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    Just 27 Affordable Beauty Products That Do Exactly What They Promise

    These budget beauty items yield truly powerful results.

    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. L’Oreal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water revamps your hair quicker than you can say "abra cadabra!" This rinse out treatment uses a blend of moisturizers and amino acids to reverse damage in seconds, making your tresses feel light as a feather while looking shiny and feeling silky.,

    Promising Review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot a breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would've thought this brand would work on my hair. I have always used ethnic hair products and stayed away from brands such as this one because of the alcohol consumption. I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen." —Theressa Hailey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    2. Mighty Match Pimple Spot Treatment battles blemishes and stops you from picking at your face, which just causes further inflammation and more bacteria. These grab the goo out of your zit while you binge Netflix or get some beauty rest: simply apply the sticker to the pimple and in six hours, your uninvited guest will have reduced in size (or disappeared altogether).,

    Promising Review: "I do not claim to understand the science behind this tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were Shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick." —Adg

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    3. Differin Gel is truly acne's arch nemesis because it speeds up the exfoliation process and fights dark spots and acne with just a drop. Best of all, is this product is nonirritating, fragrance-, oil-, and alcohol-free.,

    Promising Review: "This is the only product that has ever cleared up my acne and I have tried many, including prescriptions. It took about six to eight weeks to see a difference, and it got worse before better, but it works. It has made my skin look so much better. It also doesn't dry my skin out like every other product." —Ash2008

    Get it from Amazon for $27.56.

    4. Tend Skin Solution tackles razor bumps and ingrowns leaving you with impeccably smooth skin. After applying this, no one will be able to tell whether you chose laser or razor — it can eradicate even redness that occurs after waxing and electrolysis.

    Reviewer photo of before and after using Tend Skin solution on underarms

    Promising Review: "I have been having a terrible problem with ingrown hairs on my bikini area. I have tried several products, including a topical prescription from my dermatologist. The topical from the dermatologist helped a little, but not to my satisfaction. I found Tend Skin while scrolling through Amazon. I did not have high hopes, but figured it could not hurt to try. Within one week, I have no ingrown hairs whatsoever. I am honestly amazed by this product." —Cheri R

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    5. L'Oreal Paris Root Cover Up is beloved for its hard work and dedication to concealing grays and new growth in between colorings. Their ammonia- and peroxide-free formula won't stain or smear so feel free to run your fingers through your gorgeous mane.

    Promising Review: "This stuff is amazing! Like magic! Thought I’d give it a try as I usually use the powder with a brush to cover up my grays in between colors, but this stuff...omg! Sprays right on and looks so dang natural! I thought this stuff would rub off on my pillowcase too, but it doesn’t! And I used a lot! I just can’t say enough about this stuff. Worked like magic and I felt beautiful! Covering up grays in between is a cinch!" —Lisa98

    Get it from Amazon for $15.47.

    6. Lovoir Winged Eyeliner Stamp creates the perfect winged eyeliner every 👏 single👏 time👏. AND it will last! Whether you're sweating, swimming, or crying, you can confidently wipe your eyes without fear of messing up your purr-fect cat-eye.

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    Promising Review: "I just want to make my morning routine as easy as possible. i love winged liner but i don’t have the steady hand for it without mistakes. This makes the perfect and consistent wing every time. Love it! I ordered the 10mm and now i’ll have to try the 12mm!" —Julie B

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    7. Cali White Activated Charcoal & Organic Coconut Oil Teeth Whitening Toothpaste removes yellow stains *and* bad breath. This blend of tea tree oil, coconut oil, xylitol, and peppermint oil fight stains and bacteria to leave behind a set of pearly whites.,

    Promising Review: "I actually noticed an improvement after second use! I hesitate to say that because it sounds unbelievable. I am usually disappointed in these types of products--tooth whitening, wrinkle reducers, etc. However, I am a big coffee drinker and needed to do something about staining. I had tried other whitening toothpastes, but they made my teeth sensitive. I've been using this paste for a week--usually twice a day. My teeth do look whiter and I am experiencing no sensitivity. Flavor is pleasant too. And it doesn't stain my sink or toothbrush--two things I had been concerned about." —swim mom

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. 24-Hour Edge Tamer lays your edges, moisturizes your hair, and smooths hair for protective styling. It's made with argan oil which helps seal split ends, adds shine without weighing hair down, *plus* it comes in 16 different amazing scents.

