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    33 Under-$25 Beauty Products With Results You'll Want To See ASAP

    An eyeshadow primer, top-rated serum, flexible curling rods, and more beauty staples with stellar photo proof.

    1. Bio-Oil helps alleviate acne scars, stretch marks, and smooths uneven areas. Its non-greasy formula contains vitamins A and E to help moisturize dry skin too. Because it can help with many skincare concerns, it's like a fairy godmother for your daily routine. ✨

    reviewer holding bottle of bio-oil in hand
    top to bottom: stomach with stretch marks and same stomach with gradually fading stretch marks after using bio-oil

    Promising review: "I love Bio-Oil and I was so glad to see it in such a big bottle. This product is amazing for reducing scars and stretch marks — not just fading them. They actually are reducing the depth of some of my deeper stretch marks, they are almost completely even with the surrounding skin. I would highly recommend this product." —Jessica Herren

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. This top-rated Essence mascara adds major volume to your lashes and lifts them up. If you really want to skip using an eyelash curler, apply this buildable formula to your lashes, give them some length, and be DONE with makeup in minutes. 

    buzzfeed editor's eyes before and after using the mascara
    top to bottom: reviewer with little lashes and same reviewer with more defined lashes after using the mascara
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    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Boyd swears by this mascara and said: "As someone who isn't a big fan of false lashes (the glue irritates my eyes, and I'm terrible at applying them) this budget-friendly holy grail does the trick for both lengthening and volumizing my lashes. It uses a conic shape fiber brush to help the mascara apply evenly without getting too clumpy. Plus, it's cruelty-free!" Peep more deets in her full Essence Lash Princess mascara review.

    Promising review: "Amazing volume and length and for a fantastic price. I highly recommend it if you want eyelashes that look like you could be wearing fake ones! Good staying power as well." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    3. This collagen-coating hair treatment coats dry and damaged strands that have undergone lots of coloring and hot tool sessions. Shampoo your hair, squirt a small amount into your hands and work through sections, and rinse it out after 5–20 minutes to make your 'do softer and shinier.

    Before and after of BuzzFeed reviewer who used the product, showing it reduced their hair's frizziness and added shine and softness
    The cute packaging
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    Former BuzzFeed editor Bek O'Connell has this hair treatment and adores it! Read more details in her full Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment review (it's #1).

    Promising review: "My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel-dried it, worked about two quarter-size dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes, and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I'm totally in love with this product, I have long, fine hair but this doesn't leave it greasy or weigh it down. I'll definitely buy again." —Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.62.

    4. First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub clears out pores and sloughs away dead skin from rough bumps. This formula is vegan, made with lactic acid and glycolic acid for gentle exfoliation, and will be great to use in the shower for smoother arms and legs.

    Promising review: "My forearms have always been rough and red. I used this for the first time tonight, just my hand rubbing it over my arms in the shower. I asked my teenage daughter to touch my arms and she asked me if I shaved them. That's how smooth they are. I highly recommend for the fact that it made my arms smooth for the first time in like 30 years." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in three sizes). 

    5. Or this Korean exfoliating mitt gets to work on stubborn dead skin that other scrubs couldn't handle. Rub it on your arms, shoulders, and legs, and you'll be amazed to see all those lil' flakes *poof* come off. Yes to smoother skin without an expensive spa trip!

    a reviewer photo of the mitt covered in dead skin
    a reviewers leg covered in rolls of dead skin

    Promising review: "Right out of the box I could tell these mitts were going to be exactly what I needed. Excellent quality and easy to use! I’ve tried them twice already and my skin is now incredibly smooth! After I scrubbed my arm, I looked at the mitt and saw it was covered with dead skin cells. I’ll be buying more of these as gifts for girlfriends (in a fun spa gift basket)!" —Danielle Gill

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    6. This mattifying makeup primer creates the perf canvas for your makeup and keeps it looking fresh. Layer it under your go-to concealer and foundation and that's it — no melting, creasing, or fading while you're out and about. 

    Reviewer's selfie to show makeup fully done with primer
    Same reviewer, but after three hours of dancing to show how well her makeup stayed

    Promising review: "I could go on and on about this magic face sauce, but instead I’m just gonna lead with the pictures from my random sweat test experiment and tell you what you’re seeing. I think it did a GREAT job of soaking up the oil on my nose and forehead, much better than any pressed or loose mattifying powders I use. The (picture on the right) is after I danced Lindy Hop, Shag, AND Balboa (all fairly rigorous dance lexicons in the swing dance family) for three hours in a hot, crowded bar that had to be at least 90 degrees inside. It’s lasted for forever, as well, so I definitely think it’s a good deal for the price. It’s small, but you don’t need a lot!" —Queenofthehouse

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    7. Fanola Purple Shampoo tones down brassy hair with violet pigments. When your blonde strands start to look streaky and yellow, this formula can help you out in between salon appointments! Plus, you can use it right in the shower, and it only takes one to three minutes to apply.

    There's also a vegan version available for your hair care routine!

    Promising review: "I stopped coloring my hair a year and three months ago. Now that my hair is fully gray, my hair stylist recommended I use this instead of another popular brand purple shampoo I was using. This shampoo really brightens gray hair and takes any yellow out after the first time using. You are supposed to use it one to two times a week. My stylist recommended using once a week and mixing some into regular shampoo once a week. I am very pleased with the results. Makes my hair soft and shiny. Highly recommend this shampoo." —Lori J

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    8. This cult-favorite vitamin C serum targets multiple skincare annoyances at the same time and is like a facial in a bottle. It'll help minimize hyperpigmentation, brighten dull areas, and soften skin. More than 80,000+ people on Amazon gave it a 5-star rating for its jaw-dropping results.

