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7 Hella Impressive Beauty Products That Cost Less Than $7

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What's up, guys?! It's Essence and Augusta, back at it again with another beauty review. WOOT WOOT!

If you haven't already, check out our Korean beauty products review here.
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If you haven't already, check out our Korean beauty products review here.

First up, the BH Cosmetics Brow Pencil. It’s a two-in-one, so one side is a retractable brow pencil, and the other side is a spoolie brush for blending.

Brows are literally the foundation of your look, so you can't go without the right tools. But brow kits can get really pricey, so we wanted to see if we could cut some costs. At the time we tried it, it was only $4, but you can get it here for just $1 more.
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Brows are literally the foundation of your look, so you can't go without the right tools. But brow kits can get really pricey, so we wanted to see if we could cut some costs.

At the time we tried it, it was only $4, but you can get it here for just $1 more.

YAAASS! We were pleasantly surprised at how well this worked. Just a few strokes and a little blending made a major difference.

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Just look at the difference between our filled-in brows and our unattended brows. The come-up is REAL!

Essence went with the color Medium, and Augusta tried Brunette.

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We both gave the BH Cosmetics HD Brow Pencil 5/5 stars because it really filled in our brows without looking like we had major amounts of makeup on. It was easy to use and blended well. Augusta said it's comparable to Anastasia Brow Wiz, which is a whopping $21!

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Next, we tried the BH Cosmetics Shadow Primer with the Black Opal Color Splurge eyeshadow.

The primer is creamy but dries to a matte finish. It also comes in a variety of colors for different skin tones. The eyeshadow duos are said to be highly pigmented, and they come in satin and matte formulas.We applied the primer to only one eye to see how intense the shadow pigment was on its own, and how well the primer actually enhanced the color.You can get the primer here for $6.95, and the eyeshadows here for $7.
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The primer is creamy but dries to a matte finish. It also comes in a variety of colors for different skin tones. The eyeshadow duos are said to be highly pigmented, and they come in satin and matte formulas.

We applied the primer to only one eye to see how intense the shadow pigment was on its own, and how well the primer actually enhanced the color.

You can get the primer here for $6.95, and the eyeshadows here for $7.

So the shadow without the primer was cute. But the shadow WITH the primer was like, WERRRK!

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Essence wore the Roccan It shadow, and Augusta went with the Tawny Tease shades.

We gave both the BH Cosmetics primer and the Black Opal shadow 4/5 stars because we felt the primer could've enhanced the color a little more, and the shadow was good but it wasn't true to pigment on its own.

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For our lashes, we gave The Super Sizer Fibers Mascara by CoverGirl a whirl.

It claims to deliver 400% more volume and a false-lash extension effect. You can try it here for $6.74.
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It claims to deliver 400% more volume and a false-lash extension effect.

You can try it here for $6.74.

Not sure about 400%, but it did make our lashes look fuller. It had an inky smell to it, though, and got a little clumpy when we were applying.

You really need to work it in, and if you're someone who uses more than one coat of mascara (*raises hand*), you might start feeling like an extra in Eddie Murphy's forthcoming film, The Klumps II.
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You really need to work it in, and if you're someone who uses more than one coat of mascara (*raises hand*), you might start feeling like an extra in Eddie Murphy's forthcoming film, The Klumps II.

Overall, we both agreed it deserved 3/5 stars because it's not the best mascara we've ever used, but not the worst either.

The major redeeming quality: It does look GREAT in selfies.
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The major redeeming quality: It does look GREAT in selfies.

And because life is undeniably better with lipstick, we tried two! First up, NYX Full Throttle.

These little guys are supposed to be waterproof and packed with super-saturated matte color.Try it here for $7.
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These little guys are supposed to be waterproof and packed with super-saturated matte color.

Try it here for $7.

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COME. THRU. PIGMENT! The color was exactly as it was in the tube. It also glided on very easily, and it didn't make our lips feel dry.

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Essence tried the Trickster shade, and Augusta tried Loaded.

We even tested the waterproof claim and drank some water. LIPS STILL POPPIN'!

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This was such an easy 5-star for both of us. This much pigment for only $7 is a total steal!

The ONLY downside of this lipstick was discovered later that night. When Augusta went to reapply, she took off the cap of the lipstick, and the ENTIRE bullet came FLYING out of the packaging and landed on the floor of a cab. Did she grab the bullet and put it back into the tube to save the lipstick's life? Yes. Yes she did.
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The ONLY downside of this lipstick was discovered later that night. When Augusta went to reapply, she took off the cap of the lipstick, and the ENTIRE bullet came FLYING out of the packaging and landed on the floor of a cab. Did she grab the bullet and put it back into the tube to save the lipstick's life? Yes. Yes she did.

In between lipsticks, we tried the E.l.f. Lip Exfoliator. You just glide it back and forth on your lips — like you'd apply lip balm — and let the sugar crystals work their magic.

It's shaped like a lipstick, which makes it easy to hold and gives you good control when applying it.Try it here for $3.
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It's shaped like a lipstick, which makes it easy to hold and gives you good control when applying it.

Try it here for $3.

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We both gave it 5/5 stars because it actually scrubbed our lips and left them feeling super soft and moisturized.

It starts off kind of gentle, but it really gives a good scrub after a few strokes. Plus, the base of the product is like a balm, so it moisturizes your lips afterward.
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It starts off kind of gentle, but it really gives a good scrub after a few strokes. Plus, the base of the product is like a balm, so it moisturizes your lips afterward.

For our last product, we tried the ColourPop Lippie Stix. We both went with the color Climax, which is a matte blue-violet.

The Lippie Stix are supposed to give high-intensity coverage in just one stroke.You can get it here for $5.
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The Lippie Stix are supposed to give high-intensity coverage in just one stroke.

You can get it here for $5.

And another one! *Khaled voice* Y'all, the Lippie Stix was also super pigmented and rich. You literally only need one swipe!

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We gave the ColourPop five stars, too, because it felt soft on the lips and the color was unbelievably good. This is SORCERY, guys.

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Until next time, peeps. We're about to go get our grub on, but comment below and tell us what we should review next!

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