    Reviewer photo of hair after using 24 Hour Edge Tamer

    Promising Review: "Hands-down the best edge control I have ever used and I have used a lot of them. Stayed all day. No flakes and nongreasy. And this one is not even the strongest on the line." —Seabea2013

    Get it from Amazon from $7.50 (available in three sizes).

    9. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation feels like Tinkerbell applied your makeup with a light but magical touch. The formula glides on your skin then dries to a semi-matte finish and stays put! It blurs redness, acne, and lasts all day — sign me up!

    Reviewer before and after photo of face with and without foundation

    Promising Review: "This product is just as good or better than those high-priced products at beauty counters. My makeup artist actually is the person that introduced me to this product. I'm a singer in a band and I need to look great on stage...this product holds up and stays in place and feels amazing on my skin. I highly recommend it!" —Rose Petersen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    10. Cirepil The Original Blue Wax aims to make at home waxing quick and painless. These high-quality beads gently wrap around head to toe body hair allowing for easy breezy removal and no wax strips needed, meaning you'll save some dough without compromising quality.

    Reviewer before and after photo of blue wax results on underarms

    Promising Review: "Holy crap. Please listen to this review. This is the best, and easiest to use wax I have ever tried. It dries super quickly and when it dries it creates a vacuum seal around the hair. It does not stick to skin in the slightest and cuts the pain down 75%. I would pay $150 dollars for this stuff because it is so good." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon from $22.76.

    11. Batiste Dry Shampoo quickly removes excess oil from your roots. Now you can sport that ~va va volume~ in between blowouts and no one will notice that it's not fresh from the salon.

    Reviewer before and after photo of dry shampoo results

    Promising Review: "This literally changed my life. I was one of those people who used to complain about needing to wash my hair DAILY. I have thin, light blonde hair. I looked greasy and unkempt after one day, not even taking into consideration working out or sweating. But now?! A whole new world. Now, my hair can look smooth and straight, because I don't need to wash, dry, then straighten every morning (what a time-suck!). Now, I just straighten and dry shampoo. I've used the extra time in mornings to improve my make-up routine, take my dog on longer walks, etc. AND I look more put-together at work. Get this stuff. Conserve water. Never look back."Eemn83

    Get it from Amazon for $14.30.

    12. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips digs deep within your pores to remove dirt and oil. Those yucky blackheads are no match for these babies, so wave bye-bye because enlarged pores are now officially a thing of the past.,

    Promising Review: "This deep-cleansing pore strips are amazing! I warm up my face with hot water and leave areas for application wet, then apply the strips! Having an acne prone skin this really removes all the blackheads!! I also take a face strip and cut it in half for chin and forehead." —kat12

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    13. BestLand Hair Finishing Stick tames fly aways that refuse to cooperate. This petite stick fits in a purse or pocket for your convenience — just pop it out to instantly slick back and moisturize unruly strands without weighing your hair down.

    Promising Review: "No matter what I do or what expensive and high rated product I try, my flyaways are an annoying constant. This product has completely rid me of my daily top of head flyaway frizz! I wish I would have discovered this product years ago! It smooths my hair out and truly lasts all day. Be careful, as a tiny bit goes a long way!" —RachelOK

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    14. Lavinso Foot Exfoliation Peeling Mask sloughs off dead skin and calluses so your feet feel and look as soft as a baby's bottom. No scrubbing needed — just slip your cuties into these booties for intense exfoliation and a ton of moisture.

    Promising Review: "My poor feet have been extremely neglected ever since I was pregnant two years ago. This was the first time I really ever had very rough, hard heels and 'old' looking feet; so bad, I didn't even want to have a pedicure or wear sandals. Anyway, these foot peels were super easy to use and boy are they effective. It was the fourth day that my feet began to peel - very strange! Totally painless. The new skin coming through was very soft, like new. I would totally recommend. My sister and mother have requested their boxes." —Ally CHR

    Get it from Amazon for $20.49.