    A reviewer with dark skin showing the serum lightened the acne scars on their forehead and cheeks until they were basically gone
    top to bottom: day 1 of reviewer with pimples on cheek, day two with slight fading of pimples, and day four with almost-faded pimples after using the vitamin c serum

    Promising review: "This serum works wonders on my skin. I had slight hyperpigmentation on my face, and I do have acne scars; my skin looked dull and lacked moisture. After I applied this serum every day in the morning, my skin looks so much better than before. My pigmentation is reduced; my skin looks fresh and moisturized. I am very happy with my purchase, and I highly recommend this to buy." —Kavita

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97+ (available in two sizes).

    9. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer covers up acne, dark spots, and dark circles. It's packed with goji berry and Haloxyl that'll help minimize the appearance of puffy under-eye skin and conceal irritated spots.

    Reviewer with dark under-eye bags
    The same reviewer wearing the concealer, which has brightened the under-eye area

    Promising review: "I'm a snob when it comes to makeup, and I usually avoid drugstore makeup because of my sensitive skin. However, I find most prestige-brand concealers to be really heavy and dry, so I decided to trust the reviews on this product and try it out. And all I can say is it's amazing! Great coverage that I can sheer out when I need, or build up when I want more coverage. The applicator allows me to spot conceal any blemishes and looks natural. And best of all, no heavy feeling and no caking/creasing even with all-day wear. Now my makeup routine is just this concealer and a MAC setting powder! Highly recommend, now my mom, sister, and I all swear by it, and are saving a lot of money as well!" —Sami Ramesh

    Get it from Amazon for $8.80 (available in 16 shades).

    10. Garnier Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream moisturizes strands and helps minimize breakage. This hydrating formula goes deep into dry hair follicles and nourishes them with argan oil. The result? Less frizz, a smoother texture, and better ends before it's time for your next haircut.

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    reviewer with curled hair labeled

    This formula, which is designed for curly, wavy, and straight hair types, can be used up to three times per week.

    Promising review: "I love this leave-in conditioner for several reasons beside the fact that it works. I have an oily scalp, so coating it in the shower with a product that is basically lotion for your hair is not a true 'clean' for me. I can keep the Sleek & Shine away from my scalp and still have plenty on my hair. The body and shine is great. I have long, fine silver hair and my hairstylist always comments on what great shape my ends are in even after a long time between cuts. A bottle lasts a long time and you can't beat the price. I highly recommend this product for all hair types." —Paula J

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    11. This Revlon Volcanic Face Roller absorbs excess oil on your cheeks, chin, and forehead. If your face is looking a little too shiny, this reusable essential can be applied to a fresh face of makeup or clean skin. Plus, it'll spare you from using a million blotting papers throughout the day.

    A series of customer review before and after photos showing their forehead greasy and then matte after use of the roller
    A customer review photo of them holding the face roller

    It's also easy to clean: Just twist and unlock the roller's ring, gently pull out the stone part, wash the stone with a gentle cleanser, rinse it off, and let it air dry before using it again!

    Promising review: "I have oily skin that typically gets worse in the warm weather, and I usually buy blotting papers to remove excess oil in my T-zone. Those work fine, but THIS product is absolutely ingenious! Not only does it work beautifully without disturbing my makeup, it’s reusable, easy to clean, and most importantly to me, it is so much more eco-friendly! I highly recommend this to all my oily-skinned beauties out there!" —GodivaRn

    Get it from Amazon for $13.39.

    12. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil helps remedy the annoying skin problems you've been trying to treat, including dryness, breakouts, and uneven skin tone. Age spots, blemishes, and scarring are no match for this multitasking formula packed with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins.

    Promising reviews: "My new holy grail! I have super-sensitive, acne-prone skin in a very dry climate. This stuff is seriously so amazing. I use it from my face to my toes. It has completely eradicated any dry skin I had and makes me glow. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my skin since I’ve started using it, even my boyfriend noticed! I love it after chemical peels, too. It gets rid of peeling and dry patches as well as soothing any redness. It’s a decent-sized bottle for what you pay!" —Brynnieb09

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    13. This pack of clip-in hair extensions provides your hair with a little more length. If your locks are on the shorter side or you really want to rock a longer ponytail, these synthetic strands will give you the 'do of your dreams.

    A reviewer
    And after, with their hair coming down past their chest that matches their natural blonde shade

    These hair extensions are heat-resistant up to 300-ish degrees, so you can blow dry, straighten, and curl them with the rest of your hair.

    Promising review: "Wow! These extensions are beautiful! So easy to put on (beginner here), the color is amazing, the curls are perfect, and it comes with very thorough instructions. I didn't realize they were also including a comb, bonus hair band, extra fastener kit, and spray bottle for cleaning. I haven't tried it, but the instructions say you can straighten these as well. I can't believe the price for what you get! Highly recommend." —Jamie H

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven lengths and 67 colors, some solid, some with highlights, and some with a balayage effect).

    14. These facial and eyebrow razors shape your arches and remove fuzzy baby hairs around your cheeks and chin. If you'd like to take a break from expensive waxing appointments or using sharp tweezers, these small tools are here to help!

    A customer review photo showing their skin before and after using the razor
    A customer review photos showing the razor with hair collected

    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

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.67.