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18 Affordable Beauty Products And Brands Our Readers Swear By

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite affordable beauty products and brands, and here they are!

1. ColourPop Cosmetics delivers luxury beauty by creating amazing products at prices that don't break the bank.

"I love ColourPop Cosmetics! They're constantly releasing new, quality products for low prices. ColourPop always stays on top of the current trends. They also have a lot of awesome sales. I can’t recommend their Super Shock Shadows or liquid lips enough." —allic423e8f6b2"One word: ColourPop! This brand is everything. They are cruelty-free and have everything you could want in a high-end brand with a super inexpensive price range. The palettes and eyeshadows are extremely pigmented, and are the softest pressed pigments I’ve ever used. And don’t even get me started about the highlighters and liquid lips!" —Jenna LoomarGet the Makeup Ur Mind palette for $12 and shop the rest of the line from ColourPop.
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"I love ColourPop Cosmetics! They're constantly releasing new, quality products for low prices. ColourPop always stays on top of the current trends. They also have a lot of awesome sales. I can’t recommend their Super Shock Shadows or liquid lips enough." —allic423e8f6b2

"One word: ColourPop! This brand is everything. They are cruelty-free and have everything you could want in a high-end brand with a super inexpensive price range. The palettes and eyeshadows are extremely pigmented, and are the softest pressed pigments I’ve ever used. And don’t even get me started about the highlighters and liquid lips!" —Jenna Loomar

Get the Makeup Ur Mind palette for $12 and shop the rest of the line from ColourPop.

2. The British company Makeup Revolution create products extremely fast and delivers high quality products at super affordable prices.

"I recommend Makeup Revolution! They sell luxury quality products at a drugstore price! They sell everything from Internet-breaking concealer (that some say is better than Tarte Shape Tape) to award winning foundation sticks. Their eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, and lipsticks are some of the best I’ve ever tried!" —ERhuemsGet the Revolution X Soph Extra Spice palette for $15 and shop the rest of the line from Makeup Revolution.
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"I recommend Makeup Revolution! They sell luxury quality products at a drugstore price! They sell everything from Internet-breaking concealer (that some say is better than Tarte Shape Tape) to award winning foundation sticks. Their eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, and lipsticks are some of the best I’ve ever tried!" —ERhuems

Get the Revolution X Soph Extra Spice palette for $15 and shop the rest of the line from Makeup Revolution.

3. E.l.f. makes luxurious, high-quality beauty products that cater to everyone but won't leave you broke.

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"Any e.l.f. product is worth trying. Their mascara is great and their eyeshadow palettes are amazing. Their eyeshadow primer is by far the best primer I've ever used. And all for so cheap!" —tgilbert86

Get the Prep & Blur Stick from Target for $8 and shop the rest of the line from e.l.f.

4. Essence brow gel and eyeshadow palette both give long lasting, bomb results and are super affordable.

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"Essence brow gel is my fave and their eyeshadow palettes rival most $50 palettes in terms of gorgeous blend-ability and respectable color payoff!" —c47bae5b44

Get them from Ulta: brow gel for $2.99 and the eyeshadow palette for $5.49

5. The Ordinary never tests their skin care products on animals and is never formulated with parabens or sulfates. Plus, they offer a year-long refund policy if you're not satisfied with your results! Basically, trial and error gods!

"The Ordinary skin care products are amazing. Most of them are under $10 and have all the best ingredients like AHA, glycol acid, and retinol." —wilmagerlsmaGet the Buffet and Copper Pesticides for $38.15, Buffet for $16.77, and shop the rest of the line from Cult Beauty.
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"The Ordinary skin care products are amazing. Most of them are under $10 and have all the best ingredients like AHA, glycol acid, and retinol." —wilmagerlsma

Get the Buffet and Copper Pesticides for $38.15, Buffet for $16.77, and shop the rest of the line from Cult Beauty.

6. Real Techniques offers amazing products for all skin tones and skin types, so you're bound to find something that works for you.

"Definitely Real Techniques for any beauty product! I love all of their brushes and gel brush cleaner. Always my go-to." —b41c056061Shop the line from Real Techniques.
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"Definitely Real Techniques for any beauty product! I love all of their brushes and gel brush cleaner. Always my go-to." —b41c056061

Shop the line from Real Techniques.

7. Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution battles breakouts while leaving your skin looking and feeling healthier, purified, clearer, and smoother.

"Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution by The Body Shop is amazing! A couple of drops every night, followed by a good moisturizer, cleared up my skin so much. I’ve had hormonal acne since middle school, and the Tea Tree Solution made me confident enough in my skin to forego base makeup most of the time." —Madeline B.Get it from The Body Shop for $15.40.
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"Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution by The Body Shop is amazing! A couple of drops every night, followed by a good moisturizer, cleared up my skin so much. I’ve had hormonal acne since middle school, and the Tea Tree Solution made me confident enough in my skin to forego base makeup most of the time." —Madeline B.

Get it from The Body Shop for $15.40.

8. Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation is oil-free and lightweight, all while providing maximum coverage that lasts all day.

"Maybelline's Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation is great! They have a pretty great shade range, it's very long-lasting, has great coverage, and doesn't cake. I'm never going to go back to expensive foundation again!" —obannermanGet it from Target for $9.99.
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"Maybelline's Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation is great! They have a pretty great shade range, it's very long-lasting, has great coverage, and doesn't cake. I'm never going to go back to expensive foundation again!" —obannerman

Get it from Target for $9.99.

9. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara will have your lashes covered in silky volume with just one coat. No re-applying needed here.