    15. Bestool Detangling Brush cuts the detangling process for curlies in half! The ergonomic shape and unique design allows for a painless hair-smoothing process with minimal hair loss involved.,

    Promising Review: "This product is amazing! I learned about it after extensively scouring the web for the best detangling comb. After one use, I’m convinced it may be the most transformational element in the detangling process for my and my daughters’ hair. My 11-year old didn’t even realize I was comb detangling her hair when it was her turn until she heard me singing the product’ praise. It is so important to have a product like this on the market for those with 4c hair looking to maximize the length and strength of our hair; the detangling process often feels like a hindrance to this goal. Recommending this product to everyone!" —Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.36.

    16. Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo allows you to put black tops back in your wardrobe. This shampoo contains 1% ketoconazole (safe for dyed or chemically treated hair!) which washes away dandruff, flaking, scaling, and itching.

    Reviewer photo of scalp before and after using dandruff shampoo

    Promising Review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. I was one step away from going to the dermatologist. I had severe dandruff that was so bad I could shake my head and it would come off. With just a few uses per week, I got rid of all of my flakes. My scalp also stopped burning from dryness. My hair has never been healthier." —Moo Moo

    Get it from Amazon from $14.84.

    17. Nail-Aid Keratin 3 Day Growth glides on smooth to give you healthier, longer, thicker nails thanks to a blend of keratin amino acids. Simply use as a base and top coat to watch your nails reach new heights.

    Promising Review: "I purchased this product as an effort to repair my nails after having SNS nails for quite some time. My nails have always been thin and brittle, impossible to grow- hence why I get SNS manicures. After I had to soak off my SNS nails, I was left with very thin, peeling nails that were badly damaged. This product improved my nails within days and stopped the peeling almost immediately. I do put on two coats daily instead of every 3 days and then restart after a week. Very satisfied with how fast my nails are recovering and am determined to continue using to keep growing!" —Tabitha C.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.88.

    18. Neutrogena Hydro Boost blasts moisture back into your skin thanks to hyaluronic acid, which helps banish dryness and lock in hydration. This noncomedogenic beauty staple is also oil-free, dye-free, and fragrance-free!

    Reviewer before and after photo of face results from moisturizer

    Promising Review: "This is the most amazing moisturizer I have ever used. I have an oily T-Zone, and have always had a hard time with moisturizers feeling greasy on my skin. This one is so light but so effective. A tiny little bit covers your entire face, and it feels like you have nothing on your face at all. You're left with your skin feeling soft and smooth. When I tell people that I'm going to turn 53, they never believe me. They say I look 35. Thank God for this product!" —Charlotte Wooden-Hillis

    Get it from Amazon for $15.05.

    19. Bed Head Wave Artist delivers deep beach waves to give everyone major hair envy. The ceramic-coated iron heats up to 400 degrees to give every strand some seriously sculpted ripples without any frizz or friction.

    Promising Review: "I'm always skeptical on new hair tools, as I've been burned many times (pun intended). However, I kept seeing posts about how great this tool is, so I bought it. I love it! My hair is to my waist and very thick and naturally curly, and it worked very well. It took me about 15 minutes to wave all my hair. The tool is light and has a comfortable grip. I use the highest heat setting and hold it on my hair for five seconds on each portion of the section of hair I'm working on. The waves can hold for days. The one trick is finding out how to style it the way you want, for the look you want. A great tip I learned is to flip the tool each time you use it on a section to alternate the way the waves face, it makes the waves look more natural! I highly recommend." —Ana V

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    20. Lanoplips Ointment 101 kicks dry skin to the curb. This cruelty-free cult fave can be used on everything from brows to toes; it uses vitamin E and other moisturizing agents to cure dry lips, cracked skin, tame unruly brows, and ease itching caused by psoriasis and eczema.

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    Promising Review: "This stuff does not just sit on top of your lips and make them slimy — it actually absorbs and makes them feel like baby-soft skin. Not sticky at all and no shine so it's great to go outside around the lip where the dryness is without showing. In winter especially, my lips are red and irritated and stinging from the dryness and I have to keep applying lip goo all day. This stuff, one application and they feel soft for hours even after eating. Use it at bedtime and they are perfect the next a.m." —pltrn

    Get it from Amazon for $13.50.

    21. Silicone Face Mask Brush makes applying beauty masks a breeze (it's especially if, like me, you can NEVER get an even application of product on your face). This guarantees that every inch of your face will be evenly coated and equally pampered.

