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    19 Beauty Products On Jet That Only Look Expensive

    Everything in this post is $20 or under!

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    1. Pixi Glow Tonic is an alcohol-free exfoliating toner formulated with 5% glycolic acid that can help remove dead skin cells and leave your skin toned and refreshed!

    Promising review: "WOW! I used this for about two weeks and it completely cleared up my skin. THIS is a game changer. Not too harsh, but exfoliating just enough to make a difference! Can't believe this doesn't cost 10x the price." —Tori

    Price: $4.35

    2. CoverGirl Translucent Loose Powder works overtime to reduce the appearance of oily skin for a matte finish to any spring makeup look you're rocking!

    Promising review: "I stopped buying expensive face powder many years ago and started using CoverGirl exclusively. This is a fantastic product for a fraction of the cost." —Debicakes

    Price: $5.84 (available in five shades)

    3. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion uses a combination of salicylic acid, sulfur, and calamine to target breakouts overnight and is the affordable spot treatment we all need right now.

    4. Thayers Witch Hazel Toner is over here doing the MOST. It can clear your skin of excess oil and remove leftover makeup after a shower. And it smells like fields of lavender and is alcohol-free!?

    Promising review: "Love this! Unlike other witch hazel products, this does not contain alcohol. So it doesn't make your skin dry and tight if you're dry but it also controls and soothes my sensitive and oily skin." —Angela B

    Price: $7.99

    5. Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink is a long-lasting liquid lip that won't budge even after you eat that juicy burger or have a night out on the town. It's loyal and it won't dry your lips, I don't know what else to ask for.

    Price: $7.59 (available in 15 shades)

    And check out our picks for the best matte lipstick on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    6. L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise is designed with over 200 bristles so the wand grabs every lash, every time!

    Price: $8.97

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this mascara (it's #2!). And also check out our picks for the best waterproof mascara on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    7. Burt's Bees Glossy Lipstick gives you the coverage you want with the moisture you need. The formula is stacked with red raspberry, moringa, and meadowfoam seed oils! I'm buzzing with excitement! Teehee.

    Promising review: "For a long time, I thought that I could never wear lipstick again, because I am allergic to red dye topically. Then I discovered that Burt's Bees has lipstick, and I haven't turned back since. It goes on smoothly, stays on well, makes your lips feel great, and in my case, avoid an allergic reaction." —letlovecomeinbeautiful

    Price: $7.63 (available in six shades)

    8. Dr Teal's Soothe and Sleep Body Oil adds the perfect amount of relaxing lavender scent and moisture to your next bubble bath.

    Promising review: "This is a great product that has helped my feet. I have a disease that caused my feet getting too cold, therefore, my capillaries go into spasms and my feet have bluish-purple spots near and on my toes. This oil has taken away most of that problem. I rub it onto my legs and feet every day. It is taken in through your skin to help directly to the area. It contains magnesium also for muscles and is therefore good for your heart!" —Sunny

    Price: $4.87

    9. Amika The Shield Style-Extending Spray extends your styled hair look for up to 24 hours. I don't know about you, but I hate spending an hour on curling my hair only for it to unravel the second I get outside!

    10. Lipstick Queen's Frog Prince might scare you off with its green hue but don't be fooled! It turns a different rosy shade of pink depending on your pH and natural skin tone!

    Promising review: "The lipstick is awesome! It changes according to your ph balance and its great! Really cool!" —Lauren

    Price: $18.70 (also available in four other shades)

    11. Eos Coconut Milk Lip Balm has a paraben-free formula made of shea butter and antioxidants like vitamins C and E.

    Promising review: "I've wanted to try this type of lip balm for quite some time. I finally bought this and I love it! It keeps my lips nice and moist but also it's so tasty! A new favorite of mine for sure!" — HotLips

    Price: $3.47

    12. Real Techniques Bold Metals Foundation Brush is designed with your application in mind. Its angled edge gets into the hard-to-cover corners and the bristles won't absorb the foundation meant for your face!

    Promising Review: "This foundation brush is so so so good! It applies my foundation like a dream and looks so flawless! This brush is also very soft and pretty and doesn't shed! This brush is so good I would compare it to the quality of IT cosmetic brushes!" —Macattack12

    Price: $10 (available in four brush types)

    13. Maybelline Total Temptation Palette comes with eight everyday wearable shadows and two blinding highlighters.

    14. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer is an ultra-creamy goddess because it's packed with murumuru, cupuacu, and tucuma butter. You butter not sleep on this one!

    Promising review: "This is a great product, high quality, looks awesome in your skin and smell fantastic. Highly recommend." —anonymous

    Price: $13.23

    15. Maybelline Fit Me foundation has been flying off the shelves, making makeup lovers everywhere look matte and poreless — at an affordable price!

    16. E.L.F. Illuminating Face Primer is packaged in a convenient to use air-pump, and will have you glowing from beneath your foundation.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this primer because of how cheap it is and also the way it looks when you first pump it. This primer is clear and thin and goes on very easily. Since using this primer over any other, I've noticed a huge difference in my makeup. I'm used to reapplying foundation throughout the day, but I rarely do that since I've been using this primer for about a month and a half." —nixblue

    Price: $6 (available in four primer types: brightening lavender, illuminating, tone-adjusting green, and classic clear).

    17. Japonesque Dual Sharpener is cool looking and solves that frustrating moment when you have one sharpener that doesn't fit your multiple-sized pencils!

    Price: $7.50

    18. Miles Kimball Lotion Applicator is a life-changer for those hard-to-reach spots on your back so you can add moisturizer or sunscreen!

    Price: $9.28

    19. Flower Pots Powder Blush is part of Drew Barrymore's cruelty-free makeup line and will have your cheeks rosy in no time!

    Promising review: "I love this blush. It is the perfect peachy-pink color with a satin finish and the perfect amount of gold sheen. It also stays on my oily skin all day without getting patchy!" —Mar29

    Price: $8.98 (available in four shades)

    Rosy cheeks and I still have a full bank account!?

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