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    28 Beauty Products Under $5 That'll Actually Give You A Bang For Your Buck

    Cheap as hell, but make it feel ~high end~.

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    1. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation boasts ~40 shades~ so you're likely to find a close match for your skin — which is great, because it's a cult-fave for blurring enlarged pores and controlling excess oil all day, every day.

    2. NYX Proof It Eyeshadow Primer *locks in* your shadow for all-day wear and makes hues even more dramatic and pigmented, no matter what the weather forecast may be. Humidity? Rain? No problem.

    3. Corsyx Acne Pimple Master Patches help you kiss acne goodbye practically overnight. They soak up the pus (yeah) so you can avoid scarring, picking, and any of the other lovely benefits of a usually longer-lasting breakout.

    4. Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette gives higher-end versions a run for their money, thanks to its silky finish, smooth blendability, intense color payout, and a-m-a-z-i-n-g pigment. ~Color~ me impressed.

    5. Sephora Collection Sleeping Masks melt into your skin with *dreamy* cream-gel textures and tackle specific concerns (i.e. dryness, acne, etc.) in just a night's time so the only thing you're in charge of is catching some z's.

    6. CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner ~smooths~ over any tension between you and your morning routine thanks to its soft blending tip that makes creating a smokey cat eye easier than ever.

    7. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes wipe off the toughest waterproof eyeliners and mascaras before you even have time to even CONSIDER giving up and going to bed without a fresh face.

    8. L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer redefines "out of sight, out of mind" by making breakouts, dark undereyes, WHATEVER disappear in a minute flat. Did I mention it's available in ~28~ shades?

    9. Revlon Kiss Lip Balm hydrates your pout with natural fruit oils while also giving you a subtle tint of sheer color *and* a touch of shine. All this plus SPF 20?! I'm pretty sure this is what they mean by having it all.

    10. A’Pieu Steam Eye Mask transports you to the spa thanks to its immediate self-warming treatment. All that's missing is an overpriced lemon water and a fluffy robe.

    11. Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Mascara plumps your lashes to practically falsies level thanks to its collagen-infused formula and thick brush. And you better bet you'll never see a clump.

    12. Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Butter brings hair back from the ~dead~ (hello, heat tools, bleaching, humidity, who knows what else) courtesy of amla oil extract and phytokeratin (aka plant-based amino acids like those found in healthy hair) that rebuild your mane's strength from root to tip.

    13. Wet n Wild brushes save you boatloads of money but never sacrifice quality. Their two-toned synthetic Polymax fibers feel just like natural hairs (in a totally non-creepy way) and even have ergonomic handles for total control.

    14. Le Mini Macaron Ice Cream Nail Masks help heal any cuticle picking you may have been doing with their super-hydrating formula that's packed with lavender and rose extracts. Your nails are left feeling stronger, but most importantly, this is just a great ~treat yourself~ moment for hella cheap.

    15. Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser greets your skin with a rich, creamy lather to gently clear breakouts and remove dirt, oil, and makeup without clogging your pores — all thanks to its salicylic acid and willowbark bionutrients.

    16. Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Shimmer soothes chapped lips with sunflower oil, vitamin E, and peppermint oil. Plus it adds a subtle touch of shimmer and color. So you...basically...woke up like this.

    17. E.l.f. Baked Highlighter in ~moonlight pearl~ packs on the shine and actually nourishes your skin with vitamin E and jojoba, rose hip, sunflower, apricot, and grape oils. Talk about a glow up.

    18. Sephora Collection Snag-Free Hair Elastics avoid pulling and tugging at your precious tresses and make sure your ponytail stays👏 put👏. But when you let your hair down it's a totally *smooth transition*.

    19. Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil grooms hairs into place with just a flick of the wrist. Its angled tip applicator pencil fills in your brows précisément, while the blending brush softens the color and ensures a natural finish.

    20. Gourmand Lip Balm hits the refresh button for lips in need of some TLC. It comes in five nourishing and moisturizing formulas so you can choose your favorite daily *pick-me-up*.

    21. Nykkola Makeup Leopard Shell Liquid Eyeliner has already earned a cult following for its unbeatable quality for being a whopping $2 — you'll feel just about as sharp as this makes your wings.

    22. E Nature Squeeze Green Watery Sheet Mask is essentially a shot of the leafy greens we've been "getting around" to eating. Parsley, kale, and chlorophyll are just some of the ingredients that'll benefit our skin while the rest of our body is left to figure it out. Clear complexion > salads. Priorities.

    23. HiMo Makeup Brush Scrubber Board cleans your prized brushes with the thoroughness of a more expensive version so you're not only safe from icky bacteria, but also from going over budget.

    24. Disposable mascara wands come in *handy* when you want to upgrade a drugstore mascara. Using these cheap yet thick spoolies will give you all the volume and drama of a higher-end brand, minus the cost.

    25. Maybelline Makeup Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser creates a smooth and long-lasting base for your foundation to ensure you ~look~ lasts all darn day. But that's not all: it drastically blurs pores, moisturizes your skin, and creates a soft, matte finish. Tl;dr: this is a blessing not so in disguise.

    26. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast-Dry Nail Colors requires one stroke and one coat for it to dry in mere minutes. Its three-in-one formula features both a built-in base and top coat for a longer, shinier, and chip-free wear. Feel free to tip yourself.

    27. Caetle Sponge Makeup Blender does the same exact job as the cult-fave Beauty Blender, but for a fraction of the price. Let this be known as the day we learned that a streak-free, flawless makeup look could be achieved for one dollar. We are truly blessed.

    28. Almay Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks undo mascara and eyeliner smudges as easy as one, two, swipe so you can achieve a perfect look while still getting to work on time. The days of washing your entire face because of one mistake are OVER, my friend.

    But remember the cardinal rule no matter how little you spend on makeup:

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