    Reviewer photo of silicone mask brush next to face with mask applied using brush

    Promising Review: "These silicone mask brushes are very nice! They seem sturdy which is great because I apply a mask daily and a clay mask twice a week. Mixing everything with a plastic spoon is wasteful, it never mixes everything together great and can be very sloppy. applying the mask with my fingers also tends to be a pain. Remember, if you use bentonite clay, it can’t come in contact with metal, so the silicone is perfect for mixing it. The silicone tip is also long enough I don't have to worry about the clay coming into contact with the metal that holds the silicone and handle together." —Em

    Get it from Amazon for $3.98.

    22. Flexible Curling Rods give fabulous curls sans the harm that you'd get from using a hot curling iron (bye bye heat damage!). Just roll your wet or dry hair into the rods for a few hours for some seriously juicy curls. The rods are soft and comfortable enough to wear overnight or during the day so it won't get in the way of your beauty rest or your busy day.

    Promising Review: "Tried these for the first time yesterday. They were super easy to use, not horrible to sleep on and easy to take out. Curls were full and fell nicely. I didn't have to untangle hair or pull to get these rods out. Please know I am a 30 something year old who has no hair skill at all so these are great for women like myself who throws their hair in a ponytail and goes because they lack skill." —Alyce Heifner

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer turns your eyelid into the perfect canvas — no more creasing or muddy eyeshadow that looks a mess because of oily lids. The non-greasy pearl powder packed formula makes sure your eyeshadow stays put all day long.

    Promising Review: "So I use this primer for my eyeliner AND eyebrows. It is a life changer! I work with jobs, and majority of the day I'm waitressing outside on the patio in the humidity, I needed something to keep my eyeliner in tact so I didn't look like a raccoon by the end of my shift. It literally kept my makeup looking like I just put it on all day no matter how bad I sweat in the heat! I used it only on my eyes first just to try and I was amazed. So the next day I tried it as a primer for my eyebrows too before I filled them in and it does the same for my eyebrows! I'm in love with this product." —Molly

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    24. Cuticle Guard Tape helps you do the unthinkable — color inside the (manicure) lines! Just swipe the latex tape around cuticules and let it dry and simply peel it off when you're done painting your nails. This genius product will have everyone asking which salon you go to because this tape? It makes home manicures look professional.

    Reviewer before and after photo showing how to use nail latex tape

    Promising Review: "I love this product and how well it worked/works! I used it with gel nails and and led/UV lamp and it worked great!! It dried almost immediately and a little goes a long way! I love this product and will be back once this runs out! I love it and it makes me want to paint my nails because I don't have to worry about so much correcting any mistakes! Love it, thank you!" —Kathy Gortney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    25. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick is perfect for anyone tired of re-applying their lipstick after every sip or kiss. It glides on evenly and settles at a matte finish that won't dry your lips out! Finally, a lippie that won't smudge or budge and comes in 45 beautiful shades.

    Promising Review: "I love this lipstick. I fell asleep with it on and it stayed on all night. It has amazing pigment and dries within about five minutes. As a busy mom I probably won't try another lipstick!" —Amanda Williamson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    26. L'Oreal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Gel delivers on its promise of dream grows. This gel thickens brows with a tinted, sweat-resistant formula that looks soft and natural, plus won't wear off until your day is done.

    Reviewer before and after photo using brow gel

    Promising Review: "All I have to say is that this L'Oreal brow product is better than Wundurbrow and way cheaper. I used Wundurbrow for a while and I'm surprised I didn't discover this one first since I'm a professional Cosmetologist and do brows regularly. It literally stay matte and my brows don't sweat at all. I've kept my makeup on for three days (not recommended) and still my brows looked so fresh like I did them the same day. Anyways love this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.46.

    27. Donut Hair Bun Maker ensures you always have a perfectly positioned ballerina bun 100% of the time. The kit comes with seven donut bun makers in varying sizes from small to large, 20 bobby pins, and five hair bands. Now you'll be able to create the perfect chignon worthy of a wedding or a high bun perfect for casual days on your first try., Amazon

    Promising Review: "If you're looking for an easy way to do an elegant updo, this is your solution! I have fine shoulder length hair that I put up when running errands or just don't want to fuss with it but got tired of ponytails. This neat tool gives me a clean sophisticated look in five minutes. If you can do a ponytail you can use this tool and will look amazing : )" —Lali

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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