Amazon for $11.15.

21. Maybelline Age Rewind concealer uses the power of goji berries and haloxyl to cover and potentially lighten dark circles, scars, blemishes, and anything else you don't feel like flaunting today.

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Promising review: "This stuff is my newest beauty must have! It works so well to take away the circles under your eyes. It is amazing. It really gives your face a fresh look and helps even out your skin tone. I just apply it under my eyes then blend it in, and finish with a thin layer of foundation. The bottle it is in makes it very easy to apply. You just twist the top until some of the makeup comes out onto the sponge, then apply it under your eyes, and voila!" —Shelly

Get it from Amazon for $7.50, Jet for $7.89, or Walmart for $7.12+ (available in 12 shades).

22. HSI heat spray protects your hair from blow drying, straightening, salt water, and the dreaded sun. It's basically a summer must-have.

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I use this spray and it definitely makes my hair feel silky and soft. The smell is a little overpowering, but I think it's worth it.

Promising review: "I wish I could give this spray 10 stars because it is amazing! I have very thick, wavy, frizzy, unmanageable hair and this tames it, and makes it so soft. It cuts my time straightening way down. Whenever I leave the salon, my hair feels amazing and soft but I have never been able to achieve the same look and feel at home. This HSI spray gives me that exact same salon feel." —Carolyn

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

23. Mario Badescu cucumber and rose facial sprays hydrate, soothe, tone, and pretty much work magic.

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I use the rose one as a toner after I cleanse, but lots of people use either scent to set makeup or give their face a refresher during the day.

Promising review: "I am not exaggerating when I say this is my absolute, hands down, favorite skin care product of all time! This is perfect for everyone. I love it because I have oily skin and do not need as much moisture as lotion often provides. This is an amazing alternative. Perfect for fresh face and over makeup. Is Mario Badescu married? Because hit me up, booooooiii!!" —grouchosays

Get the rose and cucumber sprays from Urban Outfitters for $7 or get both from Amazon for $14+ (available in two sizes).

24. E.l.f. Remover Pen works like a pencil eraser and makes your little makeup mishaps disappear.

Got mascara in the wrong place? Simply draw over it with this makeup remover pen, then wipe clean. Promising review: &quot;OMG! These are AMAZING!!!! Any girl knows that sometimes you get a bit crazy with your eyeliner wing, or you hit another part of your face after you finish your flawless makeup. Guess what? This really does just remove the tiny mistake you made. When I first got it I had my doubts. Wow was I wrong! I was applying waterproof eyeliner and sneezed! You can only imagine what that looked like afterwards. I pull out this little pen, shook it up, and followed my random squiggle of eyeliner. My mistake was GONE! This pen is like magic.&quot; —Jeni Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.85 or just one from E.l.f for $3.
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Got mascara in the wrong place? Simply draw over it with this makeup remover pen, then wipe clean.

Promising review: "OMG! These are AMAZING!!!! Any girl knows that sometimes you get a bit crazy with your eyeliner wing, or you hit another part of your face after you finish your flawless makeup. Guess what? This really does just remove the tiny mistake you made. When I first got it I had my doubts. Wow was I wrong! I was applying waterproof eyeliner and sneezed! You can only imagine what that looked like afterwards. I pull out this little pen, shook it up, and followed my random squiggle of eyeliner. My mistake was GONE! This pen is like magic." —Jeni

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.85 or just one from E.l.f for $3.

25. Billie razors offer a near-perfect shave, thanks to their soap-encased razor heads that glide smoothly over your skin.

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I've used this razor and I think I like it even more than Harry's. The handle is super lightweight and comes with a magnetic holder. And I'm just a sucker for how pretty it is!

Get it from Billie starting at $9 or get a different three-blade razor with two refills from Amazon for $6.99.

26. A pack of invisibobbles keep your hair up without damaging or tearing your locks when it's time to take it out.

See BuzzFeed&#x27;s full review on these total life-savers (#1).Promising review: &quot;I am a hairdresser and I feel like this should be explained better. This is not made to hold your ponytail while you go for a jog. It is strong enough that you could use it to secure a braid. The beauty of this product is that the coils prevent your hair from getting a band mark. Want your hair to have lots of volume in the morning with no bed head? Gather your hair onto the top of your head and loosely secure it. In the morning, take out the invisibobble and voila!&quot; —AnnadjGet a pack of three from Amazon for $7.49 or get a pack of six of different brand from Target for $3.
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See BuzzFeed's full review on these total life-savers (#1).

Promising review: "I am a hairdresser and I feel like this should be explained better. This is not made to hold your ponytail while you go for a jog. It is strong enough that you could use it to secure a braid. The beauty of this product is that the coils prevent your hair from getting a band mark. Want your hair to have lots of volume in the morning with no bed head? Gather your hair onto the top of your head and loosely secure it. In the morning, take out the invisibobble and voila!" —Annadj

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.49 or get a pack of six of different brand from Target for $3.

27. ArtNaturals Argan Oil Hair Mask nourishes dry and damaged follicles, so your hair can look like it's never seen a straightener a day in its life.

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Promising review: "Since I started using this in October 2016, my thin, fine hair has grown over five inches, my gray hair seems nonexistent, and the color of my hair is vibrant (I am a strawberry blond). The health of my hair is the best is has ever been! And, if you follow the directions, it takes very little product, so it's long-lasting, and the price is excellent. I am a huge fan!!!" —Karen

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

28. Esarora makeup sponges blend with the best of them for a fraction of the price.

Promising review: &quot;Only three words can describe this product: THIS IS AMAZING! I love how huge it becomes when damp! Putting foundation on is now so quick and setting my face with powder is a breeze. If there&#x27;s any complaint, it would be that it absorbs a little too much product, but to me it’s not a big deal because I prefer light to medium coverage.&quot; —Yaritza C.Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.29.
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Promising review: "Only three words can describe this product: THIS IS AMAZING! I love how huge it becomes when damp! Putting foundation on is now so quick and setting my face with powder is a breeze. If there's any complaint, it would be that it absorbs a little too much product, but to me it’s not a big deal because I prefer light to medium coverage." —Yaritza C.

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.29.

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