"I’m obsessed with the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. Everyone says it’s the perfect dupe for the iconic Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (especially due to the nearly identical packaging). It lasts all day without flaking or smudging under my eyes and applies smoothly without clumping. I have very short, straight eyelashes, so it’s hard for me to find a mascara that I love, but this is my new holy grail and I swear by it." —Jaime KennedyGet it from Target for $6.49.
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"I’m obsessed with the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. Everyone says it’s the perfect dupe for the iconic Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (especially due to the nearly identical packaging). It lasts all day without flaking or smudging under my eyes and applies smoothly without clumping. I have very short, straight eyelashes, so it’s hard for me to find a mascara that I love, but this is my new holy grail and I swear by it." —Jaime Kennedy

Get it from Target for $6.49.

10. Milani eyeshadow primer will intensify the color of your eyeshadows while providing lightweight crease-proof coverage — every beauty fiends dream.

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"The Milani eyeshadow primer is a dream and works just as well as the Urban Decay Primer Potion for a fraction of the price! Be sure it’s well-blended into the lid, apply your base shadow immediately following the application of the product, and enjoy a beautiful, crease-free eyeshadow look all day." —Jaime Kennedy

Get it from Target for $5.99.

11. L.A. Girl Nudes Palette comes with 12 stunning colors to give your eyes a fierce look that will last all day.

"This palette is the best dupe for the Naked 3!" —marybowman17Get it from Ulta for $7.99.
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"This palette is the best dupe for the Naked 3!" —marybowman17

Get it from Ulta for $7.99.

12. Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner will leave your eyeliner application looking smoother and more even than ever.

"The Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner is an incredible eyeliner. It has great pigment, lasts long, and has great precision for how thin or thick you want your eyeliner." —Nicole32Get it from Ulta for $7.99.
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"The Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner is an incredible eyeliner. It has great pigment, lasts long, and has great precision for how thin or thick you want your eyeliner." —Nicole32

Get it from Ulta for $7.99.

13. Rimmel London Bronzer provides a natural and lightweight bronze finish for anyone trying to achieve that sun-kissed glow.

"The Rimmel London bronzer is my absolute fave and works really well!" —sooperGet it from Target for $4.29.
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"The Rimmel London bronzer is my absolute fave and works really well!" —sooper

Get it from Target for $4.29.

14. Ambi Skincare Fade Cream is perfect for color correction and spot treatment by combining vitamin E, alpha hydroxy acid, and sunscreen.

"I saw Ambi Skincare Fade Cream recommended by a dermatologist on BuzzFeed, and figured I’d give it a shot, and WOW. After a month, my dark spots had faded dramatically, and after three months they’re nearly gone. It has SPF to help prevent further sun damage, it’s super-lightweight, the tube lasts forever, and they even make an oily-skin version that has a slight mattifying effect and won’t aggravate acne." —TheIrishCowgirlGet it from Target for $4.99.
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"I saw Ambi Skincare Fade Cream recommended by a dermatologist on BuzzFeed, and figured I’d give it a shot, and WOW. After a month, my dark spots had faded dramatically, and after three months they’re nearly gone. It has SPF to help prevent further sun damage, it’s super-lightweight, the tube lasts forever, and they even make an oily-skin version that has a slight mattifying effect and won’t aggravate acne." —TheIrishCowgirl

Get it from Target for $4.99.

15. Eve Hansen products provide natural skin care regimens that are not tested on animals and are eco-friendly. Their 60-day return policy is also very lenient, allowing customers to find products that work best for them.

"The products are all natural, very affordable, and they actually work! My pores look smaller, blackheads have disappeared, and my skin just looks and feels way better than it ever has. I would recommend their products to anyone." —jennyp48f294059Get the 1 oz. Vitamin C Serum from Amazon for $12.99 and shop the rest of the line from Eve Hansen.
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"The products are all natural, very affordable, and they actually work! My pores look smaller, blackheads have disappeared, and my skin just looks and feels way better than it ever has. I would recommend their products to anyone." —jennyp48f294059

Get the 1 oz. Vitamin C Serum from Amazon for $12.99 and shop the rest of the line from Eve Hansen.

16. Plan 36.5 Plant Cell daily masks improve your facial skin condition by using plant stem cell ingredients while protecting your skin from stimulation.

"They’re super helpful for acne and hydration, plus they’re really soothing!" —anneslaysGet a pack of 10 masks from Amazon for $9.99.
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"They’re super helpful for acne and hydration, plus they’re really soothing!" —anneslays

Get a pack of 10 masks from Amazon for $9.99.

17. Smith’s Rosebud Salve can be used for chapped skin, smoother lips, moisturizing, and creating that highlight glow. Everyone needs one of these in their bag.

"Smith’s Rosebud Salve can be used as a lip balm, eyebrow pomade, and even blisters on the back of your heels. This product is my holy grail and I use it daily, usually for different things each time. I’ve even used it as a makeup remover!" —arih3Get it from Amazon for $6.99.
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"Smith’s Rosebud Salve can be used as a lip balm, eyebrow pomade, and even blisters on the back of your heels. This product is my holy grail and I use it daily, usually for different things each time. I’ve even used it as a makeup remover!" —arih3

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

18. And Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream helps quench extra-dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple, and hydrated day to day.

"Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream is the perfect dupe for Belif moisturizing bomb. You can find the Neutrogena moisturizers for much less than the same-size $38 Belif products." —Rachel LouchenGet it from Target for $16.19.
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"Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream is the perfect dupe for Belif moisturizing bomb. You can find the Neutrogena moisturizers for much less than the same-size $38 Belif products." —Rachel Louchen

Get it from Target for $16.19.

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