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    31 Cheap Beauty Products That Could Make A Huge Difference

    Why spend $$$ when these products will do just as good of a job (if not better)?

    1. Vogue Effects Eyeliner Stamps tackles the seemingly impossible task of drawing the perfect cat-eye by simply stamping on pro-level wings. Will you get all the credit? Obviously.

    2. Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo hits the reset button for dull, damaged hair. Just a weekly rinse with this will remove dulling residues (hello, styling products) and bring your mane back to its previous ✨shiny✨ state.

    3. Coty Airspun Loose Powder works as both a setting and face powder so oily T-zones, acne, and scars are basically nonexistent from the minute you put it on. If 24/7 shine control and steadfast makeup sound good to you, then you just found yourself a new best friend.

    4. Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil features two tips: one to fill in and shape the hairs, and the other to brush and blend for a ~natural~ finish. Tl;dr: your brows will finally look related (dare I say sisters?!), but this little tool will do all of the work. You just raise your wrist.

    5. Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patches drain 👏 those 👏 zits 👏 so you can avoid picking or any of the other lovely benefits of a usually longer-lasting breakout. They're gentler than acne cream, speed up recovery to practically overnight, and do all the ~heavy lifting~ for you.

    6. Brilliant Beauty Eyelash Curler pumps up your lashes' volume without ~maxing out~ your card — all before you even put on mascara. Reviewers with short lashes swear by these, because they effectively lengthen without tugging or pulling!

    7. HerStyler Hair Repair Serum takes matters into its own hands when it comes to treating fried, damaged tresses. Infused with vitamin E, aloe vera, and argan oil, this bb works overtime to restore shine, flatten frizz, and overall bring that tired mane back to LIFE. And all it takes a few swipes of your fingers.

    8. Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo washes away months (years?) of gunk off your brushes, and conditions old bristles back to their original form in a matter of minutes. Even if you're lazy you can handle this, I promise.

    9. NYX Epic Ink Liner checks off all the boxes needed to win the champion drugstore title: it's super-pigmented (this ink is blacker than black), has a smooth formula for easy application, and boasts a tip so fine, you can play with graphic line designs.

    10. Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tools remove peach fuzz and shape brows painlessly (and without paying for a wax). They're gentle, precise, and won't leave irritation marks like most threading or razors. Aka your face will be as smooth as a baby's bottom and you'll never have to pay the price.

    11. Maybelline Instant Rewind Treatment Concealer uses a sponge applicator tip and goji berry extracts to treat dark circles and puffy under-eyes très vite so you can forget all about your 2 a.m. Netflix binge in one quick, easy step.

    12. Shadow Shields by Michelle Villanueva prevents powder fallout when doing eye makeup so your foundation remains safe and untouched. OR you can use these as a stencil to help you make a clean cat-eye!

    13. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream helps you flake on super dry and red skin with literally just this product. It's so thick yet effective that it's earned the National Eczema Seal of Acceptance, which you'll definitely understand when your complexion finally feels hydrated for 24 hours.

    14. Undone Beauty Lip + Cheek Cream allows you to maintain a rosy glow all day in the easiest way possible. It'll give you the same effects as both a designer creamy blush and lip tint, but lets you decide how much you'd like to build.

    15. Shany Cosmetics Natural Fusion Eyeshadow Palette features a whopping 88 shades of highly-pigmented eye shadows, highlighters, and eyeliners so you can experiment with new makeup trends to your heart's content without breaking the bank.

    16. Bioré Deep Cleaning Pore Strips draw blackheads, dirt, and oil out of clogged pores from your nose and forehead like a freaking magnet. Deep clean does not even BEGIN to define these.

    17. Batiste Dry Shampoo adds major volume and shine to days-old hair, because we're only human and sometimes we don't wash our hair! TV bingeing is so time consuming, you know? But this rewards you with salon-level tresses so no one's the wiser.

    18. L'Oréal Paris Makeup Double Extend Mascara dramatizes your lashes while keeping your morning simple with its two-sided design. The first end conditions your lashes with a primer to effectively lengthen, and the second applies smudge-free mascara for a full, luxe finish.

    19. CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Moisturizing Lip Color uses two sides to work as a team and make sure reapplying throughout the day is totally unnecessary. Its conditioning topcoat moisturizes chapped lips, while the gloss lasts ~24 hours~. Color. Me. Impressed.

    20. Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum treats your skin to this widely loved, holy grail ingredient...for cheap! It addresses really every general skincare goal — an even skin tone, brightness, hydration, and a smooth and soft complexion. Think of this as an easy-peasy form of TLC.

    21. PleasingCare Natural Bamboo Charcoal Oil Absorbing Tissues confront midday shiny T-zones head on by absorbing excess oil, controlling shine, AND soothing irritated complexions with bamboo charcoal. Blotting has never been so satisfying.

    22. Diane Fromm Twist Flex Rods style your hair into gorgeous ringlets while you catch up on your beauty sleep (and give your locks a needed break from heat tools). Consider these to be your overnight hairstylist that you absolutely do not need to tip.

    23. Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion hydrates dry skin in the fastest way possible — right from your shower. Its water-activated formula with almond oil lasts ~24 hours~ so your legs can feel soft and smooth all day, even after just slapping this on mid singing solo.

    24. John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Spray uses a heat-activated formula of citrus and chamomile to lighten hair up to ~two shades~ in only three to five uses! For under $10, you just prolonged (if not *replaced*) coloring treatments that cost you HUNDREDS of dollars!

    25. Tend Skin Care Solution nixes ingrown hairs and razor bumps ~in the bud~. When applied before waxing or shaving, it drastically reduces redness, irritation, and bumps — even in the bikini area!

    26. eBoot Hair Tie Bands are extra-thick to successfully hold especially heavy, curly, and full hair. If you spend every day battling to keep your ponytail in place, prepare to be SHOOK.

    27. Pro Beauty Makeup Blender Foundation Sponge applies makeup a heck of a lot better than your fingertips (hello smooth, even finish) so under-eye bags, zits, etc. can go *undercover* — and stay that way.

    28. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer is infused with murumuru butter to deliver a natural-looking glow with a creamy, soft texture. Its cream-to-powder finish goes on s m o o t h and leaves you looking sun-kissed straight into the evening.

    29. NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray works all day and night to ensure your face remains as flawless, fresh, and shine-free as when you left this morning. Take THAT humidity.

    30. Acure Brightening Facial Scrub multitasks like no other exfoliant by clearing excess oil, treating breakouts, and bringing out a glowing complexion from underneath. Gone are the days of dimming your bank account in the name of brighter skin.

    31. Teenitor False Eyelashes save you A LOT of money if you frequently wear falsies without making you sacrifice quality. They're full, natural-looking, soft, and the best part: they come in a pack of 20.

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