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    Updated on Aug 14, 2020. Posted on Aug 14, 2020

    We Tried Some Of The Best-Selling Beauty Products Under $15 From Amazon

    Tried, tested, and approved — plus we've got the video to prove it.

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    Hi! I'm Elena and I spend a lot *A LOT* of time online shopping. It's my job. And the one thing I've learned, through my years and years on the shopping frontlines, is that the internet can't always be trusted.

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    Reviews can be fake, products can be disappointing, and returns can be the actual bane of my existence.

    So I asked my colleagues, Carolina and Vivian, to test out and document five of the best-rated, most popular beauty products I've written about through my "work" online shopping to see if they really live up to the hype. You can check out the full video documenting this journey on As/Is or keep scrolling for a breakdown of all the results!

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    🚨 Spoiler Alert!!! They do. 🚨

    First up, a jar of creamy Cetaphil Pro's Dermacontrol Purifying Clay Mask made with bentonite clay and designed to help those of us with big pores and sensitive skin — I'm not gonna lie, I am this mask's #1 hype man. I love it so much and it's really helped calm my skin down, but that's just me and I needed to know if other people felt the same way.

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    I'm really not joking when I say that this mask has changed my life. Which I know sounds so dramatic but it's true and it's why I never stop talking about it. It has a very creamy and cooling consistency which I apply with a face mask brush (but it comes with a small applicator), I let it sit for about 20 minutes and then remove with a face sponge soaked in warm water. The difference in my skin — my sensitive, acne-prone skin — is astonishing after just one use. My pores shrunk down so much! I went from having what looked like a strawberry for a nose to just a regular, smooth nose! I haven't shut up about it since I started using it. Now I apply it every three days, it's honestly my new religion. I wish it came in a bigger jar so I could cover my entire body in it. I'm not even joking. I love it so hard. I will never stop using this mask. NEVER.

    Promising review: "This product goes on nicely with the little application paddle that comes included. Kept it on for about 10 minutes and washed off with warm water. I was very impressed with how smooth my face felt afterward. My pores seemed to be much smaller and I was really impressed with the results. Great product!" —Dazza

    Price: $12.37

    Turns out, I'm not the only one who loves this stuff! Carolina and Vivian shared my sentiments, and Carolina even picked it as one of her favorites from everything she tested out.

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    Next, we brought out a pack of Schick Silk Touch-Up facial and eyebrow razors that can help shape eyebrows, remove fine hairs, and smooth skin. These guys are always a top seller for us but I have to admit, just the idea of shaving my face is pretty intimidating. So let's make my colleagues the guinea pigs here. LOL!

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    Promising review: "I love 💕 these little razors for all that peach 🍑 fuzz. My face looks so smooth now!!! They’re really easy to use. I had no idea there was such a product! My esthetician used something similar on my face and I thought 💭 I can do that!! So glad I found it!" —Patti16

    Price: $4.99 for a pack of three

    The verdict? Pretty great! Not only was it easy to use but it wasn't scary at all! Vivian gave it a 10/10 while pointing out just how much hair it removes in the exfoliating process.

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    Up next, I asked them to try out the super-concentrated O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet Foot Cream which is touted as being great for anyone who is tired of dealing with cracked, dry heels.

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    The best time to apply for maximum results is after bathing and at bedtime.

    Promising review: "My heels have been in awful shape for years and I felt like I had tried everything but lo and behold O’Keeffe’s did the trick. I apply the cream two times a day: after I shower and before bed and it’s made such a difference. My feet still need a little work but I see a huge improvement in just the three weeks I’ve been using the cream. There is a week between each picture." —CV

    Price: $9.32

    The review photos of this foot cream are really OUT OF THIS WORLD (and kinda gross in the best way possible). So I figured going in that this stuff was legit, but Carolina really sold me when she pointed out how a callus on her foot basically disappeared after using it for just one night!

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    Then I had them try out a tube of Essence Lash Princess Mascara that claims to leave you with lashes that look so damn long people will think you're wearing falsies. It also has over SEVEN THOUSAND 5-star reviews on Amazon.

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    Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long-wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E Miller

    Price: $4.99

    RING RING RING!! I think we have a winner with this one. BOTH Carolina and Vivian picked this bad boy as their number one, ultimate pick. Their excitement about this product is honestly contagious and at just under $5, it might just be the one thing you want to add to your cart.

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    And last but not least, we had them test out the MaxSoft Hair Scalp Massager, which is designed with silicone bristles to stimulate the scalp and give a pleasant, relaxing experience while you shower.

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    Promising review: "Love this product! About five days before I received it I dyed my hair at home. As some of you may know who do the same, it’s difficult to get the hair dye out of your scalp. I scrubbed my hair for days with my fingers and it seemed like everything was gone because the water ran clear. When I received the product I was excited so I am immediately jumped in the shower to use it. To my surprise, a ton of hair dye that was stuck on my head came off. Not only that, but my scalp feels breathable and clean. Definitely not greasy 24 hours later like regular shampooing would do for me. I would recommend this product." —Lisa Agro

    Price: $8.59 (available in three colors)

    Carolina and Vivian have different hair textures, so we really wanted to see if something like this could work for both of them. And, yup! It totally can! Often times these "shower brushes" can leave your hair tangled and knotted but not with this guy. As long as you go in small, sectioned circular motions, you'll only be left with a relaxing massage. Ultimately both testers thought this product was a total treat but not a necessity.

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    There you have it, five tried and tested best selling beauty products living up to the hype.

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    Oh and if you're wondering about Carolina's Celine Dijon T-shirt like I was...I was able to track down the design to a brand called Sketch Culture but unfortunately, it's no longer available. They do have a sticker version tho!

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